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CDS3001 Assessment and Report Writing in Counselling

Units : 1
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

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course. Reliable access to the internet is a requirement of this course as the course contains electronic assessment and submission elements. In order to avoid internet issues, on-campus students should attempt the Quiz in the student computer laboratories and upload their assignments using the same computer laboratories. External students who knowingly do not have reliable access to the internet should actively seek alternative internet access (e.g., Internet cafes, local libraries, or work places) for assessment submission and electronic assessment attempts. External students are able to use the on-campus student computer laboratories once access has been enabled. To be granted access, external students need to contact ICT and ask to have a student account enabled so that they can work on-campus. This needs to be requested at least one week before access is required.
The residential school will be held at USQ Toowoomba over five consecutive days from 9am to 5pm daily the schedule can be found at link //www.usq.edu.au/current-students/learning-support/residential-schools/timetables-schedules. 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//www.usq.edu.au/toowoomba/accommodation. Students are required to bring a pen, writing paper, and USB thumb drive.

For students enrolled in BHMS (Counselling major): Attendance at residential schools (or lectures and tutorials on-campus) are essential for eligibility for membership of the ACA or PACFA affiliates.

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.

Synopsis

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) and is an approved course of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2016 External
Semester 2, 2016 On-campus Ipswich