Ethical Frameworks for Counselling PG (7745.5)
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|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 sound knowledge of ethical codes and models of ethical decision making and apply these to complex and challenging practice situations;
2. Demonstrate an ability to apply ethical and professional practice principles in their counselling practice; and
3. Articulate the implications of ethical codes and principles for their own professional development and competence.
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 - 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
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 - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
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
PrerequisitesAdmission to the Graduate Diploma in Counselling OR Master of Counselling OR Permission of the Course Convener.
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Corey, G., Corey, M.S., Corey, C. (2018). Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions (10th ed.). Stamford, CT: Brooks/ Cole.
Carroll, M., & Shaw, E. (2012). Ethical maturity in the helping professions. Making difficult life and work decisions. Kew, Australia: PsychOz
Freegard, H., & Isted, L. (2012). Ethical Practice for Health Professionals (2nd ed.). South Melbourne: Thomson.
Reynolds Welfel, E. (2013) Ethics in Counselling and Psychotherapy (6th Ed.) Stamford, CT: Brooks/ Cole
Students are expected to read the supplementary readings before each class, these and additional readings can be found in the Reading List on Canvas
See Canvas for list of Library resources.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items will be submitted online via Canvas.
The first page of each assessment submission should include the following information:
· Student ID:
· Assessment Name:
· Word Count (if applicable):
Word format: 1.5 to double spaced, 12 Times New Roman, with page numbers and student names on every page, and Reference List of sources (literature, videos etc.) used in APA format at the end.
The 7745 Assignment Coversheet is to be completed and uploaded as part of the assessment. Assessment items must be submitted online on Canvas by the due date unless an extension has been negotiated (see student forms on UC website).
Special assessment requirements
All Assignments in this unit 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 assessment.
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.
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.
Moderation of Assignments
Some assessments will be moderated, as per the School and Faculty Moderation Procedures.
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 3cp Unit the total notional workload over the thirteen week semester is assumed to be 150 hours or an average of 12 hours per week. These hours include time spent in classes.
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 Office as soon as possible so that reasonable adjustment arrangements can be made.
The Graduate Diploma and Master of Counselling have been designed to meet the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of 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 expected that students will attend all sessions unless prevented by illness or other unforeseen situations. In these circumstances students should notify the lecturer in advance where possible. In order to meet the required professional and educational standards students must discuss catchup work with the lecturer when two sessions have been missed.
You will need to complete both assignments with a combined total above 50% in order to pass this course.
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 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 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