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CDS3004 Counselling Theory and Practice 2

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication
Version produced : 24 April 2014

Requisites

Pre-requisite: CDS1002 and CDS3002

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.

This course should be completed during the student's last year in the program.

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 Tue 9 April through to Sat 13 April 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.

Synopsis

This course builds on Counselling Skills CDS1002 by training the students in two contemporary and popular models of counselling that have high flexibility and applicability. Students will learn a collaborative competency based approach (Solution oriented/Narrative therapy) and Motivational Interviewing. Both approaches are particularly well suited to the orientation of being client directed in counselling. Solution Oriented therapy emphasises a postmodern way of working with clients, and the Motivational Interviewing approach leans towards modernism and enables students to comfortably work in both contextual and medical model frameworks.


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).

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2013 External
Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Springfield