COU2121 Counseling II

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COU2121 Counseling II

In this course you will gain knowledge in the counseling field. It is important to note the skills learned in counseling, and similar courses, are special in that they can be used  in all areas of life. Take advantage of this by putting your best foot forward.  This course   gives a basic understanding of the theories used in counseling on which a therapist can build a practice.  Some of the more significant theories used in counseling will be explored.  This course will provide the student with a foundation to build on. It will cover the origin and history, as well as appropriate application of these therapies.

You, the student, will learn general ideas about personality development. You will explore the different therapeutic techniques and their methodology.  You will gain incite into key concepts and their applications.  You will gain a deeper understanding of   empathy and the vital role it plays in this field. Your attention will also be called to the importance of your listening skills, as listening is not only critical as a therapist, it is fundamental in life. You will do well to be conscious of this fact and take every opportunity to grow in these skills.


The therapies covered in this course help the student understand how each particular therapy helps from its unique perspective and framework. Understanding the basics of theories in counseling is the beginning of knowing how people can be helped in this exciting field. By the end of this course, all students should:

  • Establish a foundation of knowledge in origins and application of significant therapies
  • Discover key concepts in these individual therapies
  • Explore general ideas about personality development
  • Gain knowledge in therapeutic techniques and methods of working
  • Learn various applications and their uses
  • Explore the strengths and weaknesses of various therapies
  • Be able to draw effective conclusions

Full-CLC Students

‚ÄúA CLC award signifies that the student has attained the knowledge, (through either prior education or experience), equal to or greater than the student would have learned in a traditional college course.‚ÄĚ

¬†‚ÄúBased upon your CLC award, physical classroom attendance is not required; however, you will be required to successfully pass a final exam for each course.‚ÄĚ

Based upon your HESEAP Application, you have received full-CLC for this course; therefore, this is a test-out course which does not include traditional education on the subject.

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Search Topics: Publications/Videos/Papers

(The majority of the exam questions for this course are based upon information contained in the below search topics)

  • (2017) Gestalt Therapy (Simply Explained), Josh Hudson (3:53)
  • (2017) Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Overview- How to Change Your Thoughts
  • (2016) Schema Therapy: Origin, Definition and Characteristics, July 12, (Counselling Theory & Practice,¬†Therapies & Approaches) AIPC Library Article
  • (2011) An Introduction to Transactional Analysis - Eric Berne, Rory Lees-Oakes
  • (2011) An introduction to Person Centered Therapy - Carl Rogers, Rory Lees-Oakes
  • (2007) AIPC‚Äôs Five Therapies eBook, Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, pg. 1,11,24,32 & 40