Master of Counselling

University of Waikato

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Entry requirements

Bachelors degree or equivalent and evidence of at least two years' prior experience and/or professional preparation in counselling, and selection as a suitable person for the Counselling programme.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have a knowledge and understanding of the diverse range of mainstream counselling approaches with an emphasis on a specific body of ideas, skills and approaches that draw upon constructionist and postmodern theories and practices, that are often called "narrative" approaches. They will have the skills enabling them to develop professional attitudes, knowledge and competencies in the areas of counselling, group leadership, mediation and family therapy, and will have the ability to strengthen people's talents and abilities and their own knowledge about how to combat oppressive circumstances in their lives.

What graduates earn

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 924 528
Phone: (07) 838 4448
Fax: (07) 838 4253

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