COUNS544-21X (BLK)

Discourse and Counselling Psychologies

30 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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Paper Description

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This paper offers a social constructionist and post-structuralist 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.
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Paper Structure

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This paper includes

an on-campus workshop (9-10 February 2021),

an overnight stay at Te Kohinga Marama marae (9 February 2021),

either a four-day noho at Maniaroa (6 - 9 April 2021) limited numbers for 2021 students - COVID -19 2020 cohort

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a five-day noho at Maniaroa marae (12-16 April 2021),

an online component through Moodle.

Please note: Dates for Noho Marae 6-9 April do not appear on schedule below

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • investigate and understand post-structural approaches, discourses, deconstruction, and power/knowledge relations
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  • demonstrate interpretations of the above-mentioned post-structural approaches, discourses, deconstruction, and power/knowledge relations in aspects of gender, culture and mental health
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  • demonstrate an understanding of how all of the above-mentioned post-structural approaches, discourses, deconstruction, and power/knowledge relations shape counselling practices
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  • demonstrate a conceptual understanding of positioning theory and how this relates to aspects of gender, culture, mental health and counselling
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  • demonstrate a conceptual understanding of social constructionism and how this is used to theorise counselling practices
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  • demonstrate an understanding of how to use these theoretical constructs to theorise counselling practices
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  • demonstrate an understanding of how to use these theoretical constructs to develop a reflexive ethical counselling practice.
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Assessment

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A satisfactory grade in this paper is essential to continue in the counselling programme.

The following requirements must be met in order to complete the paper:

1. Attendance of 100% of class time.
2. Satisfactory completion of all assessment tasks.
3. Satisfactory contribution and completion of all online discussions - (see Required Paper Readings)

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1
9 Mar 2021
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2
25 Mar 2021
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 3
30 Apr 2021
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assignment 4a
21 Apr 2021
5:00 PM
12.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Assignment 4b
25 Jun 2021
5:00 PM
12.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Assignment 5
28 May 2021
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Burr, V. (2015). Social Constructionism. (Third Edition) Routledge.
**(Please note: Second Edition 2003 acceptable)

*Parker, I. (Ed.) (1999). Deconstructing Psychotherapy. Sage.
**(Please note any edition acceptable). Larner's chapter for assignment 1 is required reading.

Crocket, K., Davis, E., Kotzē, E., Swann, B. & Swann, H. (Eds) (2017). Moemoeā. Māori counselling journeys. Dunmore.

Required Paper Readings

Printed copy available at

Gravitas Waikato Print - e-mail : printsales@waikato.ac.nz

Electronic reading list available from the library:

COUNS544 https://rl.talis.com/3/waikato/lists/F9CD3CB5-62D1-AB46-268A-253105B63CA2.html

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Recommended Readings

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*Parker, I. (Ed.) (1999). Deconstructing Psychotherapy. Sage.

Scott, D. (1981). Ask that mountain: The story of Parihaka. Reed/ Southern Cross.

Dick Scott outlines his own Parihaka journey:

http://pukeariki.com/Learning-Research/Taranaki-Research-Centre/Taranaki-Stories/Taranaki-Story/id/90/title/dick-scott-outlines-own-parihaka-journey

Ask That Mountain: The Story of Parihaka, Dick Scott, Journal of the Polynesian Society, 85, 1 (1976), pp.131–4.

Jones, A. (2020). This Pākehā life an unsettled memoir. Bridget Williams Books.

You may also find the following presentation meaningful: Justice doing in community work and therapy: From “burnout” to solidarity by Vikki Reynolds. Dulwich Centre Friday afternoons (http://narrativetherapyonline.com/moodle/course/view.php?id=16)

DSM 5 and therapy. For the last online discussion please read: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. June 2013, Volume 34 Issue 2 (pp. 87-167). Special Issue: DSM-5 and Family Therapy.

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Online Support

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Students will have access to Moodle.
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Workload

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This paper is worth 30 points at level 5.

300 hours

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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper is required for COUNS541 and COUNS543.
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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: HDCO544

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