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ED50NA: FOUNDATIONS OF PERSON-CENTRED COUNSELLING (2021-2022)

Last modified: 10 Sep 2021 10:45


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 1st 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
  • Mrs Anne Smith

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

  • Either Counselling Skills (CO) or Education (ED) (Studied)
  • 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

Specifically, this course aims to enable students to:

  • Understand Carl Rogers' theory of therapy and personality change.
  • Develop the person-centred therapeutic attitudes of unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence in the counselling relationship.
  • Develop basic competence in person-centred counselling relationships.
  • Evaluate the importance of personal development in relation to training as a person-centred counsellor.
  • Consider the effect of personal experience, values, and attitudes on the counsellor's practice.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 6 - 11, 13 - 19

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 21 Feedback Weeks 25

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Feedback Word Count 3500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 17 Feedback Weeks 21

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Feedback Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

Practice Readiness statement

Assessment Type Formative Weighting 0
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyAbility to implement the person-centred therapeutic attitudes of unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence in the counselling relationship.
ProceduralApplyAbility to establish and maintain appropriate professional boundaries.
FactualUnderstandDevelopment of an in-depth and critical understanding of Carl Rogers' theory of therapy and personality change.
ReflectionEvaluateAbility to use feedback effectively to identify areas for further development.

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