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Introduction to Professional Supervision PG (7781.5)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Counselling


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This unit introduces students to the nature of professional supervision. The focus of the unit is on the exploration of research, practice and theories to develop a broad understanding of the field. A range of models, including the developmental and task frameworks, is explored and analysed. Skills for working with diversity and difference in the supervisory triad of supervisor, supervisee and client will be developed. An ethical framework for supervisory practice is presented and major codes of ethics for supervision in Australia and internationally will be analysed.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Apply knowledge of the major supervision theories and frameworks to practice;

2. Apply theory and research to analyse their own experiences of supervision;

3. Begin to develop their own models for and knowledge of supervision practice; and

4. Demonstrate the skills of giving feedback, ethical decision making and working with diversity and difference.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Thirty six hours or equivalent. For individual student study, contact hours will be negotiated with supervisor.


7743 Counselling skills and Models PG AND
7744 Counselling theories and Concepts PG


Must be enrolled in 341JA Master of Counselling or 342JA Graduate Diploma in Counselling.

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