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CO151A: INTRODUCTION TO LISTENING SKILLS 2: THEORETICAL APPROACHES (2023-2024)

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Course Overview

Due to professional body requirements for a minimum number of practice hours and the nature of the practical work entry to the course is not permitted after week one of teaching unless under exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Course Co-ordinator.

Our counselling and listening skills courses provide comprehensive training for use in many settings where effective communication is essential. This is also a suitable foundation for further training in the areas of counselling and psychotherapy. This is the second of four courses that adhere to BACP’s Counselling skills competence framework; ensuring high standards. BACP is the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy the largest professional body in the UK.

Topics covered: 

Theoretical Approaches: Person-Centred Approach; Pluralistic Approach; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Psychodynamic Approach; Attachment Styles; Power and Boundaries; Self as Listener

Assessment:

Candidates should note that to achieve credit for the course overall :

  • a pass in each element of in course assessment is required
  • attendance at 85% of the weekly seminars is required

Resit:

Essay (30%). 

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

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

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study Yes
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Kate Smith

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Due to professional body requirements for a minimum number of practice hours and the nature of the practical work entry to the course is not permitted after week one of teaching unless under exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Course Co-ordinator.

  • Development of different approaches
  • CBT overview – Ants and ABCDE
  • Power and the helping relationship
  • Boundaries and Limitations – online and offline
  • Person Centred overview - CoWs
  • Importance of self-awareness
  • Psychodynamic overview – Defence Mechanisms
  • Attachment theory
  • Pluralistic / Integrative overview – Timeline and Framework

Assessment:

 Candidates should note that to achieve credit for the course overall :

  • a pass in each element of in course assessment is required
  • attendance at 85% of the weekly seminars is required

Resit:

Essay (30%)

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

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


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Practical Participation sheet

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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In-course assessment: Essay (30%); learning log (30%); practical participation (40%)

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 Skills 1-4 is a requirement to pass the course.

 

Resit: essay (30%).

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

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

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

In-course assessment: Essay (30%); learning log (30%); practical participation (40)

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 Skills 1-4 is a requirement to pass the course.

 

Resit: essay (30%).

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

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

 

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Learning log

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

In-course assessment: Essay (30%); learning log (30%); practical participation (40)

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 Skills 1-4 is a requirement to pass the course.

 

Resit: essay (30%).

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

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

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Essay (30%)

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

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

Word Count
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyParticipants should be aware of, and able to put into practice, the skills required to be an effective listener, showing an ability to apply tools from the different modalities
ConceptualUnderstandParticipants should be aware of the importance of ethics and be able to explain the use and abuse of power, within ethical frameworks.
FactualUnderstandParticipants should understand the basic tenets of the four main theoretical approaches (Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Integrative, Cognitive Behavioural)
ConceptualApplyParticipants should understand human emotional attachment and how this relates to poor mental health
ReflectionEvaluateParticipants should be able to evidence an understanding of boundaries and limitations within a supportive relationship, both face=to-face and online

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