Pre-requisites

CN611.306 Counselling Skills
CN622.306 Counselling Theory and Practice 2

Co-requisites

None.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit is divided into two sections. The first section examines learners’ awareness of self in relationship and develops reflective processes for evaluating their responses to areas of common concern in counselling practice. These reflective processes will be used to uncover the learners’ possible stressors in their future work as counsellors, and then various strategies and pathways are explored and evaluated for their effectiveness in promoting sustainable health and well-being.

The second half of the unit comprises an introduction to a particular counselling approach deemed appropriate. Learners will study the model for personal reflection and professional development rather than as an intervention, such as: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Narrative Therapy or Transactional Analysis. Learners will be required to use the reflective processes and self-awareness strategies learned in the first half. They will develop an understanding of the therapy from both a theoretical and a personal-experiential perspective and integrate these understandings to develop a balanced professional identity.

Teaching Strategies


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 1, 2017; Semester 1, 2018; Semester 1, 2019; Semester 1, 2020; Semester 1, 2021, and Semester 1, 2022

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.