Professional Ethics and Supervision

PSC60011, formerly HAYS413 12.5 Credit Points Singapore


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 hours


Admission to the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling).



Aims and objectives

This unit provides an introduction to professional ethics and supervision requirements as a psychologist/counsellor. A key aspect of this subject is to work in a collaborative way with your supervisor and peers to discuss and review client-therapist relationships and client assessment and progress. A further aim of this subject will be reviewing the legal and ethical responsibilities required of a psychologist/counsellor.
Learning Objectives
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
* Demonstrate knowledge of current legal and ethical requirements expected from a psychologist/counsellor
* Engage in peer sharing and trainer’s guidance/feedback regarding case studies of ethical and legal issues
* Learn how to establish rapport and define clients’ problems appropriately.
* Demonstrate the ability to establish rapport and define clients’ problems appropriately.
* Demonstrate further learning of client-therapist interactions through counselling experience gained from practicum sites (plus
   feedback received from direct supervision, group and peer supervision of case studies).

Courses with unit

A unit of study in the Graduate Certificate of Social Science (Professional Counselling), Graduate Diploma of Social Science (Professional Counselling) and Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling).

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.