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Therapeutic Use of Self 2 (10195.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Nursing


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The unit builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in Therapeutic Use of Self 1. The unit focuses on 'knowing self' in the development and maintenance of therapeutic alliances in healthcare. Students will extend their practice of reflection for achieving further personal and professional insights.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Actively identify and moderate the impact of bias and stigma on therapeutic use of self;

2. Describe and discuss the interplay of personal and professional values to enable the experience of engaging in therapeutic relationships with consumers, family, peers and community;

3. Identify and use strategies to maintain the integrity of self and personal pliancy through intra and interaction with people in healthcare practice;

4. Demonstrate independence in developing interpersonal communication skills; and

5. Demonstrate advanced critical professional reflective practice.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week, consisting of 2 hour Interactive workshops and 1 hour online Pre-Workshop activities.


10194 Therapeutic Use of Self 1 OR 9043 Contexts of Health and Wellbeing


Must be enrolled in 364JA Bachelor of Nursing or 365JA Bachelor of Nursing Advanced.

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