Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy Online
Organising tutor: Shirley Borghetti Hiscock
Duration: 1 year, October 2013 - July 2014
This course is delivered entirely online via a virtual learning environment allowing you to study from anywhere; at work, at home, or on the move. You’ll be tutored and assessed by experts in their field and have access to support and resources online.
This course is an introductory course for those seeking a qualification in counselling or psychotherapy in the longer term. It is also a course for practitioners in mental health care seeking CPD, who wish to deepen their understanding of clinical work. It provides a psychodynamic approach to understanding human emotions and behaviours and an introduction to the field of talking therapies.
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The course is accessed online through a Virtual Learning Environment. There are two modes to the course – Directed Online Study and Live Online Meetings.
Directed Online Study involves the student accessing ready-made study resources such as lecture recordings, interactive study packages, discussion board activities and quizzes.
Live Online Meetings are scheduled events where e-Tutors and students access a virtual classroom or meeting space and engage in activity together such as a seminar, clinical discussion, study group etc
To provide students with an introduction to counselling theory and practice.
Develop an understanding of psychodynamic approaches to counselling and psychotherapy practice including unconscious processes.
To critically reflect on the importance of primitive ways of communicating in the work setting.
To introduce understanding of therapeutic processes.
To introduce the range of psychotherapeutic work, including different methods and approaches and modalities within the public sector.
To develop understanding of the relevant aspects of psychodynamic theory.
To engage students in the application of psychodynamic concepts to practice
You will receive the Graduate Certificate (60 credits at Level 6) from the University of Essex .
It is expected that applicants will have an interest in the therapeutic and anti-therapeutic factors in helping relationships, and a wish to make a deeper study of these with the aim of improving and developing their practice. Some students who are not currently working within a mental health setting may require a specific placement for the duration of the course. They will be advised at enrolment on finding and negotiating a placement.
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