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ED50NC: DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING PRACTICE (2019-2020)

Last modified: 14 Oct 2019 15:50


Course Overview

This course aims to enable students to develop the personal qualities and professional skills necessary for competent and reflective practitioners within a person centred framework.  Self-awareness, counselling theory, practice and research are integrated to a level that enables course members to engage with therapeutic processes in a range of counselling relationships. Although the counselling programme is structured on a modular basis it is conceptualised as a comprehensive experience. The programme has four strands: Counselling Relationship and Therapeutic Process; Counselling Theory and Research; Personal Development; Professional Development. This course constitutes the 3rd module of the counselling programme.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Salma Siddique

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Counselling Skills (CO) (Studied) or Education (ED) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The following areas will be covered: 
  • a brief introduction to the sociological perspective
  • recognising the ways in which social contexts and systems shape a persons’ perception and construction of reality
  • developing an understanding of the implications of working as a counsellor in multi disciplinary settings
  • An exploration of counselling as an agent of change and/or of social control
  • introduce theoretical frameworks for other counselling orientations, vital for the ability to understand the place of person centred counselling and to be
  • able to articulate and discuss therapeutic interventions with colleagues from other disciplines
Within the supportive environment of course groups students will continue the development of personal and professional awareness fundamental to person centred counsellors. Course members will be expected to accept and advocate a value system fostering trust, openness and non-judgemental acceptance.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 7 - 11, 13 - 21

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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 20 Feedback Weeks 25

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Feedback Word Count 4500
Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Formative Weighting 0
Assessment Weeks 13 Feedback Weeks 19

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Learning Outcomes
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Audio Recording

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Learning Outcomes
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Resit Assessments

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Course Learning Outcomes

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