10 cp Prerequisites COUN623 Practicum I Teaching Organisation Students will complete a minimum of 100 hours of client contact in an approved community setting. Once a week students will meet in a group for two hours with the lecturer (University Supervisor). Groups will provide a reference point and be a source of professional and personal learning. Supervision will total a minimum of 25 hours and include supervision by the Field Supervisor and the University Supervisor via group and individual meetings.
This unit requires students to add further to their practical experience and to develop greater critical reflection on counselling theory and their own practice. Personal as well as professional learning will be integrated through group discussion and individual case presentations at seminars. Students will be expected to reflect on mental health assessments conducted on their practicum and to develop case treatments plans.