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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 Wellbeing
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 May 2022


Pre-requisite: Students must have successfully completed 8 units prior to enrolling


Assessment, record keeping and report writing are key requirements of counselling practice. Assessment of client issues and treatment progress assists treatment planning to enhance likelihood of positive client treatment outcomes. Counsellors must have ethical, professional, and legal awareness about how to record and manage client information to ensure it meets the highest ethical, legal, and professional standards.

Different theories and therapeutic approaches to the assessment of clients will be covered in this course. The course will teach students how to apply different theories and therapeutic approaches to the assessment of clients. Students will review common assessment tools and learn how to incorporate and interpret formal client feedback as a means to guide treatment and improve client outcomes.. 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.

This course contains a recommended residential school and online asynchronous tutorials.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 External
Date printed 24 May 2022