This unit focuses on the application of contemporary counselling theories and interventions that both enhance wellbeing through proactive prevention approaches, as well as remediate distress. The process and role of self-reflection in counselling practice is also a key focus in this unit. Students will learn about a range of counselling practices that can be implemented to support the health and wellbeing of others and themselves, and how self-reflection skills can support evidence-based, lifelong learning approaches to human health and wellbeing.
|Unit name||Contemporary Approaches in Counselling|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Crystal Meehan|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the major theoretical perspectives, principles, and ethical considerations which underlie contemporary counselling practice.
- Apply basic contemporary counselling skills to a variety of counselling contexts
- Engage in self-reflection to describe how values, culture, and individual factors can influence counselling practice
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PrerequisitesCompletion of 25% Level 100 units
Online class x 2hrs weekly, Individual Study 1-2hrs weekly
|Assessment||Role Play Self-Reflection (30%)|Skills Demonstration Role Play (30%)|Applied Skills Critique (40%)|
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