Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences


The Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) has the specific aims and learning outcomes.

Students who successfully complete the Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) will:

  • Be reflective, self-aware, safe, accountable and competent counsellors
  • Have an understanding of both person-centred and psychodynamic theoretical perspectives in counselling.
  • Have a sound understanding of the development of the person, group processes, and therapeutic relationships and processes.
  • Increase their self-awareness, communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Understand the ethical nature of the listening relationship, and develop an appreciation of the need for clear boundaries and contracts.
  • Understand counselling and related practices in their social, cultural, philosophical and historical contexts.
  • Critically examine the role of counselling in society.
  • Explore the significance of difference, diversity and power in helping relationships.
  • Develop their appreciation of the importance of research findings in counselling.
  • Possess sound research, conceptual, analytical and communication skills
  • Be able to contribute to knowledge of counselling through undertaking effective research