Professional Ethics and Supervision
2014 unit code: PSC60011 (formerly HAYS413)
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||36 hours|
Admission to the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling).
Aims and objectives
This unit provides an introduction to professional ethics and supervision requirements as a psychologist/counsellor. A key aspect of this subject is to work in a collaborative way with your supervisor and peers to discuss and review client-therapist relationships and client assessment and progress. A further aim of this subject will be reviewing the legal and ethical responsibilities required of a psychologist/counsellor.
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
* Demonstrate further learning of client-therapist interactions through counselling experience gained from practicum sites (plus
Class sessions involving case discussions, reflective activities, case presentation and class participation.
* Face-to-face direct counselling hours (8 hours)
Generic skills outcomes
* are capable in their chosen professional areas.
* operate effectively in work and community.
* are adaptable and manage change.
* are aware of environments.
The focus of this unit is to expose the participants to actual clients and counselling situations, so as to make the learning of the fundamentals to establishing and defining problems suitable for effective counselling more meaningful. Under the supervision of trainers and experienced practitioners, students use micro-skills to relate effectively with their clients.
Corey, G., Corey, M. S. & Callanan, P., Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions (7th Edition), Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove, California, 2007.