Introduction to Placement and Supervision PG (11743.1)
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| UC - Canberra, Online
|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)
In preparation for placement students will be able to identify risk (e.g. suicide and self-harm) and provide support options. Students will become familiar with the clinical supervision process and learn more about how to be successful in placement. You will learn about placement agencies and preparation requirements.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Develop skills, knowledge and attitudes that will support professional conduct when working in a counselling environment;
2. Reflect on the experience of clinical supervision; and
3. Create a case formulation to identify risk and provide support options in counselling.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
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 - be self-aware
Prerequisites11739 Counselling Theory and Approaches G;
11740 Core Counselling Skills G;
11741 Principles of Ethical Conduct in Counselling G; and
11742 Diversity Inclusion Respect G.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in SCG401 Graduate Diploma in Counselling OR SCM401 Master of Counselling.
Equivalent units7781 Introduction to Professional Supervision PG
|Teaching start date
|UC - Canberra, Online
|Study Block 2
|11 March 2024
|Mrs Aga Wlodarczyk
|UC - Canberra, Online
|Study Block 5
|26 August 2024
|Ms Maxine Rosenfield
There is no prescribed text for this unit, however students are advised to access the reading list each week.
Please note that if you search on the library catalogue or databases for counselling references and articles, that there are two spellings to counselling. In Australia and in the UK, it is spelled as ‘counselling" with two ‘l's, whereas in the US it is spelt ‘counseling'. Take this into account in your literature searches.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Where possible, all assessment items will be submitted online via the teaching site in UCLearn. The first page of each assessment item should include the following information:
- Student ID number:
- Assessment Name:
- Word Count (if applicable):
Late submissions will only be accepted for a limited period. If more than one late submission is made within that period, only the first late submission will be accepted for marking and may be subject to penalties as detailed in the Assessment Procedures
Students can apply for an extension to the submission due date for an assessment item due to extenuating, evidenced circumstances (specific details are found in the Assessment Procedures). An extension must be applied for before the due date. Documentary evidence (e.g. medical certificate) will be expected for an extension to be granted, however this will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convener or relevant Program Director/Course Convener will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
Should the unit convenor approve an extension request, it is highly unorthodox that extensions will be granted for more than 5 days. (RAP students excluded) It is important to realise that if an extension is approved and the assessment is submitted late, this will delay the marking process. This can result in an inability to commence following units and hinder your progress through your course.
Special assessment requirements
Assignments are graded. In order to pass this unit, all assignments must be submitted and a mark of 50% or more must be reached for each assignment.
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.
Attendance at tutorials is essential in this course. Students will be able to attain and demonstrate the required learning outcomes in their assessments if they attend and fully participate in the tutorials. Recordings will be made available for those who are unable to attend the tutorial sessions, however, sections of the video may be removed from the recording if sensitive information have been disclosed. Experience from past years indicates that students who do not participate in tutorials have a risk of failing the unit.'
Inclusion and engagement
In order to get the most out of your studies, it is strongly recommended that you plan your time commitments, actively engage in class discussions (online or face-to-face) and work with your peers as part of your study. 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 3-credit point unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours. The total workload for units of different credit point value should vary proportionally. For example, for a 6-credit point unit the total notional workload over a semester or term is assumed to be 300 hours.
Required IT skills
In order to engage in this unit, you are expected to have a reliable computer with the latest operating system. You will also need reliable internet connections and the latest version of Google Chrome (preferred browser) to access UCLearn. You are expected to have access to Microsoft Office applications: including Word, Excel and PowerPoint equivalent. In some units, you will be required to download specific software applications to complete the unit content and assessment successfully.
In order to complete research, you will need to be able to search the library data bases for relevant journal articles. 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.
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