Addiction Counselling PG (10340.1)
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|Faculty Of Health
|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)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify and analyse assessment and treatment issues in the field of addiction counselling and formulate and implement ethical and professional practices;
2. Demonstrate a high level of competence in a variety of counselling skills and be able to apply these skills in working with clients with addiction issues;
3. Demonstrate a critical in-depth understanding of major theories, models and techniques specific to the area of addiction counselling; and
4. Act responsibly, ethically and professionally as practitioners in the context of counselling practice, and within the current community and societal values and attitudes to this issue.
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
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
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
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, ambiguity and change.
PrerequisitesMust have passed Counselling Skills and Models PG, 7743, AND Counselling Theories and Concepts PG, 7744.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Counselling, 342JA, OR Master of Counselling, 341JA, OR Permission of the Course Convener.
Incompatible units10340 Addiction Counselling PG is incompatible with 7746 Counselling Applications PG 1 for students who completed 7746 in 2012.
Assumed knowledgeApplicants are expected to demonstrate a level of mature life experience and self awareness shown by the capacity to reflect on and learn from experience, including being open to giving and receiving positive and challenging feedback.
|Teaching start date
Marsh, A., Dale A., and O'Toole S. (2013) Addiction Counselling: Content and Process 2nd Ed IP Communications: East Hawthorn Vic, Aust
Van Wormer, C. & Davis, D.R. (2018) Addiction Treatment: a Strengths Perspective 4th Ed. Cengage Learning: Boston MA USA
Additional readings which are required pre-reading for classes as indicated in the table above will be available on UC Learn.
See UC Learn for list of Library resources.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Submission of assessment items
All assessment items will be submitted online via the LearnOnline (UC Learn) unit site. 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.
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit you must submit all assessments and achieve a pass in all assessments.
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 Graduate Diploma and Master of Counselling have been designed to meet the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) accreditation requirements, which include 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 catchup 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 UC Learn 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.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2023, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (213423)
- Semester 2, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (208298)
- Semester 2, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (201753)
- Semester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (196306)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (188093)
- Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (175465)