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ED5862 - Foundations of Counselling Theory

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Available to Master of Education [34004, 102104] students and core subject for Master of Guidance and Counselling [34704] and Graduate Certificate of Career Development [106011] students.

This subject introduces students to diverse theoretical perspectives of counselling practice. Students will develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of diverse counselling theory including theories of career development. Students will further develop your ability to critically reflect and respond to theories underpinning counselling. A comprehensive understanding of counselling theory forms the basis of quality counselling practice. Students will become familiar with the ethical practices set by the counselling profession. Students will be expected to apply counselling theories within specific contexts and environmental settings. Students will also be expected to begin integrating these theories into their own personal theory of counselling.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe and evaluate major theories of counselling, including Psychoanalytic Therapy; Behavioural Therapy; Rational-Emotive Behavioural Therapy, Client-centred Therapy; Gestalt Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Career Development Theory, and Family Systems Therapy;
  • develop an understanding of the theoretical origins underpinning career development counselling;
  • articulate and reflect upon ethical practices in counselling;
  • formulate and communicate a personal, integrated theory of counselling.

Availabilities

Cairns, External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Professor Margaret Carter.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: pecha kucha presentation (35%); scholarly essay (40%); online reflective tasks (25%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must pass the reflective essay and the major essay to pass the subject

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (Face-to-Face dates to be advised by JCUS coordinator)
Coordinator: Professor Margaret Carter
Lecturers: Professor Margaret Carter, Dr Geoffrey McNulty.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: pecha kucha presentation (35%); scholarly essay (40%); online reflective tasks (25%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must pass the scholarly essay and the presentation to pass the subject

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.