Practicum 4 is designed to extend and draw together the knowledge and skills in real world counselling settings. The unit will consolidate the capacity to initiate and execute counselling case and treatment planning with a high level of autonomy. The unit will require students to report on, assess and make professional judgements about real world cases with a substantial level of knowledge on the protocols around the ethical, legal and practical issues, and the ability to consider and articulate the body of research behind their observations. Students will finalise the placement goals in extended case note writing.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
APT6011

Prerequisites

APT6010 - Practicum 3

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Investigate and report on professional placement cases using theoretical knowledge and protocols  
  2. Plan, implement, and evaluate professional learning relevant to their counselling placement  
  3. Critique counselling theory and research as it applies to counselling cases.  
  4. Critically reflect on ethical, legal and other frameworks relevant to their field placement practice  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Journal of critical reflection placement experiences (3500 words) Pass/Fail
Case Study Case report of client and presentation (1500 words) Pass/Fail
Other Professional Placement Goals (200 words) Pass/Fail
Other Submission of signed log book detailing placement hours Pass/Fail
Other Successful evaluation from placement supervisor Pass/Fail
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Required reading

The Internship, Practicum and Field Placement Handbook: A Guide for the Helping Professions
Baird, B.N. 2014,
New Jersey/Prentice Hall

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