1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE TECHNIQUE AND PROCESS FOR COUNSELING INDIVIDUAL
2. COURSE CODE ABA 2093
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF DR. SALHAH BT  ABDULLAH
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME This course is developed as an exposure to students in understanding the basic counseling skills. The students will be able to apply the techniques and process for counseling individual.  The students will be able to explore their own potential to become skilled counselors. The continuous developments of effective counseling skills for counseling students throughout the course were implemented by practical experience to enhance their self-confidence and self-efficacy.
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 4 & Year 2
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) Face to face:

L T P/SCL
28 14 12

L=lecture ; T=Tutorial; P=Practical; O=Others (Exam)

0 Preparation

For final

Final
49 14 3
Total Guided and Independent Learning:

28+14+12+49+14+3

=120

7. CREDIT VALUE 120/40= 3 (3 credit)
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES
  1. To provide students with the understanding of basic individual counseling skills and techniques in counseling process.
  2. To provide basic skill in relation to counseling process that is relevant to clients’ problem
  3. To enable student to analyze their skills and techniques in counseling   process
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES At the end of the course, students will able to:

  1. Identify the basic individual counseling , technique and process in counseling  session( LO1-C1)
  2. Apply appropriate skills and  techniques and counseling process relevant to clients’ problem(LO2-CS2)
  3. Apply  leadership skill to prepare a written report and brief oral  base on evaluation of individual experience as a client to register counselor(LO3- CTPS
11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS Student should be able to develop effective counseling skills and use appropriate technique and process in counseling.  The counseling student will be able to practice and apply the effective counseling skills in real life to help potential clients amongst their peers.
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercise, group work, individual presentation of case studies and individual assignment.  Cooperative and collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course especially through group and individual assignment.  The use of learning outcome portfolio (LOP) which consist of students daily reflective journals as the formative evaluations. The essay assignment and examination will assess the student’s ability to apply reflective critical thinking in real context of their learning process.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
13. SYNOPSIS The aim of this course is to introduce and apply basic counseling skills.  The counseling technique and process include counseling and helping relationships, relating using skills (attending and listening skills, reflection, questioning skills, feedback and problem solving).  The model of three stages Relating-Understanding-Changing will be applied by using the counseling skills effectively.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lectures,  tutorial and role play  (SCL)
15. Assessment methods and types
Component %
Continuous Assessment

A. Individual Assessment

  • Individual self-reflection
  • Learning Outcome Portfolio(summaryof topic, reflection)
  • Individual report of individual counseling session

B. Group Assignment

  • Presentation
  • Written report
70%

20

15

15

10

10

Final examination 30
Total 100
16. Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic
Topics FACE TO FACE SELF-STUDY EXAM TOTAL SLT
Lecture Tutorial Practical/SCL Assignment/PTB Library  Search Revision Continues Assessment Final Exam
1.Introduction to counseling 2 1 3 6
2.Creating mind skills and Counseling process 2 1 1 3 2 1 10
3.Counseling helping and helping relationships 2 1 1 3 1 2 10
4. The Relating Stage : Understanding the internal frame of reference & Showing attention and interest 2 1 1 3 2 9
5.Reflection feelings & starting the counseling and helping process 2 1 1 3 1 1 9
6.Handlling  resistance and making referrals 2 1 1 2 2 1 9
7.The Understanding Stage: Assessing feeling and physical reactions – Assessing thinking 2 1 1 3 1 8
8.Assessing communication and actions                       Challenges, feedback and disclosure 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 10
9.Montoring, summarizing and identifying 2 1 1 3 1 8
10.The Changing Stage : Helping to solve problems 2 1 1 3 1 1 9
11. Improving communication and actions Improving thinking 2 1 1 3 1 2 10
12.Conducting middles and terminating counseling session 2 1 1 3 1 8
13.Further Considerations :   Relaxation intervention:                                         Managing stress  and  ethical issues dilemmas 2 1 1 3 1 8
14.Training group, supervision and support Becoming more skilled and human 2 1 3
Final exam 3 3
Total 28 14 12 38 2 14 9 3 120
17 References Main references supporting the course

  1. Nelson-Jones, R 2005. Introduction to Counseling Skills .  London:  Sage
  2. Gerald, D & Gerald, K.2005. Basic Personal Counseling. 5th. Ed.  Australia:  Pearson  Education Australia.
  3. Gladding, S.T  2009.  Counseling :  A comprehensive profession.  8th. Ed. Malaysia:  Pearson  Education Australia.
  4. Egan, G 2009.  Skills Helper.  California:  Brook/Cole Publishing Company
  5. Kotler, J. A.  & Shepard. D, S. 2008.  Introduction to counseling:  Voice from the field. 6th. Ed..  Singapore :  Thomson Brook/Cole.

 

Mapping of the course/module to the Program Learning Outcomes

TOPIC Contact hours

(week)

Lesson Learning Outcome PLO KI Teaching & Learning Activities Assessment Tasks
1.Introduction to counseling  

2

(WK1)

  1. Be able to identify the basic individual counseling , technique and process in counseling session
  2. Able to give examples and making inference of the basic counseling skills
LO2

LO2

CS1TS3 Each student will identify, describe and explain the concept of basic technique and process in counseling

In group discussion  activities

Lecturer comment and feedback of student discussion
2.Creating mind skills and Counseling process

2

(WK2-

WK3)

  1. Be able to explain types minds skills in counseling process related to verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  2. Collaborate with team members in activity related to role as counselor to apply attending skills
LO2

LO3

CS2

TS3,

LS4

Each student will explain the types of effective attending skills

Role plays dyad triad and triad

Lecturer comment journal writing to enhance reflective thinking

Lecturer comments on the role play activities

3.Counseling helping and helping relationships

2

(WK4-WK7)

  1. Affective and reflective listening skills
  2. Collaborate with team members to test listening skills
LO3

LO4

CTPS2

TS3,

LS4

Student will experience to have counseling session with professional counselor

Peer checking and group discussion activity

Lecturer comments on the points given and provides reference for further reading.
4. The Relating Stage : Understanding the internal frame of reference & Showing attention and interest

2

(WK8)

  1. Be able to apply the skills to show empathy
  2. Be able to identify  types responds to give appropriated feedback
LO3

LO4

TS3,

LS4

CTPS3

Each student will identify the types of internal frame of preference and problems

Each student will practice to give verbal responses toward statement from clients during role plays

Lecturer comments and provides advice for improvement.
5.Reflection feelings & starting the counseling and helping process

2

(WK9)

  1. Be able apply the skill of reflection -contents, thinking and action
LO3 CTPS2 Each student will describe types of reflections

Discussion and role play dyad

Lecturer comments and provides advice for further readings and practices
6. Handleling resistance and making referrals

6

(WK10-WK11)

  1. Be able to analyze the verbal and non verbal action and systems of resistance
  2. Able to handle resistance by giving appropriate feedback, perception checking and making referrals
LO4

LO5

TS3,

LS4

Each student will describe the characteristics of client resistance and suggest referrals

Discussion and role play dyad

Lecturer will give comment for further readings and practices
7.The Understanding Stage: Assessing feeling and physical reactions – Assessing thinking

4

(WK13-WK14)

  1. Be able to analyze the clients feeling, physical reactions and assessing thinking
LO4 CTPS2 Each student will describe the characteristics of client resistance and suggest referrals

Discussion and role play dyad

Lecturer will give comments on the opinions of students and advise for further readings.
8.Assessing communication and actions                                                    Challenges, feedback and disclosure
  1. Be able apply perception   checking, challenges, feedback and encourage self disclosure
LO3 CTPS3 Each student will explain the reason for applying the various techniques in counseling

Discussion and role play dyad

Lecturer will give comments on the opinions of students and advise for further readings and practices
9.Montoring, summarizing and identifying
  1. Be able to apply leadership skills in summarizing, identifying  and monitor client change
LO9 TS3,

CS3

Each student will apply their leadership skill in identifying, summarizing their counseling session

Group oral presentation and discussion

Lecturer will give comments on students opinions and advise for further readings.
10.The Changing Stage : Helping to solve problems
  1. Be able to focus for problem solving by analyzing clients readiness to change
LO5 CTPS2 Each student will focus to problem solving by doing reflection to their experience with counselor

Group discussion and simulation

Group presentation and lecturer gives comments for improvement.
11. Improving communication and actions Improving thinking
  1. Be able to criticize personal communication and action during counseling session

 

 

LO5 CTPS2 Each student will focus to problem solving by doing reflection to their experience with counselor

Group discussion and simulation

Individual presentation and lecturer will advise for further readings.
12.Conducting middle  and Terminating counseling sessions

 

  1. Be able to evaluate their individual counseling session
  2. Be able to give sincere    critical reflection toward their own action
LO4 TS3,

LS4

Each student will explain the rational of applying skills in counseling session

Group discussion and simulation

Group report of counseling session with counselor and share their own reflection
13.Further Considerations :   Relaxation intervention: Managing stress  and  ethical issues dilemmas
  1. Be able to identify others skills for counseling
LO2 CPTS2 Each student will explain their own opinion toward their other skills to consider for continues development of professional counselor Group presentations and lecturer give advice for further improvement.
14.Training group, supervision and support Becoming more skilled and human
  1. Be able to generate other training opportunities and professional supervision through mentoring to become skilled counselor
LO5 TS3,

LS4

Each student will be able to explain types of war, the causes and impact of war on society. Individual presentation and lecturer gives advice for further improvement.