Counselling Placement and Supervision PG (7748.6)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.25||6||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. Apply their theoretical knowledge and counselling skills to practice with clients in a counselling agency;
2. Analyse the influence of organisational and social contexts on counselling practice;
3. Analyse and critique their use of counselling skills and theoretical interventions;
4. Demonstrate their capacity to participate in small group supervision of their practice; and
5. Demonstrate ethical decision making about their counselling practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
Prerequisites7743 Counselling Skills and Models PG AND 7745 Ethical Frameworks for Counselling PG AND 7781 Introduction to Professional Supervision PG
CorequisitesAdmission 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|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mr Tom Eckart|
4a Lists of required texts/readings
Cleak, H. & Wilson, J. (2019). Making the most of field placement (4th ed.). Cengage.
Creaner, M. (2014). Getting the best out of supervision in counselling and psychotherapy: A guide for the supervisee. Sage.
There will be agency policies and procedures and other policy documents and resources relevant to the client populations that you will need to access and become familiar with, as part of the orientation to placement. You will need to undertake research specific to your placement agency for assessments.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
This is an ungraded unit and all assignments in this unit will be marked pass/fail.
In order to pass this unit, all assignments must be submitted and each receive a pass mark.
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 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.
The Friday workshop is a crucial session. It sets up the group, agreements/rules and is unable to be made up in any other replacement work. Please do not enrol if you cannot attend this half day workshop and discuss with Unit Convenor/Course convenor.
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 they do not have adequate skills.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves clinical placement and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items such as reports or essays. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities (workshop, supervision groups as scheduled – see section 3) for the successful completion of this unit (also see section 6c). If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. timetable clash), it is recommended that you meet with your Course Convener to schedule this unit for a future semester.
Please note students are required to undergo a Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) background check and Police Check to undertake a placement for this unit.
Note that the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act only applies to the ACT. For students undertaking placements in other states or territories, it may be that a Police Check or a Working with Children Check is required.
APA referencing is required in this unit. You will find some important information about referencing on the following website:
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