You may find it helpful to understand some of our thinking behind the assignments in this course. The points below also include tips for what to attend to as you read through each course assignment.
- The assignments are designed to assess both the disciplinary and the transdisciplinary outcomes for this course. To maximum your learning and your grades, review these in the Course Introduction.
- We have tried to create assignments that will help you attaining the course learning outcomes and also emulate functions, roles, or tasks you will be expected to engage as professional counsellors, psychotherapists, or psychologists. We use authentic assessment, in which assignments are designed to simulate real life tasks.
- The program has strong commitment to professional writing in this program. Accordingly, you are encouraged to continue to build upon writing skills learned and honed through your coursework thus far. Be sure to review relevant sections of Professional Writing in the Health Disciplines (Collins, 2020), especially those areas of writing where you have historically struggled.
- We expect all students to demonstrate intellectual honesty and scholarly integrity. Please attend carefully to these expectations. Please familiarize yourself with Athabasca University’s Student Academic Misconduct Policy.
- These course assignments are an essential part of the learning process. We hope that you enjoy this process of building your competencies as a professional counsellor, psychotherapist, or psychologist.