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ED50NE: FOUNDATIONS AND THERAPEUTIC PROCESS IN PERSON-CENTRED COUNSELLING (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:56


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 fulltime counselling programme.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Anne Smith

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

  • 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.
  • Understand person-centred therapeutic processes.
  • Place individual counselling practice within a sound ethical framework as outlined in the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and the COSCA Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice.
  • Develop awareness of their professional developmental needs and of the importance of the full use of counselling supervision.

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
Independent supervision – fortnightly, ranges from £30 to £50 a session - A ratio of one hour supervision to 6 client hours – required by validating body COSCA GBP 50.00
Field trip - residential weekend GBP 200.00

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

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 6 - 11, 13 - 19

More Information about Week Numbers


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 50
Assessment Weeks 18 Feedback Weeks 21

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Feedback

A mixture of theory and reflective writing related to practice. Turnitin used with written feedback.

Word Count 5000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 8 Feedback Weeks 11

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Feedback

An analysis of a recorded practice session. Turnitin used with written feedback.

Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 11 Feedback Weeks 14

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Feedback

Theoretical essay. Turnitin used with written feedback.

Word Count 3500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

Placement

Assessment Type Formative Weighting 0
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Minimum of 100 counselling sessions to be achieved over the academic year. Starting from week 10 after achieving readiness.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Readiness to practice statement

Assessment Type Formative Weighting 0
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Peer and tutor verbal feedback in supervision group setting.

Live feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
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.
FactualUnderstandDevelopment of an in-depth and critical understanding of Carl Rogers’ theory of therapy and personality change.
ReflectionAnalyseAbility to use feedback effectively to identify areas for further development.
ProceduralApplyAbility to establish and maintain appropriate professional boundaries.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstanding the articulation between self-awareness, person-centred theory, and counselling practice.
ConceptualUnderstandExamination of person-centred theory in relation to self-experiences and personal development.
ReflectionCreateDevelopment of an internalised locus of evaluation.
ConceptualApplyAbility to use supervision in an expansive, non-defensive, and constructive manner

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