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In this course students are introduced to a solution-focused model of supervision and reflective practice. They also explore the importance and implications of cultural supervision for safe counselling practice. The course requires students to engage in group supervision and reflective practice.
Students will:(a) Articulate what reflective practice is and its relationship to effective counselling practice.(b) Demonstrate an ability to engage in critical reflective practice and use this process to develop effective counselling practice. (c) Articulate the role of supervision in promoting effective counselling practice.(d) Demonstrate an understanding of the foundational assumptions of a Solution-Focused model of supervision.(e) Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of cultural responsiveness in supervision and the implications of culturally competent supervision for counselling practice. (f) Demonstrate an ability to effectively engage in group supervision.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Please note group supervision takes places on Mar 24th, May 20th, and Aug 20th. On these days, you will be required to attend a group supervision either in the morning or the afternoon, for up to four hours, not for the whole day. You will be notified of your group upon commencement of the course.
Readings for this course will be available on LEARN. Suggested texts include:Bager-Charleson, S. (2010). Reflective Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage.Stedmon, J., & Dallos, R. (Eds.). (2009). Reflective Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press.Thomas, F. (2013). Solution-Focused Supervision: A Resource-Oriented Approach to Developing Clinical Expertise. New York: Springer.
Grading ScaleGrade GPA Value MarksA+ 9 90 – 100A 8 85 – 89.99A- 7 80 – 84.99B+ 6 75 – 79.99B 5 70 – 74.99B- 4 65 – 69.99C+ 3 60 – 64.99C 2 55 – 59.99C- 1 50 – 54.99D 0 40 – 49.99E -1 0 – 39.99A Pass is 50 marks or over
100% attendance required
Formal and informal evaluation will take place in accordance with the relevant Course Evaluation Policy, to provide feedback to staff about the relevance and validity of what has been learned as well as the quality of course delivery.
In the event of exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) that prevent you from working, you may apply for an extension before the due date for an assignment. You should contact the lecturer responsible for that piece of assessment in writing, and explain why you are requesting an extension.
If you are prevented from completing any major item or items of work for assessment in a course, or consider that your performance in any major item or items of work for assessment in a course has been impaired by illness, injury, bereavement or any other critical circumstance you may apply for aegrotat consideration. Aegrotat consideration is available only for major items of work. Major items are examinations, tests and other work worth not less than 10% of the total assessment. Please refer to the UC Policy: (http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucpolicy/GetPolicy.aspx?file=aegrotatconsiderationprocedure.pdf)
Domestic fee $942.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 6 people apply to enrol.
Maximum enrolment is 12
For further information see
School of Health Sciences.