Undergraduate Course: Foundations of Counselling and Psychotherapy 2 (10 credit points) (LLLD07003)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This is a for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL): only students registered with OLL should be enrolled.
This course aims to survey the many different theories and approaches of counselling and psychotherapy. The emphasis is on theory and learning with some opportunities for practical work and exploring personal experience (within appropriate boundaries).
Course 2 covers the psychodynamic underpinnings of counselling and psychotherapy: the theories of Freud, Klein, Fairbairn, Erikson, Winnicott and Mahler; psychoanalytic revisionists; controversies in psychoanalysis.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Lifelong Learning - Session 2
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Normally, the assessment is a 2000 word essay, worth 100% of the total mark, submitted by week 12. To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 40%.
|No Exam Information
| Describe the framework for counselling; boundaries, disclosure, confidentiality, listening skills;
Provide an overview of the field of psychodynamic counselling today;
Outline the psychodynamic theories of Freud and various Freudian schools;
Outline contemporary revisionist approaches to the Freudian tradition;
Apply some of the psychodynamic approaches to their own development and everyday interactions to a limited extent.
Mitchell, S.A. and Black, M.J., 1996. Freud and Beyond: A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought. New York: Basic Books.
McLeod, J., 2009. An Introduction to Counselling. 4th ed. Maidenhead, Berks: Open University Press.
Additional texts will be recommended by the tutor throughout the course.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr James Mooney
Tel: (0131 6)50 3077
|Course secretary||Mrs Sabine Murdoch
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855
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