This course forms the essential framework to enable participants to understand the concepts of counselling and psychotherapy.
The course examines the Egan problem management model of counselling in depth and develops competence in practical skills. It examines the fundamental nature of counselling practice and explores key ethical and professional issues. The historical and cultural background to contemporary practice is considered and skills in ethical decision making developed.
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/201920/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-19834
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About this course
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This course aims to provide participants with an in-depth knowledge of the origins of counselling and contemporary status and ethical issues. It presents an overview of the counselling process focusing on the application of skills from the Egan problem management model, in an ethical framework. There is an emphasis on the application of theory to practice in a wide range of professional contexts.
Participants will be able to:
- Apply a comprehensive understanding of and appropriate skills from the Egan problem management model to current practice.
- Understand the ethical framework and its application to practice.
- Critically evaluate conceptual, practice, and ethical issues relating to the counselling process.
Linked programmesPgDip/MSc Counselling and Therapeutic Communication with Professional Practice, PgDip/MSc Counselling Studies and Therapeutic Communication, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development
100% Coursework - Written assignment - participants will be asked to consider a case study and analyse the emergent ethical, professional and legal issues in relation to the BACP Ethical Framework for counselling practice (3000 words).
This course requires attendance on Monday or Tuesday afternoons for six weeks (dates to be confirmed). Please contact us if you are interested in this course and would like information on dates as soon as they become available.
Any undergraduate degree.
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
- 24 September 2019
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)
- 24 September 2019
Fees and funding
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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
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