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Unit description

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.

Unit content

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)

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1discuss the use of counselling techniques in human services practice, addressing questions of ethical practice
2describe basic principles of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and humanistic-existential theories
3successfully demonstrate beginning counselling skills
4reflect 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:

  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.

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

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Fee information

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