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UNIT 4Facilitate the Counselling ProcessDPC4C Unit Topic: The Counselling ProcessPublished by: J & S Garrett Pty LtdACN 068 751 440

All Case Histories in this text are presented as examples only and any comparison which might be made with persons either living or dead is purely coincidental.

Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors

STUDENT WORKBOOK

Second Edition, 2006 (2.0) Copyright ownership: J & S Garrett Pty. Ltd. ACN 068 751 440 This book is copyright protected under the Berne Convention. All rights reserved. No reproduction without permission. Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors Head Office 47 Baxter St., Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006.

This book is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced or copied either in part or in whole nor used for financial gain without the express approval in writing of the owner (J & S Garrett Holdings Pty. Ltd. ACN 068 751 440) of the copyright.

ContentsPREAMBLE Unit Title...........................................................................................................................................................................5 Unit Purpose................................................................................................................................................................5 Suggested Hours....................................................................................................................................................5 Prerequisites...............................................................................................................................................................5 Content..............................................................................................................................................................................5 Resources/Readings...........................................................................................................................................5 Assessment..................................................................................................................................................................6 Time Frame...................................................................................................................................................................7 Unit Outcomes..........................................................................................................................................................8 About the Icons........................................................................................................................................................12 SECTIONS Introduction..................................................................................................................................................................13

Section 1: The Counselling Process

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Section 2: The Beginning Phase..................................................................................................21 Section 3: The Middle Phase.............................................................................................................31 Section 4: The Ending Phase............................................................................................................41

Practical Component.........................................................................................................................................53 Glossary............................................................................................................................................................................54

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Unit TitleUnit DPC4C: Facilitate the counselling process

Unit PurposeThis unit focuses on the application of the knowledge and skills required to facilitate the counselling process to enhance client growth. The process is applied to counselling practice to ensure clients are assisted through the counselling interview process to achieve optimum benefits for clients.

Suggested HoursAlthough everyone will work at their own pace, we suggest you allow approximately 75 hours to complete this unit competently, including seminars, tutorials, assignments and any practical activities.

Pre-requisitesThe pre-requisite for this unit is DPC3C Apply counselling interview skills

Content The counselling process Identifying client concerns Exploring client concerns Reviewing the counselling process Negotiating the termination of the counselling relationship

Resources/ReadingsRequired Learning Resources: Unit 4, Book of Readings - Volume 1 (Version 3) Readings A J commencing on page 83 of this workbook.

Recommended Texts:The following texts are for supplementary reading only. They do not have to be purchased as a part of this course. If you are interested in the following titles, the Institute usually has most of them available in the library or for purchase at a student discount through the Institute Bookshop. 5

Unit 4 Facilitate the counselling process

Corey, G. C. (1996). Theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy (5th ed.). USA: Brooks/Cole.

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AssessmentThis unit will be assessed by completing this workbook and an additional practical component. You are required to be assessed as competent on all workbook activities, including written assignments, case studies, research projects and exercises, before being able to complete the practical component. You can complete the practical component of this unit, by either: a) attending a seminar b) videotaping your skills, or c) having a Private Assessor assess your skills. It is in your best interest to complete the practical component as soon as possible after completing the prerequisite units. This way you will be very familiar with the content and better able to complete the required activities. Should you need more space to complete activities, please attach another page to the relevant activity and ensure any additions are clearly marked at the top of the page with your name student number the workbook code and title section number and title the activity number your assignment refers to

Where we have provided a guide as to how many words we would expect you to write, please note, this word count is based on the amount of words required to adequately show your understanding and knowledge of the topic. You are not however, expected to stick rigidly to this word count. The completed Workbook and any additional assignments etc., should be submitted to The Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors at the end of each workbook. Please ensure you either write or print clearly in blue or black pen (no pencil please). Failure to submit clean, legible workbooks will unfortunately result in these being returned to you, unmarked.

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Time FramePlease note, Austudy/Abstudy students must keep to the Austudy/Abstudy Assessment Due Dates on your Course Outline. Unfortunately failure to do so may result in your benefit being revoked. Remember you must notify the Institute of your Austudy/Abstudy acceptance. The recommended time frame for Unit 4 Facilitate the Counselling Process, Sections 1 - 4 is five weeks. Please return the workbook to the following address: Address: The Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors Locked Bag 15 FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD 4006

Thank you for choosing to study with The Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. Good Luck!

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Unit OutcomesUpon completion of this unit, you should be able to: Element DPC4C/01. Begin the counselling process. Performance Criteria 1.1Clients are encouraged to understand the counselling process; 1.2Communicate client rights during the counselling process; 1.3A plan for counselling is constructed and contracted with the client; 1.4Apply strategies to generate initial client-counsellor rapport. 2.1 Communicate presenting issues and prioritise them with the client; 2.2 Recognise and respond to situations of risk or potential risk immediately and appropriately; 2.3 Respond to expressions of strong emotion in an appropriate manner suited to the counselling environment. 3.1Recognise and acknowledge client strengths and resources; 3.2Communicate changes in a clients situation or circumstances throughout the counselling process; 3.3Assist clients to recognise underlying issues and their relevance to change. 4.1 Clients are encouraged to express their perception of the counselling process; 4.2 The counselling process is evaluated and documented with clients to ensure it remains helpful; 4.3 The client is encouraged to determine the pace of the counselling process. 5.1 Plan and contract the conclusion of the counselling process with the client; 5.2 Client concerns are reviewed; 5.3 Plan and apply appropriate procedures for any unresolved client concerns.

DPC4C/02. Facilitate the identification of client concerns.

DPC4C/03. Explore client concerns.

DPC4C/04. Review the counselling process.

DPC4C/05. Negotiate the termination of the clientcounsellor relationship.

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Evidence guideCritical aspects of evidence:

It is essential that competence be demonstrated in facilitating the counselling process. The candidate must be able to: Begin the counselling process Facilitate the identification of client concerns Facilitate the exploration of client concerns Review the counselling process Negotiate the termination of the cli

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