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HPY310 - Coaching and Counselling Groups for Behaviour Change

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Suzanne Vidler

Contact hours:

1 x three hour seminar 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 aims to enable students to develop an understanding of, and practice in, current approaches in evidence and non-evidenced-based coaching, facilitating and counselling for behaviour change practices from a group-work perspective.

 

The unit will include:

  • Developing awareness of group-work principles and group dynamics;
  • Practical, generic coaching, facilitating and counselling skills applicable to a range of group environments;
  • Awareness of cross-disciplinary applications of the coaching/counselling process in group settings and an ethical framework for group-work practices.

The unit is applicable to a range of disciplines and highly relevant for students wishing to develop skills as a coach, trainer/facilitator, supervisor, manager, tutor, presenter or group counsellor.

 

Note: students will be provided with practical techniques and support to help overcome fear of public speaking and presenting.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Design and write a group-training program for a 1-day training seminar that involves:

  • The training of at least two skills or, two personal development techniques for participants;
  • Facilitating at least two group discussion sessions 30%

Assessment task 2: Provide an 1800-word (maximum) essay incorporating a rationale justifying the approach, strengths, philosophy and content to be utilised in the 1-day training session plan 30%

 

Assessment task 3: Students, working in pairs, will plan and facilitate a 30-minute group training session within a seminar 40%

 

Assessment task 4: Seminar attendance: Students will be required to attend a minimum of 80% of campus seminars as a hurdle requirement to obtain a pass or above in the unit. Seminars will be 3 hours duration.

Unit Fee Information

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