CN810.406 Introduction to Counselling with a minimum grade of Credit.



Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

This unit will introduce students to the field of family counselling by developing their understanding of the main theoretical frameworks and interventions adopted by family counsellors and systemic practice in particular. The unit also places the family in cultural and theological contexts by examining the influence culture has on family structure and in particular issues of gender roles and power in respect of the way they influence family structure. Learners will apply the strategies that are particular to the main theoretical frameworks and will critically integrate them into their own professional identity as counsellors. Learners will also examine several issues that are pertinent to families and the field of family counselling. They will critically examine each issue in terms of relevant theory and learn the counselling interventions that are appropriate to counselling families in the context of the issue.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies include: lectures and tutorials; weekend schools; class discussions; role plays and practice of skills within class; and 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.