Introductory Rehabilitation Counselling (REHB5076)


This unit of study facilitates students' acquisition of counselling values and explores issues relating to attitudes and the philosophy of counselling. Counselling micro skills are also studied and practiced as applied to the role of the rehabilitation counsellor. This unit also covers analytic, experiential and relationship-oriented counselling theories and techniques in the context of their application to rehabilitation counselling client populations. Students are required to undertake a counselling interview and self-critique as part of the assessment.

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Assessment 1: multiple choice examination (40%) (week 7). The examination will consist of short quizzes covering the various theories of counselling and will be scored online. Assessment 2: Video Demonstration and Report (60%) (Week 13). Students will par


Chan, F., Berven, N. L., and Thomas, K. R. (2004). /Counseling theories and techniques for rehabilitation professionals. / -- Ivey, A. E., Ivey, M. B., & Zalaquet/Intentional interviewing and counseling: Facilitating client development in a multicultural

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