Courses - Faculty of Education And Social Work

Professional Supervision

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

30 Points

The Practice of Professional Supervision

A critical examination of the concept, role, purpose and benefits of supervision in a wide range of professions. The rationale for supervision within professional and organisational contexts in health, counselling and human services, with reference to the ethical requirements will be examined. The knowledge and skills required to offer supervision in professional contexts will be explored in depth.

30 Points

Advanced Approaches in Professional Supervision

A critical examination of a range of theoretical and practical approaches to professional supervision. An in-depth exploration of the models of supervision for health, counselling and human service contexts, will include the development of anti-oppressive supervision practice and an integration of advanced knowledge, skills and values of supervision.

Prerequisite: PROFSUPV 700

15 Points

Counselling Supervision: Relationship and Process

A critical examination of the nature of the supervisory relationship in the context of counselling supervision and the facilitation of supervisory process. Topics include an in-depth exploration of the dynamics of supervisory relationships, the roles of supervisors and supervisees, and the integration of theory and practice in developing skills for facilitating supervisory process.

30 Points

Supervision Folio

A supervised portfolio with a focus on an in-depth critical reflection on current practice in professional supervision, learning and development in human services and health contexts.

Prerequisite: PROFSUPV 700, 701

30 Points

Stress and Trauma in Health and Human Services

Explores the complex dimensions of stress and trauma encountered by health and human services workers. The historical, cultural and conceptual basis for an understanding of the impact of stress and trauma on both clients and workers is considered. Critically explores research-led strategies to address personal, professional and organisational responses to stressful environments.

30 Points

Critical Approaches in Reflective Supervision

Critical exploration of contemporary theories and practice frameworks for reflective supervision in health, counselling and human services. An examination of strategies for ongoing professional development, including reflective practice, critical reflection, communities of practice, and learning organisations. Different modes of supervision (such as peer supervision and interprofessional supervision) will be examined along with creative action methods of supervision engagement.

30 Points

Critical Issues in Counselling Supervision

An advanced examination of ethical, process and relational issues that may arise in the practice of counselling supervision. Topics include ethical issues for supervisors and supervisees, cultural issues and the relationship between culture and ethics in supervision, the influences of socio-political contexts, power in supervisory relationships, evaluation and accountability.

Restriction: PROFSUPV 705

30 Points

Managing and Developing People in Human Services

A critical examination of strategies for effective management and development of professional staff in the health and human services. Includes critical reflection on effective management processes; indigenous management frameworks; recruitment and selection; supervision and performance planning; coaching and mentoring; training and development; unsatisfactory performance; and building resilience and staff care strategies.

Restriction: PROFSUPV 706

30 Points

Practice Teaching and Learning

Explores the teaching and learning strategies required in the provision of high quality field education in social services and health settings. Critically examines theoretical and evidence informed pedagogies for student practice learning.

30 Points

Special Topic: Group Supervision

Critically explores the benefits and challenges of group supervision. The parameters and value of group supervision are identified and promoted for practice within the current context of health and social services. Specific models of group supervision are developed to support critical reflection managing boundaries, tasks, roles, structure and the creation of a positive group learning.

15 Points

Special Study

30 Points

Special Topic