Advanced Counselling Placement
2014 unit code: PSC80004 (formerly HAYS512)
|Credit points||25 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||350 hours including 100 hours of client contact. See also Teaching Method.|
Related course(s)A unit of study in the Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling).
Aims and objectives
This unit, involving practica, aims to enhance learning associated with professional practice across a variety of counselling settings. These practica are concerned primarily with helping students to apply their theoretical understanding of counselling procedures to the counselling practice setting. Students will be allocated clients at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital Clinic and at other external locations approved by the Course Coordinator including schools and mental health centres.
Students will be allocated clients in accordance with their existing levels of counselling skills, their professional skills and their professional interests. A normal case load will be four clients per week. Students will be expected to see a mixture of child, adolescent and adult clients and to gather experience in working with groups and families as well as individuals.
supervisor(s) most directly associated with their work, together with the coordinator.
The primary teaching method in this unit is direct supervision of the trainee's counselling activities by an experienced counsellor. Supervision will be conducted in both individual and group formats, and the supervision process will be informed by regular and frequent observation of the trainee's work with clients, as well as review of counselling documents written by the trainee.
Generic skills outcomes
The graduate attributes associated with this unit of study are as follows:
* are capable in their chosen professional areas.
* operate effectively in work and community.
* are adaptable and manage change.
* are aware of environments.