Loss and Grief PG (10341.1)
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|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. Demonstrate a critical understanding of major theories and models of counselling as they apply to loss and grief;
2. Demonstrate counselling techniques and interventions specific to loss and grief counselling; and
3. Formulate a working framework for counselling practice in loss and grief counselling, including issues related to professional and ethical practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
PrerequisitesMust have passed Counselling Skills and Models PG, 7743, AND Counselling Theories and Concepts PG, 7744.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in Graduate Diploma in Counselling, 342JA, OR Master of Counselling, 341JA, OR Permission of the Course Convener.
Incompatible units10341 Loss and Grief PG is incompatible with 7747 Counselling Applications PG 2 for students who completed 7747 in 2017.
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.
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Prescribed Text: Worden, J.W. (2018). Grief counselling and grief therapy. A handbook for the mental health practitioner (5th ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
Additional readings which are required pre-reading for classes as indicated in the table above will be available on UCLearn.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items will be submitted online via the unit UCLearn site, with the exception of Assignment 3, which may be submitted in hard copy. The first page of each assessment submission should include the following information:
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
All Assignments in this unit are graded. In order to pass this unit, all assignments must be submitted and an overall mark of 50% or more, per assessment, must be reached.
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.
Inclusion and engagement
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 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 UCLearn 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