This course covers basic counselling microskill theory (for example, establishing rapport and reflective attending), different types of therapy, the counselling relationship, boundaries, self-care, referral and supervision.
Delivery type2019Trimester 2 2019
Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course.
Cost2019NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to
- Identify and describe basic aspects of counselling practice: engagement, counsellor-client relationship, counselling process.
- Identify and describe a range of valuable microskills in counselling.
- Access information in relation to a range of local counselling and support agencies.
- Identify issues related to supervision and referral.
- Understand and apply a range of theories in relation to counselling, especially in terms of goals, concepts, techniques and theories of personality, .
- Demonstrate an understanding of The Treaty of Waitangi in relation to counselling and psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand, and provide an overview of a bicultural models and theoretical application.
- Discuss issues related to counselling in the wider context of a multicultural environment.
If you have not successfully completed study at Level 5 or higher you need to pass an online entry test before enrolling in this course.
To study this course you will require access to a computer, the Internet and email.
100% internally assessed
There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
Lecturer / Tutor
You can do this course as part of these qualifications: