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The Advanced Certificate in Relationship Counselling helps you understand the importance of communication in creating and maintain relationships, as well as best practices to assist clients with their specific relationship issues.

Through 14 in-depth modules, you will equip yourself with knowledge, skills, and insights which can be applied to various fields such as couple therapy, family counselling or domestic and family violence support.

Course Details

Study Duration:

This Relationship Counselling online course takes approximately 300 hours to complete, but you have full access for 12 months to suit your self-paced learning.

Study Method:

100% Online

Start Date:

Enrol whenever you see fit.

Fees & Charges:

Course fee: $2600 + GST
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Core Modules
  • Communication in Emerging Relationships
    • Introduction
    • Problems in relationships
    • Stages in relationships
    • Interpersonal communication
    • The communication process
    • Principles of communication
    • Communication filtered through perceptions
    • Verbal communication
    • Non-verbal communication
    • Communication responsibility
    • Ineffective communication
    • Signs of relationship breakdown
    • Effective communication
    • Abuse and violence in relationships
  • Self-Awareness and Communication Goals
    • Introduction
    • Negative communication
    • Self-awareness
    • Setting the stage for change
    • Good communication is thoughtful
    • Intent
    • Awareness
    • Recognising reactive patterns
    • Relationship goals
  • Communication Patterns in Relationships
    • Negative patterns of communication
    • Aggressive patterns
    • Victim patterns
    • Avoidance patterns
    • Thought, feeling and action cycle
    • Thoughts and feelings differentiated
    • Emotions (feelings)
    • Patterns of thought
    • Behaviour (Actions)
    • Action skills
    • Communicating intent
  • Influences on Relating Behaviour and PBL
    • Influences on communication
    • Environmental influences; family, culture, social, other
    • Global factors
    • Communicating and changing interpersonal needs
    • Changing expectations and needs
    • Adult psychological development
    • Erikson’s psychosocial stages
    • PBL to create and plan a counselling intervention for a couple who are experiencing relationship difficulties.
  • Communication Techniques and Skills
    • Introduction
    • Triads
    • Listening
    • Paraphrasing
    • Reflective responses; emotions
    • Reflective responses; content
    • Guidelines to prevent inauthentic listening
    • Open questions
    • Message statements or requests
    • Self-disclosure
    • Encouraging clients to learn communication
  • Maintaining Relationships
    • Introduction
    • Kinds of, and stages in relationships
    • Factors to help maintain relationships
    • Agreements or contracts
    • Praise and gifts for service
    • Relationship nurturing communication
    • Straight talk
  • Psychoanalytic psychotherapy I – Freud, Erikson, Jung
    • Value and relevance of psychotherapy
    • Emergence of psychoanalytical theory
    • Principles of psychoanalytical theory
    • Elements of the personality
    • The notion of conscious and unconscious
    • Anxiety and psychoanalysis
    • Inbuilt psychological coping and damage repair mechanisms
    • Defence mechanisms
    • Freud’s psycho-sexual theory and Erikson’s psychosocial theory
    • Jung’s perspective on personality
    • Archetypes
    • Recent developments in psychoanalytical theory
    • Goals of psychoanalytical approach
    • Psychoanalytic techniques
    • Analytic framework
    • Free associations
    • Interpretation
    • Dream analysis
    • Resistance
    • Transference
    • Psychoanalytic approach and counselling
    • Personality disorders
    • Critique for psychoanalytic theory
  • Psychoanalytical psychotherapy II – Adler
    • Alfred Adler
    • Adler’s key concepts
    • Inferiority vs superiority
    • What makes people self-interested
    • Social interest and community feeling
    • Individual psychology
    • Psychological types: ruling type, leaning type, avoiding type
    • Sibling relationships
    • Only child
    • First child, second child, youngest child
    • Use of Adlerian theory
    • Applications to counselling
    • Freud and Adler
    • Critique
  • Humanistic/Existential approaches I – Gestalt Therapy; Fritz Perls
    • Introduction
    • Human nature
    • Holistic approach
    • Field theory
    • Figure-formation process
    • Organismic self-regulation
    • Focus on the present
    • Resolving dilemmas
    • Personal maturity
    • The effect of contact
    • Effect of energy
    • The experiment
    • Confrontation
    • Gestalt techniques: Internal dialogue, reversal, rehearsal, exaggeration, dream work, etc.
    • Critique
  • Humanistic/Existential approaches II – Person-Centred Counselling; Carl Rogers
    • Humanistic therapy
    • Principles of person-centred approach
    • Personal attitude of the counsellor
    • Goals of therapy
    • Assessment techniques
    • Areas of application
    • Critique
  • Rational behavioural therapy – Albert Ellis
    • Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT
    • Ellis’s view of human nature
    • Personality theory
    • Goals and techniques of therapy
    • Therapeutic techniques
    • Cognitive techniques
    • Emotive techniques
    • Use of REBT
    • Critique
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy – Aaron Beck
    • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and REBT
    • Premises of CBT
    • Cognitive distortions
    • Use of cognitive therapy
    • Family therapy
    • Modifications to CBT
    • Stress inoculation training program (SIT)
    • Stages of SIT
    • Constructivist modification
  • Behavioural therapy
    • Contemporary behavioural therapy
    • Behavioural approach
    • Goals and techniques
    • Goals of therapy
    • Use of behaviour therapy
    • Basic ID
    • Critique
  • Solution-focused counselling
    • Introduction
    • Strategies in solution focussed counselling
    • Engaging the client
    • Constructing pathways for change
    • Generating creative solutions
    • Critique
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Career Opportunities

After successful completion of this course, your career prospects include various roles:

  • Family Counsellor
  • Couple and Family Counsellor
  • Relationship Counsellor
  • Marriage Counsellor
  • Post Separation Counsellor
  • Child and Family Counsellor

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