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CDS1002 Counselling Skills

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 September 2023


The intention of this course is to prepare students for competency in the knowledge and practical application of generic and foundational counselling microskills. These skills are essential for supportive and therapeutic communication within a range of caring professions including counselling, human services, psychology, nursing, and teaching. Students will learn and apply counselling microskills within a structured framework. The course will take students from basic to advanced level counselling skills.

This course introduces students to counselling within the helping professions and key values that counselling operates from. It introduces a framework of helping, including structured stages and tasks. Within this framework, students will learn specific communication and counselling skills that are foundational in the majority of counselling modalities.

This course contains a highly recommended residential school and online asynchronous tutorials. The dates and location of the highly recommended residential school are available from the Residential School Timetable (https://www.unisq.edu.au/handbook/current/resschoolsched.html ). The dates and times of the online tutorials will be available in the course study schedule.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 External
Date printed 30 September 2023