COUN5201 Counselling Skills and Models

Graduate Diploma Level Unit

Duration: One Trimester

Level: 500 (2nd year)

Credit Points: 8 (out of a total 96)

Prerequisites: All year 1 units: COUN5131; COUN5141; COUN5151; COUN5161; COUN5171; COUN5831

Mode(s) of Delivery: On-Campus and Blended

Core/Elective: Core


Unit Description

This unit examines the background and applications of a range of contemporary counselling theories and models. Students develop advanced counselling skills, and further develop their understanding and application of case conceptualisation and assessment. This unit encourages students to develop an evidence-based integrative approach to counselling responsive to client presentations.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the unit students will be able to:

a) Review, interpret, integrate, synthesise and apply an advanced theoretical knowledge of a range of contemporary counselling theories and models

b) Critically analyse, evaluate and ethically apply information to develop an evidence-based integrative approach to counselling responsive to client presentations.

c) Competently apply and transmit advanced knowledge and skills to effectively demonstrate sophisticated levels of self-reflexivity, autonomy and adaptability.

d) Demonstrate an advanced capacity to critically analyse, synthesise and communicate ideas at an advanced academic level, using contemporary communication approaches.

Unit Workload

The workload for this unit is 12 hours per week.

Textbook

The required text book for this unit  can be found by viewing the Discipline of Counselling textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link: http://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/managing-my-course/order-course-materials-and-text-books/

Academic Misconduct

Ethical conduct and academic integrity and honesty are fundamental to the mission of ACAP. Academic misconduct will not be tolerated by the college. This includes plagiarism of any nature. It is your responsibility to make sure that you understand what constitutes plagiarism in order to ensure that you do not engage in it. Please refer to the Academic Misconduct Policy for full details.

Disclaimer

Unit information may be subject to change prior to the teaching trimester commencing.  Once term has commenced please review the Unit Outline in your class space to ensure your trimester study plan is correct.