Overviews the use of counselling skills within human services work within an Australian context, and shows how research, personal self-awareness and skill development contribute to the development of the therapeutic relationship.
Topic 1: What is counselling?
Topic 2: The therapeutic relationship
Topic 3: Self-awareness for human services workers
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||discuss the use of counselling techniques in human services practice, addressing questions of ethical practice|
|2||describe basic principles of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and humanistic-existential theories|
|3||successfully demonstrate beginning counselling skills|
|4||reflect upon and evaluate the importance of self-awareness, their own values and beginning skill development.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- discuss the use of counselling techniques in human services practice, addressing questions of ethical practice
- describe basic principles of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and humanistic-existential theories
- successfully demonstrate beginning counselling skills
- reflect upon and evaluate the importance of self-awareness, their own values and beginning skill development.
- Geldard, D, Geldard, K & Yin Foo, R, 2016, Basic Personal Counselling: a Training Manual for Counsellors, 8th edn, Cengage Learning Australia , South Melbourne, Australia. ISBN: 9780170364362.
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