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COUN2221 Counselling Skills Training 2

Bachelor Course Unit - Core

Level: 200

Credit points: 6


Bachelor of Counselling (Nested); Bachelor of Counselling (Minor in Coaching):

All Level 100 Core units and COUN2211 Counselling and Neuroscience and MULT1015 Applications in Context

Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling:

Level 100 Multidisciplinary and Counselling core units 

Mode of Study: Blended Delivery

Unit Description

Building upon the basic microskills of counselling taught in the Counselling Skills Training 1 Unit, students will develop knowledge and skills to a positive wellness orientation into counselling practice. Building on the basic listening sequence, students practice and demonstrate focusing and empathetic confrontation skills, reflection of meaning and reframing. Responding to cultural diversity in counselling practice, students develop an awareness of the purpose and range of psychoeducation in counselling. Reflecting on professional identity, students conduct a self-audit of their counselling skills, including identifying strengths and areas for future professional development.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

a)    Outline humanistic-existential and technical components of counsellors in the developmental / wellness approach to counselling practice 
b)    Critically appraise of the three-stage problem management process framework
c)    Demonstrate the application of microskills in creating opportunities for establishing counselling objectives and for problem resolution
d)    Conduct a self-audit of humanistic - existential and microskills approach to create movement for clients of diverse backgrounds

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 10 hours per week.


The required text book for this unit can be found by viewing the textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link:

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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.