The field of social sciences at Bond University has a strong focus on the provision of specialist knowledge and skill to meet industry needs, accreditation requirements, and workplace standards in their courses.
Within the Bond Faculty of Society & Design and in the division of Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling, the Master of Counselling is designed to provide graduates with expertise in delivery of individualised assessment and therapy procedures suited to the presenting problems which occur in the counselling context.
The Master of Counselling degree extends teaching content across the lifespan and range of presenting issues which impact adversely on the capacity of individuals to function effectively in their day-to-day lives. This degree incorporates coursework, practical experience gained in class and during practicum placement, and research. The teaching curriculum emphasises development of personal competencies, broad-based knowledge, and applied skills required for registered practicing counsellors.
The counselling program draws from a range of theoretical models derived from current research and practice. Graduates complete a number of practicum placements under the supervision of appropriately qualified and experienced supervisors where they gain experience in applying best-practice models which meet the standards for appropriate ethical and professional practice. The philosophy which underpins the processes used to train graduates is embedded in core principles which are considered to guide ethical and professional practice in the counselling context.
The Master of Counselling program at Bond University is designed to train students for work as general or specialist counsellors. Graduates of this program are also suitable for careers as mental health professionals. This program also assists teachers who are interested in developing expertise in the area of counselling.
Program: Master of Counselling
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: January
Duration: 1 year
Completion of an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, in a related discipline (psychology, education, vocational guidance, allied health, social work, welfare, human services or related fields).