Edith Cowan University ECU

Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Our Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy includes theoretical study, experiential-based skill development and self-reflective clinical practice in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy. The overall theoretical orientation of this coursework Masters is psychoanalytic and to a lesser extent systemic. To be accepted into this course, youll need a three-year degree from a recognized university, in an area such as social work, psychology, medicine, occupational therapy, nursing, theology or human services. Preference will be given to applicants with at least two years full-time (or equivalent) experience in a formal counselling role. In the final year of your study, you can hone your clinical skills in a year-long fieldwork placement. Alternatively, if you have relevant previous experience, you can apply to complete a research project.

Structure

Total Credit Points 240

Subjects

  • COU6113 Principles of Psychodynamic Practice
  • COU6121 Psychodynamic Theories of Counselling
  • COU5303 Couples and Family Therapy
  • COU6305 Individual Psychotherapy Practice 1
  • COU6114 Object Relations and Attachment Theory
  • COU5210 Personal Issues in Counselling
  • COU6324 Individual Psychotherapy Practice 2
  • COU6403 Psychodynamic Theories of Couples and Family Therapy
  • COU6428 Couples and Family Therapy Practice 1
  • COU6429 Couples and Family Therapy Practice 2
  • COU6430 Group Supervision 1
  • COU6424 Field Placement 1
  • COU6428 Couples and Family Therapy Practice 1
  • COU6429 Couples and Family Therapy Practice 2
  • COU6433 Counselling Research: Project Preparation
  • COU6323 Group Psychotherapy
  • COU6412 Psychotherapy Research
  • COU6425 Field Placement 2
  • COU6432 Group Supervision 2
  • COU6323 Group Psychotherapy
  • COU6412 Psychotherapy Research
  • COU6228 Counselling Research Project
  • COU6230 Counselling Research Project Report

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Joondalup Domestic: $48,200
International: $74,800
No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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