Specific Skills in Counselling

PSC60012, formerly HAYS412 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 a focused review on the specific skills involved in counselling, with a particular focus on more advanced counselling techniques such as paraphrasing, listening, reflecting of feelings. A further aim of this unit is to provide advanced training in the three-stage model offered by Gerard Egan to help establish client empowerment and enhance problem-solving abilities.
Learning Objectives
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
*  Demonstrate advanced counselling skills including specific counselling skills such as paraphrasing, listening, reflecting of feelings
*  Engage in peer sharing and trainer’s guidance/feedback regarding the application and evaluation of advanced counselling skills
*  Demonstrate advanced understanding and application of Gerard Egan’s problemsolving and management approach
*  Demonstrate ability to elicit client values and concerns, develop collaborative client-therapist goals
*  Demonstrate understanding on the humanistic approach to counselling, specifically, Carl Rogers' Client Centred Therapy

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.