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Counselling

Waverley Abbey College

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £13900.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This modules provides students with a theoretical base and foundation for the whole programme. It introduces students to a Christian anthropology and theory of human personality and to the Waverley Integrative Framework of Counselling, a holistic approach which reflects on the client’s history and current circumstances and on all core aspects of human functioning: relational, physical, emotional, volitional, rational and spiritual. Furthermore, the module provides students with the opportunity to apply the Waverley Integrative Framework and related counselling skills in a guided practice situation and through the use of case studies. Students will also be given an overview of the field of human development and a survey of human behaviour associated to lifespan development. In addition, in order to enable students to appreciate the issues involved in integrating psychological theories into the Waverley Integrative Framework; students will be given an introduction to a range of therapeutic approaches to counselling. Students will also be introduced to basic research principles and methodology, assisting students to understand and make use of research findings to ensure evidence-based practice.

In order to prepare students for their work with clients, students will be introduced to a number of mental health disorders and diagnostic criteria. They will also be encouraged to reflect on a range of assessment issues and consider when counselling may, or may not, be helpful, and when referral might be required. The module will assist students in reviewing psychological literature and research in order to consider cognitive, developmental and social psychology and the potential implications of findings for the practice of counselling.

Students will be encouraged to further enhance their skills and knowledge from a variety of models of counselling.  In addition, it is vital that students continue to appreciate the continuum between mental health and psychiatric disorders.  This module will deepen their knowledge and critical understanding of a further range of theoretical approaches to counselling; provide evidence as to how interventions from a variety of theoretical approaches may be successfully integrated into the Waverley Integrative Framework and personal client work; build further on an understanding of a range of mental health problems that a client may present, identifying when counselling may not be appropriate; provide an understanding as to how quantitative and/or qualitative methods in outcome research inform counselling practice.

This modules provides students with a theoretical base and foundation for the whole programme. It introduces students to a Christian anthropology and theory of human personality and to the Waverley Integrative Framework of Counselling, a holistic approach which reflects on the client’s history and current circumstances and on all core aspects of human functioning: relational, physical,...

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Course Content

Year 1

  • Counselling Theory and the Waverley Integrative Framework of Counselling
  • Counselling Skills and Practice
  • Personal and Professional Development

Year 2

  • Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Counselling Skills: Clinical Practice 1 (optional)
  • Supervision and Professional Development
  • Self-Awareness and Personal Growth

Year 3

  • Integrative Approaches and Mental Health
  • Advanced Counselling skills: Clinical Practice 2
  • Reflective Practice

Year 1 Counselling Theory and the Waverley Integrative Framework of Counselling Counselling Skills and Practice Personal and Professional Development Year 2 Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology Counselling Skills: Clinical Practice 1 (optional) Supervision...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Waverley Abbey House

Part Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£13900.00

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Entry Requirements

Minimum of 2 A level passes and GCSE English Grade C (or above) and/or a minimum of 3 years related life experience and other qualifications may be taken in to account.

Minimum of 2 A level passes and GCSE English Grade C (or above) and/or a minimum of 3 years related life experience and other qualifications may be taken in to account.

Assessment Methods

Students are required to complete various assignments; exams and journals during the academic year.

Students are required to complete various assignments; exams and journals during the academic year.

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

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