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ED5863 - Foundations of Counselling Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to Post Graduate Certificate of Education [35111], Master of Education [113804]. Core subject for Master of Guidance and Counselling [34704] students.

This subject provides students with advanced knowledge and understandings of basic micro skills for counselling and career development. This subject provides opportunities for intentional practice of basic micro skills in stimulated counselling sessions. Students will apply core microskills with cross-cultural ethical scenarios demonstrating understanding of the professional codes of ethical practice. The application of counselling theories within this model will be investigated and students will develop their understanding of the practical application of the model.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding and proficiency using core counselling microskills. Students will apply the microskills hierarchy framework to a variety of counselling scenarios;
  • proficient in interpretation, evaluation and justification of different counselling perspectives and demonstrate advanced oral, listening, writing and advocacy skills, required of a professional working in the guidance and counselling and career development fields;
  • demonstrate proficiency using different counselling and communication styles in order to begin to develop their personal counselling and interviewing techniques;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the current legislation (eg.informed consent, Privacy Act) and ethical requirements outlined in the Code of Ethics in the Australian Counselling Association and the Singapore Association for Counselling;
  • demonstrate self-reflection and critical self- evaluation of their assumptions, attitudes, beliefs, values, prejudices and biases in order to demonstrate cultural intentionality in well- constructed counselling sessions that enhance their ability to work effectively with clients from a multicultural perspective;
  • demonstrate advanced problem solving, objectivity, and judgement skills in working with clients with complex life issues and demonstrate communication proficiency with both specialist and non-specialist stakeholders.
Prerequisites: ED5862 AND ALLOW CONCURRENT FOR ED5862

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching 15-Apr-2019 to 18-Apr-2019 ((4 day workshop in Townsville))
Coordinator: Dr Judith Reardon
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: counselling videos (2) and written transcript analyis (1) (50%); portfolio of competence (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Successful completion of Counselling Videos, Written Analysis and Reflection (Professional Oracy and Professional Literacy)

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 52
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Face to face teaching (Counselling microskills will be introduced and practised. Face-to-face teaching dates to be advised)
Coordinator: Dr Robyn Anderson
Lecturer: Dr Geoffrey McNulty.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: counselling videos (2) and transcript analysis (1) (50%); portfolio of competence (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Successful completion of Counselling Videos, Written Analysis and Reflection (Professional Oracy and Professional Literacy)

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.