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PY3104 - Counselling Principles and Practice for Diverse Environments

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

The objective of this subject is to provide students with a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of counselling in a multicultural society. Informed by a multicultural counselling perspective students will explore mechanisms for engaging with issues related to culture and diversity when working with clients from different cultural backgrounds.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate ethical and legal issues as they relate to professional counselling practice;
  • discuss a range of philosophical and theoretical approaches to counselling culturally diverse populations;
  • demonstrate knowledge and practice of the basic microskills necessary for counsellors.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Self-reflection task - (10%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

Prerequisites: PY1101 OR PY1102


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 16 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Divjyot Kaur
Lecturers: Ms Carolyn Heward, Dr Divjyot Kaur, Mrs Kelly Horne.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 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.