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SS1111 - Introduction to Counselling

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

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.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
SS1105

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
Lecturer: Miss Chantel Levkovich.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (80%); multiple choice test: 20% (20%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
Lecturer: Miss Chantel Levkovich.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (80%); multiple choice test: 20% (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
Lecturers: Dr Koong Foo, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 12 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignments (80%); multiple choice test: 20% (20%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
Lecturers: Dr Denise Dillon, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 12 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignments (80%); multiple choice test: 20% (20%).

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.