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This course aims to enable students to develop and practise effective and purposeful collaborative interventions with clients.
Students will be able to:Understand the nature of the counselling interaction in terms of the participants involved, their needs, expectations and desires.Demonstrate effective use the solution-focused model of helping in a counselling setting.Understand the implications of socio-cultural contexts in counselling.
Subject to approval of the Head of School of Health Sciences
Students must attend one activity from each section.
This course is only available to those people who are selected from an interview. Applications open on September 1 and close on October 1. The primary purpose of this course is to enable students to work effectively as a counsellor in a placement. Selected students apply for and engage in a counselling placement for at least one half day per week. Here they have the opportunity to practice newly acquired counselling skills whilst extending their knowledge and understanding of counselling within an agency/school. Reflexive practice combined with clinical supervision is essential for maximum benefit.
De Jong, Peter , Berg, Insoo Kim;
Interviewing for solutions
Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, 2013.
Crocket, Kathie. , Agee, Margaret Nelson., Cornforth, Sue;
Ethics in practice : a guide for counsellors
Dunmore Pub, 2011.
Website: http: //ctiv.alexanderstreet.com.ezproxy.canterbury.ac.nz
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.
All assignments within the course portfolio must be completed .
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. Evidence to support your application must be provided (e.g. medical certificate). Extensions cannot extend past the date on which the assignment is handed back to other students.
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)
FLO students are to submit hard copy Assignments with a cover sheet to the College of Education, Health and Human Development.By Hand:Deliver to Assignment Room - Level 2, Rehua by 5.00pm, or at a time directed by course lecturer, on or before the due date. By Mail:Send to;Student and Programme OfficeAssignmentsCollege of Education, Health and Human DevelopmentUniversity of CanterburyPrivate Bag 4800Christchurch 8140
Domestic fee $1,905.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 9 people apply to enrol.
Maximum enrolment is 12
For further information see
School of Health Sciences