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Counselling Integration Practicum

This unit will explore the personal journey of the student as a Professional Counsellor seeking to ethically integrate Psychology, Theology and Spirituality with a diversity of clients in an Australian context. 

Offered: Refer to Timetable

Undergraduate: Level 2

Discipline: DZ Professional Counselling


DZ2860 Theories of Ethical Counselling Integration 

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Apply integrated counselling skills to clients with low to moderate needs;
  2. Evaluate own practice in the context of recognised approaches to integration;
  3. Understand their emerging identity as a Professional Counsellor;
  4. Demonstrate the integration of counselling theory, knowledge and skills through ongoing supervision, received counselling and client engagement;
  5. Ethically apply integrated Christian Counselling to diverse clients in an Australian context. 


Case Study (5 entries x 500 words each) 50%
Essay (1500 words) 25%
Written Assessment – Portfolio (500 words) 25%

Select Bibliography:

*Recommended reading

Clinton, T. & Ohlschlager, G. (2002). Competent Christian counseling, Volume one: Foundations and practice of compassionate soul care. Waterbrook Press. 

Collins, G. R. (2007). Christian counseling: A comprehensive guide. Thomas Nelson Publishers. 

Johnson, E. L. & Myers, D. G. (2010). Psychology & Christianity : five views. IVP Academic. 

Noble, C. & Day, E. (Eds) (2016). Psychotherapy and Counselling. Reflections on Practice. Oxford University Press. Melbourne  

Stevenson, D. H., Eck, B. E. & Hill, P. C. (2007). Psychology and Christianity integration : seminal works that shaped the movement. Christian Association for Psychological Studies. 

Swinton, J. (2001). Spirituality and mental health care : rediscovering a “forgotten” dimension. J. Kingsley Publishers. 

Tan, S. (2011). Counseling and psychotherapy: A Christian perspective. Baker Academic.