Details for Skills for counselling

On successfully completing this subject, you will be able to use practical skills for more effective interpersonal communication as well as basic counselling skills. This subject has been designed to comply with PACFA training requirement: Students must have completed 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: SSC405
  • Credit points: 10

Awards offering Skills for counselling

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

Unit Content

Assessment Methods

Video and transcript of a helping interview - 50%

Class Presentation - 30%

Professional standards case study - 20%

Representative References

Cashwell, C.S. and Young, J.S. 2011. Integrating Spirituality and Religion into Counseling: A Guide to Competent Practice. Hoboken NJ: Wiley.

Flynn, S.V. and Hays, D.G. February 2015. The Development and Validation of the Comprehensive Counseling Skills Rubric. Counseling outcome research and evaluation. 6(2): 87-99.

Geldard, D. and Geldard K. 2012, Basic Personal Counselling, 7th Ed, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, NSW

Ivey, A.E. et al. 2014.Intentional Interviewing and Counseling: Facilitating Client Development in a Multicultural Society. Belmont CA: Brooks/Cole Cengage.

Jensen, M.J. et al. January 2015. Development level as a predictor of counselling skills. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision. 7(1).

Mariska, M. January 2015. The Client Role in a Pre-practicum Counseling Skills Course. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision. 7(1).

Mearns, D. et al. 2013. Person-centred Counselling in Action, 4th ed. London: Sage Publications.

Nelson-Jones, R. 2016. Basic counselling Skills: A Helper’s Manual. Los Angeles: Sage.

Nelson-Jones, R. 2009. Introduction to Counselling Skills: Text and Activities. London: Sage.