Finding a Voice: Professional Challenge, Personal Resilience | Abertay University

Finding a Voice: Professional Challenge, Personal Resilience


The module is designed to facilitate readiness for employment in a professional counselling role


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with: an opportunity to integrate and consolidate learning from theory, research and practice

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Demonstrate an awareness of strategies for dealing withself care.

2.  Review competencies and plan for life long learning

3.  Critically analyse personal strengths and areas of need

Indicative Content

1 Responding to critical issues in counselling

Responding to critical events in counselling e.g. psychosis, violence, and disgust Critically analyse personal competence in work with clients

2 Critically analysing personal competence in work with clients

Lifelong learning needs e.g. dealing with stress and burnout, support, self evaluation

3 Identify lifelong learning needs

Reflecting on group process

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 65
Tutorial/Seminar 0
Supervised Practical Activity 40
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 27
Independent 68

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2018/19 , and may be subject to change for future years.