Counselling Psychology (PGT Conv) (ODL) PSYCH5092

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course will provide students with a theoretical and philosophical background, knowledge of historical and contemporary concepts and processes in counselling psychology. Students will be encouraged to evaluate critically the major counselling models (e.g. Person-Centred approach, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy).

Timetable

None

Requirements of Entry

2:1 honours degree or equivalent

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Essay (100%). Students will submit an essay (3,000 words) online on the topic provided.

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ provide students with an overview of the theoretical and philosophical background, key historical and contemporary concepts and processes in counselling psychology

■ promote an understanding of current research areas in counselling psychology

■ critically evaluate the application of counselling models (e.g. Person-Centred approach, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy) in different specialist areas, including educational and clinical contexts

■ investigate more in-depth the processes, ethical considerations and the counsellor's personal qualities associated with the counselling approach

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ critically evaluate the main theoretical and philosophical background, key historical and contemporary

concepts and processes in counselling psychology (e.g. Person-Centred approach, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy)

■ identify and apply appropriate areas of research within counselling psychology and discuss the unique contribution of counselling psychology in different specialist areas

■ critically evaluate in-depth the processes, ethical considerations and the counsellor's personal qualities associated with a selected counselling approach

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.