COUN2001 Counselling in Loss

Bachelor Course Unit

Level: 200

Credit points: 6

Prerequisites: None


Unit Description

Grief is a significant element of counselling within any modality or integrative therapeutic practice. In this unit students will learn to identify cultural and individual differences in the experience and expression of grief and loss. Through theoretical and practical learning students will critically evaluate current models of grief counselling, develop skills to match counselling options to clients presenting with experiences of grief and loss, and identify ethical and professional aspects of grief and loss counselling practice. 

Students will be asked to reflect on their own experiences of loss and to demonstrate skills for effectively counselling clients who present with loss issues, including holding a safe space for the exploration of the experience of loss and applying grief counselling models appropriate to the client’s presentation. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • Identify and analyse the symptoms and processes of grief and loss in case presentations;
  • Understand cultural and individual differences in the experience and expression of grief and loss; 

  • Critically evaluate models of grief and loss counselling;

  • Demonstrate the skilled application of grief and loss counselling interventions, matched to client presentations;

  • Identify ethical and professional aspects of grief and loss counselling practice. 

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 9 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. 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.