This module teaches students to conceptualise their practice within a pluralistic model of counselling, by exploring theoretical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy and their associated ways of responding to them. The pluralistic model will be developed to encourage the integration of these understandings with the client perspective.
The aim of this Module is to provide the students with the ability to conceptualise counselling practice within the pluralistic framework for integration, and draw on understandings and interventions from a range of theoretical perspectives
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Apply knowledge of a range of theoretical perspectives to understand client experience, and counselling skills and change
2. be able to distinguish stages of the counselling process
3. Appreciate issues of power and authority within counselling
4. Understand the issues around anti-discriminatory practice
5. Reflect on training, supervision, and support needs needed in mental healthcare
1 The Pluralistic Framework for Counselling skills
Understanding different theories including PCC, CBT and psychodynamic approaches, and the role of collaborative conversations in finding shared understandings with clients
2 Conceptualizing case-work and client distress within theory
Linking client case-work to specific theoretical understandings
3 Skills practice
Engaging in practice of counselling skills in peer- groups
4 Personal and professional development
Reflection on learning in peer groups, and in journals focussing on learning and experiences on the course
Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment
This module will be delivered through a blend of theory teaching in seminars, and practicals with integrated reflective group discussion. The main assessment will focus on case-study examining a helping interaction.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
|Supervised Practical Activity||10|
|Unsupervised Practical Activity||10|
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.
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