On successfully completing this subject, students will be able to use practical skills for more effective interpersonal communication, as well as basic counselling skills. This unit examines styles of counselling with integration of theories of counselling with its practice. The unit teaches both basic skills in counselling and more advanced skills necessary in more complex counselling situations. Multicultural counselling will be addressed.
|Unit name||Counselling Skills 1|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Catherine Deans|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Understand and demonstrate basic counselling skills
- Understand different models of counselling
- Make accurate observation of verbal and non-verbal behaviour including the ability to discriminate between observation and interpretation of behaviour
- Have knowledge of a generic three-stage model of counselling
- Establish and maintain a constructive and facilitative counselling relationship
- Identify and demonstrate basic counselling micro-skills
- Demonstrate ability to present and constructively critique one’s own counselling performance.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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1-day workshops x 3.
|Assessment||Skills Demonstration (50%)|Self-Evaluation (20%)|Written Assignment (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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