WELF 6001 Ethics and Diversity in Counselling
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102909
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Description This subject is designed to prepare students to work in a diverse society as counsellors and advocates. Students will study the emergence of research in the counselling professions and explore connections and tensions between personal, professional and research ethics. Students will have the opportunity to examine their own cultural identity development, their own relationship with power and privilege and how these may impact their counselling practice. The subject will critically examine the evolution of the multicultural movement in the counselling profession and will consider issues and concerns of several non-dominant populations, including intersectionality in working with diverse ethnicities, genders, sexualities, religions, age and ability status.
School Social Sciences
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 6 subject
Students must be enrolled in 1817 - Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Concurrent or previous study of any foundational subject in counselling.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Evaluate theories, evolution and contemporary issues in the counselling profession and in multicultural counselling.
- Analyse diversity, ethical issues and considerations in multicultural counselling.
- Collaborate with individuals from intersecting and diverse backgrounds to contribute to the solution for ethical issues in multicultural counselling.
- Reflect on own values and awareness to enhance personal and professional development in multicultural counselling.
- Theories and evolution of ethical principles in counselling and psychotherapy.
- Diversity issues in counselling practices.
- Ethical issues in multicultural counselling.
- Key ethical principles and frameworks in counselling and psychotherapy.
- Personal and professional awareness and development in counselling and psychotherapy.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
- Finlay, L. (2019). Practical ethics in counselling and psychotherapy: A relational approach. SAGE Publications, Limited.
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