Te Timatanga / Introduction to Counselling
To introduce the professional knowledge and skills of bicultural counselling in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand, including underpinning theories, models and frameworks for counselling practice.
- Learning Outcomes
- 1. Describe selected Maaori and western theories and models of counselling practice.
2. Examine the scope of practice for bicultural counselling as a profession in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand.
3. Explore own world views and the influence on personal and professional identity and professional practice.
4. Demonstrate basic bicultural counselling skills.
- - Counselling as a profession
- Maaori and western theories, models and frameworks of counselling practice
- Counselling in the Multicultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand
- The tangata whaiora (client) – counsellor relationship
- Professional boundaries, ethics, and scope of practice
- World views and cultural identity
- Reflection/analysis/exploration of self in relation to emerging professional practice
- Basic bicultural counselling skills, such as attending, listening, responding, and session structure
- The role of self and peer feedback
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-Integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
- Assessment Criteria
- The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.
- Learning and Teaching Resource
- An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.