|Credits:||20 (or 10 ECTS credits)|
|Organiser:||Dr FE Short|
This module will provide an opportunity to understand the various approaches to counselling and psychotherapy in addition to establishing a range of basic communication skills. Students will be introduced to the concept of therapy with specific focus on issues relating to boundaries, contracts, and ethics. The module will explore the four key approaches and therapies in psychotherapy (person centred therapy from humanistic approach, psychoanalytic therapy from psychodynamic approach, behaviour therapy from behavioural approach, and cognitive therapy from cognitive approach). In addition, the module will further explore some alternative, integrative, and eclectic therapies (rational emotive behaviour therapy, Gestalt therapy, transactional analysis, and neurolinguistic programming). To support learning, students will be invited to watch therapy in action through a series of video sessions and provided with a forum to engage in regular discussion groups. Students will also be given an opportunity to practice interpersonal communcation skills in a controlled small group setting.
Topics covered in this module include:
Counselling and Psychotherapy (defining counselling and psychotherapy, therapist and client roles, boundaries and ethics in the therapeutic relationship, distinctions between approaches therapies and models);
Humanistic Approach and Person Centered Therapy (history of approach with focus on Carl Rogers, theories of human nature and personality, therapeutic relationship, therapeutic techniques);
Psychodynamic Approach and Psychoanalytic Therapy (history of approach with focus on Sigmund Freud, theories of human nature and personality, therapeutic relationship, therapeutic techniques);
Behavioural Approach and Behaviour Therapy (history of approach with focus on Burrhus Frederic Skinner, theories of human nature and personality, therapeutic relationship, therapeutic techniques);
Cognitive Approach and Cognitive Therapy (history of approach with focus on Aaron Beck, theories of human nature and personality, therapeutic relationship, therapeutic techniques);
Approaches, Therapies, and Modeils (distinguishing between approaches and therapies and models, purist vs non-purist perspectives, intergration/eclecticism vs syncretism, types of intergration and eclecticism, Egan's Skilled Helper Model)
Integrative and Eclectic Therapies (Rational Emotive Behaviour therapy, Gestalt therapy, Transactional Analysis, and/or Neurolinguistic Programming)
Consider the nature of the therapeutic counselling process by demonstrating an appreciation for the importance of boundaries and an understanding of the ethical principles.
Describe and evaluate the principles of the four main psychological approaches and related therapies: Human Approach and Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Approach and Psychoanalytic Therapy, Behavioural Approach and Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Approach and Cognitive Therapy.
Distinguish between approaches, therapies, and models by defining inegration/eclecticism and discussion Egan's Skilled Helper Model.
Describe and evaluate various intergrative and eclectic therapies, such as rational emotive behaviour therapy, Gestalt therapy, transactional analysis or neurolinguistic programming.
Recognise, identify, debate, and critically evaluate therapeutic approaches in action.
Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication skills in one-to-one therapeutic simulations.
|BA/PSY||Psychology, year 3|
|BA/PSYH||Psych with Health Psych, year 3|
|BSC/PHS||Psych with Cl & Hlth Psych, year 3|
|BSC/PS||Psychology, year 3|
|BSC/PSCLD||Psychology w.Chld Lng. Dvlpmnt, year 3|
|BSC/PSYN||Psychol w Neuropsychol, year 3|