This double credit course is a natural progression from the Introduction to Counselling and enhances and develops the learning from the introductory course. It can also be taken as a stand-alone unit and this may be relevant if you have previous training in listening skills or work in the voluntary/mental health sectors.
The aim of the course is to introduce you to the main theoretical schools of counselling (psychodynamic, behaviourist and humanist) and the historical development of these. You will learn the key concepts of the main theorists in each of the three counselling approaches. It also teaches you the skills that
are used within the main schools of counselling and how these are applied in the counselling relationship. This course aims to teach you skills to support people in a listening role and to develop your knowledge, self-awareness and understanding of the main theoretical approaches but is not a therapy or self-help group.
Achievement of this course does not lead to a qualification as a counsellor. The emphasis of your learning is on tutor input practical skills and group exercises with a certain amount of written work necessary to achieve certification from SQA. You will participate in listening exercises working with peers to develop your counselling skills in a highly participative and practical way.
This is delivered as an Outreach course at St Thomas of Aquins on Thursday evenings. The next course starts on Thursday 29th November 2018 for 2hr 30 minutes a week for 24 weeks starting at 6 pm. For further information about the Outreach course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Psychodynamic Behaviourist and Humanistic Schools of Counselling
- Counselling Relationship
- Counselling Skills
- Listening and Responding Skills
- Reflection on learning knowledge and skills
How Course Is Assessed:
- The course is assessed through written and practical assignments
Number of Days per week:
- A Thursday evening from 6 - 8.30pm for 24 weeks
- Entry to this course is based on previous training/qualifications i.e. Introduction to Counselling or equivalent
- Basic reading and writing skills are required
- Personal statement indicating why you want to do the course
English Proficiency Requirements:
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- HNC in Counselling
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling
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