PSY4030 Skills and Issues in Counselling
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program BSCH in Psychology major (12302) or Program BPSH
This course provides students with a thorough understanding of the counselling process. The focus of the course is practical with reference to previously learnt counselling theory. Students will develop the basic foundation skills of counselling, as well as the ability to formulate, plan and evaluate therapy. Professional issues pertaining to all aspects of counselling will be covered in detail, as well as contextual issues impacting upon the client and the therapeutic process. These issues include gender and cross-cultural issues. There is an emphasis on both personal and professional self-exploration and development. Toowoomba Campus: This course will be offered via two compulsory workshops on-campus, each of two days' duration, and by self-directed study, readings, assignments and web-based discussion groups. Springfield Campus: This course will be offered via weekly classes which incorporate practical and regular written work, part of which will form the assessment.