UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
Overviews the role of the counsellor within an Australian context, and shows how research, personal self-awareness and skill development contribute to the development of the therapeutic relationship in counselling.
Topic 1: What is counselling?
Topic 2: The therapeutic relationship
Topic 3: Self-awareness for the counsellor
Topic 4: Theories in counselling - psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, humanistic-existential
Topic 5: Micro skills 1 - attending skills and observation
Topic 6: Micro skills 2 - questioning
Topic 7: Micro skills 3 - responding
Topic 8: Micro skills 4 - reflection of feeling
Topic 9: The process of counselling
Topic 10: Multicultural issues
Topic 11: Ethical issues
Topic 12: Counselling as professional practice (including unit summary)
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||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:
discuss the role and professional identity of the counsellor
outline the major issues for ethical counselling practice in an Australian context
critique issues of self-awareness for the counsellor
demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and humanistic-existential counselling
successfully demonstrate beginning counselling skills
reflect upon and evaluate their own values and beginning skill development.
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