Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26
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'.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.
This course may not be suitable for anyone who is currently
receiving counselling or has faced a serious emotional issue in the last
Class size is limited to 15. You must be able to attend the same class at the same time over 10 weeks. There is a strict attendance requirement of at least 85%. Students who miss more than two 3-hour classes - for any reason - cannot pass the course.
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A reflective personal learning log, will be completed by all students and submitted to tutors after week 2 on a weekly basis. The log is an opportunity for students to reflect on their experiences of learning in the class, how they relate theory to practice and their own personal awareness, growth and development. Skills practice is included in each class. Tutors provide feedback on practical skills on a group or individual basis as appropriate in each of the 10 classes. Oral participation is assessed in the whole class group and with all class members.
A reflective learning log will be read by tutors on weekly submission and any necessary feedback or concerns communicated to students. At the end of the course 10 logs will be graded linked to the CGS and weighted at 25% of the overall course mark.
Oral practice: Tutors give verbal feedback to the group and individuals in each of the 10 classes.
Oral participation: Tutors will give individual feedback as necessary during the course.