Introduction to Professional Supervision PG (7781.5)
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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. Apply knowledge of the major supervision theories and frameworks to practice;
2. Apply theory and research to analyse their own experiences of supervision;
3. Begin to develop their own models for and knowledge of supervision practice; and
4. Demonstrate the skills of giving feedback, ethical decision making and working with diversity and difference.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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
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
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
This unit is a core unit in the Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Master of Counselling and prepares students to do their clinical placement (unit 7748 Placement and Supervision). It is desirable that students have completed most of the counselling units, in particular 7743 (Skills and Models) and 7744 (Theories).
Prerequisites7743 Counselling skills and Models PG AND
7744 Counselling theories and Concepts PG
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 341JA Master of Counselling or 342JA Graduate Diploma in Counselling.
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Cleak, H. & Wilson, J. (2019). Making the most of field placement (4th ed.). Cengage Learning. Chapter 1: Preparing for Placement – Student (Available Online in Canvas Reading List)
Hawkins, P. & McMahon, A. (2020). Supervision in the helping professions (5th ed.). Open University Press: McGraw-Hill Education. (Available Online)
Sommers-Flanagan, J. & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2015). Clinical interviewing (5th ed.). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Available Online)
Carroll, M. & Gilbert, M.C. (2011). On being a supervisee: Creating learning partnerships (2nd ed.). PsychOz Publications.
Cleak, H. & Wilson, J. (2019). Making the most of field placement (4th ed.). Cengage Learning.
Ladany, N., Walker, J., Pate-Carolan, L. & Gray Evans, L. (2008). Practising counselling and psychotherapy: Insights from trainees, supervisors, and clients. Routledge.
Pelling, N.J. & Armstrong, P. (2017). The practice of counselling and clinical supervision. Australian Academic Press Group Pty. Ltd. (Available Online)
Wright, J. (2018). Reflective writing in counselling and psychotherapy (2nd Ed.). Sage Publications.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
All Assignments in this unit are graded. In order to pass this unit, all assignments must be submittedm, you must pass all assessment items and an overall mark of 50% or more must be reached.
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.
This is a professional training and skills based unit. 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 lectures and tutorials). 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. Attendance at lectures and tutorials is essential in this course as students will not be able to attain and demonstrate, in their assessments, the learning outcomes, unless they attend and fully participate in the workshops and tutorials. In particular, absence from more than two tutorials will seriously jeopardise a student's ability to achieve and demonstrate the set learning outcomes. Students are also required to inform their lecturer/tutors of their absence if unavoidable and to seek consultation.
In addition attendance is required to meet professional accreditation requirements.
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. It is the individual student's responsibility to access appropriate help from the university ITC services or the library if he or she does not have adequate skills.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit provides preparation for 7748 Counselling Placement and Supervision offered in the first semester.
APA referencing format is required in this unit. You will find some important information about referencing on the following website: