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PS5548: COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 23 Jul 2020 15:30


Course Overview

Counselling psychologists work with adults and children on a diverse range of issues, including bereavement, relationships, and mental health problems. This course will introduce students to the key issues, theories and practices relevant in Counselling Psychology.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jason Bohan

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

  • One of Psychology (PS) or MSc Psychological Studies or Msc Psychological Studies With Applied Developmental Psychology (Sept) or Msc Psychological Studies With Organisational Psychology (September) or Msc In Psychological Studies With Mental Health (September Start)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (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

This course will provide students with a broad understanding of the theory and practice of counselling psychologists. Students will be aware of the theory, values and historical development of counselling psychology; an understanding of issues surrounding the therapeutic relationship; a critical awareness of the scientific/reflective-practitioner models; an overview of the main therapeutic traditions; understanding of the therapists role in a range of common presentations.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 29 Feedback Weeks 32

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Feedback

Feedback will be delivered online on all summative assessments.  There will be an online discussion board to support coursework preparation.

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateCritical appreciation of the different therapeutic approaches between counselling and other therapies
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge and understanding of the historical developments, values, and philosophy
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge and understanding of the theories informing counselling
FactualAnalyseCritical appreciation of the key debates, research methods and professional issues in counselling and related fields

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 34 Feedback Weeks 37

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Feedback

Feedback will be delivered online on all summative assessments.  There will be an online discussion board to support coursework preparation.

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateCritical appreciation of the different therapeutic approaches between counselling and other therapies
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge and understanding of the historical developments, values, and philosophy
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge and understanding of the theories informing counselling
FactualAnalyseCritical appreciation of the key debates, research methods and professional issues in counselling and related fields

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 48 Feedback Weeks 1

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Feedback

Resubmission of failed elements of assessment.  Feedback will be delivered online on all summative assessments. 

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge and understanding of the theories informing counselling
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge and understanding of the historical developments, values, and philosophy
ConceptualEvaluateCritical appreciation of the different therapeutic approaches between counselling and other therapies
FactualAnalyseCritical appreciation of the key debates, research methods and professional issues in counselling and related fields

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