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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Health in Social Science : Counselling Studies

Postgraduate Course: Psychological vulnerabilities and distress in counselling practice (CNST11062)

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 examines human psychological vulnerabilities and distress, as they present and are worked with, in therapeutic practice. Theories of psychological vulnerability and distress are explored, including concepts from neuroscience, normal and abnormal psychology, trauma studies and attachment. The recovery model is also examined, as are the social and political contexts in which debates around mental health and emotional well-being are conducted. The course focuses on how counselling practitioners make sense of and use such understandings in their practice with clients.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
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 - 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 organiserMr Seamus Prior
Tel: (0131 6)51 6599
Email: Seamus.Prior@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sue Larsen
Tel: (0131 6)51 6671
Email: Sue.Larsen@ed.ac.uk
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