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Counselling Studies

This programme is suitable for qualified teachers and other education professionals who wish to further their career and develop leadership in a particular field of education.

This subject is designed to give access to Counselling Studies within an education orientation. It is not a professional counselling qualification, but offers an introduction to practice skills within specific contexts. For example, qualified teachers who see their future in the pastoral network of a school can use these papers to develop their skills in and understanding of guidance and pastoral care.

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500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
COUNS540Working with Groups20B (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.
COUNS544Discourse and Counselling Psychologies20X (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.
COUNS546Conflict Resolution: Restorative Approaches20B (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.
COUNS549Counselling and Contexts20S (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.
EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories20B (Block - Tauranga)
Culturally Responsive Methodologies utilise kaupapa Maori and critical theoretical frameworks to develop contexts within which the researched community can define the terms for engaging, relating and co-creating new knowledge.
EDUCA557Research Methods20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Online) & 20S (Block)
This paper introduces students to the major educational research paradigms, methodologies appropriate to collecting data in schools (including interviews, observations, surveys, case studies), action research, literature reviews, critiquing research, and report writing. It includes consideration of ethical issues in research.
EDUCA590Directed Study20I (Hamilton) & 20I (Online)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
EDUCA592Dissertation20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
EDUCA593Education Thesis20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
EDUCA594Education Thesis20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
HMDEV565Restorative Practices in Education20A (Hamilton)
This paper examines restorative practices and considers their role in education settings.
MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research20X (Hamilton)
This paper seeks to explore Kaupapa Maori research theory and methodologies, developing more informed and culturally located and responsive research practice, with a particular focus on researching in Maori educational contexts.

Sue Bass I’ve enjoyed seeing how the theory is used in real-world scenarios – I use some of the methods I learn in class in my work.

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Contact

Programme Advisor 
Paul Flanagan 
Email: paul.flanagan@waikato.ac.nz
Phone: 07 838 4500 ext 7728


Documents

2020 Counselling Education Handbook