Weighting: 50%
Length: 2000 words
This essay asks you to compare and contrast two models of counselling. Choose one counselling model from two of the following groups:
??Person-Centred Therapy OR Existential Therapy OR Gestalt Therapy
??Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
??Psychodynamic Therapy
??Family Therapy
??Feminist Therapy OR Narrative Therapy OR Solution-Focused Therapy
For example, you might choose Existential Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy, or you might choose CBT and Narrative Therapy but you cannot choose Feminist Therapyand Solution-Focused Therapy.
When comparing and contrasting the models, include the following:
??A summary of the goals of therapy for each model
??A description of the importance and role of the therapeutic relationship in each model
??Identification the key techniques of each model
??Discussion of any similarities between the models
??Discussion of key differences between the models
??Identification of two strengths of each model
??Identification of two limitations of each model

Referencing: 30% of the marks for this assessment directly relate to your referencing with a further 30% related to your links to theories and concepts in these referenced sources. The referencing standard you must follow is the Think Health & Wellness Academic Writing Guide 2012 [Click link]. Do not use the referencing standards used by the study guide, textbook, or any other source apart from this one.

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This essay will incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion, and will be fully referenced including a reference list. We recommend you work with the Think Health and Wellness Academic Writing Guide close by to ensure that you reference correctly. You will find a link to this document above, as well as on the main page of every unit, directly under the ‘Assessments’ link. Essays which score less than 5 out of 10 for “In-text referencing and reference list complying with College standards” will only be eligible for a pass (50-64%). Correct academic writing and referencing are essential tasks that you need to learn.

A minimum of ten references is required for all 100-level work. This means tenseparate books, chapters from edited books, journals, etc. ? not ten in-text citations drawn from only one or two resources. Any paper with less than ten references is an automatic fail.

If you do not have sufficient references, you will not be able to create a strong argument and discuss the topic in the context of theory. Ten references is the minimum, not the maximum. The more references, and the better the quality, the higher your mark tends to be. Your text book can be used, but the Study Guide and lecturer notes cannot. We want to see evidence that you are capable of conducting your own research.

Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online encyclopaedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic ? but are NOT acceptable references. These and general websites will not be accepted as they are rarely peer-reviewed. Additionally, dictionaries offer definitions of words from a general use perspective. Your studies require you to define words from the areas in which you study. You must be searching for peer-reviewed journal articles, which you can find in the online journal databases which you can access from the library homepage. Please contact Bernice Russell, the JNI librarian, at brussell@jni.edu.au if you need a tutorial on how to do research this way. This link will explain why we cannot accept non-peer reviewed websites: Why can’t I just Google? Thanks to La Trobe university for this video.

Use of subheadings is recommended when appropriate. Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count ? you may go 10% higher or lower as a general rule.

Please note this important change of policy:

Every in-text reference must now include specific page number/s wherever page numbers exist. This is for all references, not just direct quotes. Review this website prior to submission Plagiarism Man. Thanks to Swinburne for this video.

Remember we want to hear your voice. That means developing your author?s voice. This relies on you using appropriate references to support your commentary. Direct quotes should only be used if the eloquence or meaning of the information would be lost if you paraphrased. Trust yourself to express your own understanding and use the references to support this.

The assessment MUST be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format. Please be aware that any assessments submitted in other formats will (after the deadline) be considered LATE and will lose marks until it is presented in Word.

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