The Master of Counselling Social Work (MCSW) is a 2-year part-time program offered through the School of Social Sciences. Please note that the intake for this program occurs every 2nd year. The next intake of commencing students will be for Semester 1, 2017.
The MCSW is designed for practising social workers, to consolidate and extend counselling knowledge and skills. Two commitments provide the cohering framework of the program - the first is to family-sensitive practice, and the second is to counselling methods that are orientated to clients´ strengths and that promote resilience.
The MCSW develops students´ knowledge and skills in counselling by building on professional social work experience and providing a systemic and relational orientation to counselling. During the program, students study a number of counselling approaches and apply these approaches to their own counselling practice. The MCSW addresses key aspects of selected frameworks relevant to social work practice.
Completion of a recognized bachelor degree
Meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
The Masters program is designed for social workers who want to consolidate and extend their knowledge and skills in counselling practice. Objectives include the development of knowledge of counselling frameworks consistent with a strengths-based and family-sensitive approach, the development of clinical skills, and the development of an appreciation of the research process in this field.
SOCF5101 Relational Contexts (12 UOC)
SOCF5102 Selected Practice Frameworks (12 UOC)
SOCF5103 Research Issues in Couns SW (6 UOC)
SOCF5104 Counselling Practice A (6 UOC)
SOCF5105 Counselling Practice B (6 UOC)
SOCF5106 Selected Practice Topics (6 UOC)
Note: Some courses are subject to prerequisite and corequisite requirements.
ARTS5503 Academic Writing (6 UOC)
This course can be taken as an additional course for students wishing to develop their academic writing skills. It will not count towards the program requirements. Click here for further details about the course.
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