HPY742 - Counselling Placement 2
2023 unit information
Not offered in 2023 - first offered Trimester 1 2024
2024: Start-Anytime 12 Month Period 3: Online
Must be enrolled in H758 Master of Counselling
It is assumed that students will have the necessary counselling skills and professional knowledge to undertake placement prior to starting this unit. The following unit is a pre-requisite: HPY737 Counselling Placement 1.
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
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Students will complete 120 hours of placements over the course of this unit, comprised of 60 hours of client contact, 25 hours of supervision, and at 35 hours of non-contact work related to counselling placement. Students may start the unit any time during the year across four starting points, and will have 12 months to complete their placement hours. Students will self-source a placement, guided by the Work Integrated Learning team.
Across both Counselling Placement units 1 and 2, students will complete a combined 200 placement hours (comprising 80 hours client contact, 45 hours clinical supervision, and 75 hours non-client contact work). H758 students who accumulate placement hours beyond the minimum requirements in HPY737 Counselling Placement 1 may count those additional hours towards HPY742 Counselling Placement 2 requirements.
Students must also have a current police check and Working with Children Check, and be willing to comply with any other requirements of the placement organisation.
Please be advised that this unit may contain topics that could be triggering or distressing for some individuals. If you have experienced unresolved trauma or grief in the past 12 months, we strongly recommend that you carefully consider whether you are ready to engage with this unit at this time. It is important to prioritise your mental health and wellbeing, and seeking support from a mental health professional may be a helpful option. Please be aware that support is available to you throughout your studies, and we encourage you to reach out to the services provided by Wellbeing at Deakin if you need to do so.
This unit provides students with an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a supported and supervised counselling setting. The unit is designed to enhance students' self-awareness, professionalism, and ethical practice, and to consolidate and integrate learning from previous counselling units. Through the placement experience, students will develop their skills in communication, empathy, active listening, and counselling interventions, and will learn how to tailor these to the unique needs of individual clients. By successfully completing this unit, students will gain valuable experience as well as the opportunity to connect with professionals in the counselling field, which will support them to gain future employment. Students will complete 120 hours of counselling practicum, including 40 hours of client contact, 25 hours of supervision, and 35 hours of non-client contact activities related to counselling*. As part of their placement, students will participate in regular individual and group supervision to support the development of their counselling, ethical and professional skills.
* Across both Counselling Placement Units 1 and 2, students will complete a combined 200 placement hours (80 hours client contact, 45 hours clinical supervision, and 75 hours non-client contact work).
Students must pass all assessments to pass the unit. A second opportunity will be given to students to enable them to demonstrate competency if they do not pass the first submission.
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