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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
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) A 4,000 - 5,000 word essay
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
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
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
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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