Evaluating Approaches to Counselling

Evaluating Approaches to Counselling
Students are required to write an essay exploring socially constructed changes in the choices available to persons seeking support for mental health issues. Students are to reflect on who gets left behind and what do the described scenarios mean for the professional role.
BASS – COU303A Assessment Brief 3 Page 1
Assessment Brief
Program
Bachelor of Applied Social Science
Subject
Evaluating Approaches to Counselling
Subject code
COU303A
Name of assessment
Assessment 3: Case study and reflection
Length
2500 words
Learning outcomes addressed by this assessment:
This assessment addresses the following learning outcomes:
a. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of evaluation
c. Identify the most commonly used standardized methods of counselling evaluation.
d. Conduct a critical appraisal of evidence based practice
e. Develop a case study on a counselling programme using an evaluation tool/method
Submission Date:
Week 11 – 11:55pm, Sunday
Lecturer Name
TBC
Assessment brief summary:
Students are required to write an essay exploring socially constructed changes in the choices available to persons seeking support for mental health issues. Students are to reflect on who gets left behind and what do the described scenarios mean for the professional role.
Total marks
100
Weighting
50%
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Assessment Description:
Students are required to write an essay exploring socially constructed changes in the choices
available to persons seeking support for mental health issues. Students are to reflect on who gets
left behind and what do the described scenarios mean for the professional role.
Marking Criteria:
Max. in
category
Your
points
Word count, readability, and structure 10/100
Number and choice of appropriate references 20/100
In-text references and reference list, accuracy and use
of correct referencing style
10/100
Answering the question and responding to the topic 30/100
Links to theories and concepts 30/100
Total: 100/100
Mark:
Comments:
Students are advised that any submissions past the due date incur a 10% penalty per day, calculated from the
total mark e.g. a task marked out of 40 will incur a 4 mark penalty per day.
Students must attempt all tasks in the unit to be eligible to pass the unit.
More information can be found in Think Education Assessment Policy document on the Think Education website
(http://www.think.edu.au).
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Notes: Students must attempt all tasks in the unit to be eligible to pass the unit.
This essay will incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion; as this is an essay, the introduction and conclusion, as well as individual paragraphs addressing different issues should not be flagged with subheadings, but incorporated in the essay. The work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We recommend you work with your Academic Writing Guide to ensure that you reference correctly. You will find a link to this document on the main page of every unit, under the ‘Assessments’ section. Correct academic writing and referencing are essential tasks that you need to learn.
We recommend a minimum of ten references, unless instructed differently by your lecturer/tutor. Unless specifically instructed otherwise by your lecturer, any paper with less than ten references may be failed. Essays which include sources that are not properly referenced according to the HWF Academic Writing Guide 2013 will not meet a level 200 requirement and will be penalised
References are assessed for their quality. You should draw on quality academic sources, such as books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. Your textbook can be used as a reference, but not the Study Guide and lecturer notes. We want to see evidence that you are capable of conducting your own research. Also, in order to help markers determine students’ understanding of the work they cite, all in-text references (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page number/s if shown in the original. Before submitting your assignment, please review this video by clicking on the following link, on why sources of information need to be acknowledged: Plagiarism Man (thanks to Swinburne for this video).
You must search for peer-reviewed journal articles, which you can find in the online journal databases and which can be accessed from the library homepage. Please contact Bernice Russell, the JNI librarian, at [email protected]ni.edu.au if you need a tutorial on how to do research this way. Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online encyclopedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic, but should not be overused – these should constitute no more than 10% of your total list of references/sources. Additional information and literature can be used where these are produced by legitimate sources, such as government departments, research institutes such as the NHMRC, or international organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). Legitimate organisations and government departments produce peer reviewed reports and articles and are therefore very useful and mostly very current. The content of the following link explains why it is not acceptable to use non-peer reviewed websites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqjJyqfceLw (thanks to La Trobe University for this video).
Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count – as a general rule you may go over or under by 10% than the stated length.
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