Pre-requisites

CN905.512 Innovative Theorist/Practitioner

Co-requisites

CN908.506 Reflective Counselling Practice on Research

Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

This unit involves a 12,000 word qualitative research study grounded in the field of practice. It provides an opportunity for the candidate to integrate their awareness gained through immersion within the practicum during CN902.502 and CN904.512 along with their theoretical underpinnings, especially those gained through their chosen readings in a particular theorist through taking CN905.512. The study must address legitimate community problems using an appropriate theoretical lens and involve a rich analysis of the sorts of predicaments and challenges commonly acknowledged in the domain of community counselling.The design of this research is intentionally to affect change transforming the world from what it is into something better. Topics are therefore concerned with intervention, innovation and change and the research is intended to effect change while actually studying the process of change initiatives. Research findings should be of benefit to stakeholders and participants alike and should not be manipulative or exploitative. In most situations candidates will be involved in researching community counselling interventions in practice using one of the suite of Action Research approaches. This may be allied with other qualitative research methods suited to inquiry in community counselling such as critical ethnography, phenomenological or narrative methodolgies. For instance, students may undertake research that addresses a prominent community counselling issue in an actual community context such as marginalisation, racism,the plight of asylum seekers or the disabled. But the critical feature of this research is that it also must include the study of a planned and executed intervention.

Teaching Strategies


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 2, 2018; Semester 2, 2019; Semester 2, 2020; Semester 2, 2021, and Semester 2, 2022
Face to face: 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.