Specific Skills in Counselling
2014 unit code: PSC60012 (formerly HAYS412)
|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 a focused review on the specific skills involved in counselling, with a particular focus on more advanced counselling techniques such as paraphrasing, listening, reflecting of feelings. A further aim of this unit is to provide advanced training in the three-stage model offered by Gerard Egan to help establish client empowerment and enhance problem-solving abilities.
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
Class sessions involving lectures, case studies, role-plays, presentations and class participation.
* One reflective essay on counselling practice (2000 words)
Generic skills outcomes
* are capable in their chosen professional areas.
* operate effectively in work and community.
* are aware of environments.
Egan, G., The Skilled Helper: A Problem Management and Development Opportunity Approach to Helping (9th Edition), Brooks/Cole,