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Advanced Counselling Skills PG (6cp) (10064.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Counselling


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This unit will extend students' previous learning in counselling practice, theory and ethics. Skill development will be emphasised in terms of current developments in therapeutic practice.

Students will conduct at least ten counselling sessions and attend group supervision sessions fortnightly throughout the semester.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Act responsibly, ethically and professionally as practitioners in the counselling profession and in their obligations to the community and society;

2. Undertake independent study and demonstrate a high level of initiative and leadership;

3. Identify and analyse complex problems within the counselling field and formulate and implement ethical and professional solutions;

4. Demonstrate a high level of competence in a wide variety of counselling skills and be able to apply these skills in a range of complex contexts;

5. Contribute to evidence based, research informed theory and current practice in the field of counselling and psychotherapy; and

6. Understand and use technology effectively and creatively in research and counselling practice.

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