COUNSELLING AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

PSY5COU

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The content of this subject involves: 1. providing a theoretical framework for conducting psychological therapy sessions using a problem-solving approach to working with clients, 2. examining general factors that affect treatment outcomes across therapeutic approaches and developing associated counselling skills for working with a range of types of clients, and 3. examining professional and ethical issues related to working as a professional psychologist. The subject has both theoretical and practical components.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLynette Evans

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Towards best practice supervision of clinical psychology trainees

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorO'Donovan, A.W., Halford, K & Walters, B

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherJournal

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Process Based CBT

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHayes, Sc. & Hofmann, S.G.

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherContext Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The Skilled Helper

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorEgan, G

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPacific Grove, CA: Brooks Cole

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

APS Code of Ethics Code of Ethics

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorAPS

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAPS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.psychology.org.au/About-Us/What-we-do/ethics-and-practice-standards

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions: Standards and Cases

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorKoocher, G & Keth- Spiegel, P

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOxford

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate competencies for using micro-skills related to counselling, such as active listening, using questions appropriately, summarising, nonverbal behaviour, and managing process.
02. Demonstrate an ability to develop a good working relationship and rapport with individuals in a 'client' role.
03. Demonstrate the competencies for conducting the structure and content of an initial interview with a 'client'.
04. Describe overall formulations of client problems leading to interventions.
05. Demonstrate counselling skills involving assisting clients to plan and implement home activities between sessions.
06. Understand ethical and professional issues of relevance to psychologists and demonstrate an ability to think reflectively about them.
07. Demonstrate an ability to evaluate ethical cases systematically considering ethical principles, and cultural and legal contexts, and to access appropriate sources of expert advice.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLynette Evans

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 7.00 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Workshop in Bendigo in Week 17

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One reflective essay of gender/sexuality and clinical work (1,000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Video recording of an initial interview role play (2,500-words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Ethics and professional issues written commentary (1,000-words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO6, SILO7

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLynette Evans

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One reflective essay of gender/sexuality and clinical work (1,000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Video recording of an initial interview role play (2,500-words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Ethics and professional issues written commentary (1,000-words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO6, SILO7