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Postgraduate Course: Practice-based case study research in counselling (L12) (CNST12008)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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 uses a range of participatory methods to explore practice-based approaches to research for counselling practitioners. The course introduces students to a variety of approaches to, and methodologies employed in, practice-focused research. Students are required to develop research proposals for Masters dissertations or Doctoral theses as appropriate, and to present their proposed research to peers and tutors.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 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
  2. the capacity to evaluate the arguments for and against the value of case studies, reflexivity and practice-based research in counselling
  3. the capacity to refine and develop their own practice-based research project within this tradition
  4. 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
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Jonathan Wyatt
Tel: (0131 6)51 3974
Email: Jonathan.Wyatt@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sue Larsen
Tel: (0131 6)51 6671
Email: Sue.Larsen@ed.ac.uk
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