An advanced examination of the specialist counselling skills and knowledge required to work effectively with clients from a wide range of contexts and experiences. Topics may include working with sexual abuse, family violence, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidality, and loss and grief. The course will focus on the integration of theory, research and practice, and the development of working models to facilitate effective counselling.
At completion of this course, students will be able to: Understand the principles and theoretical foundations of counselling skills and knowledge relevant to clients experiencing trauma related issues and/or complicated grief. Understand the contexts in which trauma may occur, with particular reference to Aotearoa New Zealand. Demonstrate a developing understanding of a range of theoretical and skills based literature, which is relevant to counselling a variety of clients who have experienced trauma. Demonstrate this understanding in writing. Demonstrate a developing competence in applying selected specialist skills and understandings required for facilitating the counselling process with persons who have experienced trauma or complicated grief. Demonstrate in writing an appropriate application of those skills, with reference to a case scenario.
Currently scheduled classes
2021 Epsom (Semester 2): On campus block sessions on Friday (23 July) from 9.00 am - 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm and Saturdays (24 July, 14 August, 18 September) from 9.00 am - 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
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This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes: