10 cp Prerequisites COUN626 Counselling Practice Skills Teaching Organisation 2 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent of lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. Additional weekly reading will be required.
This unit is designed to challenge students to consider respectful and ethical means of resolving conflict, mediating and negotiating. The content deals with the identification, remediation and resolution of conflict. The learning approach is applied, experiential and theoretically informed. The content will allow students to integrate elements of others units. There are three areas of conflict and its resolution on which the unit will focus. The first area is the identification of conflict, discontent, ambivalence or a flaw in the communicated self, as a partner, and to improve or resolve the conflict. This is important because as people attempting to resolve conflicts in others first need to understand some of their own conflicts and their management. The second area is associated with conflict resolution in small groups (families and workplaces). The final area will focus on national and international conflict and will prompt consideration of appropriate levels of engagement and resolution of conflict.