Trauma and Counselling PG (10067.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Counselling||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Social Work- After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Students will further develop their counselling skills using knowledge of trauma to inform their counselling practice.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to :
1. Identify and analyse complex problems within the counselling field and formulate and implement ethical and professional solutions;
2. Demonstrate a high level of competence in a wide variety of counselling skills and be able to apply these skills in contexts associated with trauma; and
3. Demonstrate a critical in-depth understanding of major theories, models and techniques specific to the area of trauma and counselling.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
As students of the University they will develop the qualities of critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice. They will use foresight, initiative and leadership, and be open to alternative perspectives. As graduates, they will continue to learn and thrive in environments of complexity,
Prerequisites7743 Counselling Skills and Models PG AND
7744 Counselling Theory and Concepts PG.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in Master of Counselling 341JA or have permission from the Course Convener.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Rana Tayara|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Rana Tayara|
Lopez Levers, L. (Ed.). (2012). Trauma Counseling: Theories and Interventions. Springer.
Other recommended text:
Briere, J., & Scott, C. (2016). Principles of Trauma Therapy: A guide to symptoms, evaluation, and treatment, 2nd edition, DSM-5 update. Sage.
Additional readings which are required pre-reading for classes will be available on Canvas.
See Canvas for list of Library resources.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Submission of assessment items
All assessment items will be submitted online via Canvas. The first page of each assessment item should include the following information:
- Student ID:
- Assessment Name:
- Word Count (if applicable):
Students should note that names are not to be included on any assessment tasks/submissions. Only Student ID numbers should be included (as per the Assessment Policy and Procedures).
Written parts of assignments must be submitted in the required format, 1.5 to double spaced with page numbers on each page.
Extensions must be applied for before the due date.
Students can apply for an extension to the due date for submission of an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Documentary evidence will be expected in order that an extension be granted.
It should be noted that such documentation will be considered but will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convenor will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
An Assignment Extension form is available from the Student Forms page.
Late submissions of assignments
Students will receive a reduction of 5 percent per day from the total mark available, for each day that the assignment is late (up to 7 days after which the student will receive zero marks for the assessment item).
Special assessment requirements
Special assessment requirements
Information on extensions and special consideration for assessments can be found in the Student Guide to Policies.
All Assignments in this unit are graded. In order to pass this unit, all assignments must be submitted and a mark of 50% or more must be reached on each assessment.
A minimum of 80% attendance is required for students to be able to complete the assessment tasks for this unit. Students who have missed more than 20% of classes will be required to submit a supplementary assessment.
Moderation of Assignments
Some assessments will be moderated, as per the School Moderation Procedures.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others’ work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, it is expected that all students will complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. The module is automatically available as a listed site when students log into Canvas.
Use of text-matching software
The University of Canberra has available, through LearnOnline, text-matching software that helps students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understandings of academic integrity. Known as URKUND, the software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts. Click here for further information on the URKUND text-matching software.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3cp unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours. These hours include time spent in classes. The total workload for units of different credit point value should vary proportionally. For example, for a 6cp unit the total notional workload over a semester or term is assumed to be 300 hours.
Inclusion and engagement
It is strongly recommended that students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disability or an ongoing health condition register with the Inclusion and Welfare Service as soon as possible so that reasonable adjustment arrangements can be made.
The Graduate Diploma and Master of Counselling have been designed to meet the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) accreditation requirements which includes 200 hours face to face learning. This translates to at least an 80% attendance in each unit. It is expected that students will attend all sessions unless prevented by illness or other unforeseen situations. In these circumstances students should notify the lecturer in advance where possible. In order to meet the required professional and educational standards students must discuss catch-up work with the lecturer when two sessions have been missed.
Required IT skills
You must be able to word process assessments so that they are well presented, search the library data bases for relevant journal articles and access the Canvas Web site for this unit. It is the individual student's responsibility to access appropriate help from the university IT services or the library if he or she does not have adequate skills.
Note: To calculate your unit fees see: How do I calculate my fees?
Work placement, internships or practicums
APA referencing format is required in this unit. You will find some important information about referencing on the following website: