PART 2B: Individual Written Essay (20%):
Due Date: Sunday evening of Week 9 at 11:59pm AEST
Word Count: 1000-1200 words
Your written essay is an individual essay which includes your personal experience of working as a group in Part 2A of this assessment.
Students are required to write an essay which includes:
- Details about the allocated topic from the presentation- this is NOT a reproduction of the PowerPoint but instead is each student's individual understanding of the topic
- A written reflection on their group's processes and group dynamics and how individual tasks were managed, focusing on the student's own experience in preparing for their group presentation and their experience of delivering their individual contribution
This might include:
Adoption of group roles and responsibilities
Use of negotiation and leadership skills
Responsiveness to feedback from group members
Management of any conflict
Impact of practice recordings compared with final, submitted recording
You should be guided by the lectures and prescribed unit readings. However, it is expected that you will conduct your own research to support your assertions and conclusions.
It is expected that you will use the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) or Australian Counselling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics to inform your essay.
Your assessment should include at least 5 peer reviewed journal articles read, in addition to any textbook references. Use APA7 referencing and write in 12pt font, using Arial or Times New Roman or Calibri and double spaced
Do NOT utilise sources such as www.tutor2u.com and other such web materials as these in no way constitute academic references for the purpose of your assignments. If you rely on such sources for theoretical support you will be deemed NOT to have met the requirements of the assessment.