Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

STU­DENTS at Mur­doch Univer­sity have the op­por­tu­nity to build upon their cur­rent skills and to make a dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­nity with the post­grad­u­ate Coun­selling pro­gram.

Stu­dent Claire Jones said she felt the pro­gram would en­hance the work she was do­ing in her cur­rent role as a reg­is­tered oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pist.

“I help those peo­ple af­fected by men­tal ill­ness to re­cover and de­velop mean­ing­ful en­gage­ment within their com­mu­ni­ties and I chose to study post-grad­u­ate coun­selling not only to de­velop skills for my cur­rent role but to broaden my fu­ture ca­reer op­tions as well,” Claire said.

“Not all coun­selling cour­ses are the same and for me flex­i­bil­ity

was im­por­tant and as well as a course with a fo­cus on re­search that would lead to pro­fes­sional ac­cred­i­ta­tion.

“One of Mur­doch’s strengths is that it at­tracts stu­dents from a wide range of pro­fes­sional back­grounds and I ap­pre­ci­ated how we were all en­cour­aged to draw on each oth­ers ex­pe­ri­ences.”

Mur­doch Univer­sity of­fers a com­plete post­grad­u­ate suite of cour­ses in Coun­selling at both the South Street and Man­durah cam­puses.

For info on the Coun­selling Post­grad­u­ate pro­gram con­tact Dr Bent­ley at b.bent­ley@mur­ or visit post­grad­u­ate.mur­

For coun­selling as­sis­tance con­tact the Calade­nia clinic on 9360 7848 or calade­ni­a­coun­sel@mur­

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