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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 2nd module of the counselling programme.
|Session||Second Sub Session||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.
• Understand person-centred therapeutic processes.
• 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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
|Assessment Weeks||39||Feedback Weeks||42|
|Assessment Weeks||34||Feedback Weeks||38|
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|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Apply||Ability to use supervision in an expansive, non-defensive, and constructive manner.|
|Conceptual||Understand||Understanding the articulation between self-awareness, person-centred theory, and counselling practice.|
|Reflection||Create||Development of an internalised locus of evaluation.|
|Conceptual||Understand||Examination of person-centred theory in relation to self-experiences and personal development.|