This topic builds on basic counselling theory and skills students will have gained through participation in basic counselling skills topics (or equivalent), with a focus on applying new knowledge and additional skills to particular issues within community based settings. Students will have opportunities through supervised practice to develop more advanced counselling skills and apply them in relation to issues such as: Adjustment and adaptation to disability, grief and loss, pain management, substance abuse, and the impact of injury and disability on social and occupational roles. Active student participation in peer review and feedback is a requirement and forms an integral part of these sessions. Students are encouraged to draw on previous work and practicum experiences, and to apply new knowledge and skills to current work and practicum settings.
This topic focuses on the theory and practice of more advanced counselling skills that are applicable within a range of rehabilitation, disability and other human service settings, with an emphasis on: