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CSV3103 Helping Skills in Community Settings
Credit Points: 15
CSV1105 Interpersonal Skills , or
CBS1105 Interpersonal Skills , or
CHN1100 Facilitating Play

This unit develops the fundamental helping skills required by human service workers in community settings. The counselling process is based on a lifeskills helping model. Issues include: establishing an appropriate helping environment, clarifying, exploring problems, setting realistic goals, closing a helping exchange, and referral procedures. The distinction between advocacy, mediation, helping and counselling will also be addressed. Exploration of the worker's own values and attitudes is considered an essential component. Students who have completed COU3205 are not eligible to enrol in CSV3103.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MAAACUApplied Counselling Skills Major
MAAAGEApplied Counselling Skills Major
MACHNFChildren and Family Studies Major
MADISDisability Studies Major
MIPDProfessional Development Minor
DMPSWSPsychology - Women's Studies Double Major
DMAAADPsychology and Disability Studies Double Major
MAWOMNWomen's Studies Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009