Grad.Cert. Humanistic & Psychodynamic Counselling

  • On Campus
  • Not specified
  • GBP1330 Year (EEA)
  • English
Goldsmiths, University of London | London, United Kingdom
This programme is for those who encounter elements of counselling in their day-to-day work and are considering entering the field professionally, but donít have enough experience to study at postgraduate level. Please note: the programme is at post-experience rather than postgraduate level.

Description of Humanistic & Psychodynamic Counselling

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Designed to provide an intensive foundation in counselling for those who meet elements of counselling in their day-to-day work and who wish to enter this field professionally.

This programme is designed to provide an intensive foundation in counselling for those who meet elements of counselling in their day-to-day work and who wish to enter this field professionally, but lack sufficient experience and qualification to study at postgraduate diploma level.

It is particularly suitable for those anticipating an application to the Collegeís MA in Counselling.

Admission is by means of an interview after the receipt of a completed application form.

The programme is taught by means of theoretical lectures, seminars, experiential workshops and group tutorials.

Youíll study key theoretical concepts that inform the practice of humanistic and psychodynamic counselling and will identify the specific responsibilities and processes of the counselling alliance.

Please note: the programme is at post-experience rather than postgraduate level.

The programme covers

  • Humanistic approaches to counselling, with special emphasis on the philosophy and influence of Carl Rogers
  • Psychodynamic principles of counselling, with reference to growth and development, unconscious processes and intra-psychic conflicts
  • The ethics of counselling: boundaries and responsibility
  • Applications: institutional settings and specific counselling foci
  • Care for the counsellor: supervision and meeting your own needs

Programme tutors

Sandra Paul BA PGCE Post Grad Dip Couns MSc (Course Convenor)

Maria Tsoukala PGDip Therapeutic Counselling MA

Assessment:

  • Sufficient attendance to satisfy the requirements of having taken the programme
  • Four written assignments of 2,500 words covering the theory and practice of counselling

Academic tutorial provision and workshops on study skills will support this section of the programme.

Length

  • 1 year part-time (28 weeks)

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 1330 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Modules and Structure

Autumn Term
  • Defining the counselling alliance
  • Fundamental conditions of the counselling relationship
  • Overview of the humanistic framework
  • Carl Rogers and person-centred counselling
  • Gerard Egan's goal-orientated approach
  • Existential philosophy and Gestalt therapy
  • Comparing and contrasting the different humanistic theories

Spring Term

  • Defining the psychodynamic model (Freud, Klein)
  • Introduction to human growth and development
  • Attachment, containment and trust (Bowlby and Winnicott)
  • Unconscious processes: transference and countertransference, projection and introjection, defence mechanisms
  • Introduction to issues of diversity in the counselling relationship: transcultural counselling

Summer Term

  • Reviewing and re-evaluating humanistic and psychodynamic counselling models
  • Theoretical and practical application of counselling models
  • Further exploration of transcultural counselling and issues of diversity
  • Evaluation and assessment of the programme

Assessment

  • Sufficient attendance to satisfy the requirements of having taken the programme
  • Four written assignments of 2,500 words covering the theory and practice of counselling

Academic tutorial provision and workshops on study skills will support this section of the programme.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
193(Grade B)

Requirements for Humanistic & Psychodynamic Counselling

You must be able to demonstrate:

  • a commitment to counselling as a profession;
  • an ability to sustain academic study;
  • the potential to develop those qualities essential to counselling, for example empathy and sense of self.

English language

If your first language isn't English, you need to demonstrate the required level of English language competence to enroll and study on our programmes.

Work Experience for Humanistic & Psychodynamic Counselling

No work experience is required.

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Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

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