COUN5151 Cross Cultural Counselling

Graduate Diploma Level Unit

Duration: One Trimester

Level: 500 (1st year)

Credit Points: 8 (out of a total of 96 points)

Prerequisites: COUN5131 and COUN5141

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

Core/Elective: Core


Unit Description

This unit provides students with an evolving self-awareness of personal biases and stereotypes. Students develop and demonstrate the ability to recognise and respond sensitively to diversity in clients, irrespective of personal biases. They develop and demonstrate understanding, skills and models to work sensitively and ethically with diverse population groups in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Cultural conceptions of mental health are examined, including the implications for a person’s mental health when they are part of a minority, or stigmatised group in a society.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the unit students will be able to:

a) Review, interpret, integrate, synthesise and apply an advanced understanding, skills and models to work sensitively and ethically with multicultural population groups in Australia.

b) Competently examine cultural conceptions of mental health are examined, including the implications for a person’s mental health when they are part of a minority, or stigmatised group in a society.

c) Professionally apply and transmit advanced knowledge to effectively demonstrate sophisticated levels of self-reflexivity, with an evolving self-awareness of personal biases and stereotypes.

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.