Rhedir gan School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
20.000 Credyd neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Prof Fay Short
This Counselling Skills module provides an introduction to the field of counselling and psychotherapy, to support your broader understanding of Psychology. This module will give you an insight into the work of a counsellor and psychotherapist. You will gain a fascinating insight into the heart of the therapeutic process, with focus on critical and controversial issues such as boundaries, contracts, and ethical dilemmas. You will also be given an opportunity to learn how counsellors and psychotherapists work in four key therapeutic approaches: Person-Centred, Psychoanalytic, Cognitive, and Behavioural. In addition, you will learn about the key skills required to work as a therapist, including communication skills, managing distress, and helping others. Most importantly, you will apply this knowledge by discussing a range of real-world case studies and practicing your communication skills in one-to-one interpersonal sessions. If you choose to pursue a career in counselling or psychotherapy, then the content, activities, and assessments on this module will support you in beginning to develop your foundation of skills. However, even if you choose not to pursue a career in this field, the knowledge gained and skills developed on this module will be valuable across a wide range of helping professions. Furthermore, your enhanced understanding of human nature and the capacity for change through counselling and psychotherapy can have enormous potential benefits for your own self-awareness, development, and growth.
Topics that may be covered in this module include: • Counselling and Psychotherapy • Keys to Communication • Self and Others • Integration and Eclecticism • Person Centred Therapy • Psychoanalytic Therapy • Cognitive Therapy and Behaviour Therapy • Managing Stress and Anxiety • Managing Unhappiness and Dissatisfaction • Managing Worry and Fear Disclaimer: Please be aware that this content is indicative only and subject to change.
• Adequate knowledge of key concepts in counselling and psychotherapy only. • Some basic understanding of theoretical issues with several factual errors. • Limited evidence of critical analysis and evaluation of theory, research, and practice. • Unclear, disrespectful, or judgemental written and oral communication and counselling skills. • Some recognition of communication and counselling skills with reference to own capabilities.
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• Sufficient knowledge of key concepts in counselling and psychotherapy. • Basic understanding of theoretical issues with several factual errors. • Some evidence of critical analysis and evaluation of theory, research, and practice. • Clear, respectful, and non-judgemental written and oral communication and counselling skills. • Some consideration of communication and counselling skills with honest reflection on own capabilities.
• Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of key concepts in counselling and psychotherapy. • Solid understanding of theoretical issues with few factual errors. • Some evidence of critical analysis and evaluation of theory, research, and practice. • Well-structured, insightful, respectful, and non-judgemental written and oral communication and counselling skills. • Some insight into communication and counselling skills with honest reflection on own capabilities.
• Comprehensive and detailed knowledge and understanding of counselling and psychotherapy. • Excellent understanding and original interpretation of theoretical issues with no factual errors. • Clear evidence of critical analysis and insightful evaluation of theory, research, and practice. • Well-structured, insightful, appropriately challenging, respectful, and non-judgemental written and oral communication and counselling skills. • Depth of insight into communication and counselling skills with honest reflection on own capabilities.
Describe and evaluate the four core therapies: Person-Centred Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Therapy.
Critically reflect to show self-awareness, other-awareness, and commitment to personal and professional development.
Recognise, identify, debate, and critically evaluate therapeutic methods in case study examples.
Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication skills and the ability to appropriately manage live information in the here-and-now within one-to-one therapeutic simulations and group discussion supervision simulations.
Critically appreciate the nature of the therapeutic framework by demonstrating an understanding of boundaries and ethical principles.
Reflective journal of 2000wds critically evaluating the development of your own communication skills and your understanding of therapeutic counselling. Journal must demonstrate active research and engagement with therapeutic literature.
Transcript of a 10min segment of a communication skills session annotated with 1000wds identifying and evaluating the skills demonstrated in the session.
|LLAFAR||Oral Discussion Group Exam||
Twenty-minute mock group supervision discussing an unseen case study. Discussion must demonstrate evidence of communication skills between participants and critical understanding of therapeutic theory and research.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Communication skills sessions will give an opportunity to practice and develop communication skills. One student will share their thoughts on a topic of their choice, one student will demonstrate appropriate active listening skills, and observers will provide feedback on communication skills. The group will work in a round-robin system to ensure that they adopt every role each week and you will be asked to reflect on your interactions.
On-demand lecture (approx 2hrs) will be released at 9am on the previous Wednesday. Lectures will focus on the core theories and concepts for each of the topics in the curriculum content. You can watch this lecture on-demand whenever is most convenient for you, but please make sure that you have watched it in full before attending the associated workshops in the following week.
Case discussion sessions will require students to discuss a therapeutic case within their small group. These sessions will mimic the format of a group supervision session, with a hypothetical case in place of a real experience shared by an attendee.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Mentora - Gallu cefnogi, helpu, arwain, ysbrydoli ac/neu hyfforddi eraill
- Gofalu - Dangos consyrn am eraill; gofalu am blant, pobl ag anableddau ac/neu'r henoed
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Understand the scientific underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.
- Apply multiple perspectives to psychological issues and integrate ideas and findings across the multiple perspectives in psychology.
- Communicate psychological concepts effectively in written form.
- Communicate psychological concepts effectively in oral form.
- Retrieve and organise information effectively.
- Handle primary source material critically.
- Engage in effective teamwork for the purpose of collaborating on psychological projects.
- Be sensitive and react appropriately to contextual and interpersonal psychological factors.
- Use effectively personal planning and project management skills.
- Work effectively under pressure (time pressure, limited resources, etc) as independent and pragmatic learners.
- Problem-solve by clarifying questions, considering alternative solutions, making critical judgements, and evaluating outcomes.
- Be aware of ethical principles and approval procedures.
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