COUN6091 Advanced Counselling Placement & Supervision 2

Master Course Unit

COUN6091 Advanced Counselling Placement & Supervision 2

Level: Masters
Credit points: 4
Prerequisites: Advanced Counselling Placement & Supervision 1

Unit description

This unit follows on from COUN6081 Advanced Counselling Placement & Supervision 1 and provides students with opportunities to further develop advanced practice skills in a supported learning environment. Students will continue their approved counselling placement and participate in collaborative face-to-face small group supervision of their counselling practice. This is an ungraded unit.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students will be expected to: 

  • apply advanced theoretical knowledge and counselling skills to practice with clients in a counselling agency
  • analyse the influence of organisational, cultural and social contexts on counselling practice
  • analyse and critique your use of counselling skills and interventions
  • present client cases
  • develop intervention planning and apply counselling models to meet client needs
  • participate effectively in group supervision and reflect on your practice
  • synthesize and apply feedback to improve practice with clients
  • receive, give and apply feedback respectfully and appropriately
  • demonstrate ethical thinking and decision making about their practice and respect the rights of clients
  • reflect critically on your counselling efficacy in preparation for future clinical practice

Unit content

  • Continued Counselling Placement of 120 hrs including 40 hrs of counselling client contact
  • Clinical Supervision attendance
  • Learning contract
  • MAHARA e-portfolio
  • Student evaluations
  • Readings

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 13 hours per week.

Assignment summary

Assignment Type


Week Assessed

Supervision Participation



Placement Report: Analysing your counselling/psychotherapy style



Graduate attributes

The following graduate attributes will be developed in this unit:

  • Awareness of the influence of organisations on clinical practice
  • Self-awareness of the use of counselling skills
  • Application of theory to clinical counselling practice
  • Development of counselling intervention skills
  • Ability to receive and apply feedback to improve counselling skills
  • Ability to use supervision to improve ethical awareness and skills in practice

Recommended text

Cleak, H. M. & Wilson, J. (2013). Making the most of field placement. (3rd ed.) Melbourne, Australia: Thomson Learning Australia.

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 for full details of the Academic Misconduct Policy.


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