Curtin University of Technology
Provides students with basic counselling skills to complement their knowledge of psychology.
The course prepares students for working in a counselling role, or for further postgraduate studies in psychology and counselling.Course Learning Outcomes
Apply and evaluate sustainability principles in problem solving relating to the psychology of human behaviour.
Communicate ethically both inter-personally and in group contexts to a range of diverse audiences through a variety of formats including expression in research reports and proposals, online and through portfolio, interviewing, written, oral and listening skills.
Communicate knowledge and ideas demonstrating interpersonal skills and essential counselling skills relevant to an entry level professional helping role.
Critically evaluate the rigour of theoretical and methodological approaches when deciding on, initiating, planning, designing and conducting research that address psychological research problems in professional contexts.
Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the history and philosophy of psychology as a scientific pursuit of topics and theories for understanding personal, social, cultural including indigenous, organisational, and global human behaviours.
Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning to sustain personal and professional development in the changing world of psychology.
Demonstrate a capacity to self-reflect and assume responsibility for self-awareness in preparation for working professionally in the field of counselling.
Demonstrate an awareness of counselling practice that is astute to human diversity in all its forms including issues of power differences.
Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge and skills in the foundations of Counselling.
Demonstrate clear understanding of the importance of a developmental focus and its application to understanding individuals, couples, families and groups at a local and global level.
Demonstrate initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving, and decision-making appropriate to engaging professionally with others in a supportive counselling role.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of sustainability issues and principles and their application to engaging with, maintaining and terminating a professional relationship within an entry level counselling context.
Develop counselling transliteracy including an appreciation of the distinctness of the consulting room context.
Exercise critical thinking and judgment to identify and solve problems as applied to understanding the dynamics and process of individual counselling and psychotherapy.
Generate, apply and evaluate basic research methods to address psychological problems, including research design, data analysis and interpretation, including the appropriate use of technologies.
Integrate entry level counselling knowledge and skills into diverse contexts.
Integrate theoretical and technical knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in the core topics of psychology to delineate psychology as a scientific discipline and describe its major objectives.
Recognise how prejudicial attitudes that exist in the reasoning of oneself and others can lead to discrimination and inequity.
Reflect on the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity and other values that are the underpinning of psychology as a discipline.
Review, analyse and synthesise psychological knowledge by engaging in both critical thinking and sceptical inquiry to solve problems related to human behaviour at a personal, social, cultural, organisational, and global level.
Review, analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate foundation psychodynamic, humanistic and systemic counselling theoretical frameworks.
Use creativity, innovation and the ability to generate ideas to work constructively in a supportive professional role.
Work collaboratively in groups producing quality counselling knowledge.
|Institution Name||Curtin University of Technology|
|Course Duration||Full Time 3 years Start Semester 1 or 2 Part Time 6 years Start Semester 1 or 2|
|Course University||Curtin University of Technology|
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