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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Health in Social Science : Counselling Studies

Postgraduate Course: Developing Narratives of Self (CNST11041)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe aims of this module are: 1) to explore the development of the person with particular reference to person-centred and psycho-dynamic perspectives; 2) to examine a variety of accounts of the origins and perpetuation of psychological difficulties; 3) to address the extent to which change and development is possible, with reference to the interplay of inner and outer worlds and the encounter with difference; 4) to clarify the meanings of the terms "self" and "person"; 5) to commence the practice placement and the work of the practice and process group. This is a core course only available to students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling or the Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue).
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Typed essay of 4,000 words
Feedback Formative feedback will be given on the student┐s listening skills through Practice Development Groups.

Summative feedback will be given on the course paper via Learn.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. reflect on key concepts relating to the development of the self drawn from both person-centred and psychodynamic theories of the self
  2. integrate recent research findings relating to narratives of the self which inform understanding and practice
  3. demonstrate and conceptualise an understanding of personal narratives of difference and diversity and how these might impact on counselling work
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Liz Bondi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2529
Email: Liz.Bondi@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sue Larsen
Tel: (0131 6)51 6671
Email: Sue.Larsen@ed.ac.uk
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