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Counselling Placement and Supervision Group 2 (CSL621)

School School of Health Professions
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: DE7-placement (quota of 12 places), S1L-placement (quota of 18 places), UA7-placement (quota of 12 places)
Description Students complete their second placement in an appropriate counselling environment, working under the supervision of a practising counsellor. Students participate in group supervision on campus, providing a link between training and supervision within the University and work and supervision on placement. Counselling relationships, supervisory relationships, case conceptualisation and intervention are key elements in this unit. Understanding issues relating to ethical conduct, indigenous and CALD perspectives and professional practice are developed through group supervision.
Timetabled Learning Activities 36 days of placement in consultation with the Placement Coordinator, plus up to 2 hours per week group supervision and occasional seminars.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is hands-on. This unit is a placement unit, thus learning takes place through applied practice in a counselling agency, as well as research and reflective activities in keeping with the professional activities of counsellors. Such learning is also facilitated through weekly peer supervision meetings.
Assessment Students' practical, conceptualisation and reflective skills are assessed by their field supervisors in relation to their applied skills and professional conduct displayed throughout the placement. The assessment results in a pass/fail decision. Weekly supervision (individual and group) provides ongoing feedback to students. A mid-semester assessment serves as a focused feedback process that informs the student about their progress on placement, areas of strengths and areas requiring further development. This serves to orient the student towards what to expect in the final assessment at the end of placement.
Prerequisites Enrolled in the Master of Counselling and have completed CSL679 Counselling Practicum I and all units comprising the Graduate Diploma of Counselling; or by permission of the Counselling Academic Chair.
Students are required to provide a current Police Clearance as well as Working with Children Check prior to enrolling in this clinical placement unit.
Notes This unit has a quota which may result in some students not being able to enrol in the unit in the semester they choose. This may mean studying part-time may be required.
Quota This unit is subject to quota. Quota is due to limited resources for supervising students during practicum. Selection is based on academic performance in core Counselling units as well as other criteria indicating readiness for practice.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Previously 2013: PSY621
2013: 'Counselling: Placement and Supervision Group 2'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Master of Counselling (MCounsel)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Gaston Antezana Ortiz
Lecturer in Counselling

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2560
e: G.Antezana@murdoch.edu.au
o: 490.1.019A - Amenities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: DE7-Placement
MURDOCH: UA7-Placement
Mr Gaston Antezana Ortiz
Lecturer in Counselling

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2560
e: G.Antezana@murdoch.edu.au
o: 490.1.019A - Amenities, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S1L-Placement
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