Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

CHCCSL006 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Select and use counselling therapies

Version 1.0
Issue Date: October 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency CHCCSL006 - Select and use counselling therapies
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and use different counselling therapies to meet client needs.This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues, within established policies, procedures and guidelines.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry codes of practice.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:

client information

individualised counselling plans

modelling of industry operating conditions, including:

scenarios that involve complex interactions with real people in face-to-face situations where candidate and client are physically present in the same room

scenarios that involve problem-solving.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

In addition, assessors must have 2 years experience working in a counselling role and hold a qualification in counselling or related field that involves counselling, at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent qualification).

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Elements define the essential outcomes
       
Element: Select counselling therapies
  • Analyse client needs, issues and desired changes to be addressed
  • Incorporate analysis of client’s developmental status and response to change
  • Identify and consider co-existing issues in selecting courses of action
  • Interpret information about counselling therapies and determine their application, benefits and limitations in addressing client’s needs, issues and goals
  • Identify and respond to own level of comfort and issues in relation to using identified counselling techniques
  • Select most appropriate counselling therapies for application in identified situations
  • Communicate details of therapies to be used with client using language the client understands and document in client records
       
Element: Use counselling therapies
  • Use techniques according to the principles and application of selected therapies to assist clients
  • Combine techniques and processes from different therapies in an effective way
  • Use counselling skills appropriately in the context of each counselling modality and technique
  • Identify indicators of client issues requiring referral and report or refer according to organisation requirements
       
Element: Evaluate use of counselling therapies
  • Evaluate use of techniques and therapies in the context of individual clients
  • Reflect on and review own role as counsellor and identify areas for future improvement
  • Maintain and enhance knowledge of emerging trends in use of counselling therapies
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Select counselling therapies

1.1 Analyse client needs, issues and desired changes to be addressed

1.2 Incorporate analysis of client’s developmental status and response to change

1.3 Identify and consider co-existing issues in selecting courses of action

1.4 Interpret information about counselling therapies and determine their application, benefits and limitations in addressing client’s needs, issues and goals

1.5 Identify and respond to own level of comfort and issues in relation to using identified counselling techniques

1.6 Select most appropriate counselling therapies for application in identified situations

1.7 Communicate details of therapies to be used with client using language the client understands and document in client records

2. Use counselling therapies

2.1 Use techniques according to the principles and application of selected therapies to assist clients

2.2 Combine techniques and processes from different therapies in an effective way

2.3 Use counselling skills appropriately in the context of each counselling modality and technique

2.4 Identify indicators of client issues requiring referral and report or refer according to organisation requirements

3. Evaluate use of counselling therapies

3.1 Evaluate use of techniques and therapies in the context of individual clients

3.2 Reflect on and review own role as counsellor and identify areas for future improvement

3.3 Maintain and enhance knowledge of emerging trends in use of counselling therapies

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

provided counselling to at least 3 different clients, cumulatively using at least 3 different counselling therapies, one of which must be cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

provided counselling services, within scope of own role, addressing at least 4 of the following issues:

anxiety

family issues

grief and loss

parenting

pregnancy

relationship

self-esteem

social isolation

stress management.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

legal and ethical considerations for the use of counselling therapies, and how these are applied in individual practice:

codes of conduct/practice

discrimination

duty of care

human rights

mandatory reporting

practitioner/client boundaries

privacy, confidentiality and disclosure

records management

rights and responsibilities of workers, employers and clients

work role boundaries – responsibilities and limitations

work health and safety

issues and concerns with which clients may present, their characteristics and the types of counselling therapies that may be used in response, including:

anxiety

family issues

grief and loss

parenting

pregnancy

relationship

self-esteem

social isolation

stress management

features of at least 5 counselling therapies (including CBT) including their:

historical development

terminology

underpinning concepts and principles

processes used in applications

benefits and limitations for different clients

roles of counsellor and client

how different therapies may be combined to address particular needs

indicators of client’s issues requiring referral

credible sources of information on counselling therapies and trends.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Select counselling therapies

1.1 Analyse client needs, issues and desired changes to be addressed

1.2 Incorporate analysis of client’s developmental status and response to change

1.3 Identify and consider co-existing issues in selecting courses of action

1.4 Interpret information about counselling therapies and determine their application, benefits and limitations in addressing client’s needs, issues and goals

1.5 Identify and respond to own level of comfort and issues in relation to using identified counselling techniques

1.6 Select most appropriate counselling therapies for application in identified situations

1.7 Communicate details of therapies to be used with client using language the client understands and document in client records

2. Use counselling therapies

2.1 Use techniques according to the principles and application of selected therapies to assist clients

2.2 Combine techniques and processes from different therapies in an effective way

2.3 Use counselling skills appropriately in the context of each counselling modality and technique

2.4 Identify indicators of client issues requiring referral and report or refer according to organisation requirements

3. Evaluate use of counselling therapies

3.1 Evaluate use of techniques and therapies in the context of individual clients

3.2 Reflect on and review own role as counsellor and identify areas for future improvement

3.3 Maintain and enhance knowledge of emerging trends in use of counselling therapies

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
 
Analyse client needs, issues and desired changes to be addressed 
Incorporate analysis of client’s developmental status and response to change 
Identify and consider co-existing issues in selecting courses of action 
Interpret information about counselling therapies and determine their application, benefits and limitations in addressing client’s needs, issues and goals 
Identify and respond to own level of comfort and issues in relation to using identified counselling techniques 
Select most appropriate counselling therapies for application in identified situations 
Communicate details of therapies to be used with client using language the client understands and document in client records 
Use techniques according to the principles and application of selected therapies to assist clients 
Combine techniques and processes from different therapies in an effective way 
Use counselling skills appropriately in the context of each counselling modality and technique 
Identify indicators of client issues requiring referral and report or refer according to organisation requirements 
Evaluate use of techniques and therapies in the context of individual clients 
Reflect on and review own role as counsellor and identify areas for future improvement 
Maintain and enhance knowledge of emerging trends in use of counselling therapies 

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