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Undergraduate Counselling Skills 2017-2018

CO1001: COUNSELLING SKILLS 1

15 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

Counselling Skills 1 is a practical experiential course which will enable students to develop self-awareness and advanced communication skills. It is the first of four courses which make up the Counselling Skills Certificate (COSCA validated), the first step to becoming a Counsellor or Psychotherapist.

Students must complete a diagnostic test prior to being able to Register on this course.

See' Further Information and Notes'.

 

CO1018: COUNSELLING SKILLS 1 (1 YEAR VARIANT)

15 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

Counselling Skills 1 is a practical experiential course which will enable students to develop self-awareness and advanced communication skills. It is the first of four courses which make up the Counselling Skills Certificate (COSCA validated), the first step to becoming a Counsellor or Psychotherapist.

Students must complete a diagnostic test prior to being able to Register on this course.

See' Further Information and Notes'.

 

CO1501: COUNSELLING SKILLS 2

15 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

The theme of this module is 'Exploration and Expansion'.  Students will continue to develop the practical skills introduced in Counselling Skills 1. They will gain insight into the structure of a counselling relationship within professional ethics and boundaries and explore self-awareness and self-in-context in relation to transitions, attachment, loss and readjustment, attitudes to differences, values, prejudice, social identity and the ethics of justice.

See 'Further Information and Notes'.

CO1518: COUNSELLING SKILLS 2 (1 YEAR VARIANT)

15 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

The theme of this module is 'Exploration and Expansion'.  Students will continue to develop the practical skills introduced in Counselling Skills 1. They will gain insight into the structure of a counselling relationship within professional ethics and boundaries and explore self-awareness and self-in-context in relation to transitions, attachment, loss and readjustment, attitudes to differences, values, prejudice, social identity and the ethics of justice.

See 'Further Information and Notes'.

CODIAG: COUNSELLING DIAGNOSTIC TEST

0 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

Students being admitted to a Counselling programme or course, should first take the Counselling Diagnostic Test. The test can be taken at any time and is completed online. You will be unable to register for Counselling Skills 1, and consequently any of the subsequent courses until you have read and accepted the Terms and Conditions in the Diagnostic Test.

Please go to www.abdn.ac.uk/mycurriculum to access the Diagnostic Test.

Having completed the test you should select the appropriate course when making your curriculum choices.

 

CO2001: COUNSELLING SKILLS: AN INTRODUCTION TO TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

Transactional Analysis (TA) builds on previous counselling skills training and practical experience to enhance understanding of human personality, relationships and communication.  It will offer participants the opportunity to become more familiar with ideas and concepts that form the basis of an approach which is readily applicable to many different settings and which may provide a useful complement to existing listening skills.

See 'Further Information and Notes'.

 

CO2002: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACH TO COUNSELLING

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

Students will have the opportunity to integrate the use of psychodynamic skills with an understanding of theory, the process of practice and individual growth and personal development. 

See 'Further Information & Notes'.

CO2005: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MINDFULNESS

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

Students are introduced to the theories of mindfulness and how it can be used in different contexts, for examples stress and self-compassion. There are opportunities to Small group work gives students an opportunity to discuss and monitor their own learning

 See 'Further Information & Notes'.

CO2006: AN INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL COUNSELLING

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

Cognitive behavioural counselling is the ability to identify the thoughts arising from a client's interpretation of life experiences which lead to changes in mood and behaviour.  Students will learn skills to work with a client, facilitate and develop strategies to find a more adaptive thinking or behaviour. 

This course assumes previous practical experience as a professional helper or Counsellor, or completion of Counselling Skills 1 and 2.

See 'Further Information & Notes'.

CO2007: COUNSELLING SKILLS 3

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

Counselling Skills 3 provides students the opportunity to develop their ability as reflective practitioners.  It is a practical experiential course which builds on the experience gained in Counselling Skills 1 and 2.  Students will analyse and comment on their own practice with reference to theory and evidence of the core conditions. 

See 'Further Information & Notes'.

CO2018: COUNSELLING SKILLS 3 (1 YEAR VARIANT)

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

Counselling Skills 3 provides students the opportunity to develop their ability as reflective practitioners.  It is a practical experiential course which builds on the experience gained in Counselling Skills 1 and 2.  Students will analyse and comment on their own practice with reference to theory and evidence of the core conditions. 

See 'Further Information & Notes'.

CO2019: COUNSELLING SKILLS 4 (1 YEAR VARIANT)

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

The theme of Counselling Skills 4 is 'Integration'. It is the final module of the Counselling Skills Certificate (COSCA validated). Students will review and consolidate areas covered in the previous 3 modules and focus on issues that clients bring to counselling.

See 'Further Information & Notes'.

CO2501: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACH TO COUNSELLING

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

Students will have the opportunity to integrate the use of psychodynamic skills with an understanding of theory, the process of practice and individual growth and personal development.

See 'Further Information & Notes'.

CO2503: TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

Transactional Analysis (TA) builds on previous counselling skills training and practical experience to enhance understanding of human personality, relationships and communication. It will offer participants the opportunity to become more familiar with ideas and concepts that form the basis of an approach which is readily applicable to many different settings and which may provide a useful complement to existing listening skills.

See 'Further Information and Notes'.

CO2505: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MINDFULNESS

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

Students are introduced to the theories of mindfulness and how it can be used in different contexts, for examples stress and self-compassion. There are opportunities to Small group work gives students an opportunity to discuss and monitor their own learning

See 'Further Information & Notes'.

CO2506: AN INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL COUNSELLING

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

Cognitive behavioural counselling is the ability to identify the thoughts arising from a client's interpretation of life experiences which lead to changes in mood and behaviour. Students will learn skills to work with a client, facilitate and develop strategies to find a more adaptive thinking or behaviour.

This course assumes previous practical experience as a professional helper or Counsellor, or completion of Counselling Skills 1 and 2.

See 'Further Information & Notes'.

CO2507: COUNSELLING SKILLS 4

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

The theme of Counselling Skills 4 is 'Integration'. It is the final module of the Counselling Skills Certificate (COSCA validated). Students will review and consolidate areas covered in the previous 3 modules and focus on issues that clients bring to counselling.

See 'Further Information & Notes'.

CO3001: PERSON CENTRED COUNSELLING SUPERVISION

15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

This is a course leads to the professional qualification of Person-Centred Counselling Supervision (COSCA validated). Participants must have a Diploma or Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, psychotherapy, social work or equivalent with at least two years post qualifying supervised practice.

This training, although experiential, is focused solely on the personal and professional development of participants as a counselling supervisor.

See 'Further Information & Notes'.

CO3002: COUNSELLING SKILLS DISSERTATION WITH GROUP INSTRUCTION

30 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

Students have an opportunity to explore the role of research as a counselling skills practitioner and will utilise a mix of theoretical and experiential methods. 

See 'Further Information & Notes'.

CO3501: PERSON CENTRED COUNSELLING SUPERVISION

15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

This is a course leads to the professional qualification of Person-Centred Counselling Supervision (COSCA validated). Participants must have a Diploma or Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, psychotherapy, social work or equivalent with at least two years post qualifying supervised practice.

This training, although experiential, is focused solely on the personal and professional development of participants as a counselling supervisor.

See 'Further Information & Notes'.

CO3502: COUNSELLING SKILLS DISSERTATION WITH GROUP INSTRUCTION

30 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

Students have an opportunity to explore the role of research as a counselling skills practitioner and will utilise a mix of theoretical and experiential methods.

See 'Further Information & Notes'.

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