School Of Social Sciences

Counselling Skills for the Allied ProfessionsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102806.1


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Incompatible Units
102353 - Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 1, 101506 - Counselling 1

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in course 4595 - Master of Art Therapy or students must be enrolled in another postgraduate program in Social Sciences, such as Social and Community work, Health, Arts in Health Education or Bachelor of Research Studies.

About this Unit
This unit introduces postgraduate students from allied professions to the major theoretical frameworks and foundational practices of counselling. An in-depth exploration of the embodied and situated experience of the trainee practitioner will be central to learning how to attend to and support others. Students will engage in an ongoing critical consideration of how discourses and practices of selfhood, social justice, power, colonisation, intersectionality, diversity and place shape the subjects of therapy and influence the therapeutic relationship. These intersubjective and scholarly enquiries will inform a scaffolded, intensive practice of microskills.

4595.10Master of Art TherapyCURRENT
4596.5Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy (exit only)CURRENT

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