COUN5161 Counselling over the Lifespan

Graduate Diploma Level Unit

Duration: One Trimester

Level: 500 (1st year)

Credit Points: 8 (out of a total 96)

Prerequisites: COUN5131 and COUN5141

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

Core/Elective: Core


Unit Description

This unit enables students to understand differences in typical and atypical development across the lifespan. Students will study and integrate knowledge of developmental theories of lifespan into counselling practice. They will recognise key periods of lifespan development with greater risk of poor mental health as well as the impact of trauma on development. Students will learn how to apply evidence-based, strength-based strategies to counter risk factors and promote resilience across the lifespan.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the unit students will be able to:

a) Review, interpret, integrate, synthesise and apply an advanced theoretical knowledge to understand differences in typical and atypical development across the lifespan.

b) Critically analyse, evaluate and apply evidence-based, strength-based strategies to counter risk factors and promote resilience across the lifespan.

c) Competently apply and transmit advanced knowledge to effectively demonstrate sophisticated levels of self-reflexivity, autonomy and adaptability, with multicultural populations across the lifespan.

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.