COUN672-20W (D) Whole Year 2020 (Distance)

Counselling Supervision and Reflective Practice

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 13 March 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 21 August 2020


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.

Learning Outcomes

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.


EDEM671, EDEM672


Timetable Note

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.

Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Health Sciences Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Reflexive Case Review 1 29 May 2020 50% Sharing of case work: Group Supervision - May 20, 2020 Submission of written assignment: May 29, 2020
Reflexive Case Review 2 28 Aug 2020 50% Sharing of case work: Group Supervision - August 20, 2020 Submission of written work: August 28, 2020

Textbooks / Resources

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.

Additional Course Outline Information

Assessment and grading system

Grading Scale
Grade    GPA Value        Marks

A+              9            90 – 100
A                8            85 – 89.99
A-               7            80 – 84.99
B+              6            75 – 79.99
B                5            70 – 74.99
B-               4            65 – 69.99
C+              3            60 – 64.99
C                2            55 – 59.99
C-               1            50 – 54.99
D                0            40 – 49.99
E               -1             0 – 39.99

A 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.

Requests for extensions

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.

Aegrotat Considerations

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: (

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $942.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 6 people apply to enrol.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 12

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All COUN672 Occurrences

  • COUN672-20W (D) Whole Year 2020 (Distance)