units

EDF6531

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Evening)
Hong Kong Term 3 2013 (Off-campus)
Singapore Term 3 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jenny Barnes (First semester off-campus);

Synopsis

The unit is designed:

  • to introduce students to the central approaches to counselling and psychotherapy;
  • to enable the learning and practice of skills in a systematic manner;
  • to engage students in a critical appraisal of their performance as counsellors;
  • to apply information about the therapeutic alliance and other relevant strategies for helping clients in counselling therapy;
  • to cultivate sensitivity to other people's ways and preferences, cultural or personal;
  • to prompt students to consider their own values and style and how that may affect the success of their counselling.

Outcomes

The objectives of this unit are to introduce students to the central approaches to counselling and psychotherapy; to enable the learning and practice of skills in a systematic manner; to engage students in a critical appraisal of their performance as counsellors; to apply information about the therapeutic alliance and other relevant strategies for helping clients in counselling therapy; to cultivate sensitivity to other people's ways and preferences, cultural or personal. To prompt students to consider their own values and style and how that may affect the success of their counselling.

Assessment

Assessment 1: Self-appraisal of Therapeutic Practice (5000 words): 60%; and Assessment 2: Critical evaluation of a major therapeutic orientation (3000 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off-campus students must attend a compulsory 3 (three) day Residential School