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PY3104 - Principles of Counselling

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

The objective of this subject is to provide students with a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of counselling. Students should appreciate its introductory nature and need to understand that counselling skills are largely acquired through advanced training, professional practice, supervision and experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • appreciate how the students own values and beliefs affect the counselling process;
  • appreciate the necessity for further training, supervision and professional development for counsellors/counselling psychologists;
  • have an awareness of ethical and legal issues as they relate to professional counselling practice;
  • have an awareness of the necessity of accurate record keeping and report writing relevant to a variety of counselling situations;
  • have an understanding of philosophical and theoretical approaches to counselling;
  • have gained knowledge and practice of the basic microskills necessary for counsellors.
Prerequisites: PY1101 OR PY1102
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY3083

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Kerry McBain
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Garry Kidd.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 0 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano
Lecturer: Dr Divjyot Kaur.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Kerry McBain.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 0 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

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