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SS1111 - Introduction to Counselling

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

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.
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Combinations:
SS1105

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Rummana Kaed, <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.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (80%); multiple choice test: 20% (20%).

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
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.