Bachelor Course Unit
Credit points: 6
This unit provides an in-depth understanding of change, influence and power and their impact on working with clients. The power differential and the potential use or abuse of power in counselling are explored. Change theory, change processes and influence are directly related to the counselling process. What is considered important in this unit is that an awareness and sensitivity are developed to the influence of change and power in the therapeutic relationship.
On completion of this unit students should be able to:
- Analyse the change processes evident in the life transitions of individuals
Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of change processes for individuals, couples, groups and workplaces
Evaluate the effectiveness of working with self-help and web-based groups to facilitate change
Analyse, evaluate and apply strategies that promote adjustment for life changes
Synthesise an understanding of principles and principals of change in counselling
Identify and evaluate the impact of power and influence on the therapeutic relationship
Identify and evaluate the operation of principles of influence in client change processes
Critically evaluate and synthesise understanding of counsellors’ influence and power on clients accessing self help and web-based resources
The workload for this unit is 9 hours per week.
Please refer to the document available here.
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/
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.
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.