Bachelor Course Unit
Credit points: 6
Completion of 15 units before enrolling into a capstone (integration) unit
This capstone unit provides final year students with the opportunity to review and integrate key learnings in counselling that have developed over the Bachelor of Counselling course, and to consolidate their professional identity as counsellors. Students will formulate and articulate an overarching understanding of their learning in the course and of the counselling discipline. They will critically reflect on their learning journey by identifying the major conceptual themes for each year of the course and will examine how the course has facilitated their attainment of ACAP’s Graduate Attributes. Students will integrate selected samples from their own assessments completed during the course, using a reflexive writing approach, into a report that demonstrates the development of their knowledge and skills in counselling, and their capacity for ethical decision making. The main findings of this report will be presented in class for on-campus students, and in the discussion forum for online students.
A Capstone unit is defined as a culminating academic experience for final year students; designed to encourage critical thinking and integration of the learnings in a course of study that help prepare for work or further study Capstone units generally culminate in the presentation of findings from a research project.
Reflexive writing brings the writer into the process of writing with a stance of critical awareness about the context and the process. Reflexive writing does not necessarily have to focus on the writer; rather, it manifests awareness that the writer is implicated in the process of observing and writing about what they observe. Reflexive writing allows the writer to bring critical reflection to an exploration of ideas and document their own development in the process.
On completion of this unit students should be able to:
a) integrate key learnings in counselling developed over the course
b) critically evaluate their course experience
c) demonstrate skills in reflexivity and reflective practice
d) consolidate their professional identity as counsellors and examine the links between personal and professional aspects of self
e) apply disciplinary knowledge to real world problems
f) critically evaluate their documented learning against the ACAP Graduate Attributes
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 tohttp://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.