COUN698-22A (D) Any Time Start 2022 (Distance)

Professional Counselling Research Portfolio

90 points

Start/End Date: The start and end dates are specific to each student. For further information please contact one of the following (as appropriate):
  • For Masters theses please contact the relevant Faculty Office.
  • For Doctoral degrees (PhD) please contact the Postgraduate Office.
  • For other types of anytime start courses (i.e. generally courses worth 60 points or less) please contact the Course Coordinator.
Withdrawal Dates
The withdrawal dates for this course (both with and without fee refund) will be confirmed once a) the course start date and b) course length is confirmed. Students are advised to consult the department for further information.


Professional Counselling Research Portfolio

This course is a cohort –based research programme.  Students are expected to complete a 90 point practice-based research thesis within 12 months. Supervision will be provided by lecturers, clinical supervisors and class members during class meetings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to:
  • Develop a research proposal that focuses on their solution-focused counselling practice
  • Gain ethical clearance to conduct their research
  • Produce a research portfolio with a title, research question(s), a literature review, description of methodology and method of data collection, appropriate analysis, discussion, implications and conclusion.


1) COUN675 and one of EDEM693 or
EDEM697 or
EDEM698 or
an approved Research Methods course. 2) Subject to approval of the Head of School

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Shanee Barraclough


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Thesis 100%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Bager-Charleson,S; Doing Practice-Based Research in Therapy ; Sage:London, 2014.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $5,415.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All COUN698 Occurrences

  • COUN698-22A (D) Any Time Start 2022 (Distance)