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Unit Code: PBH601

Unit Name: Counselling Skills for Health Professionals

Description: Counseling is an important element in helping people who encounters biopsychosocial problems, helping clients in rehabilitation to achieve the people’s wellbeing. Due to the many problems that we have in the Pacific, this course will increase students’ awareness on the field of counseling, including its evolution, processes, theories and specialties. Counseling skills help the future health professional to empower patients or clients to manage their problems more effectively. Students get to explore many facets of counseling; they learn to identify which counseling strategy they are comfortable with and which they inevitably adopt as part of the nature of their practice in the future. Given the diverse background of students taking this course will help enable the students to apply the counseling skills acquired to different health settings, according to their expertise.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to : 1. Explain counselling concepts and models. 2. Discuss the theories in the psychological approach to counseling 3. Evaluate the “one self’’ model during counselling. 4. Demonstrate interpersonal communication and counselling 5. Demonstrate the principles of counselling 6. Develop self-reflection for improvement of self in the counselor role. 7. Demonstrate counselling skills 8. Identify problems and support in counselling 9. Demonstrate the ethical framework in counselling 10. Demonstrate in pairs the knowledge and skills of counselling skills

Prerequisite: NA

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 15

Offered In: Semester 1