This unit of study will provide a foundation of counselling micro skills. There will be discussion of settings in which counselling occurs, an introduction to basic counselling skills, and understanding of how to use these skills in assessment and intervention plans. Through role-plays and class activities, students will be encouraged to practice counselling micro skills and begin development of case formulations.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
APT6016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Exhibit a foundational level of competence in a range of counselling micro skills;  
  2. Develop and articulate a foundation level of competence in counselling-based assessment and intervention plans; and  
  3. Formulate basic counselling based assessment and intervention for a range of presenting issues.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Identify the application of micro skills in a counselling demonstration (40mins 1000 words) 30%
Exercise Role-play a counselling demonstration demonstrating counselling micro skills (40 minutes) 30%
Report Document a basic counselling assessment and intervention plan (1500 words) 40%

Required reading

Basic personal counselling: a training manual for counsellors 8th ed.
Geldard, D., Geldard, K., Foo, R. Y. (2017)
Cengage Publishing. ISBN: 9780170278607

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