Counselling Theories and Concepts PG (7744.5)
|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||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 a critical understanding of major counselling theories and models;
2. Analyse these frameworks within the social and cultural contexts in which they have developed;
3. Articulate the relevance of these models to counselling practice;
4. Use evidence from counselling research to critique their own counselling practice; and
5. Demonstrate appropriate use of counselling interventions specific to major models.
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
PrerequisitesAdmission to the Graduate Diploma in Counselling OR Master of Counselling OR Permission of the Course Convener.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Rana Tayara|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Rana Tayara|
Corey, G. (2017) Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (10th ed) Cengage
The 9th edition is also suitable
Feltham, C., Hanley, T., Winter, L,. (Eds) (2017) The Sage handbook of counselling and Psychotherapy (4th Ed) Sage
McLeod, J. (2013) An Introduction to Counselling (5th ed) Open University Press.
Noble C., Day, E. (Eds.). (2016) Reflections on Practice. Open University Press
Sommers- Flanagan, J., Sommers- Flanagan, R. (2018) Counseling and Psychotherapy theories in context and practice: skills, strategies and techniques (3rd Ed.)Wiley
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
NB: In order to pass this unit, all assignments must be submitted and an overall mark of 50% per assessment or more must be reached. Successful attainment of each of the learning outcomes (including participation at weekly tutorials) is required to pass this unit. Students are required to keep a copy of all assessments submitted in this unit. Students to use APA referencing style . Guides for these are available online at: http://canberra.libguides.com/referencing
All assessment items will be submitted online via the unit Canvas site.
The first page of each assessment submission should include the following information:
Word Count (if applicable):
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 tutor or unit convener. 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
Students 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).
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. An Assignment Extension form is available from the Student Forms page.
Moderation: Some assessments will be moderated, as per the School and Faculty Moderation Procedures.
Refer to the UC Supplementary Assessment Policy
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.
In order to get the most out of your studies, it is strongly recommended that you plan your time commitments, actively engage in class discussions (online or face-to-face) and work with your peers as part of your study. The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3 credit point unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours
Inclusion and engagement
It is strongly recommended that students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disability or an ongoing health condition register with the Inclusion and Engagement Service as soon as possible so that reasonable adjustment arrangements can be made.
It is intended that learning in this unit will be interactive and applied. It is presumed therefore that students have made adequate arrangements for attending all teaching-learning sessions (i.e. lecture listening and tutorial participation).
The Graduate Diploma in Counselling has been designed to meet PACFA accreditation requirements, which include 200 hours face to face learning. This translates to at least an 80% attendance in each unit. This includes lecture ‘listening'. 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 tutor in advance where possible, especially where a class presentation is involved. You are asked to negotiate with the tutor ways of meeting the learning objectives of missed sessions.
Documented evidence explaining student's absence needs to be provided for absences beyond the two sessions (e.g. in the case of illness) to the tutor. If attendance 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.
You must speak directly to your tutor and team members, giving at least 48 hrs notice to postpone your tutorial presentation, and only on the grounds of medical or other exceptional personal circumstances, with the support of appropriate medical or counsellor documentation.
 PACFA – (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) see www.pacfa.org.au
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have or to develop the information communication technology skills necessary to access the unit's CANVASearn 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. . 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.
Students are expected to familiarize themselves with any audio-visual aids and their operation well prior to their presentations.
To calculate your unit fees see: How do I calculate my fees?
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: http://canberra.libguides.com/content.php?pid=238252&sid=1966106