Details for Accountability in Practice

This subject will provide classroom support for you while on supervised field placement.  It provides both individual and group supervision, and the opportunity to reflect on your cases in other subjects in the course.  You will also gain a broader understanding of presenting problems, diagnoses, assessment and management through case conferences involving an approved mix of peer review, professional development and supervisors. This subject has been designed to comply with PACFA training requirement: Students must have com-pleted a course of which at least 100 hours is experiential. Experiential activities refer to clinical training methods, such as modelling by clinicians, counsellor-client practice, clinical placements, role-plays, and concrete and specific feedback.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC303
  • Credit points: 10


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Accountability in Practice

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Assessment Methods

Work Context Project - 25%

Case Reports A and B - 50%

Challenging Issues - 25%

Prescribed Text

Cleak, H.M., & Wilson, J. 2007. Making the most of field placement. (2nd ed.) South Melbourne: Thomson Learning Australia.

Representative References

Barros-Bailey, M. April 2015. Ethics and the family in rehabilitation counseling. Journal of Rehabilitation, 81(2): 32.

Bernak, F. et al. January 2014. Four critical domains of accountability for school counselors. Professional School Counseling, 18(1): 100-110.

Bond, T. 2015. Standards and ethics for counselling in action. Counselling in action series, 4th ed. London: Sage.

Corey, G., Corey, M. S., & Callanan, P. 2011. Issues and ethics in the helping professions. (8th ed.). Belmont, Calif.: Brooks/Cole.

Corey, G.2009. Theory & practice of counseling and psychotherapy, 8th ed. Belmont, Calif.: Thomson; Brooks/Cole.

Geldard, D., & Geldard, K. 2012. Basic personal counselling: A training manual for counsellors. (7th ed.) Frenchs Forest, N.S.W: Pearson Australia.

Hackney, H., & Cormier, L. S. 2005. The professional counselor: A process guide to helping. (5th ed.) Boston, Mass.: Pearson.

Reynolds, W.E. 2016. Ethics in counseling and psychotherapy: Standards, research and emerging issues, 6th ed. Cengage Learning.

Ward, F. 2005. Lifelong learning: Theological education and supervision. London: SCM Press.