Question the role of counselling in human services and social work. Get an overview of counselling theory. Understand the potential therapeutic outcomes.Learn and practice the practical counselling skills needed to facilitate a short session with a client
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After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- describe and demonstrate an understanding of the most predominant theories of contemporary counselling practice;
- demonstrate the use of counselling skills as applied in a therapeutic context;
- facilitate a counselling session with a client;
- describe the conditions necessary to facilitate therapeutic outcomes for individuals drawn from a range of contexts;
- explain the concept of the 'individual' and their place within the counselling relationship;
- apply the main principles relating to solution focused brief therapy and motivational interviewing to a therapeutic context.
- What is counselling?
- What works in Counselling?
- Counselling Frameworks
- Main Theoretical Approaches
- Ethical and Culturally Competent Practice
- Professional Competence
- Multicultural Counselling
- Application to Practice Micro Skills for Counselling
- Stages of the Counselling Process
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focussed Brief Therapy
- An Integrative Approach - Integrative Therapy
- Inter-professional counselling
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
- Resources and Links
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
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Admission to Griffith University MSocial Work (Qualifying) OUA Course required
Applied Counselling provides an introductory overview of counselling theory and practice as they are applied to human services and social work contexts. The degree provides students with an insight into counselling theory and practice and its application to a range of counselling areas of interest. It is intended that this degree will provide students with the counselling skills necessary to facilitate therapeutic outcomes to assist people within a range of contexts. The aims are to provide an introductory understanding of the theoretical basis of counselling practice and the opportunity to develop the practical skills and competencies required to provide short-term counselling for clients drawn from a range of contexts.
- Written Assignment (30%)
- Guided discussion with peers (20%)
- Practice based assignment (50%)