|Semester 1, 2022 External|
|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 :||30 June 2022|
Examiner: Nathan Beel
Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: CDS3002
Counsellors need to have approaches that fit for their clients and also the agency and context with which they work. This course teaches students to understand and practice two different counselling models, that can be applied in a wide range of settings and a broad cross-section of clients, while still respecting agency and client preferences.
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.
This course contains a mandatory residential school and mandatory online tutorials.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- develop a theoretical understanding of a collaborative competency based counselling approach;
- develop a theoretical understanding of Motivational Interviewing;
- demonstrate self-awareness, openness to learn, and the ability to receive and implement feedback;
- demonstrate ability to observe, identify, and critically evaluate basic counselling skills;
- demonstrate ability to understand and demonstrate ethical and therapeutic values in interviewing.
|1.||Introduction to post modern therapies||10.00|
|2.||Theoretical foundations of post modern therapies||20.00|
|3.||Collaborative competency-based skills and processes||20.00|
|4.||Introduction to Motivational Interviewing||10.00|
|5.||Theoretical foundations of Motivational Interviewing||20.00|
|6.||Motivational Interviewing skills and processes||20.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
(This is available as an eBook from the library.)
Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
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