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ED5864 - Advanced Counselling

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

Available to Master of Education and Master Guidance and Counselling students

This subject extends and deepens student knowledge and competencies with core counselling microskills developed in ED5863 Foundations of Counselling Practice. The integration of the microskills hierarchy from different theoretical and multicultural perspectives will be explored and the ethical responsibilities within the counselling profession will be addressed. The core microskills used in interviewing and counselling will be again practiced in simulated counselling sessions with students comparing their final counselling skills with their earlier counselling session from ED5863 and critically reflecting on the students' development as a counsellor.

Learning Outcomes

  • students must demonstrate proficiency using different counselling and communication styles in order to solidify their personal counselling and interviewing techniques;
  • students will be proficient in interpretation, evaluation and justification of different counselling perspectives and theories, and demonstrate advanced oral, writing, listening 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 difficult clients with complex life issues and demonstrate communication proficiency with both specialist and non-specialist stakeholders;
  • students will demonstrate self-reflection and critical self evaluation of students assumptions, attitudes, beliefs, values, prejudices and biases should be well advanced, thereby enhancing the students ability to work effectively with clients from different cultures, religious backgrounds or socio-economic status;
  • students must demonstrate advanced counselling skills, by building on the skills that were the focus of ED5863 Foundations of Counselling Practice and must demonstrate proficiency using Ivey and Iveys Five Stage Interview Structure and Microskills Hierarchy: A Pyramid for Building Cultural Intentionality;
  • Students must demonstrate knowledge of the current legislation (e.g 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: ED5863 and allow concurrent for ED5863

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 53
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Face to face teaching (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%); pecha kucha presentation synthesising portfolio of competence learnings. (a pechakucha 20x20 is a simple format (e.g., powerpoint) where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds (6 mintues and 40 seconds in total). the images advance automatically with you talking along to the slides, synthesise your learnings (chapetr 9-16)) (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Successful completion of Oral Presentation (Professional Oracy and Professional Literacy)

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 53
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Face to face teaching (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%); pecha kucha presentation synthesising portfolio of competence learnings. (a pechakucha 20x20 is a simple format (e.g., powerpoint) where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds (6 mintues and 40 seconds in total). the images advance automatically with you talking along to the slides, synthesise your learnings (chapetr 9-16)) (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Successful completion of Oral Presentation (Professional Oracy and Professional Literacy)

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.