Overviews the role of the counsellor within an Australian context, and shows how research, personal self-awareness and skill development contribute to the development of the therapeutic relationship in counselling.
Topic 1 What is counselling?
Topic 2 The therapeutic relationship
Topic 3 Self-awareness for the counsellor
Topic 4 Theories in counselling - psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, humanistic-existential
Topic 5 Micro skills 1 - attending skills and observation
Topic 6 Micro skills 2 - questioning
Topic 7 Micro skills 3 - responding
Topic 8 Micro skills 4 - reflection of feeling
Topic 9 The process of counselling
Topic 10 Multicultural issues
Topic 11 Ethical issues
Topic 12 Counselling as professional practice (including unit summary)
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss the role and professional identity of the counsellor||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||outline the major issues for ethical counselling practice in an Australian context||Ethical practice|
|3||critique issues of self-awareness for the counsellor||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and humanistic-existential counselling||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||successfully demonstrate beginning counselling skills||Communication and social skills|
|6||reflect upon and evaluate their own values and beginning skill development.||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
- Geldard, D & Geldard, K, 2012, Basic Personal Counselling: a Training Manual for Counsellors, 7th edn, Prentice Hall, Sydney.
Teaching and assessment
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