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Introduction to existential counselling

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Introduction to existential counselling Key course information Date 050610 Day(s) Sat Duration 1 week Time 10:30 - 17:30 Fees Full fee: ?41 Senior fee: ?27 Concession: ?18 Venue Keeley Street Course code PC404 Course outline What is the course about? The course provides an introduction to existential counselling and psychotherapy. What topics will we cover? The course will give a brief overview of existentialism and the history of existential counselling, followed by an outline of the theory and practice of existential counselling, including consideration of a case study. By the end of this course you should be able to: Identity a number of existential themes. Describe some of the key features of existential counselling . Be able to name some similarities and differences of existential counselling with other approaches. What level is the course and do I need any particular skills? Introductory : no previous knowledge of counselling or existentialism is required. The course should appeal to those who would like to find out more before committing to a longer course on existential counselling, to those interested in different models of counselling and to counsellors interested in incorporating elements of this model into their practice. How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class? A combination of lecturing, group and class discussion, group activities and use of a case study. Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring? Handouts will be given out on the day. It would be useful to have familiarity with one or more of the following books (some are available in libraries): Emmy van Deurzen, Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy in Practice, Sage, 2003. Freddie Strasser and Alison Strasser, Existential Time-Limited Therapy, Wiley, 1997. Hans Cohn, Existential Thought and Therapeutic Practice, Sage, 1998 . Ernesto Spinelli, Tales of Un-knowing: Therapeutic Encounters from an Existential Perspective, Sage, 1997. Irvin D Yalom, Loves Executioner and other tales of Psychotherapy, Penguin.. Tim LeBon, Wise Therapy, Sage, 2001. Do I need to have an interview before I can enrol? No. What feedback will I get? You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made. How will I be able to give my views on the course? Please complete the evaluation form at the end of your course. These are monitored and help us to continually improve our courses. How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning? You may be interested in: education and careers advice financial and childcare support disability support support for Deaf and hearing-impaired students dyslexia support study support counselling, and library services (supported learning centre). When I've finished, what course can I do next? The course is self-contained, but will be useful as part of your study of counselling or psychotherapy. General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Information and Advice Shop, open Monday to Friday 12:00 - 19:00 during term time, and Monday to Friday 12:00 - 17:00 out of term time. See the course guide for term dates and further details. Drop-in advice (term-time only) Wednesdays 12.30 - 13.30 (please phone for an appointment outside these times).

Introduction to existential counselling Key course information Date 050610 Day(s) Sat Duration 1 week Time 10:30 - 17:30 Fees Full fee: ?41 Senior fee: ?27 Concession: ?18 Venue Keeley Street Course code PC404 Course outline What is the course about? The course provides an introduction to existential counselling and psychotherapy. What topics will we cover? The course will give a brief overview...

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