Postgraduate Course: What Passes Between Us - subtle transactions in the therapeutic relationship (CNST11065)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course focuses on, and theorises, a level of cummunication that is almost never theorised, although it is alluded to in vernacular conversation. eg 'the energy in the room' or 'the atmosphere was dead'. It is an inevitable and important aspect of every relationship, including the therapeutic relationship. As such it is important that therapists are aware of it and are able to reflect upon its impact on the therapeutic relationship. The aim is to help students develop an analytic awareness of the level of communication that happens as counsellor and client extend and withdraw at a very subtle level.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course students should be able to:-
1 Identify the subtle ways in which they make themselves available or unavailable for psychological contact with clients.
2 become more aware of the subtle non-verbal and non-visual communication that takes place within the therapeutic relationship.
3 work sensitively with the subtleties of misinterpretation at this level of communication.
4 conceptualise, explore and resolve such miscommunication when it does arise.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Ms Siobhan Canavan
Tel: (0131 6)51 6231
|Course secretary||Miss Alexandra Dickson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3890