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HPS744 - Counselling and Interpersonal Skills

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H650 Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Unit chair:

Suzanne Vidler

Contact hours: 3 hours per week
Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The unit will provide an introduction to a problem management approach to counselling, based on Egan's Skilled Helper Model with clients of different ages, cultural backgrounds and presenting concerns. The common difficulties encountered during the counselling process will be addressed, together with ethical concerns. In addition, students will be assisted to understand their own impact on the counselling process. Training in basic counselling skills such as listening, probing and empathic responding will be provided. Students will participate in role-plays, fish bowl exercises and counselling practice in class. Students will be required to submit a video of themselves in a practice counselling situation with a fellow student.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: DVD or Video presentation No. 1: Recording of 20 minute interview (student as counsellor) 1600 word critique of presentation 40%

Assessment task 2: DVD or video presentation No. 2: Recording of 30-45 minute interview (student as counsellor) plus 2000-2500 word written critique of presentation 60%

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