COUNSELLING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS

PHE3COS

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides insight into the counselling process and an understanding of counselling and communication models. Students will acquire beginning skills and a working understanding of the correct context for their application. This subject offers a basic framework within which counselling and communication skills may be developed. By virtue of the nature of the skills, approximately half of the subject will consist of experiential learning exercises.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicole Johnson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites For Bachelor of Health Sciences students enrolled at Bendigo - HLT1PHW, PHE1SDH, PHE1IDH, or enrolment in HZPPNB or HZPPHB or HZHSOB or HZHPDB or HZHSSB or enrolment in RBAOE or RBANT or EBOEE or EBNRE or EVEDB . Other students required Subject Coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe critically reflective practitionerRecommendedThompson S and thompson,N (2008)PALGRAVE MACMILLAN: BASINGSTOKE, HANTS.
ReadingsTheory and practice of counselling and psychotherapyRecommendedCorey, G 20098TH EDN, THOMSON BROOKS/COLE, BELMONT, CA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand differences in models of counselling and communication.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, role- plays, essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Identify professional situations for appropriate use of various models.

Activities:
Role-plays, case scenarios, skills assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Develop appropriate skills for effective counselling and communication.

Activities:
Role-play and skills assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Speaking (Speaking)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Identify appropriate barriers to effective counselling and communication.

Activities:
Role-plays and skills assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole Johnson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-hour lecture per week."

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour tutorial per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical reflection (500 words)35 02, 03, 04
Skills Role play ( recorded)(Hurdle)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Theoretical Essay50 01, 02, 03, 04