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Focuses on the key theoretical concepts and techniques which underpin the Humanistic approach to counselling

Summary

This short courses focuses on the key theoretical concepts and techniques which underpin the Humanistic approach to counselling. Focusing on the importance of the relationship, this knowledge will be useful those whose work involves communication and understanding others. Additionally this theory will provide a foundation for the study of various integrative approaches to counselling.

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/course-finder/201718/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13809

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About this course

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About

This course focuses on the key theoretical concepts and techniques which underpin the Humanistic approach to counselling. The course introduces participants to the core theories of humanistic psychology and their clinical applications. The teaching aims to introduce the subject area in an applied manner where participants can use the theories as a way of understanding client behaviour.

The course also facilitates emphasis through skills training on how to work directly with client groups to help them resolve difficulties. Focusing on the importance of the relationship, this knowledge will be useful to those whose work involves communication and understanding others. Additionally, the theories will provide a foundation for the study of various integrative approaches to counselling.

The course is aimed at practitioners who are working in a helping capacity to develop core theoretical and practice skills in Humanistic Counselling.

Linked programmes

PgDip/MSc Counselling and Therapeutic Communication with Professional Practice, PgDip/MSc Counselling Studies and Therapeutic Communication, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

Assessment

100% Coursework - (1) a 1000 word critique of a recorded skills session with the objective of integrating skills and understandings of the approach from practical basis and (2) a case study of 2000 words (which will be provided), with the objective of applying theories and understandings of the approach to a hypothetical client.

Attendance

This course requires attendance for six afternoon sessions from 2.15pm to 6.15pm on Tuesdays starting 30 January 2018 and finishing 6 March 2018 (dates to be confirmed).

Entry requirements

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

Start dates

  • 30 January 2018
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pgsc

Start dates

  • 30 January 2018

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£440.85
England, Scotland & Wales:
£440.85
International:
£1,103.25

Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/payment_policy_1718.pdf

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

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680