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ED55ND: REFLEXIVITY AND PROFESSIONAL ENQUIRY (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


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 4th module of the counselling programme.


Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Anne Smith

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Are there a limited number of places available?

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Course Description

Specifically, this course aims to enable students to:

• Understand the philosophy, theory, and research concerning the person-centred approach.

• Develop the person-centred therapeutic attitudes of unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence in the counselling relationship.

• Develop a high level of awareness of competence in person-centred counselling relationships.

• Use research findings in a critical and informed way to develop a deeper understanding of person-centred practice and theory.

• Understand established methods and techniques of research in the counselling and psychotherapy field.

• Develop awareness of their professional developmental needs and of the importance of the full use of counselling supervision.

• 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.

• 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.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks 42

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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Assessment Type Formative Weighting 0
Assessment Weeks 34 Feedback Weeks 38

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Feedback Word Count 2000
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionEvaluateAwareness of prejudices and biases towards clients and a commitment to overcome them
FactualUnderstandUnderstanding of established methods and techniques of research in the counselling and psychotherapy field.
ReflectionEvaluateDevelopment of personal responsibility for own learning process.
ReflectionApplyAbility to work in a way that sustains personal well-being and good practice.

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