Postgraduate Course: Between Counselling and Research 1: Approaches, Issues and Debates (L12) (CNST12007)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course provides students, who may or may not be counselling practitioners with an overview of key approaches for research relevant to counselling and related practices. Emphasis will be given to the relevance of a variety of disciplinary perspectives, to the distinction between "insider" and "outsider" perspectives, and to the relationship between research and reflective counselling practice.
This course provides students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in key debates within qualitative inquiry as they relate, in particular to research in counselling, psychotherapy, and related practices and professions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 4,000 to 5,000 word essay on a topic agreed with the course organiser
||Formative feedback will be given when students present their work-in-progress current thoughts, plans, and concerns to their seminar group peers and tutor.
Summative feedback will be given on the course paper via Learn.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify and conceptualise key research ontologies, epistemologies and methodologies relevant to counselling and related practices, including the influence of different disciplinary perspectives.
- Conceptualise the relationship between counselling practice and research practice in relation to epistemological and ethical debates.
- Formulate, justify and criticise focused research questions relevant to counselling and related practices.
- Critically assess the relevance of specialist research for the practice and provision of counselling and related practices.
|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||Ms Cecilia Malmberg
Tel: (0131 6)50 3890