There will be one 1-hour lecture per week each week of the Session. The lecture will be held on Monday 2-3pm in Y3A T1 Theatre.
All lecture material is examinable, including the chapters set for reading from the recommended text.
You will get the most out of this unit by attending lectures in person. My teaching style involves live demonstrations, didactic exercises and points for self-reflection. Some of these exercises will be more difficult to capture on Echo.
Recordings of lectures will be made available via Echo. You can download the lecture recording from the iLearn page for the unit.
There are six 2-hour tutorials associated with this unit. Every student will attend one two-hour tutorial each fortnight. You will be allocated to either stream A or stream B. Tutorials for stream A begin in week 2, and tutorials for stream B begin in week 3.
Set reading will be required prior to each tutorial.
All tutorial material is assessable either in the assignment and/or in the final exam.
Attendance at tutorials is compulsory and essential to the learning outcomes of this unit. Live demonstrations and role-modelling will be used to teach the practical application of the counselling skills covered in this unit. You can only attend the tutorial you are enrolled in and you will not be allowed to attend any other tutorial due to Occupational Health and Safety Policy Laws. Students are expected to be present for the entirety of the tutorial session.
The material covered in tutorials will not be posted on iLearn nor given to students in any form. Thus it is the student’s responsibility to attend tutorials and to take notes on the material covered. All tutorial material is examinable.
The recommended text for this unit is:
Ivey, A.E., Ivey, M.B, & Zalaquett, C.P. (2014). Intentional Interviewing and Counseling: Facilitating Client Development in a Multicultural Society. (9th Ed.). Boston, USA: Cengage Learning.
Earlier editions of this text are also acceptable. It is recommended that you purchase this text book if you intend on pursuing a career working with people in a counselling or other workplace setting. This is a core textbook which covers foundational counselling and interviewing skills. It is relevant for a range of further psychology units offered at the University, and is a good book to have in your "library".
Unit Web Page
You can access the online materials for this unit via iLearn. Announcements will be available once you have logged in. You can link to lecture recordings from the web page as well as download the overheads for each lecture. There will be an active student Forum.