Counselling Skills and Models PG (7743.5)
|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||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 competence in a range of counselling skills, including: a. assessment, b. collaborative goal setting, c. reflective listening, d. empathy, e. range of change interventions and f. evaluation and termination of the counselling relationship; and
2. Critically appraise their own and other students' counselling practice and articulate the theory base for the use of interventions.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesThis unit is only available to students in the Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Master of Counselling or Master of Occupational Therapy.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Rana Tayara|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Rana Tayara|
Geldard, D., Geldard, K. & Yin Foo, R. (2022). Basic personal counselling: A training manual for counsellors. (9th ed.). Cengage Learning.
Crago, H., & Gardner, P. (2012). A safe place for change: Skills and capacities for counselling and therapy. IP Communications.
Additional readings which are required pre-reading for classes as indicated in the table above will be available on UCLearn
Some of the relevant journals available online through the library catalogue are:
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
All assessments are marked on a competency basis i.e. Ungraded Pass/Fail grade. However, all assignments should meet the university's expectations of postgraduate students. To achieve an overall pass for the unit, students must submit and pass all assignments.
Special assessment requirements
Moderation of Assignments:
Assessments will be moderated, as per the Faculties's Moderation Procedures.
Late submissions of Assignments:
Penalties for late submission of assessed work will be applied, if no extension has been approved. Marks will be deducted at the rate of 5% of the value of the assessment item per day it is overdue (including weekends) for 7 days. Assessment that are submiited after 7 days will not be marked and receive 0%
Extensions must be applied for before the due date. Students can apply for an extension 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 shoud be noted that such documentation will be considered but will not guarantee that an application will be successful. The Unit convenor will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
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.
The Graduate Diploma in Counselling has been designed to meet Psychotherapy in Australia (PACFA) accreditation requirements, which include 200 hours face to face learning. This translates to at least an 80% attendance in each unit. It is to your advantage personally, professionally and academically to attend all sessions unless prevented by illness or other unforeseen situations. In these circumstances students should notify the lecturer in advance where possible. It is also strongly suggested that you negotiate ways of meeting the learning objectives of missed sessions with your unit convenor and if required, submit supplementary assessments.
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 UCLearn site for this unit. It is the individual student's responsibility to access appropriate help from the University IT services or the library if you do not have adequate skills.
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: APA 7th ed. - UC Referencing Guide - UC Library Guides at University of Canberra (libguides.com)
Assessment items will be moderated according to the Faculty of Health guidelines for moderation.
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- Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (200772)
- Semester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (195847)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (193823)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (191579)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (188935)
- Semester 1, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (176075)