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Counselling Communication (5258.10)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Counselling


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The aim of this unit is to introduce students to theoretical and practical elements of the helping relationship. Students will learn a model of interpersonal communication and a set of practical skills that are important in a range of professional settings, and foundational for working with clients in human service delivery.

Learning Outcomes


1. demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and practical elements of the helping relationship

2. demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain an appropriate facilitative relationship

3. demonstrate the ability to use and combine individual skills to explore key concerns

4. demonstrate self-awareness and ethical sensitivity in facilitative relationships and the application of skills

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Contact Hours

One hour lecture and two hour tutorial. Winter Term - lectures and tutorials delivered via intensive workshops.



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