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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Psychology

Undergraduate Course: Psychology of Counselling (PSYL10118)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe course offers advanced psychology students an opportunity to examine some of the core psychological processes at work in counselling and psychotherapy. The course will cover:

Client characteristics, including conceptualisations of distress, mental illness, wellbeing, attachment style, and interpersonal functioning. Therapist characteristics, including theoretical orientation, the issue of technique versus non-technique, and therapeutic and non-therapeutic events. The therapeutic relationship, including transference and countertransference, the contract and working alliance, attachment theory, listening and dialogue, and contrasts between existential-phenomenological and medical stances. Cultural considerations, including considerations for working with special populations and minorities including clients who are gay, lesbian or bisexual, or of different race and culture. Counselling ethics, including concepts of beneficence and non-maleficence, boundaries, supervision, and awareness of professional development and the limits of counselling.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Research Methods and Statistics 2 (PSYL10126) AND Research Methods & Statistics 3 (PSYL10127)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesDegree major in Psychology and passes in Psychology courses at least to the equivalent of Junior Honours level in Edinburgh. Prior agreement with the 4th Year Honours Course Organiser
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information