Postgraduate Course: Becoming a counselling trainer and educator (CNST11070)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of education and training in counselling. Offering an examination of the educational and conceptual tools required of trainers and students of counselling and psychotherapy, each session will comprise tutor input, experiential work and practice sessions in the main training modalities¿ self awareness, development of practice, small and large group facilitation, experiential learning, practice development and research.
This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of education and training in counselling and psychotherapy. It will involve a combination of theoretical input, practice and reflection.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify and analyse the distinctive features of counsellor education and training.
- Critically assess the function and development of self awareness, practice development, theoretical engagement and research as key tenets in counsellor education and training.
- Critically examine the educational value of didactic teaching, experiential learning, group work and practice related workshops as learning sites for counsellor education and training.
- Analyse issues of difference, diversity and power in the practice of counselling training.
- Develop practice skills as counselling educators.
|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.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||7 three and half hour lectures - once a week
|Course organiser||Dr Jonathan Wyatt
Tel: (0131 6)51 3974
|Course secretary||Ms Leopoldine Barde
Tel: (0131 6)50 3890