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Copyright: 2012 Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors


Welcome to Edition 105 of Institute Inbrief. Counsellors are often directly involved in the intervention phase of case planning. A counsellor may in fact be a service provider that a case manager utilises as part of their case plan.


Our featured article is focused on the intervention processes counsellors can utilise when positioned in the role of service coordinator or case manager.


Also in this edition:


  • News - AIPC Twitter growing fast
  • Counselling Dilemma: A Sensitive Client Request
  • Review - Practical Strategies for Parents
  • Counselling Connection updates
  • Upcoming Seminar dates
  • Loads of resources, events and opportunities

Enjoy your reading!




The Diploma of Professional Counselling is supported by a number of optional Advanced Study Majors. Advanced Study Majors allow you to study and gain advanced knowledge and skill in the specialised counselling area of your choice.


The Advanced Study Major Program involves the completion of one or more optional Advanced Study Majors in addition to the Diploma of Professional Counselling. The Majors provide you with the opportunity to specialise in any of the following highly relevant fields of counselling:


The Majors are specifically designed to provide you with a higher level of practical and theoretical knowledge in a specialised field of counselling. You are able to enrol into an Advanced Study Major at the time of your enrolment into the Diploma of Professional Counselling, or at any subsequent time.


The advantage of early enrolment in an Advanced Study Major is that studies can be completed concurrently with your Diploma. There is also no limit on the number of Advanced Study Majors you can undertake.


The Advanced Study Majors can be completed by either external or face-to-face modes of study. Studying your ASM via the traditional external option follows a similar process as to completing your studies for the Diploma. Students are sent a workbook and readings for the ASM and submit their assessment for marking.


Alternatively, students are also able to complete their ASM by attending a workshop. Many students enjoy the interactive, practical workshops because they are a refreshing change from the traditional external study method and provide the opportunity to meet other students. Students also have the flexibility to change into this mode of study even after selecting the external option.


For further information about the Diploma and the ASM Program, please contact your closest Student Support Centre.



What do over 600 counselling enthusiasts have in common? They have joined our exclusive list of Twitter followers in the past two weeks!


Our Twitter page has now over 75 tweets with links to great articles, resources, tips, case studies, book reviews and much more. And right now, by becoming a follower you will also receive free copies of our exclusive 5-eBook series titled "AIPC Counsellor's Skills".


To become a follower, visit our profile page at and click "Follow". If you don't have a Twitter profile yet, you can create a free profile at in a few minutes.


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Many students of the Diploma of Professional Counselling attend seminars to complete the practical requirements of their course. Seminars provide an ideal opportunity to network with other students and liaise with qualified counselling professionals in conjunction with completing compulsory coursework.


Below are some of the seminars available in 2009. To register for a seminar, please contact your Student Support Centre.



Communication Skills I - 05/12/09

Communication Skills II - 14/11/09

The Counselling Process - 24/10/09

Counselling Therapies I - 21 & 22/11/09

Counselling Therapies II - 12 & 13/12/09

Case Management - 17 & 18/10/09

Counselling Applications - 28/11/09



Communication Skills I - 17/10/09

Communication Skills II - 14/11/09

Counselling Therapies I - 10 & 11/10/09

Counselling Therapies II - 21 & 22/11/09

Case Management - 05 & 06/12/09

Counselling Applications - 07/11/09



Communication Skills I - 15/11/09

Communication Skills II - 06/12/09

The Counselling Process - 18/10/09

Counselling Therapies I - 12 & 13/12/09

Counselling Therapies II - 10 & 11/10/09

Case Management - 21 & 22/11/09

Counselling Applications - 29/11/09



Communication Skills I - 26/10/09, 23/11/09

Communication Skills II - 27/10/09, 24/11/09, 11/12/09

The Counselling Process - 16/10/09, 14/11/09, 05/12/09

Counselling Therapies I - 29 & 30/10/09

Counselling Therapies II - 16 & 17/11/09

Case Management - 26 & 27/11/09

Counselling Applications - 30/10/09, 12/12/09



Communication Skills I - 03/10/09, 29/10/09

Communication Skills II - 04/10/09, 30/10/09, 22/11/09

The Counselling Process - 13/09/09, 10/10/09, 22/10/09

Counselling Therapies I - 08 & 09/10/09, 07 & 08/11/09

Counselling Therapies II - 17 & 18/10/09, 19 & 20/11/09

Case Management - 29 & 30/11/09

Counselling Applications - 23/10/09, 24/10/09, 03/12/09



Communication Skills I - 17/10/09, 05/12/09

Communication Skills II - 18/10/09, 06/12/09

The Counselling Process - 28/11/09

Counselling Therapies I - 07 & 08/11/09

Counselling Therapies II - 21 & 22/11/09

Case Management - 24 & 25/10/09

Counselling Applications - 29/11/09



Communication Skills I - 07/11/09

Communication Skills II - 08/11/09

The Counselling Process - 17/10/09, 05/12/09

Case Management - 11 & 12/10/09

Counselling Applications - 28/11/09



Communication Skills II - 31/10/09

The Counselling Process - 28/11/09

Counselling Therapies II - 24 & 25/10/09

Case Management - 14 & 15/11/09

Counselling Applications - 12/12/09



Communication Skills I - 21/11/09

The Counselling Process - 24/10/09

Counselling Therapies I - 31/10 & 01/11/09

Counselling Therapies II - 28 & 29/11/09

Counselling Applications - 26/10/09


*Advertising of the seminar dates above does not guarantee availability of places in the seminar. Please check availability with the respective Student Support Centre.


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