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EDU8332 Introduction to Counselling in Educational Contexts

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Educ


This course provides students with an opportunity to develop an awareness and understanding of the key issues presented to guidance personnel in contemporary education settings and to develop basic counselling skills with these contexts in mind. 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. This foundation work introduces the need for the development of high level skills in the application of basic counselling competencies in the service of student wellbeing. The delivery of counselling services in educational settings requires an understanding of the legal, ethical and professional competency issues that apply when working with children, adolescents and adults. These are canvassed throughout the course. The course will also provide an opportunity for students enrolled in the Career Development specialisation of the Postgraduate Certificate in education to apply basic counselling skills to career guidance and counselling practice.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 Online