PUB HLTH 7020B - Counselling Placement IB
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code PUB HLTH 7020B Course Counselling Placement IB Coordinating Unit Public Health Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact Up to 3 days per week, plus 2 hrs per fortnight Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites PUB HLTH 7020A, PUB HLTH 7010 Restrictions Available to M. Counselling & Psychotherapy students only Course Description Placement IB 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 increase their knowledge of, and practise, 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 as practiced in their specific setting. Finally, students will complete two essay assignments: a critical reflection on their emerging personal philosophy of counselling practice, and a research-based project specific to the counselling setting.
Course Coordinator: Ms Paula Gillespie-Fotheringham
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Demonstrate appropriate skills to support positive client outcomes in the counselling setting 2 Employ and justify appropriate counselling techniques for responding to a range of client issues in the counselling setting 3 Communicate effectively and professionally with clients and other health professionals in the counselling setting 4 Demonstrate evidence-based practice within a counselling setting 5 Review and critique their own professional practice within a counselling setting 6 Articulate an emerging professional identity as a counsellor.
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)
1-6 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
1-6 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
2-6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
2-5 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 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 ResourcesBaird, B.N. (2014). The internship, practicum and field placement handbook: A guide for the helping professions. (7th ed.). Boston:
Pearson Education Inc.
Recommended ResourcesRelevant texts or articles will be made available via MyUni in response to issues arising during group supervision.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
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Learning Activities Summary
Specific Course Requirements
Small Group Discovery Experience
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Placement Review documentation (including final placement review): 30%
Group Supervision Participation 10%
Essay (2500 words): 40%
Refer to PUB HLTH 7020B
Assessment Related Requirements
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
GS8 (Coursework Grade Scheme) Grade Description CN Continuing FNS Fail No Submission NFE No Formal Examination F Fail NGP Non Graded Pass P Pass C Credit D Distinction HD High Distinction RP Result Pending
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