Intro to Counselling Theory & Principles (5549.9)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Counselling||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| 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 demonstrate:
1. An understanding of major theoretical frameworks and models of counselling and the social contexts in which these models were developed;
2. An understanding of counselling change processes and interventions within each major theory;
3. An understanding of counsellor and client roles from the perspective of each major theory;
4. A critical understanding of the ethical issues involved in selecting interventions and facilitating change in counselling; and
5. An understanding of anti-oppressive counselling practice including sensitivity to issues of diversity.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
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
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
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites5258 Counselling Communication
Assumed knowledgeBasic attending skills (i.e. showing respect, interest and encouraging clients to talk).
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Mr Tom Eckart|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Mr Tom Eckart|
Corey, G. (2017). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (10th ed.). Brooks/Cole.
Please note there is a new edition (11th ed.) but it is not yet avaiable online, this unit will be taught using the 10th edition.
McLeod, J. (2019). An introduction to counselling and psychotherapy (6th ed.). McGraw Hill.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
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 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.
It is intended that learning in this unit will be interactive and practical. It is presumed therefore that students have made adequate arrangements for attending all teaching-learning sessions (including lecture attendance/listening). In order to be considered participating a student needs to attend the whole two hour tutorial, arriving no more than 10 mins after tutorial commencment.
You must speak directly to your tutor and co-presenters, giving at least 48 hrs notice to postpone your co-presentation for Assignment 2 and only on the grounds of medical or other exceptional personal circumstances with the support of appropriate medical or counsellor documentation.
If participation requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. timetable clash), it is recommended that you meet with your course convenor to schedule this unit for a future semester.
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 7 referencing format is required in this unit. You will find some important information about referencing on the following website:
- Semester 2, 2023, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (214705)
- Semester 2, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (208108)
- Semester 2, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (201535)
- Semester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (196593)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (188669)
- Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (180427)