Prescriptions for the MCouns
The MCouns programme is designed to offer students the opportunity to develop professional skills well-grounded in constructionist theories. Such a professional education programme invites students to consider their own lives, and how they are storied, both as persons and professionals. The programme aims to develop the professional identity, including skills and ethical behaviours, of the student counsellor. It is a recognised qualification for membership of The New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
To complete an MCouns, students must complete 240 points, including the four compulsory papers HDCO541, HDCO542, HDCO544 and HDCO545. Students may include
(a) the four compulsory papers and a 120 point thesis, or
(b) the four compulsory papers, a 90 point thesis or a 60 point dissertation, and 30 or 60 points from approved 500 level papers, or
(c) the four compulsory papers and 120 points from approved 500 level papers.
Entry into HDCO542 and HDCO545 requires the approval of the Director of Counsellor Education. Such approval is conditional on both a pass and demonstrated satisfactory professional performance in HDCO541 and the satisfactory arrangement of a practicum placement. Students without sufficient background in counselling may be required to complete HDCO549 in addition to the four compulsory papers. Students who complete the MCouns by coursework alone would not normally be permitted to apply for admission directly to doctoral study.
The MCouns is equivalent to two years' full-time study. Students may complete it on a part-time basis.
Applications must be received by 31 October in the year prior to enrolment.
These papers include an on-campus component and are either supported or taught partially online.
||Occurrence / Location
|HDCO540||Working with Groups||18B (Block)|
|This paper explores dialogic group processes with selected kinds of groups. Students will be given the opportunity to develop group membership and leadership roles through observation, participation and evaluation during an experiential workshop format and through on-line discussion and assignments.|
|HDCO541||Counselling Skills||18C (Block)|
|This paper provides the opportunity for students to develop competence in basic relational and conversational skills of counselling within a narrative perspective. Students will develop a repertoire of counselling skills which are relevant in a variety of contexts. Video feedback and peer supervision will be used.|
|HDCO542||Counselling Practicum||18C (Hamilton)|
|This paper requires 450 counselling hours in an agency, organisation or school. This paper is taught partially online. It is a compulsory paper for the MCouns and is available only to students enrolled in this programme. Students must arrange their own practicum placement in order to meet course requirements. The arrangements must ...|
|HDCO543||Counselling Young People and Families||18B (Block)|
|This paper extends the narrative counselling skills taught in HDCO541. Its particular focus is counselling children, young people, families and couples.|
|HDCO544||Discourse and Counselling Psychologies||18C (Block)|
|This paper offers a constructionist perspective on counselling and includes consideration of psychological theories which have influenced counselling practice. Students will be introduced to concepts which enable analysis of therapeutic conversations.|
|HDCO545||Professional Practice of Counselling||18C (Block)|
|This paper is designed to bring together the narrative theory and practice issues arising in HDCO542. Students will meet on campus at regular intervals throughout the year to present examples of their work with clients, to participate in peer consultation and to address common problems related concerns that are present in their cou...|
|HDCO546||Conflict Resolution: Restorative Approaches||18B (Block)|
|This paper develops the skills of facilitating conflict resolution using mediation, conferencing and other types of restorative and generative conversations in families, schools and other contexts. A narrative perspective on conflict resolution features strongly in the paper.|
|HDCO549||Counselling and Contexts||18S (Block)|
|This paper provides an overview of counselling practice and its contexts, including an optional module on school counselling. It teaches the skills and ethical perspectives of collaborative approaches to counselling, offering a particular introduction to narrative therapy.|
10 November 2017 1:31pm 2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of :