Counselling Skills in Practice PG (11744.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Intensive
|| UC - Canberra, Online
|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)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate effective and accomplished use of counselling skills for the professional environment; and
2. Reflect on the experience of being in counselling interactions.
Graduate attributes2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
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 units7748 Counselling Placement and Supervision PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 3||08 May 2023||Intensive||Ms Kate Stuart|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 6||23 October 2023||Intensive||Ms Milli Blenkin|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 3||06 May 2024||Intensive||Ms Kate Stuart|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 6||21 October 2024||Intensive||Ms Kate Stuart|
McLeod J, (2019). An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy - Theory, Research and Practice. 6th Ed. Open University Press
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.
Some of the counselling journals sources available on the library database are:
Psychotherapy in Australia
Counseling and Values
Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal
European Journal of psychotherapy, counselling and health
Australian Journal of guidance and counselling
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research
Counseling and Human Development
International Journal for the advancement of Counselling
Journal of Mental Health Counselling
In Session: Psychotherapy in Practice
Journal of multicultural counseling and development
Journal of Professional Counselling, practice, theory and research
Journal of Family Studies
Australian Social Work
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Submission of assessment items
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.
Should the unit convenor approve an extension request, it is highly unorthodox that extensions will be granted for more than 5 days. 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.
Please note a blanket extension request for all assessment in this unit is not acceptable.
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 assessment
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.
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.
Important: 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.
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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