PROFCOUN 707 - Specialist Counselling Skills & Approaches

Course code
Specialist Counselling Skills & Approaches
Counselling, Human Services, and Social Work
Delivery modes
Block Intensive
Course director

Brian Rodgers

Course description

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.

Learning outcomes

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.

    Course Coordinators

    Sabrina Zoutenbier

    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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