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The theme of this module is 'Exploration and Expansion'. Students will continue to develop the practical skills introduced in Counselling Skills 1. They will gain insight into the structure of a counselling relationship within professional ethics and boundaries and explore self-awareness and self-in-context in relation to transitions, attachment, loss and readjustment, attitudes to differences, values, prejudice, social identity and the ethics of justice.
See 'Further Information and Notes'.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.
This course may not be suitable for anyone who is currently
receiving counselling or has faced a serious emotional issue in the last
Class size is limited to 15. Students must be able to attend the same class at the same time over 10 weeks. There is a strict attendance requirement of at least 85%. Students who miss more than two 3-hour classes - for any reason - cannot pass the course.
Students will be required to pay the COSCA materials fee of £30 at the online store before the first class and before your workbook will be issued.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
A reflective personal learning log, between 300 and 500 words in length, will be completed by all students and submitted to tutors on a weekly basis after Week 2. The log is an opportunity for students to reflect on their experiences of learning in the class, how they relate theory to practice, as well as their own personal awareness, growth and development. Skills practice is included in each class. Tutors provide feedback on practical skills on a group or individual basis as appropriate in each of the 12 classes. Oral participation is assessed in the whole class group and with all class members and includes attendance.
Weekly: A reflective learning log will be read by tutors on weekly submission and any necessary feedback or concerns communicated to students. At the end of the course, 10 logs (12 for Saturday classes) will be graded linked to the CGS and weighted at 25% of the overall course mark.
Oral practice: Tutors give verbal feedback to the group and individuals in each of the 10 classes.
Oral participation: Tutors will give individual feedback as necessary during the course.