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Placement Planning Calendar 2019

What counts as 'counselling hours' for my experience log? (Counselling and Coaching students only)

Pre-requisites and recommended units for placement

Information for BAppSocSci Students

Resume Writing and Cover Letters

Preparation for Student Placement

Training for Students for Students Using CBT on Placements





Information and frequently asked questions regarding Sonia

Sonia User Guides and Resources

Log into Sonia Online


School of Counselling - information about placements


WAYBACK Information Session Video



 Policies and Requirements

Student Placement -  Unsatisfactory, Incomplete or Cancelled Placement Policy

Student Placement Code of Conduct

Understanding Counselling and Supervision

Placement Attendance Requirements  

Clinical Supervision Attendance Requirements

Process for Addressing Issues on Placement

Placement FAQ's for Counselling Placements




PACFA Ethical Standards

PACFA Guidelines for Client Records

Safe and Ethical Practice on Student Placement

Dual Relationships in Placement

The Unstructured Clinical Interview

A Crisis Guide for Working with Clients on Placement


Placement Search: 

Investigating the Counselling Opportunity with an Agency - step by step guide on how to call potential placement agencies 

Record Keeping Sheet for tracking calls to agencies 


Placement Process Flow Charts:

BCoun; BCoun(Coach); GDC; MCP: BPyschSciCoun Placement Process

Bachelor of Applied Social Science - BAppSocSci Placement Process


Introduction to Counselling Student placements - Video Presentation


Resume Writing and Cover Letters

Organisations expect you to have a professional resume and cover letter. Write your resume before you start your search. 

Use this Resume Sample as a model for your resume. This format is proven to be the most successful resume format for students as it emphasises your achievements in each of your roles rather than the tasks you did. Use this layout, font size and structure to give yourself the best possible chance of success.


Sample Resume Format

Cover Letter Sample

Video Presentation: ACAP Introduction to Resume Writing (from Counselling Placement Preparation Workshop)




Supervisor Information

Supervisor qualifications and experience

Supervisor Information and Brochure



 Placement Organisation Information

Wayback Student Placement Information Session - Ray Brindley CEO


Wise Employment Training Videos:

1. Return to work. The context for counselling at Wise Employment - 8.45 min

2. Part 1; Definition of counselling - Goldclass and Mindfullness - 18.18 min

3. Part 2; What can I count as counselling hours - 11.22 min

4. Supplementary counselling with a client already in therapy - 6.30 min



Preparation for Student Placement


What is Sonia? How do I know when to get ready for placement? - 6 min

How do I get into Sonia? How do I get a placement or find information? - 5 min

Step by step - How placement works and what to do - 25 min

What is Supervision? The role of the Supervisor - 6 min 

How do I prepare for a Clinical Supervision Session? - 4 min

What can go wrong on placement? - 20 min



Training for Students Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) on Placement


Introduction to CBT: Video 01 - 38 min

Introduction to CBT: Video 02 - 16 min

Introduction to CBT: Video 03 - 4 min

Introduction to CBT: Video 04 - 47 min

Introduction to CBT: Video 05 - 23 min

CBT Workshop Workbook 




Instructions and Video Demonstrations for Counselling Students on Placement Facilitating Groups

Information for BAppSocSci students to send to potential placement supervisors

Ideas for Placement for BAppSocSci students.

PACFA Mission and Values

Application form - Mid Placement Reviewer