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ED5863 - Foundations of Counselling Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to Post Graduate Certificate of Education [35111], Master of Education [102104;34004]. Core subject for Master of Guidance and Counselling [34704] students.

This subject introduces Ivey and Ivey's Five Stage Interview Structure and Microskills Hierarchy as a framework for problem management and opportunity development. The application of counselling theories within this model will be investigated and students will develop their understanding of the practical application of the model. The core micro skills used in interviewing and counselling will be introduced and practiced in simulated counselling sessions. Students will also investigate cross-cultural ethical scenarios demonstrating understanding of the professional codes of ethical practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • students must demonstrate proficiency using different counselling and communication styles in order to begin to develop their personal counselling and interviewing techniques;
  • students will be proficient in interpretation, evaluation and justification of different counselling perspectives and demonstrate advanced oral, listening, writing and advocacy skills, required of a professional working in the guidance and counselling and career development fields;
  • students must demonstrate advance problem solving, objectivity, and judgement skills in working with clients with complex life issues and demonstrate communication proficiency with both specialist and non-specialist stakeholders;
  • students will demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding and proficiency using basic counselling microskills as presented by Ivey and Iveys Five Stage Interview Structure and Microskills Hierarchy: A Pyramid for Building Cultural Intentionality. Students will apply this framework to a variety of counselling scenarios and interviewing;
  • students will demonstrate self-reflection and critical self-evaluation of their assumptions, attitudes, beliefs, values, prejudices and biases in order to demonstrate cultural intentionality in well-constructed counselling sessions that enhance their ability to work effectively with clients from a multicultural perspective;
  • students must demonstrate knowledge of the current legislation (eg.informed consent, Privacy Act) and ethical requirements outlined in the Code of Ethics in the Australian Counselling Association and the Singapore Association for Counselling.
Prerequisites: ED5862 AND ALLOW CONCURRENT FOR ED5862

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Face to face teaching 13-Apr-2015 to 16-Apr-2015 (13 April - 16 April 2015 (Block Mode))
Coord/Lect: Professor Margaret Carter.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours
Assessment: counselling videos with one written analysis and one reflection (40%); portfolio of competence (30%); essay (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Successful completion of Counselling Videos, Written Analysis and Reflection (Professional Oracy and Professional Literacy)

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 52
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Face to face teaching (Counselling microskills will be introduced and practised. Face-to-face teaching dates to be advised)
Coordinator: Professor Margaret Carter
Lecturer: Dr Geoffrey McNulty.
Workload expectations:
  • 32 hours workshops/Seminars - 4 days (32 hours)
Assessment: counselling videos with one written analysis and one reflection (40%); portfolio of competence (30%); essay (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Successful completion of Counselling Videos, Written Analysis and Reflection (Professional Oracy and Professional Literacy)
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.