Clinical Supervision and Workplace Experience

PSC70024 12.5 Credit Points External Venue, Hawthorn, Off-Campus


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives

This Unit allows students to develop their counselling skills with clients in their chosen specialisation by providing counselling and/or participating in decision-making around treatment for clients within a real agency setting. In the couple counselling stream, students will be able to participate in a reflective supervision team in order to enhance their understanding of couple counselling theory, practice and application. Students in the human services and forensic counselling streams will develop competencies in working with clients in a community agency using counselling microskills and evidence-based practice under supervision.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Identify the strengths and limitations of using different models of supervision in their chosen specialisation
2. Identify and apply evidence-based and best-practice approaches to client work and supervision in their chosen specialisation
3. Collaboratively reflect on client work during supervision in order to enhance and guide clinical decisions that benefit client treatment and wellbeing
4. Design an evidence-based clinical case formulation and treatment plan in their chosen specialisation
5. Reflect on their practice and communicate their thinking regarding the presenting problems, case formulations and treatment plans to other professionals in oral and written format 

Courses with unit

Master of Counselling