2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
HECS5182M Counselling and Psychotherapy Theories
15 creditsClass Size: 24
If you are applying for a stand-alone Masters level module please note you must meet either the general University entry criteria or the specific module pre-requisite for this level of study.
Module manager: Netalie Shloim
Taught: 1 Sept to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2017/18
Pre-requisite qualificationsEntry on to a health, psychology or humanities related postgraduate programme
This module is mutually exclusive with
|HECS2101||Theory and Concepts of Counselling|
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesThe module is an introduction to the study of core psychological theories informing psychotherapeutic counselling practice.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an in depth critical awareness of psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic counselling theories in the therapeutic relationship.
2. Demonstrate in depth critical insight into intersubjective phenomena with reference to the therapeutic frame.
3. Demonstrate in depth critical awareness of models of therapeutic change.
Students will begin to experience how theoretical ideas and concepts in the fields of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and counselling might be processed into psychotherapeutic counselling practice. Key aspects of learning will be on the nature of the therapeutic relationship and its centrality within Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Developing insight & working through
The Creative Change Cycle (Meekums, 1999)
Conscious & Unconscious
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||100.00|
|Total Contact hours||50.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private study2 hours research and reading per seminar = 32 hours
1 hour per seminar preparation = 16 hours
assignment preparation = 42 hours
literature searches = 10 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackPrior reading and research reflected in group discussions.
Active participation in group exercises.
Feedback on formative presentation to peer group.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay||Theoretical Essay 3,000 words||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 09/05/2017
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