This unit builds on Counselling Integration Practicum in the Advanced Diploma. A supportive structure and environment is created for students to continue their formation as counselling professionals during supervised counselling practice. In addition to requiring students to obtain the required individual professional supervision externally throughout the year, class meetings provide another level of group supervision. These meetings serve as a forum for dealing with emerging ethical, supervision and professional issues encountered during their counselling practice. During these students support and learn from one another as part of their professional training and development.

Unit code: DZ3076S

Unit status: Approved (Assessment revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit discipline: Counselling

Proposing College: Stirling College

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Learning outcomes


Evaluate and adjust their practices in the use of self and professional skills for the benefit of clients


Explain the theoretical and professional basis of their therapeutic decision-making


Provide evidence of understanding the value of counselling supervision and benefitting from a constructive approach to the relationship with supervisors


Demonstrate professional competence, cultural humility and respectful working relationships with clients, colleagues and community members

Unit sequence

Core unit of the Bachelor of Counselling. Requires successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Counselling. Co-requisite: Advanced Counselling Theories, Processes and Strategies.


Combination of supervised practice, seminars, and group supervision.

Indicative Bibliography

Cooper, M. & McLeod, J. (2010). Pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy. Sage.

Duncan, B.L., Miller, S. D., Wampold, B. E. & Hubble, M. A (2009). The heart and soul of change: delivering what works in therapy (end ed.). APA.

Greggo, S. P. & Sisemore, T. A. (eds.). (2012). Counseling and Christianity: five approaches. IVP.

Neff, M. A. & McMinn, M. R. (2020). Embodying integration: a fresh look at Christianity in the therapy room. IVP. Downer’s Grove.

Moriarty, G. L. (2010). Integrating faith and psychology: twelve psychologist tell their stories. CAPS Books, USA.

Norcross, J. C. & Goldfried, M. R. (2005). Handbook of psychotherapy integration (2nd ed). Oxford University Press.

Russell-Chapin, L. & Chapin, T. (2012). Clinical supervision: theory and practice. Brooks/Cole Cengage. Belmont.

Tan, S. (2011). Counselling and psychotherapy: a Christian perspective. Baker Academic.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Skill Demonstration - Documentation and Learning agreement 500 NGP
Case Study - Case Conceptualisation 2000 NGP
Portfolio - Evidence Portfolio 500 NGP
Essay - Reflective Essay 2000 NGP

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Carolyn Alsen on 4 Apr, 2022

Unit record last updated: 2022-04-04 15:00:56 +1000