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SS1111 - Introduction to Counselling

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

This subject is designed as an introduction to basic counselling concepts and skills. It is intended to provide students with basic communication skills and an awareness of some of the personal and professional issues facing the counsellor. A microskills approach to counselling has been chosen as it offers a foundation which will help students understand and work more effectively with many diverse approaches to facilitating client growth and development.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge of the issues involved in confidentiality and ethics;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the nature of counselling, the counselling relationship, the effects of the counsellors values and beliefs on the counselling relationship and the counsellors own needs;
  • incorporate these microskills in interviews;
  • awareness of the basic microskills of attending, questioning, client observation, encouraging, paraphrasing and summarising and reflection of feeling.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner.
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Combinations:
SS1105

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 12 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignments (80%); multiple choice test: 20% (20%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 12 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignments (80%); multiple choice test: 20% (20%).

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: assignments (80%); multiple choice test: 20% (20%).

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: assignments (80%); multiple choice test: 20% (20%).

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