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Theory and Principles of Supervision PG (7782.5)

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



    In this unit students will explore and analyse theories of professional supervision. Through this analysis students will develop a critical understanding of the field and further develop their own model and framework for the practice of professional supervision.

    This unit will encourage students to inform their practice as a supervisor with self awareness of personal values, and an understanding of the influence of organisational and social contexts and ethical issues such as power, in the supervisory triad, and respecting diversity and difference.

    Learning Outcomes

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

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

    2. Demonstrate a global perspective and respect for all aspects of diversity;

    3. Demonstrate a critical in-depth understanding of major theories, models and techniques in the area of counselling supervision;

    4. Develop and clarify their own perspectives and values in relation to models of supervision practice and theories of supervision; and

    5. Analyse and articulate the influences of the organisational and social contexts on the supervisory triad.

    Contact Hours

    Up to 150 hours for the semester, including on campus attendance of 8 x 3 hour workshops.


    7781 Introduction to Professional Supervision PG.



    Assumed Knowledge

    Knowledge of counselling skills, theory and ethics.

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