1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING LAB
2. COURSE CODE ABA 2123
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 to understand basic counseling skills. The students will be able to apply the techniques and process in conducting individual counseling.  The student also will be able to integrate Islamic values and approaches in counseling process.
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 5 & Year 3
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT)

 

 

Face to face:

L T P/SCL
28 14 13

 

Non-face to face

 O Preparation Final
45 18 2

L=lecture ; T=Tutorial; P=Practical; O=Others

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

 

28+14+13+45+18+2=120
7. CREDIT VALUE 120/40= 3 (3 credit)
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES
  1. To develop basic counseling skills and techniques.
  2. To develop skills of integrating Islamic values in techniques and process counseling  session
  3. To develop self confidence of exploring  clients problems and finding treatment  alternatives in helping
  4. To increase awareness of integrating Islamic values, ethic and morality for professional development of counselor
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Handle individual counseling session competently by integrating Islamic  technique and process in counseling session( LO2-CS2)
  2. Predict clients problems, find alternatives and develop treatment in helping (LO3-CTPS3)
  3. Lead client professionally in individual counseling process  (L06 –LL6)
11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS Student should be able to apply effective counseling skills to help client.  The opportunity to use appropriate approaches and techniques in individual counseling lab as the training ground to build self confidence when they face real clients with various problems.   Throughout this course, students’ continuous reflection of how they apply the process of adaptation, accommodation and integration of theories into practice which then become transferable skills in reality of the counseling profession.
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercise, group work, individual counseling lab, 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 critical reflective journals as one of the continuous evaluation (formative assessment). The essay assignment and final 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 provide practical skills, techniques and process of counseling skills. Counseling approaches such as client centered rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), behavior therapy and other approaches.  This course provides opportunities for students to integrate Islamic approaches, techniques and counseling skills. The students can apply the practical skills of helping during individual counseling. They are encouraged to analyze case studies related to the counseling theories.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lectures and tutorial (SCL)
15. Assessment methods and types
Component %
Continuous Assessment

A:  Individual assignment

1.     Individual assignment

critical reflection  Individual Presentation   of case study Learning Outcome Portfolio – Critical review of case study

B: Group Presentation

1.      Presentation -Role play

2.     Written report of cases

70%

 

 

10

20

20

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 OTAL SLT
Lecture Practical /Tutorial Practical/SCL Assignment/PTB Library Search Revision Continues Assessment Final Exam
1. Overview of helping model 2 1  

1

1 5
2. The helping relationship:  Values in action 2 1 1  

2

1 1 1 9
3.    Stage 1: Help client to tell their stories- self disclosure 2 1 1  

2

1 2 9
4.   The communication skills of therapeutic dialogue 2 1 1  

2

1 1   8
4.           5.    Empathic Responding: Working at mutual understanding 2 1 1  

2

1 1 8
6.   The art of probing and summarizing 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 10
7.  Facilitate client self-challenge 2 1 1 2 1 1 8
8. Partner with clients their search for value 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 9
9.  Stage 2:  Decisions, goals, outcomes  and impact 2 1 1  

2

1 2 9
10. Stage 3: Help clients to develop plans to accomplish goals 2 1 1 2

 

1 2 1 10
6.           11.  Help clients choose best-fit strategies 2 1 1 2 1 2 9
7.              12. Facilitate clients to move into action 2 1 1 2 1 2 9
13. Challenge and social support 2 1 1 2 1 7
14.  Termination and consultation 2 1 1 2 1 1 8
Final exam 2
Total 28 14 13 27 14 18 4 2 120

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.     Overview of helping model

2

(WK1)

  1. Be able to explain the overview of helping models
  2. Be able to relate with their experience as clients and peer counselor
LO2

 

 

LO2

CS2

 

 

TS3

Each student will reflect their own experience  and explain the overview stage of counseling process

Group discussion activity and simulation

Lecturer comments on the student reflection and provides examples of cases
2. The helping relationship:  Values in action  

2

(WK2)

Be able to generate reflective critical thinking relating moral values in action of professional helping relationship

 

 

LO3

 

CTPS3

Each student will generate reflective thinking and brainstorm in group

Role play in triad activities

Lecturer comments on the points given and provides advice for improvement
3.    Stage 1: Help client to tell their stories- self disclosure

2

(WK3)

  1. Able to explore clients problems using questioning skills
  2. Able to analyze reluctance and resistance using probing and perception checking
LO3

 

LO4

CTPS2

 

LS4

Role-play dyad as counselor and client in counseling session to explore clients problems using questioning skills

Role play in triad activities

Lecturer comments on the skill applied in counseling session and provide reflective critical questions to discuss
4.   The communication skills of therapeutic dialogue

2

(WK4)

  1.  Able to apply active listening skills
  2. Able to relate clients verbal and non-verbal behavior
LO3

LO4

TS3,

LS4

Each student will apply active listening techniques to improve

Their dialogue

Role play in triad activities

Lecturer comments and provides advice for improvement
5.  Empathic Responding: Working at mutual understanding

2

(WK5)

  1. Able tapply  i.   Able to apply reflection skills

– Content, experience and feeling

LO3

 

CTPS2

 

Each student will apply reflection skills to improve counseling process

Role play and group discussion

Lecturer comments and facilitate

for improvement

6.   The art of probing and summarizing

2

(WK6)

  1. Able to apply question appropriately
  2. Able to focus and analyze minor and major summarizing
LO3

 

LO4

TS3,

 

LS4

Each student will apply questioning, focusing and summarizing   skills to improve counseling

Role play and group discussion

Lecturer comments and facilitate for improvement
7.  Facilitate client self-challenge

2

(WK7)

  1. Able to make assumption of client potential to change
  2. Able to confront client selfchallenge
LO4

 

L05

 

CTPS2

 

CTPS2

Each student will apply appropriate skills to improve counseling process

Role play and group discussion

Lecturer comments and facilitate for improvement

 

8. Partner with clients their search for value

2

(Wk8)

 Able to apply critical reflection skills  to help client search for Islamic values in decision making LO3 CTPS2 Each student will apply appropriate skills to improve counseling process

Role play and group discussion

Lecturer comments and facilitate for improvement
9.  Stage 2:  Decisions, goals, outcomes  and impact 2

(WK9)

  1. Able to analyze alternatives and make decisions to set realistic goal
LO4 LS4 Each student will apply appropriate skills to improve decision making

Role play and group discussion

Lecturer comments and facilitate for improvement
10. Stage 3: Help clients to develop plans to accomplish goals

2

(WK10)

  1. Able to facilitate clients to develop plans to accomplish  realistic goal

 

LO9 CTPS2 Each student will apply appropriate skills to improve counseling process

Role play and group discussion

Lecturer comments and facilitate for improvement
11.  Help clients choose best-fit strategies

2

(WK11)

  1. Able to facilitate client to choose best-fit strategies and develop treatment in helping
LO9 LL6 Each student will apply appropriate skills to improve counseling process

Role play and group discussion

Lecturer comments and facilitate for improvement
12. Facilitate clients to move into action

2

(WK12)

  1.  Able to facilitate client and action to accomplish realistic goal
LO5 TS3,

LS4

Each student will apply appropriate skills to improve counseling process

Role play and group discussion

Lecturer comments and facilitate for improvement
13. Challenge and social support

2

(WK13)

i. Able to challenge and support action to accomplish realistic goal LO 6 CPTS2 Each student will apply appropriate skills to improve counseling process

Role play and group discussion

Lecturer comments and facilitate for improvement
14.  Termination and consultation

2

(WK14)

  1. Able to evaluate client success and termination
  2. Able to facilitate client to make decision for further consultation if necessary
LO6 LL6 Each student will apply appropriate skills to improve counseling process

Role play and group discussion

Lecturer comments and facilitate for improvement