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NUR5520 Introduction to Counselling Skills

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Nursing and Midwifery


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MNRS or MNRH or PDEV or SING or MMPO


The foundational principle of this course is based on the premise that there are two people in a helping relationship: the nurse and the client. The better the understanding nurses have of themselves, the better they are able to help others to work on their own personal difficulties. Students in this course will have an opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical concepts underpinning counselling. The specific focus of this course will encompass two broad areas including reflective skills for self-awareness and professional development, and secondly the development and facilitation of specific counselling micro-skills to be utilised in a variety of nurse / patient situations. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their performance in developing their micro counselling skills to assist their understanding of the competency required for therapeutic outcomes.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2012 External