- ID: 252512
- Description: Counsel an individual in a structured environment
- NQF Level: 4
- Credits: 12
- Method of delivery: elearning
- Company: TrainYouCan PTY LTD
- Website: www.trainyoucan.co.za
- Accreditation: ETDP SETA
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This is a generic Unit Standard for learners in a variety of counselling contexts where clients are enabled to go through the process of finding solutions to their concerns or difficulties. It is intended for learners who counsel people in a variety of situations, but who are not registered professionals such as qualified psychologist and social workers. It will be useful for counsellors in a variety of counselling contexts including, but not limited to, schools, Non-Governmental Organisations, Faith Based Organisations, the South African Police Service, Counselling Call Centres, Hospitals, Clinics and Support Agencies, Sports Centres, Education and Training facilities, Government and Health and Social Services facilities. It should develop learners who know their scope of practice, behave ethically in a counselling context, conform to minimum standards and know when to refer a client.
The qualifying learner is capable of:
- Explaining the functions and scope of practice of a counsellor.
- Setting up an enabling counselling environment.
- Explaining the principles and processes of counselling.
- Explaining the role of values in human behaviour and counselling.
- Applying a counselling process in a specific context.
- Reflecting on the counselling process.
UNIT STANDARD RANGE
The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
A structured environment refers to:
> The physical space that should be conducive to confidentiality, freedom of expression and counselling.
> The counsellor is managed and mentored including ongoing supervision, monitoring, assessment and debriefing.
> Sessions may be scheduled or unscheduled.
Short term counselling under supervision within a clearly indicated scope of practice.
Scope of practice refers to the boundaries within which the counselor operates without referral as defined by own work context.
Techniques and skills include, but are not limited to, problem solving, managing difficult clients, creation of a supportive and safe counselling relationship, facilitating decisions and making use of effective, non-threatening, exploring skills.