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ED5864 - Advanced Counselling

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to Master of Education and Master Guidance and Counselling students

This subject extends and deepens student knowledge and competencies with core counselling microskills developed in ED5863 Foundations of Counselling Practice. The integration of the microskills hierarchy from different theoretical and multicultural perspectives will be explored and the ethical responsibilities within the counselling profession will be addressed. The core microskills used in interviewing and counselling will be practiced in simulated counselling sessions with students critically reflecting on their development as a counsellor.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate advanced oral, writing, listening and advocacy skills required of a professional working in the guidance and counselling and career development fields;
  • apply proficient diverse integrated counselling theories and communication styles with both specialist and non-specialist stakeholders;
  • integrate into practice knowledge of the current legislation and ethical requirements outlined in the Code of Ethics in the Australian Counselling Association and the Singapore Association for Counselling;
  • synthesise and articulate critical self-evaluation of students' beliefs, values, prejudices and biases;
  • interpret, evaluate and justify different counselling perspectives and theories.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (40%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (50%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: ED5863 and allow concurrent for ED5863


JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Mixed attendance
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Face to face teaching (to be advised)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 6, Intensive
Census Date 17-Jun-2021
Face to face teaching 06-Jul-2021 to 09-Jul-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Kirsty Phelan
Lecturer: Dr Jon Woodend.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours - Student Engagement
  • 4 hours online collaboration sessions - 2 x 1-hour Collaboration Sessions (Weeks 1 & 3) and 1 x 2-hour Collaboration Session (Week 5)
  • 30 hours online workshops - 4 x 7.5hr days
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.