Hope in Practice Framework: Facilitating Therapeutic Change (Online Module 1)

Counselling and psychotherapy are fundamentally about the process of human change. In recent years, research has provided a clearer understanding of the elements involved in change. Establishing a trusting relationship, identifying and exploring client self-identity and goals, and enabling reflective play, are important keys. In this online module, Professor O’Hara will explore such elements of the change process linking research and theory with a focus on application in clinical settings using the Hope in Practice Framework to guide preferred practice styles.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise key elements of therapeutic change and appreciate the interrelatedness of each of these elements
  • Discuss the theory and evidence that relates to each of the elements of therapeutic change
  • Explore ways to incorporate the elements of change into one’s own practice of therap

Module 1: Program Focus

Reviewing theories of therapeutic change

Introducing key elements of therapeutic change


This workshop is usually run as a one-day workshop but is now being offered as four online learning modules, this being Module 1

The workshop combines research, theoretical input, online exercises.

The workshop is appropriate for training and practising counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and other mental health professionals.

Access to the online learning platform is open to registrants for the period of the course with an additional month's access, and log in details will be provided upon registration.

About the Presenter

Professor of Denis O’Hara is a well-known Australia academic and practitioner. He has a background in education, counselling, and psychology and is currently Professor of Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Australian College of Applied Psychology and Co-Director of the Hope Research and Practice Institute. Professor O’Hara has researched extensively in the areas of hope studies and psychotherapeutic change, among other topics, and has published widely. He has written several books on the significance of hope in therapeutic change. He is an experienced teacher and presenter and enjoys providing professional development.

CPD Credits

A CPD certificate will be issued on completion.

Short Courses
Duration Delivery Mode Pricing Start Dates Location Availability

4 Week Online Module
Access code to online platform provided on registration

Online $100

29th June 2020

Online Yes
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