Clinical Supervision and Workplace Experience
- One Semester or equivalent
- 36 Hours
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2023 teaching periods
Higher Ed. Semester 2
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
PSC70007 Couple Counselling Theory or Couple Counselling Practice (HAYR452)
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 unitMaster of Counselling
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment and content.
Hours per week
Number of Weeks
Specified Learning Activities
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs)
Professional Experience Portfolio
|Individual||100%||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
Please note that the specific inclusions for the portfolio will differ depending on a student’s specialisation but each will include the development of a case formulation and treatment plan
- Observation of, and/or participation in, counselling within their chosen area of specialisation (couple counselling and human services stream)
- Development of a collaborative treatment plan that is relevant to the needs of a couple and informed by couple counselling theory and evidence-based practice (couple counselling stream)
- Team and individual reflection and discussion (couple counselling stream)
- Supervision for client work (individual and group) in a relevant community agency
- Case notes (human services stream)
- Reading materials.
Students are advised to check the unit outline in the relevant teaching period for appropriate textbooks and further reading.