CN510.306 Introduction to Counselling OR
YT540.306 Culture and Sociology of Youth and YT541.306 Youth Work and the Youth Sector and YT620.306 Vulnerability and the Youth Experience and YT630.306 Youth and Spirituality



Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

This unit builds upon the essential elements of the counselling relationship learnt in CN510.306 Introduction to Counselling unit and explores the ways in which counsellors give expression to the relational qualities of the therapeutic alliance and the aims of counselling. The unit emphasises the role of counsellors in using skills to make contact with their individual clients, to help them feel understood, and to clarify the major issues that trouble them.

Learners will critically evaluate the theory and assumptions behind counselling skills. They will be given opportunities to explore the application and integration of counselling skills at different stages of counselling through demonstrations. Learners will also be given opportunities to develop and practise their counselling skills and strategies guided by self-awareness, theory, the stages of counselling, and their observations of the dynamics and progression of the relationship with clients.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies include: lectures and tutorials; weekend schools; class discussions; role plays and practice of skills within class; presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, DVD, video and audio tape and online interaction.

Unit offerings

Face to face:

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.