Applied Counselling and Case Management (REHB5072)


The unit covers counselling as practiced by rehabilitation counsellors. It includes advanced counselling microskills in a problem solving approach. Application of these skills to the rehabilitation context is a major focus, for example, in adjustment to disability, vocational counselling and occupational rehabilitation case management. Students are introduced to action-based and family counselling theory and techniques as applied to rehabilitation counselling. The unit is also focused on the area of case and caseload management. Students are exposed to both the theoretical and practical aspects of managing individual clients and a caseload of clients through a rehabilitation process. Issues addressed in this unit are: how to determine appropriate assessments, how to draw up individual rehabilitation plans, how to monitor and document progress in rehabilitation and the negotiation skills needed to work with a variety of rehabilitation providers. Strategies to be an effective and efficient manager of clients within a human service environment are also discussed.

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2hr lecture/week, 1-day intensive workshop or online equivalent


Applied Counselling: 1500wd essay (50%); Case Management: two take-home exams (2x25%)


McDonald, A, 2015. Solution Focused Therapy, Theory, Resaerch and Practice. SAGE, London

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Unit of study rules




REHB5049, REHB5051

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