CDS3001 Assessment and Report Writing in Counselling
|Faculty or Section :
||Faculty of Arts
|School or Department :
||School of Humanities and Communication
|Version produced :
||20 May 2013
Pre-requisite: CDS2000 and CDS3002
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Students in the counselling major who cannot attend the residential school may apply to attend the following year, may consider transferring to BHMS (Child and Family) or another major, or stay within the program and potentially graduate without eligibility for PACFA membership. The residential school will be held at USQ Toowoomba over five consecutive days from 9am to 4:30pm daily, from Mon 23 September through to Friday 27 September 2013. Students are responsible for arranging and financing their own travel, accommodation and meals. There is an on-site student refectory for meals and refreshments. Information about accommodation can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/toowoomba/accommodation. Students are required to bring a pen, writing paper, and USB thumb drive.
Different theories and therapeutic approaches to the assessment of clients will be covered in this course. The course will build on CDS3002 in teaching students how to incorporate and interpret formal client feedback as a means to guide treatment and improve client outcomes. Students will review common assessment tools. Students will learn how to write information appropriate for case notes and reports to meet professional and legal standards. This course will deal with confidentiality and the issues involved in the writing and storage of personal and statistical information about clients.
IMPORTANT NOTE #: Students studying this in external mode may have important residential school attendance requirements. Please see section 'Other requirements' for more information.
The Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling) is fully accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Association of Australia (PACFA).