This course provides participants with a critical understanding of one of the major areas of applied psychology.
This course provides participants with an understanding of one of the major areas of applied psychology. The course will enable participants to gain a critical overview of the major theoretical and empirical literature in the area of counselling and psychotherapy. The wider issues relating to professional, legal and ethical matters will also be addressed.
This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/201819/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-16046
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About this course
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This course provides participants with a critical understanding of one of the major areas of applied psychology. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the benefits to be gained by applying psychological principles and theories to a range of settings. Counselling and helping skills are increasingly being viewed as essential for the effective management of others. This course will enable participants to gain an overview of the major theoretical and empirical literature in the area of counselling psychology. The wider areas of professional, legal and ethical issues, critiques, methodology and evaluation will also be addressed.
This course aims to provide participants with an opportunity to take a critical look at the field of counselling, to appraise some of the major theories and to develop a capacity to evaluate claims proffered within the theoretical literature available. In addition, the psychological bases informing counselling practice will be explored and evaluated.
Linked programmesPgDip/MSc Counselling and Therapeutic Communication with Professional Practice, PgDip/MSc Counselling Studies and Therapeutic Communication
100% Coursework – (1) Critique of a research article in the form of a 3000 word essay (75%) and (2) Presentation on a chosen practice issue (25%).
This course requires attendance on six Tuesday afternoons from 2.15pm – 6.05pm starting Tuesday 6 November 2018 and finishing Tuesday 11 December 2018.
Any undergraduate degree.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).
Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.
Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf
International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration
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ApplyHow to apply
The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:
https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/short-courses (choose postgraduate short courses)
- 6 November 2018
Fees and funding
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- Northern Ireland & EU:
- England, Scotland & Wales:
Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at
Scholarships, awards and prizes
Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk