|Semester 2, 2020 External|
|Short Description:||Counselling Theory & Practice3|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Psychology and Counselling|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||090513 - Counselling|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Susan De Campo
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
There will be a four (4) day recommended residential school for this course. The dates and location can be found at https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/academic/residential-schools. Attendance at this residential school and online tutorials is recommended to enhance applied knowledge and assist with meeting professional association membership requirements.
Counselling practitioners operate within professional, ethical, and legal frameworks. They are required to maintain a range of practices to maintain professional competency, integrity, and personal resilience. This course prepares the counsellor to operate professionally within the values of the profession and will provide skills and knowledge to support ongoing professional development.
The student will understand the current place of counselling as a profession within the Australian context, will learn the functions and roles of receiving and providing clinical supervision, develop strategies for maintaining counselling effectiveness and personal resilience, and develop advanced awareness of ethical and legal guidelines and decision-making processes relevant to the counselling and supervisory roles.
This course contains a recommended residential school and online tutorials.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- develop awareness of the history and current context of counselling within Australia, including its professional associations;
- develop an understanding of theory and practice associated with the reception and provision of clinical counselling supervision;
- demonstrate an advanced understanding of relevant ethical codes, laws, and the Australian counselling profession standards. Students will also apply methodological processes for resolving challenging ethical dilemmas;
- demonstrate a capacity to develop individually and professionally through self-exploration, supervision, and through the development of strategies to enhance performance and build resilience.
|1.||The counselling profession in Australia||10.00|
|2.||The person of the counsellor||10.00|
|3.||Theory and practices of clinical supervision||50.00|
|4.||Counselling, the law, ethics and applications||10.00|
|5.||Ethical and professional decision making||10.00|
|6.||Professional development of the counsellor||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2020&sem=02&subject1=CDS3005)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSESSMENT 1||100||30||04 Aug 2020|
|ASSESSMENT 2||100||35||01 Sep 2020|
|ASSESSMENT 3||100||35||13 Oct 2020|
Important assessment information
Students are recommended to attend the residential school and online tutorials to enhance applied knowledge and assist with meeting professional association membership requirements. There are no weekly on-campus attendance requirements for this course, however it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration. Students must also attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
As there are no examinations in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
In accordance with University Policy, the Examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.
The dates and location of the recommended residential school are available from the Residential School Timetable (http://www.usq.edu.au/handbook/current/resschoolsched.html).