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Unit description

Explores the development and formation of personal stories as a method of building towards resilience. The ownership/authorship of life narratives and growth frameworks are examined, relative to positive counselling interventions.

Unit content

Topic 1: Narrative Counselling Principles
Topic 2: Indigenous Storytelling and Yarning
Topic 3: Life Stories (Bringing them Home)
Topic 4: Listening to Life Stories
Topic 5: Yarning and Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of narrative counselling theory and its adaptation and relevance as an Aboriginal counselling methodology Knowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
2examine relational theory and connection as a basis for growth and resilience through life stories Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3contextualise narrative and relational frameworks to positively and effectively situate group and individual approaches within counselling practice. Intellectual rigourCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of narrative counselling theory and its adaptation and relevance as an Aboriginal counselling methodology
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. examine relational theory and connection as a basis for growth and resilience through life stories
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. contextualise narrative and relational frameworks to positively and effectively situate group and individual approaches within counselling practice.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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