PUB HLTH 7020A - Counselling Placement IA
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020
General Course Information
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 hours 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 Coordinator: Mrs Annemarie Klingenberg
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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
Required ResourcesThe textbook for this course is:
Baird, B.N & Mollen, D. (2018). The internship, practicum and field placement handbook: A guide for the helping professions. (8th edn). Routledge: London.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
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Learning Activities Summary
Specific Course RequirementsAll students must provide current Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Clearances,
http://health.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/clinical-placements/ (Child-related, Aged, Vulnerable , Disability), National Police Check
and Child Safe Environment Training Certificate prior to enrolment in Placement 1A and 1B. Some specific Placement agencies may further require and/or provide additional training specific to working with their clientele. Some Placement agencies may provide services outside ofnormal business hours. Students will be advised of any such requirements when provided with Placement information.
Small Group Discovery Experience
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Satisfactory placement completion (assessment by supervisor through supervision, review of learning
agreement, log-book of activities, and
Summative 30% 1 - 6 Group Supervision Summative 10% 1 - 6 Quiz
20% 2; 4-6 Essay
1 - 5
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NOG (No Grade Associated) Grade Description CN Continuing
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