Contemporary Counselling Practices PG (10342.1)
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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. Demonstrate a deeper knowledge, understanding and practice, of current, evidenced based modalities and techniques for effective counselling;
2. Demonstrate a high level of competence and skills in a range of counselling modalities as applicable to diverse clients groups;
3. Demonstrate a critical in-depth understanding of current theories, concepts and interventions in counselling work; and
4. Work effectively and ethically with a range of clients.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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 Master of Counselling, 341JA, OR Permission of the Course Convener.
Assumed knowledgeDemonstrated knowledge of counselling skills, theories and practice.
Demonstrate 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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Weinberg, H., & Rolnick, A. (Eds). (2020). Theory and practice of online therapy: Internet-delivered interventions for individuals, groups, families, and organisations. Routledge
Anthony, K., & Nagel, D. M. (2010). Therapy Online: A practical guide. Sage Publications Ltd.
Evans, J. (2012). Online counselling and guidance skills: A resource for trainees and practitioners. Sage Publications Ltd.
Lemma, A. (2017). The digital age on the couch: Psychoanalytic practice and new media. Routledge.
Jones, G. (2009). Online counselling: A handbook for practitioners. Palgrave MacMillan.
Additional readings which are required pre-reading for classes as indicated in the table above will be available on UCLearn
Some of the relevant journals available online through the library catalogue are:
Journal of Technology in Human Services
Journal of Counseling Psychology
International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare
Cyberpsychology and Behavior
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, all assignments must be submitted and achieve a 50% mark.
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 Master of Counselling and Grad Dip in 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
APA referencing format is required in this unit. You will find some important information about referencing on the following website: http://canberra.libguides.com/content.php?pid=238252&sid=1966106