This unit builds on the core theory and skills of the Graduate Diploma of Counselling and accompanies the student's professional practice. The unit comprises in-depth knowledge drawn from a range of counselling theories, processes and strategies such as psychodynamic, existential- humanist, strength based and other approaches in order to develop conceptual abilities and professional practice skills, Major theoretical assumptions are held in tension and critically examined with a focus on integration.. Students are given an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of these therapies as well as learning to apply their practical clinical skills to clients and their concerns.
Identify and compare the attributes of a representative range of theories of counselling
Critique the philosophical basis and therapeutic effectiveness of a representative range of counselling theories
Integrate and apply a range of therapeutic theories, processes and strategies into their counselling practice in a client directed manner
Develop a case conceptualisation with different approaches to counselling
Construct a therapeutic intervention plan
Co-requisites DP9076S Supervised Counselling Practice Integration (Practicum)
The unit is delivered concurrently with DZ9076S Supervised Counselling Practice Integration in a series of seminars requiring face-to-face synchronous learning in physical space or non-physical space. Seminars on the cognitive behavioural therapies include lecture material, video demonstrations, small group discussions, and tutorials.
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|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Critical Review - a review of representative therapies||
a critical review of a representative range of counselling theories with particular attention to the philosophical basis and therapeutic effectiveness
|Case Study - case conceptualisation and treatment planning||
Development of representative case conceptualisations and treatment plans
|Personal and Professional Evaluation - professional practice assessment||
Critical practice evaluation of explicit and implicit theory and theory integration
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 28 Sep, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-10-04 13:18:34 +1100