20 credits at level HE6
To develop detailed understanding of a range of counselling strategies and the field of their application, utilizing examples from the continuing process of individual development throughout adult life.
Counselling Theory - Humanistic, CBT, Problem Solving Management, Gestalt
Stress Awareness - Counselling for stress management
Adult Development - transitional events and counselling intervention
This is a standard 14 week module consisting of 12 weeks of teaching, a study/ revision week followed by an end of module exam in week 14. Formal teaching will be via lectures that will be linked to additional experiential workshops. In the workshops students will be encouraged to discuss case study material and also to reflect on their own experiences of adult development.
Learning outcome 1 will be assessed in a 3 hour time limited assessment at the end of the module and a 2000 word essay. Learning outcome 2 is assessed by a 3 hour time-limited assessment which will require students to answer questions based on case studies. Learning outcome 3 is assessed by a 2000 word essay which is based on application of theory to practice, drawing on experiential learning.
Module time allocations are:
Class contact = 36 hours
Time limited assessment = 3 hours
Private study = 161 hours (to include recommended reading, independent study, preparation of coursework and revision)
TOTAL = 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||demonstrate a systematic knowledge and application of counselling theory in relation to a range of adult development issues.
1a. relate the processes of counselling to wider psychological theories and bodies of knowledge.
1b. demonstrate an awareness of the value of
experiential learning in the critical evaluation of
|2.||critically evaluate a of variety of counselling theories and their application.||
identify and give appropriate examples from empirical studies and the relevant literature of different approaches to counselling.
|3.||identify and justify the relationship between theory and practice.
provide an example from adult development and discuss how the theory relates to practice.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2000 word essay||3 hour unseen examination|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Archer, J. (1998). The nature of grief. London: Routledge.
Cassidy, T. (1999). Stress, cognition & health. London: Routledge.
Egan, G. (2001). The skilled helper (7th ed.). London: Wadsworth.
Joyce, P., & Sills, C. (2001) Skills in Gestalt Counselling & Psychotherapy. Sage, London.
Kaplan, P. S. (1999). The human odyssey: Life-span development. (3rd ed) Brooks/Cole.
Legg, C. (1998). Psychology and the reflective counsellor. Leicester: BPS.
McMillan, M. (2004) The Person Centred Approach. Sage, London.
Nelson-Jones, R. (2000). Introduction to counselling skills. London: Sage.
Nelson-Jones, R. (2003) Basic Counselling Skills. Sage, London.
Rowan, J. (1998). The reality game: A guide to humanistic counselling and therapy (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.
Trower, P., Casey, A. & Dryden, W. (2001) Cognitive Behavioural Counselling in Action. Sage, London.
Wilkins, P. (2002) Person Centred Therapy in Focus. Sage, London.
Woolfe, R., et al. (eds) 2003 Handbook of Counselling Psychology. Sage, London.
Students will be expected to search for, select and review current journal articles on the topics covered.
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