REHB 2044


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Course aim

The aim of this course is to enable students to develop knowledge and skills in group work and counselling that can be applied in therapeutic contexts and professional interactions.

Course content

Theory, assumptions and skills for counselling and group work. Principles and application of various approaches to therapy, such as narrative therapy, mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy. Development and application of counselling skills for individual and group work. Principles and application of safe, ethical and professional practice in counselling and group work contexts. Strategies for sharing and developing ideas and making decisions within groups. Reflection and analysis of one’s own practice: individually and in teams. Cultural considerations when working within counselling, narrative and group work approaches.


Cole, MB 2018, Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: the Theoretical Basis and Practice Application of Group Intervention, 5th Edition, Slack Incorporated, NJ USA


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
REHB 2049 Principles of Occupational Therapy Practice



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 2 hours x 1 week
Lecture 1 hour x 12 Weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 10 Weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Group work, Portfolio, Skill demonstration


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4S)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

Course Coordinators

UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Degrees this course is offered in

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