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CDS3004 Counselling Theory and Practice 2

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

Requisites

Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: CDS3002

Other requisites

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

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

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) and an Australian Counselling Association (ACA) approved course

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2016 External