Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title Advanced Skills in Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
Course Code COUN310
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 3 hours
Pre-requisite Course(s)
COUN110 Personal Growth
COUN200 Theories & Systems in Counselling and Psychotherapy
COUN210 Microskills in Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
Course Aims
This course aims to build on the pre-requisite skills and theory courses stated above, providing a forum for students to consolidate their skills in counselling and psychotherapy through experiential and reflective development of an integrative model of counselling and psychotherapy for their own counselling practice. 
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

After completing the course, students should be able to:

1. develop a solid conceptual framework in understanding effective counselling;
2. demonstrate their ability to establish a therapeutic relationship with clients and use skills of assessment and intervention in an ethical and professional way;
3. acquire knowledge of the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of major counselling approaches;
4. address and manage the domain of emotions as a form of intervention;
5. address the domain of understanding the client’s cognitive schemas in the therapeutic process;
6. understand and identify ambivalence in clients where past issues and their impacts on current life to help clients resolve this ambivalence;
7. identify the potential interpersonal issues such as, attachment, transference and countertransference in working relationship;
8. begin to address systemic issues by examining problems from a circular rather than linear approach, and work with clients from a postmodern perspective; and
9. demonstrate and articulate their developing integrative approach of counseling and join with peers in critically reflecting on their work.
Assessment Tasks
Class Participation and Attendance
Personal Learning Notes
Video Recording
Personal Case Practice and Report
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