Next Level Counselling Skills PG (11749.1)
|Available teaching periods
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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)
Students will also complete their capstone project, producing a literature review on a counselling topic of personal interest.
This unit will extend students' previous learning in counselling practice, theory and ethics.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Act responsibly, ethically and professionally as practitioners in the counselling profession and in their obligations to the community and society; and
2. Engage with evidence based, research informed theory and current practice in the field of counselling and psychotherapy through a literature review.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
Prerequisites11747 Placement B OR
11989 Professional Placement (Part B) PG
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to students enrolled in SCM401 Master of Counselling.
Equivalent units8565 Mental Health Assessment and Intervention PG
|Teaching start date
|UC - Canberra, Online
|Study Block 2
|11 March 2024
|Dr Rana Tayara
|UC - Canberra, Online
|Study Block 5
|26 August 2024
|Dr Rana Tayara
There is no set text but we would highly recommend this as a quick reference to have on your book shelf
Ellis, S. (2021) Five Minutes a Day to an Upgraded Therapy Practice, Transtheoretical Tips to Help You Make the Most of Each Session. Routledge
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.
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
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.
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 they do not have adequate skills.
Work placement, internships or practicums