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Unit of Study CSL00231 - Counselling Theory and Practice (2014)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss the role and professional identity of the counsellor
2 outline the major issues for ethical counselling practice in an Australian context
3 critique issues of self-awareness for the counsellor
4 demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and humanistic-existential counselling
5 successfully demonstrate beginning counselling skills
6 reflect upon and evaluate their own values and beginning skill development.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the role and professional identity of the counsellor
    • GA4:
  2. outline the major issues for ethical counselling practice in an Australian context
    • GA3:
  3. critique issues of self-awareness for the counsellor
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and humanistic-existential counselling
    • GA4:
  5. successfully demonstrate beginning counselling skills
    • GA6:
  6. reflect upon and evaluate their own values and beginning skill development.
    • GA3:
    • GA6:

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