Coaching and Counselling for Health and Wellbeing

    Key Information

    20 July - 25 September 2020 (online)

    Census date: 
    27 July 2020 (online)

    Online study

    10 weeks

    Leonie Hicks

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    Subject Overview

    Promoting, motivating, and supporting health, wellbeing, and positive behaviour change, is a highly valued and necessary competency for many professional roles, particularly in the areas of health/mental health, psychology/counselling/coaching, disability and rehabilitation, complementary medicine, welfare, community outreach, human resources, and management.  Many people, however, would like to feel better equipped and trained in this area of their work, particularly when working with people experiencing mental distress and severe challenges to their mental health. In this subject, you will examine a range of evidence-based and best-practice approaches to coaching and counselling for health and wellbeing, and develop practical skills via peer and client practice, under supervision to work with people in recovery. 

    Learning Outcomes

    • Integrate subject learning material and selected models, to competently plan, organise and role play coaching sessions. 

    • Evaluate and justify the approaches used in the four styles of coaching session, and incorporate reflective practice, including identifying applicable improvements to successive sessions.

    • Apply reflective practice to one’s own personal development in coaching and counselling. 

    • Integrate goal-setting and behaviour change principles, in order to design and create goal-setting/behaviour change templates specifically in the context of mental health. 

    • Practice and develop coaching and counselling techniques with a student partner ‘client’, across a range of issues and context

    • Understand and apply a range of interpersonal communication tools, including assertiveness training, and conflict resolution techniques.