Intro to Counselling Theory & Principles (5549.9)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|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 - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
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
Welcome to the unit Introduction to Counselling Theory and Principles. This unit explores different theoretical approaches, models and definitions of counselling and provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their understandings of counselling interventions and processes for facilitating change in clients. This unit allows students to develop an informed theoretical framework about counselling and to explore their own worldview and values.
PLEASE NOTE: Lectures and tutorials start in week 1
Times and Locations of Lectures and Tutorials: ONLINE
Lecture Tuesday 9:30-10:30 (Wk1-7,9-13) Pre-recorded
#1 Tuesday 10:30-12:30 T01 (Wk1-7,9-13)
#2 Tuesday 11:30-1:30 T02 (Wk1-7,9-13)
#3 Thursday 9:30-11:30 T03 (Wk1-7,9-13)
#4 Thursday 1:30-3:30 T04 (Wk1-7,9-13)
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|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Stephani Stephens|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Stephani Stephens|
Corey, G. (2015) Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (10th ed) USA: Cengage Learning
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
To pass this unit you must submit and achieve a pass in both assessments. All Assignments in this unit are graded.
Responsibility for Understanding
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit convener or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
Special assessment requirements
Late submission of assignments
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will receive a reduction of 5 percent per day from the total mark available, for each day that the assignment is late (up to 7 days, after which the student will receive zero marks for the assessment item). (Detail is provided at 9.12.39 of the Assessment Policy).
In extenuating circumstances a late submission may be considered upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Assessments will be moderated according to the moderation procedures followed by the School of Counselling.
Extensions: Extensions must be applied for before the due date.
Students can apply for an extension to the due date for submission of an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Documentary evidence will be expected in order that an extension be granted.
It should be noted that such documentation will be considered but will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convenor will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension. See the Student Forms page.
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-presenter, giving at least 48 hrs notice to postpone your co-presentation for Assignment 1 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
Students are expected to have or to develop the information communication technology skills necessary to access the unit's UCLearn website, to submit competently word-processed assignments, to use presentation software (such as Microsoft PowerPoint etc), and to access relevant web-sites/resources and on-line journals. Training opportunities exist within the university to assist students in developing these skills.
Students are expected to familiarize themselves with any technology and their operation well prior to their presentations.
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: