40 credits at level HE6
The module aims to:-
1.Show an in depth evaluative understanding of one model of counselling and a critical appraisal and comparison with two other models
2. Foster an evaluative understanding of counselling within the context of its historical development
3. Raise critical awareness and appreciation of the ethical implications arising from the dynamics of the counselling relationship
4.Provide the opportunity to acquire and develop counselling skills and to understand the value of their appropriate application
5. Develop self-awareness and an understanding of the processes whereby personal experience helps or hinders the counselling process
Person centred counselling, problem solving management and transactional analysis. Creating a counselling skills professional framework, anti-discriminatory principles and practice, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) framework of ethics and good practice, supervisory and management issues, multicultural, gender and age issues . Counselling skills using illustrative casework. Appreciation of development and lifespan transitions. Personal development and growth, exploration of self and relationships in a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
The module will be delivered using a variety of methods including lectures, exercises designed for skills practice, counselling role play, small groupwork and discussion groups. The format will normally follow: theory, skills and personal development (which will utilize small group work). Because of the experiential nature of this module the class contact time will be 5 hours per week for 28 weeks plus one compulsory residential.
Assessment will be by four essays of 2000 words each:1. 'Creating a Counselling Skills Professional Framework' weighting 15%, 2. 'Anti-Discriminatory Principles and Practice' weighting 15%, 3. 'An Introduction to Counselling Theory' weighting 15%, 4.an analytical and reflective essay on personal development weighting 15%. In addition, a transcribed audio tape of a counselling session weighted 20% and an accompanying case study weighting 20% (5 & 6)
Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, and 4 are assessed by coursework essays. . Learning outcomes 3, 4 and 5 are assessed by the production of a tape recording and case study analysis of a counselling skills session.
Note: Students registering on this module can be entered for the Certificate in Counselling Skills qualification validated by the Awarding Body Consortium (ABC). This is because the module will also provide the opportunity to fulfil the learning outcomes of the Certificate in Counselling Skills. If the Certificate in Counselling Skills is successfully completed students will be eligible to progress to the Diploma level which will form the basis for individual accreditation with the BACP/BABCP.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Develop a full and evaluative theoretical and conceptual understanding of the major therapeutic model which underpins counselling skills||Demonstrate the ability to judge and evaluate therapeutic models of intervention|
|2.||Appreciate how the use of counselling skills is related to the BACP ethical framework for good practice||Appraise within an essay and group discussions the elements contributing to good practice|
|3.||Have a critical appreciation of role responsibilities, use of supervision and health and safety issues surrounding both client and counsellor||Explain and analyse role responsibilities, use of supervision and health and safety issues surrounding both client and counsellor in small group work|
|4.||Have a critical appreciation of anti-discriminatory principles and practice||Evidence the ability to monitor professional conduct|
|5.||Aquire, develop and critically evaluate a wide range of counselling skills||Have generated and presented evidence of self-reflection and evaluation of ongoing practice of counselling skills|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2 Essays weighted at 15% each||2 essays weighted at 15% each||Audio tape weighted at 20%||Case study weighted at 20%|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Brems C. (1999) 'Psychotherapy Processes and Techniques' Allyn Bacon: London
Capuzzi D. and Gross D.R. (1999) 'Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions' Merill Prentice Hall, London
Gladding S.T. (2004) (5th ed) 'Counseling a Comprehensive Profession' Merrill/Prentice Hall, London
Lago,C. and Smith, B. (eds) (2003) 'Anti-discriminatory Counselling Practice' Sage, London
Woolfe, R., Dryden, W., Strawbridge, S. (eds) (2003) 'Handbook of Counselling Psychology' second edition, Sage, London
|Host Subject Group:||Psychology and Life Sciences|
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