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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.
|Session||Full Year||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
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.
• Develop awareness of their professional developmental needs and of the importance of the full use of counselling supervision.
• Develop critical understanding of the place person-centred counselling occupies in the field of counselling and the role counselling plays in society as a whole.
• Understand the person-centred perspective on psychopathology and psychodiagnosis and the critiques of the application of the medical model to the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
• 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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
|Assessment Weeks||17||Feedback Weeks||20|
|Assessment Weeks||Feedback Weeks|
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Reflection||Evaluate||Critical awareness of power dynamics within counselling relationships.|
|Factual||Understand||Understanding the relationship between other counselling orientations and the person-centred approach.|
|Procedural||Apply||Understanding of and commitment to work within BACP and COSCA ethical frameworks.|
|Reflection||Apply||Awareness and understanding of own self-concept and introjected values and how they impinge on the quality of the therapeutic relationship.|