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Professional Ethics and Practice KHA505


In this unit participants develop and clarify their awareness and thinking around ethical and practice dilemmas within professional counselling practice. Emphasis will be placed on the development of personal standards of practice and on the acquisition and application of decision-making processes.

Contemporary counselling practice obligations and issues such as the demands of maintaining competence, working as a counsellor within diverse settings and with diverse populations. Ethical thinking, codes of practice for counsellors and rehabilitation counsellors, and approaches to applying these codes to actual practice dilemmas, will be explored with particular attention paid to current and developing areas of ethical challenge.


Unit name Professional Ethics and Practice
Unit code KHA505
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology
Teaching staff

Ms Liane Anderson (Coordinator)

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

Online plus two 2-day workshops


Ethics presentation (25%), written assignment (65%), Online participation (10%)

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