HSCO502 – Te Pikinga / Introduction to Professional Counselling Practice

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Module code
HSCO502
Module title
Te Pikinga / Introduction to Professional Counselling Practice
Prescription
To prepare for professional and ethical counselling practice, and introduce the role of supervision and self-reflection.
Programmes
  • HS1602
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
60
Self directed hours
90
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Examine ethical and professional counselling practice.
2. Outline the importance of supervision in counselling practice.
3. Analyse theory, practices and strategies for individual and group counselling processes.
4. Examine and apply self-assessment and self-reflection in counselling.

Content
- This module will include a minimum of 10 hours of observation in an agency.
- Codes of ethics and ethical considerations in counselling practice, including Maori ethical considerations
- Agency practices, processes and documentation
- Professional practice and codes of conduct
- Preparing for practice
- Individual counselling theory, practices, strategies and processes
- Group counselling theory, practices, strategies and processes
- Maori and Western supervision approaches
- Professional supervision, including the role of supervision and role of supervisee to counselling practice
- Reflections and self-assessment

-Ethics of group work
-Conflict management in groups
-Power and influence in groups

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.
Students must meet all the practice context experience requirements, including complete a minimum of 10 hours of observation in a placement agency to be eligible to complete 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.