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PY3104 - Principles of Counselling

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

The objective of this subject is to provide students with a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of counselling. Students should appreciate its introductory nature and need to understand that counselling skills are largely acquired through advanced training, professional practice, supervision and experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • appreciate how the students own values and beliefs affect the counselling process;
  • appreciate the necessity for further training, supervision and professional development for counsellors/counselling psychologists;
  • have an awareness of ethical and legal issues as they relate to professional counselling practice;
  • have an awareness of the necessity of accurate record keeping and report writing relevant to a variety of counselling situations;
  • have an understanding of philosophical and theoretical approaches to counselling;
  • have gained knowledge and practice of the basic microskills necessary for counsellors.
Prerequisites: PY1101 OR PY1102
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY3083

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Kerry McBain.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 0 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 60%); in class activities (% - 20%); assignments (% - 20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Kerry McBain
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Garry Kidd.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 0 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 60%); in class activities (% - 20%); case assessment (% - 20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Kerry McBain
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (20%); in class activities (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Dr Kerry McBain
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (20%); in class activities (20%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.