Course Title: Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5346 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course Title: Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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Course Contact: Chris Walters

Course Contact Phone: 9925 8268

Course Contact Email: Chris.Walters@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a structured approach to counselling to determine, establish and confirm the nature of the counsellor client relationship according to the agency’s counselling model.

 This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues within established policies, procedures and guidelines.

Workers at this level work under supervision within established guidelines but take on a team leadership role in the coordination of services and service providers. 

This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services contexts.

This unit is delivered and assessed as a cluster with:


CHCCSL003 – Facilitate the counselling relationship

CHCCOM006 – Establish and manage client relationships

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Relevant industry experience or completion of relevant qualification.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCLS001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

Elements:

1. Use a structured approach to counselling

2. Establish the nature of the helping relationship

3. Confirm the helping relationship


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements


Overview of Assessment

Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through:

  • Practical demonstration of skills
  • Case study scenarios
  • Written assignments/questions