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Postgraduate Course: Practice-based case study research in counselling (CNST11063)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaCounselling Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course builds upon the core research training course Between Counselling and Research 1: Approaches, Issues and Debates. While the latter provides a comprehensive introduction to epistemological and philosophical issues surrounding research in counselling and psychotherapy, this course focuses on practice-based approaches to research for counselling practitioners. The course examines the debates around evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence, analysing arguments for and against the value of case studies, reflexivity and practice-based research in counselling. The course introduces students to a variety of approaches to, and methodologies employed in, practice-focused research. Students are required to refine their research proposals developed in year 1, presenting their proposed research to peers and tutors.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should have
& a critical understanding of the place, purpose and context of practice-based and case study research within counselling and psychotherapy research
& the capacity to evaluate the arguments for and against the value of case studies, reflexivity and practice-based research in counselling
& the capacity to refine and develop their own practice-based research project within this tradition
& a critical awareness of issues of power, diversity and difference in relation to the generation of knowledge, practice wisdom and research findings within counselling and psychotherapy research
Assessment Information
A 4,000 to 5,000 word essay
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserMs Siobhan Canavan
Tel: (0131 6)51 6231
Email: Siobhan.Canavan@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sue Larsen
Tel: (0131 6)51 6671
Email: Sue.Larsen@ed.ac.uk
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