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EDU8333 Advanced Counselling in Educational Contexts

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 16 May 2022


Pre-requisite: EDU8332


EDU8333 is one of a suite of courses that make up the Guidance & Counselling Major in the Master of Education Program at USQ. EDU8333 is designed specifically for students who wish to pursue a career in guidance and counselling, school counselling, or as an educational psychology professional in educational and other settings. It is the second of two courses that focus on counselling in educational contexts, the first being EDU8332, Introduction to Counselling in Educational Contexts. The intensive skill development component of this course builds on the basic counselling skills introduced in EDU8332. The more advanced skills of counselling are introduced and explored through a case based approach. A strong focus on the application of online pedagogy to support and enhance the learning experience is also a feature of EDU8333. The psychotherapy foundations of counselling introduced in other coursework that help professionals build an accountable and efficacious personal theory and practice of counselling are integrated.

EDU8333 builds on the basic micro-skills of counselling that were introduced in EDU8332 (Introduction to Counselling in Educational Contexts). EDU8333 extends basic micro-skills of attending, active listening and questioning to the skills of influencing, shaping counselling sessions for better outcomes and integrating the skills through case analysis. Counselling and psychotherapy theory is explored to inform the process of developing a personal theory and practice of counselling in educational contexts. A strong online pedagogy supports student learning and helps to build a sense of belonging to a community of practice where students are seen as significant contributors to knowledge building and skill development in this complex field. An ecological and case study approach is used to assist students develop skills in case analysis and formulation as part of the determination to engage in counselling as an intervention in an educational setting.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 16 May 2022