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Postgraduate Course: Counselling and Psychotherapy Placement 1 (CNST12018)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate)
Course typePlacement AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAligned with Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice 1, students undertake Counselling and Psychotherapy Placement 1 through the completion of 75 hours of psychotherapy and counselling practice with their own clients in an approved counselling placement agency and 15 hours of related practice supervision with an approved supervisor.
Course description This course is the first placement course for students on professional programmes in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Aligned with Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice 1, students undertake Counselling and Psychotherapy Placement 1 through the completion of 75 hours of psychotherapy and counselling practice with their own clients in an approved counselling placement agency and 15 hours of related practice supervision with an approved supervisor. It is assessed in relation to the core competencies for counselling and psychotherapy practice as laid down by the professional body.



The aim of this course is to foster the development of students┐ counselling practice, increasing their self-awareness as reflective practitioners, their capacity to establish and develop effective counselling relationships with clients and fostering the development of the theoretical base which informs their practice.
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 Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 15, Fieldwork Hours 75, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 106 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Students are active partners in their placement arrangements. They negotiate the particular learning needs for their placements with placement managers and academic staff and have multiple opportunities to offer feedback and evaluate their placement experience.

Professional partners ┐ placement managers, professional mentors and practice supervisors ┐ also meet regularly with academic staff to review placements and how they work to provide suitable practice learning opportunities for students.

The Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice Development Manager (based in the University) oversees the approval process for placements and practice supervisors, consults with students on their placement choices and experiences and works to resolve any problems or difficulties that arise in placement arrangements.

Professional practice is assessed according to the professional competency framework stipulated by COSCA, professional accrediting body. Students receive formative and summative assessment through practice supervision and work with professional partners, supported by programme tutors. Successful completion of practice hours is confirmed by professional partners (agency managers, professional mentors and practice supervisors) and programme tutors. Students maintain a professional log of all practice hours, and individual and group supervision meetings.

The Counselling and Psychotherapy Placement courses are assessed as PASS/FAIL only.

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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. By the end of the course students will have the capacity:

    To establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients.
  2. To undertake effective assessment and contracting processes with new clients.
  3. To engage reflectively and openly in supervision of practice, using feedback to enhance practice.
  4. To work collaboratively with colleagues in a practice placement agency, including working effectively within the policies and procedures of the setting.
Reading List
Students┐ reading will be focused in relation to their specific placement work, guided by both academic tutors and professional mentors and supervisors.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsCounselling Psychotherapy Placement
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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