COUN5151 Cross Cultural Counselling

Graduate Diploma Level Unit

Duration: One trimester

Level: 1st year

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

Prerequisites: None

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

Core/elective: Core


Unit description

This unit provides a conceptual framework for working with the principles of multiculturalism in the counselling context.  Students will acquire some understanding of key questions of identity for people living in a culturally diverse country such as Australia. Through analysis of the influences on the formation of their own cultural heritage students will develop a response to  racism, prejudice, discrimination and privilege, informed by relevant theoretical frameworks in cross cultural counselling. Assessment for this unit includes a case study of a character from a contemporary film, through which students will gain knowledge of post C18th Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history for counselling practice with indigenous people, and learn to identify and apply cross cultural counselling competencies.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the unit students will be able to:

a)       define culture and identify the key identity issues for people living in a culturally diverse country such as Australia

b)       develop a response to  racism, prejudice, discrimination and privilege, informed by relevant theoretical frameworks in cross cultural counselling

c)       analyse and compare two or more cultures in Australia today. How would these cultural values and beliefs influence the counselling process?

d)       evaluate the impact of multiculturalism on Australian counselling practices

e)       demonstrate advanced knowledge of post C18th Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history for counselling practice with indigenous people

f)        demonstrate knowledge of mental health stressors for refugees

g)        identify and apply cross cultural counselling competencies.

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

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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.