Postgraduate Course: Counselling and Psychotherapy Placement 2 (CNST12017)
|School of Health in Social Science
|College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate)
|Not available to visiting students
|Aligned with Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice 2, students undertake Counselling and Psychotherapy Placement 2 through the completion of a further 75 hours of psychotherapy and counselling practice with their own clients in an approved counselling placement agency and 15 hours of related practice supervision with an approved supervisor, bringing the total to 150 client hours and 30 practice supervision hours.
The aim of this course is to facilitate students to consolidate their learning from their counselling and psychotherapy practice so that they may qualify as practitioners and take up post-qualifying positions as reflective, self-aware, safe, accountable and ethical counselling practitioners, working from a clear theoretical base.
This course is the second placement course for students on professional programmes in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Aligned with Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice 2, students undertake Counselling and Psychotherapy Placement 2 through the completion of a further 75 hours of psychotherapy and counselling practice with their own clients in an approved counselling placement agency and 15 hours of related practice supervision with an approved supervisor, bringing the total to 150 client hours and 30 practice supervision hours. It is assessed in relation to the core competencies for counselling and psychotherapy practice as laid down by the professional body. Successful completion of this course completes the practice components of professional training at Pg Diploma and Masters level and enables students to work towards individual provisional accreditation (which requires further hours and supervision).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 15,
Fieldwork Hours 75,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|Students are active partners in their placement arrangements. They negotiate the particular learning needs for their placements with placement managers and academic staff and have multiple opportunities to offer feedback and evaluate their placement experience.
Professional partners - placement managers, professional mentors and practice supervisors - also meet regularly with academic staff to review placements and how they work to provide suitable practice learning opportunities for students.
The Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice Development Manager (based in the University) oversees the approval process for placements and practice supervisors, consults with students on their placement choices and experiences and works to resolve any problems or difficulties that arise in placement arrangements.
Professional practice is assessed according to the professional competency framework stipulated by COSCA, professional accrediting body. Students receive formative and summative assessment through practice supervision and work with professional partners, supported by programme tutors. Successful completion of practice hours is confirmed by professional partners (agency managers, professional mentors and practice supervisors) and programme tutors. Students maintain a professional log of all practice hours, and individual and group supervision meetings.
The Placement courses are assessed as PASS/FAIL only.
|Students receive formative and summative assessment through practice supervision and work with professional partners, supported by programme tutors.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- practise as a reflective, self-aware, safe, accountable and ethical counselling practitioner, working with a range of clients.
- work effectively and autonomously with practice supervision and feedback from professional collaborators to enhance practice competence.
- collaborate effectively with professional partners in placement settings, including contributing to service development.
|Students' reading will be focused in relation to their specific placement work, guided by both academic tutors and professional mentors and supervisors.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Alongside discipline-specific knowledge and skills, students taking this course develop:
1. the capacity to communicate with, relate to and assist people experiencing problems, worries or distress
2. the ability to work effectively in teams and with supervisors and managers
3. knowledge of working within organisational policies, guidelines and legal requirements
4. experience and understanding of handling ethical challenges
5. skills in presenting practice to peer groups and supervisors
|Counselling Psychotherapy Placement
|Ms Tanya Richardson
Tel: (0131 6)51 6671
|Miss Sue Larsen
Tel: (0131 6)51 6671