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COU5006 Professional Counselling Practice, Identity, and Ethics

Short Description: Prof Couns Prac Ident & Ethics
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
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH


This course builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in undergraduate programs in a range of allied health disciplines. As such, it is designed to further develop inter-professional skills that underpin counselling practice, and link to areas of specialisation that may be developed in related and advanced courses. Students will develop knowledge and competence regarding the legal and procedural aspects of client or patient management, including intake, record-keeping, managing informed consent, risk assessment and management, and ethical decision making. Students will learn how to incorporate knowledge of cultural and other forms of human diversity in service design, assessment, and intervention. The course will provide opportunities for students to examine legislation including anti-discrimination, privacy, child protection, disability/racial/sex discrimination, and mental health, all of which interact with counselling practice. Clinical supervision will be included, as well as reflective practice skills to ensure independent self-care and essential learning and development. All students will have the opportunity to develop discipline-focused areas of interest, as the assessment will be sufficiently flexible to allow for individual health specialisations.

This course contains a mandatory four day residential school and 10 hours of mandatory online synchronous tutorials.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 External