Counselling programmes at the University of Waikato take a distinctive orientation to counsellor education. These programmes emphasise narrative approaches in counselling and therapy. These approaches depend upon a social constructionist and post structuralist epistemological base.

Initial enquiries should be made to the Division of Education.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Counselling papers

500 Level
Code and paper title Points
COUNS540 Working with Groups right arrow

This paper explores dialogic group processes with selected kinds of groups. Students will be given the opportunity to develop group membership and...

30 24B (Block)
COUNS541 Counselling Skills right arrow

This paper provides the opportunity for students to develop competence in basic relational and conversational skills of counselling within a...

30 24X (Block)
COUNS542 Counselling Practicum right arrow

This paper requires 400 counselling hours in an agency, organisation or school. This paper is taught partially online. It is a compulsory paper for...

30 24X (Hamilton)
COUNS543 Counselling Young People and Families right arrow

This paper extends the narrative counselling skills taught in COUNS541. Its particular focus is counselling children, young people, families and...

30 24B (Block)
COUNS544 Discourse and Counselling Psychologies right arrow

This paper offers a social constructionist and poststructuralist perspective on counselling and includes consideration of cultural approaches and...

30 24B (Block) & 24X (Block)
COUNS545 Professional Practice of Counselling right arrow

This paper is designed to bring together the narrative theory and practice issues arising in COUNS542. Students will meet on campus at regular...

30 24X (Block)
COUNS546 Conflict Resolution: Restorative Approaches right arrow

This paper develops the skills of facilitating conflict resolution using mediation, conferencing and other types of restorative and generative...

30 24B (Block)
COUNS549 Counselling and Contexts right arrow

This paper provides an overview of counselling practice and its contexts, including optional modules on school counselling, or addictions. It teaches...

30 24A (Block) & 24H (Block)

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 13 Jul 2024 01:00am