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HPY210 - Applied Counselling Skills (Introductory)

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Robyn Moffitt
Previously:Coaching and Counselling Individuals for Behaviour Change
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

HPY310

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1 hour class (pre-recorded) per week
1 x 2 hour master class (online) in weeks 2, 4, 7, and 9
1 x 1 hour Q & A (online) in weeks 5, 6, 8 and 10
1 x 2 hour seminar (campus or online) per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1 hour class (pre-recorded) per week
1 x 2 hour master class (online) in weeks 2, 4, 7, and 9
1 x 1 hour Q & A (online) in weeks 5, 6, 8 and 10
1 x 2 hour seminar (campus or online) per week

Content

This unit aims to enable students to develop understanding of, and practice in, current approaches in coaching, counselling, and group facilitation for behaviour change. This unit is applicable to a range of disciplines and is highly relevant for students wishing to develop skills as a coach, trainer/facilitator, supervisor, manager, tutor, presenter, and/or students aiming to progress into a career in psychology, counselling, and other people-focused healthcare professions. In this unit students will be exposed to a range of coaching and counselling theories and frameworks, and develop an understanding of human behaviour change. Students will learn and apply a range of skills and techniques involved in individual and group-based coaching and counselling.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Differentiate between counselling and other related disciplines.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Apply and integrate core micro counselling skills and techniques.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO6: Self-management
GLO7: Teamwork
GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Critically evaluate, differentiate, explain, and apply theoretical models/approaches that underpin counselling across a range of contexts.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Plan, deliver, and reflect on, micro skills within a counselling session.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO6: Self-management

ULO5

Identify and consider relevant professional and ethical issues including but not limited to social responsibility, cultural diversity, and interpersonal communication, and their application to counselling.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship

Assessment

Trimester 1:
Assessment description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Essay 2500 words 30%
  • Week 6
Assessment 2: Coaching session video and Reflective report 30 minute video, 1000 words 40%
  • Week 10
Assessment 3: End of unit assessment 2 hours 30%
  • End of unit assessment period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

  • Seminar attendance at least 8 of the 10 seminars to obtain a pass or above in the unit.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: HPY210 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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