Ethics and Professional Practice for Counsellors

Unit code: APT6020 | Study level: Postgraduate
12
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
City Flinders
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Overview

This unit of study will examine the ethical factors relevant to counselling. The unit will address ethical issues in counselling, ethical principles and ethical dilemmas: the philosophical basis of ethical principles; client rights and responsibilities, counsellor rights and responsibilities and referrals from an ethical perspective.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse and formulate ethical responses to dilemmas which may arise in counselling practice;
  2. Plan and implement ethical decision-making in counselling; and
  3. Investigate a range of ethical codes of conduct and apply ethical principles relevant to the Australia Counselling Association (ACA) and/or Psychotherapy And Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) professional Codes of Ethics.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 20%
Test on codes of conduct and ethics applications relevant to a counselling context (60min)
Assessment type: Report
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Grade: 45%
Ethical self-reflection – identify and discuss one potential challenge and barrier to being an ethical counsellor. (1500 words)
Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 35%
In-class group presentation & student-facilitated discussion on ethical dilemma to a counselling scenario drawing on theory relevant codes of ethics

Required reading

Issues & ethics in the helping professions.
Corey, G., Corey, M. S., & Corey, C. (2019).| South Melbourne, Victoria: Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9781337406291

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