Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 |
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This subject may be taken by 312AA Master of Educational Psychology and G02AA Master of Educational Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy students only.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorDr Vicki Mckenzie
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Counselling skills are taught within a framework that reflects a person-centred model of counselling, focussing in particular on three aspects: the knowledge and skills involved in establishing an effective therapeutic relationship, the skills of assessment and goal setting, and the skill in the selection and use of action strategies. The skills of attending, minimal encouragers, open questioning, reflective listening, empathy, immediacy, challenging and summarising are covered. Participants are introduced to intervention strategies applicable once the therapeutic relationship has been established. Values and ethics are examined and students are invited to review the influence of their own values in their counselling practice. Cross-cultural issues, developmental stages and specific circumstances are considered. The mode of instruction is largely experiential, using video feedback, small and large group demonstrations, and student participation. Students are introduced to cases from the educational field, and contribute material from their own experience as appropriate. The program draws upon established psychological theory and practice supported by extensive literature. The unit lays the foundation for much of the work of the practising psychologist.
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
Students must successfully complete a taped counselling interview demonstrating competence in the counselling skills taught in the program (due end of semester, 60%).
Two papers of a 1000 words each are also required (due week 4 and week 8, 20% each). To pass the course a minimum of a pass grade must be achieved in each assessment task.
Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Cormier S & Nurius, P.S.(2003) Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers, Brooks/Cole, CA
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||www.education.unimelb.edu.au|
Master of Educational Psychology |
Master of Educational Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy
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