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Counselling Placement Planning Calendar 2018

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 CBT Based 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




Student Placement -  Unsatisfactory, Incomplete or Cancelled Placement Policy

Student Placement Code of Conduct

Counselling Attendance Requirements for Placement

Clinical Supervision Attendance Requirements

Process for Addressing Issues on Placement






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



Investigating the counselling opportunity with an agency:

Bachelor of Counselling

Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching)

Graduate Diploma Counselling

Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy


Introduction to Counselling Student placements - Video Presentation


Understanding Counselling and Clinical Supervision


Placement Process Flow Charts:

Bachelor of Counselling

Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching) 

Bachelor of Applied Social Science

Graduate Diploma Counselling

Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy


Record Keeping Sheet for tracking calls to agencies



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


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

Intro to Clinical Supervision classes - 0.5 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 for CBT Based Placements


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





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