COUN5201 Counselling Skills and Models

Graduate Diploma Level Unit

Duration: One trimester

Level: 2nd year

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

Prerequisites: 6 Year 1 units must be completed

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

Core/elective: Core


Unit description

In this unit students are introduced to the main philosophical concepts, skills and historical development of relational and postmodern therapeutic modalities.  Through practice and class presentations students gain a depth of understanding of the framework and models of self that inform each modality, as well as the conceptualisation of the therapeutic relationship developed in each modality.

The unit embeds critical and reflective practice.  To this end  students evaluate the benefits and limits of relational and postmodern therapeutic modalities and, in practice sessions, are asked to demonstrate sensitivity to gendered power relations and cultural diversity in the therapeutic relationship.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the unit students will be able to:

a)       describe elements of relational and postmodern counselling modalities, and their historical development

b)       explain the framework and models of self and change that inform relational and postmodern counselling modalities

c)       identify and apply the skills used in relational and postmodern counselling modalities

d)       evaluate the benefits and limits of relational and postmodern counselling modalities

e)       demonstrate sensitivity to gendered power relations and cultural diversity in the counselling relationship

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 12 hours per week.

Assignment summary

Please refer to the document available here

Textbook

The required text book for this unit  can be found by viewing the School 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 http://currentstudents.acap.edu.au/assets/Managing-My-Course/A-Z-Policies/Academic-Misconduct-Policy.pdf for full details of the Academic Misconduct Policy.

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.