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CENTRE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING - COUNSELLING SKILLS

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KL 151T
COUNSELLING SKILLS 4
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Barbara Foad

Pre-requisite(s): Successful completion of Counselling Skills 3.

Co-requisite(s): None

The elements of theory, practice, professional development, personal development, and self-assessment, will be present. Theory will continue the exploration of other counselling approaches from different traditions including Gestalt, transactional analysis and psychodynamic. Students will undertake a complete session from beginning to end using counselling skills and ensuring that the core conditions are present. Professional development will consider the issues of record-keeping, referral, use of supervision, professional accreditation and working in institutional settings. Personal development will look at what happens to the helper during the helping process and issues of power and vulnerability in a helping relationship.

Twelve weekly seminars in addition to private study with learning support materials.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: essay (25%); learning log (25%); oral assessment (50%) [divided between practice 25% and participation/attendance 25%].

Candidates should note that to achieve credit for the course overall, a pass in each element is required.

Attendance at 85% of the weekly seminars for each module of Counselling Skils 1-4 is a requirement of  COSCA  (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland).

rESIT: In course assessment: essay (25%).

Candidates should note that a  resit is not permitted of the other three elements of the course.

To achieve credit for the  course overall, a pass in each element is required.