Courses - Faculty of Education And Social Work


Professional Counselling

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

PROFCOUN 700
15 Points

Counselling In Youth Mentoring

Theories and concepts of youth mentoring and positive youth development will be examined in relation to practice as youth counsellors. Students will engage in weekly psychoeducational group and one to one counselling sessions on campus with at-risk youth as part of a therapeutic mentoring programme. Lecture topics include counselling skills for youth, effective and ethical mentoring relationships, and risk assessment.

Prerequisite: Approval from the Course Director

Restriction: SOCYOUTH 300

PROFCOUN 701A
7.5 Points

PROFCOUN 701B
7.5 Points

Counselling Laboratory

An intensive "laboratory" in which students work in small groups to develop skills and strategies for the facilitation of counselling processes. PROFCOUN 701 also provides a continuous opportunity for students to integrate theory with practice, and to develop confidence and effectiveness in their role as counsellors.

To complete this course students must enrol in PROFCOUN 701 A and B

PROFCOUN 702
15 Points

Special Topic

PROFCOUN 703
15 Points

Special Study

PROFCOUN 704
15 Points

Children's Stress and Coping

An in-depth exploration of the stressors that children experience in four domains: family, school, interpersonal and intrapersonal; as well as the broad range of coping strategies they employ. Content will be based on recent research with children in New Zealand, international studies and contemporary literature. Interventions and practices for supporting children will be explored.

PROFCOUN 705A
15 Points

PROFCOUN 705B
15 Points

The Counselling Process

An advanced examination of principles of counselling together with their application in the counselling process.

Corequisite: PROFCOUN 701

Restriction: EDPROFST 746

To complete this course students must enrol in PROFCOUN 705 A and B

PROFCOUN 706
15 Points

Cultural Issues in Counselling

A critical examination of cultural dimensions present in counselling activities.

Restriction: EDPROFST 748

PROFCOUN 707
15 Points

Specialist Counselling Skills and Approaches

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.

PROFCOUN 708
15 Points

Professional Issues in Counselling

An examination of significant professional issues in counselling, including supervision, ethics and accountability, and role development.

Restriction: EDPROFST 749

PROFCOUN 709
15 Points

Research and Counselling

An introduction to principles of critical analysis as applied to theory and practice in counselling, and to basic methodology in research with particular reference to research in counselling.

Restriction: EDPROFST 750

PROFCOUN 797A
60 Points

PROFCOUN 797B
60 Points

Research Portfolio

A supervised programme of coherent research activity related to 500 hours of counselling practice undertaken concurrently. The research portfolio will reflect the research and professional knowledge, understanding and skills developed during the course of the programme. It will include three case studies and other components reflecting additional, research-related activities, to be determined individually in consultation with the supervisor.

Prerequisite: EDPROFST 750 or PROFCOUN 709

To complete this course students must enrol in PROFCOUN 797 A and B

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