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HSCO501 – Te Timatanga / Introduction to Counselling

Module code
Module title
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.
  • HS1602
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
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.

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