Postgraduate Course: Subtle Transactions in the Therapeutic Relationship: The Unseen Dance (CNST11082)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will 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
This course will enable students to become more aware of the quality of their embodiment and presence with a view to exploring how this impacts the therapeutic relationship. It explores a subtle level of non-verbal communication and miscommunication that arises as we subtly move towards, or keep a distance from each other. Experience that may be largely unsymbolised will be brought into greater awareness and students encouraged to theorise and integrate this awareness into their ongoing process of reflection and self-supervision.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 21,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students taking this course for credit submit one assignment of 4,000 words
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop awareness of a particularly subtle strand of non-verbal communication that takes place within every relationship and encounter.
- Develop an awareness of their own style(s) of embodiment.
- Develop awareness of the communicative impact of their style of embodiment and how their style of embodiment may be experienced by clients.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Identify, conceptualise and define new and abstract problems and issues.
Critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in a subject/discipline/sector.
Communicate with peers and specialists.
Take responsibility for own work.
Exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in professional and equivalent activities.
|Course organiser||Dr Jonathan Wyatt
Tel: (0131 6)51 3974
|Course secretary||Miss Alexandra Dickson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3890
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