The unit of study builds upon work done in REHB5911, extending individualised counselling into the community. Students revisit and refine Micro-skills development specifically in the building a working alliance. Group and family variations of applied counselling theory are explored in the context of vocation / occupational rehabilitation. Specific practical counselling situations involving common VR issues (problem solving, communication, conflict resolution, motivation, stress and coping, etc.) will provide the context for developing clinical reasoning skills and advancing practice in evidence-based techniques. The student reflects upon experience in counselling education in the creation of a personal statement of practice, a toolbox of skills upon which to practice, and a plan for the initial next steps in life long professional learning.
2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week
online test (10%), written assignment (30%), portfolio project (35%), tutorial (25%)