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Counselling Diploma DipHE What does the course involve? The course is studied over a period of two years, and those who complete the required modules will gain the full Diploma in HumanisticGestalt Counselling (DipHE) enabling them to either work for a counselling organisation or independently as a qualified Counsellor. The core theoretical perspective is HumanisticGestalt and students will study the following modules over the course of the 2 years:- Professional Issues, Counselling Skills, (Development and Practice) Humanistic Approach, Personal Development, Gestalt Theory and Practice (Double Module), Exploring the Human Development Process, Comparative Theories and Approaches, Client Work, Supervision, Counselling for Loss and Grief, Research into Counselling, Mental Health Issues Specific Client Groups i.e. Young, Elderly, Abused, Creative Approaches, Continuing Personal Development. Students must attend a minimum of 80% of sessions. What is the qualification and how is it gained? Assessment is continuous, being internally assessed by the teaching staff and externally verified by the Awarding Body. It incorporates a variety of methods appropriate to theoretical and practical situations. On successful completion of the second year of the course you will be awarded the Diploma in HumanisticGestalt Counselling (DipHe). Modules will be assessed through assignments, reflective journals, role-play, research essays, presentations and case studies. All criteria must be successfully met in order to complete the module. All modules must be completed to achieve the qualification. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and monitor and evaluate their own work and personal development. How will the course be taught? Students will develop skills that they can apply immediately within the work environment. This means work on projects, case studies and assignments, often in groups as in a work situation. Students develop skills in listening, responding, initiating, and ending counselling relationships, problem solving, planning and scheduling, group work, team working, personal development, research, report writing and presentations. Throughout the course students will participate in role-play, write transcripts of counselling sessions, keep a personal journal or learning log, reflect on personal development and carry out assignments which relate counselling theory and practice. Students will be expected to find a placement after the 2nd term to undertake 100hrs of client work. They are also expected to engage in at least 25 hrs personal therapy. What skills will be taught? The qualification has been developed using British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) guidelines for counselling training programmes and the knowledge requirements of the NVQ in counselling. The knowledge and skills learned at this level will enable students to enhance their communication skills at work, embark on a career as a professional counsellor, working towards personal accreditation. What progression routes are available? The DipHE will be the first two years of a full 3 year BA (Hons) in Counselling. What should students bring to the first class? Paper and pens Are there any other costs involved? Certification. Cost of supervision if not provided by placement agency. Personal Therapy. Course books. Tuition Fee for the 2nd Year which is due in January 2011 How many weeks will the course run for? 2 years - 36 weeks per year, including 5 Saturdays per year. Can students join at any time? Students with appropriate experience may in certain circumstances be APL'd (Accredited Prior Learning - providing relevant evidence) onto the second year.

Counselling Diploma DipHE What does the course involve? The course is studied over a period of two years, and those who complete the required modules will gain the full Diploma in HumanisticGestalt Counselling (DipHE) enabling them to either work for a counselling organisation or independently as a qualified Counsellor. The core theoretical perspective is HumanisticGestalt and students will study...

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