Practicum 2 is designed to extend and draw together the knowledge and skills in real world counselling settings. Students will continue to undertake an external placement, involving individual counselling and participation in the activities of their placement organisation. Students will receive regular supervision onsite by a counselling supervisor, learn about ethical, organisational, and practice issues, and experience professional contact with a range of health professionals.

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APT6001 - Practicum 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Formulate and implement learning goals relevant to their counselling placement;  
  2. Implement counselling theory and practice through client contact whilst on field placement;  
  3. Critically reflect on the research, ethical, legal, and other frameworks relevant to their field placement practice;  
  4. Develop reflective practice skills, including the capacity to seek advice on problems and challenges arising in the placement setting and engage in onsite supervision process for all client-related matters; and  
  5. Critically reflect on the inter-professional relations and collaboration in the placement setting in the context of service delivery.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Other Learning goals relevant to counselling placement Pass/Fail
Journal Reflective piece (1000 words) Pass/Fail
Report Placement report (500 words) Pass/Fail
Report Supervisor's report Pass/Fail
To gain a pass in this unit, students are required to pass all assessment requirements.

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