PUB HLTH 7020A - Counselling Placement IA

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

Placement IA provides Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy students with supervised practical experience in counselling and psychotherapy. Through Placement with an approved service provider and individual and group supervision with qualified practitioners, students will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge of, and practice, counselling and psychotherapeutic skills with clients, as well as gain experience in writing case notes and reports in this setting. They will also develop experience in collaboration with other health professionals and families of clients, and referral to appropriate other health professionals.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PUB HLTH 7020A
    Course Counselling Placement IA
    Coordinating Unit Public Health
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Contact Up to 3 days per week, two X 4 hours, plus 2 hrs per fortnight
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Prerequisites PUB HLTH 5006 (Credit minimum), PUB HLTH 5007, PUB HLTH 6018, PUB HLTH 6021 (Credit Minimum), PUB HLTH 7003 (Credit Minimum)
    Restrictions Available to MCounsPsych Clinical Pathway students only
    Course Description Placement IA provides Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy students with supervised practical experience in counselling and psychotherapy. Through Placement with an approved service provider and individual and group supervision with qualified practitioners, students will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge of, and practice, counselling and psychotherapeutic skills with clients, as well as gain experience in writing case notes and reports in this setting. They will also develop experience in collaboration with other health professionals and families of clients, and referral to appropriate other health professionals.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Paula Gillespie-Fotheringham

    Course Coordinator: Ms Paula Gillespie-Fotheringham
    Phone: +61 8313 6276
    Email: paula.gillespie-fotheringham@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Level 11, 178 North Terrace

    Student & Program Support Services Hub
    Email: askhealthsc@adelaide.edu.au
    Phone: +61 8313 0273

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Define the roles of counsellors and psychotherapists within a healthcare setting
    2 Demonstrate appropriate skills to support positive client outcomes in the counselling setting
    3 Identify relevant resources for client support within a healthcare setting relevant to counselling practice
    4  Employ and justify appropriate counselling techniques for responding to client issues in a counselling setting
    5 Communicate effectively and professionally with clients and other health professionals
    6 Demonstrate evidence-based practice within a counselling setting
    7 Explain the role of peer, group, and clinical supervision
    8 Review and critique their own professional counselling practice
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1-8
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1-8
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    2, 4, 7, 8
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    3-6
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1, 6, 8
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1-8
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    The textbook for this course is:

    Baird, B.N. (2014). The  internship, practicum and field placement handbook: A guide for the helping professions. (7th ed.). Boston:  Pearson Education Inc.
    Recommended Resources
    Relevant texts or articles will be made available via MyUni in response to issues arising during group supervision.
    Online Learning
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    materials, discussion forums, announcements, online and many other  features to help manage your study or teaching.

    You can connect to MyUni on or off campus from an internet connected computer using a Web  browser. The URL is:  www.myuni.adelaide.edu.au/ Login to this resource using your Username and Password. Once logged on to MyUni, you will find the information displayed is  customised to present only details relevant to you and the online content for courses that you are
    studying.

    For enquiries about online education services, what’s available and access, contact the Online Education Helpdesk:Phone: (08) 8313 3000E-mail: servicedesk@adelaide.edu.au The Helpdesk is available for extended hours during the week or through voicemail.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Learning Activities Summary
    Specific Course Requirements
    Small Group Discovery Experience
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    Satisfactory placement completion (assessed by supervisor through  supervision, review of learning agreement, log-book of activities, and final review) Summative 30% 1 - 8
    Group Supervision Summative 10% 1 - 8
    Quiz Summative 20% 1 - 7
    Essay Summative 40% 1 - 8
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Assessment Detail
    Submission
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    NOG (No Grade Associated)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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