PSYC08016 2016 Counselling Psychology: Theoretical Perspectives

General Details

Full Title
Counselling Psychology: Theoretical Perspectives
Transcript Title
Couns Psych Theory
Code
PSYC08016
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
PSYC - Psychology Studies
Department
SOCS - Social Sciences
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Anna Fewer-Hamilton
Programme Membership
SG_WSOCI_H08 201600 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care Practice SG_HEARL_G07 201600 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Educ SG_SoCaSOCI_G07 201600 Bachelor of Arts in Social Care Practice SG_HEARL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Early Childhood Care and Educ SG_HSOCI_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care Practice SG_HEARL_H08 201800 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Educ SG_HSOCI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Sciences in Social Care Practice
Description

This module is about the many theories of counselling and psychotherapy. It examines ways in which the care professional can apply psychological theories of personality and mental health to understanding and helping people. The material covered will include an overview of the main theories of counselling psychology and an introduction to emerging trends in the field. The major schools of therapy; Psychodynamic, Cognitive‑Behavioural, and Humanistic‑Existential, will be addressed. Several key approaches will be studied in depth to demonstrate the links between theory and practice. Issues in counselling such as multiculturalism, diversity and lifespan development (children/ adults) will be explored. Students will be given the opportunity to integrate this learning through exploration of case material and through personal reflection activities.

This module maps to the CORU Standards of Proficiency below:

Domain 1: Professional Autonomy and Accountability

Domain 2: Communication, Collaborative Practice and Teamworking

Domain 4: Professional Development

Domain 5: Professional Knowledge and Skills

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Identify and describe the core assumptions of some of the key theorists from the three major schools of therapy used in counselling psychology, and explain some of the therapeutic applications. Example: Aaron Beck's Cognitive therapy applied to understanding and treating depression (Domain 1.5; 2.17: 5.1, 5.8, 5.9).

2.

Discriminate critically between these approaches on the basis of their premises, goals, therapeutic interventions, and levels of effectiveness (Domain 5.1).

3.

Describe some counselling microskills and appraise their predicted outcomes. Examples: paraphrasing, open and closed questions, self-disclosure.

4.

Explain the application of counselling psychology theory and practice to mental health issues and care work (Domain 4.4: 5.1, 5.8, 5.9).

5.

Critically evaluate the ethical aspects of applying counseling psychology theory and practice to mental health issues and care work (Domain 1.1, 1.5, 1.19: 4.4, 4.5: 5.19).

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered through lectures and tutorials whereby students will be given the opportunity to integrate learning through discussion, viewing demonstration films, exploration of case material and through personal reflection activities. Formative feedback on course work will be given.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment will involve problem-based applied course work and a conceptually based examination.

 

This modules assessment allows for assessment of CORU Standards of Proficiency as follows:

Course work (Domain; 1.1, 1.5, 1.19: 4.4, 4.5: 5.1, 5.8, 5.9, 5.19)

Examination (Domain 1.5; 2.17: 5.1, 5.8, 5.9)

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will require completion of course work and/ or examination as appropriate.

Module Dependencies

Incompatibles
PSYC07010 201200 Counselling Psychology: Theoretical Perspectives

Indicative Syllabus

1. Introduction to Counselling Psychology

Psychological influences and the evolution of counselling

 

Overview of the 3 major schools of therapy

 

The therapeutic relationship

 

Practitioners of counselling, psychotherapy, and counselling psychology

 

21 st century developments and perspectives: integrated approaches

 

2. Multiculturalism and diversity in counselling and therapy

 

Multiculturalism, diversity and social justice issues

 

The Feminist movement in therapy

 

The RESPECTFUL (D'Andrea & Daniels, 2001)approach to counselling

 

3. Psychodynamic Approaches to Counselling Psychology

 

An overview of key theorists within this approach (Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, Carl Jung). Focus on the fundamental assumptions and therapeutic applications of one psychodynamic approach.

 

4. Cognitive‑Behavioural Approaches to Counselling Psychology

 

An overview of key theorists within this approach (B.F. Skinner, Aaron Beck, Albert Ellis, William Glasser). Focus on the fundamental assumptions and therapeutic applications of one cognitive‑behavioural approach.

 

5. Humanistic‑Existential Approaches to Counselling Psychology

 

An overview of key theorists within this approach (Carl Rogers, Victor Frankl, Fritz Perls). Focus on the fundamental assumptions and therapeutic applications of one humanistic‑existential approach.

 

 

6. Linking Theory to Practice

 

An overview of the micro skills of interviewing

 

Counselling across the lifespan: working with children, adolescents, and adults.

 

Stages in the counselling process

 

Codes of ethical practice for counselling psychology

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Coursework Continuous Assessment Assessment 60 % OnGoing 4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 40 % End of Semester 1,2,3
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Recommended Textbook:

Ivey, A.E., D'Andrea, M.J., :-:-amp:::: Bradford Ivey, M., (2012), Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Multicultural Perspective , (7 th Ed.), Sage, UK.

:-:-#160::::Supplementary Books:

Bateman, A., Brown, D. :-:-amp:::: Pedder, J. (2010), Introduction to Psychotherapy: An Outline of Psychodynamic Principles and Practice , (4th Ed.), Routledge, London.

:-:-#160::::Bayne, R. (1998), Counselling and Communication Skills for Medical and Health Practitioners , B.P.S. Books. UK.

Bernstein, D. :-:-amp:::: Nash, P. (2002) Essentials of Psychology , (2 nd Ed.), Houghton Mifflin, Boston. :-:-#8209:::: ::::or similar introductory Psychology text

Corey, G., Theory and Practice of Group Counselling , (8th Ed.), Brooks/ Cole Publishing Company, CA.

Corey, G. (2009), Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy , (8 th ed.), Brooks/ Cole Publishing Company, CA.

Culley, S. :-:-amp:::: Bond, T. (2004), Integrative Counselling Skills in Action (Counselling in Action series)( 2nd ed.), Sage, London

Dryden,W. (2008), Key Issues for Counselling in Action (Counselling in Action series) , (2 nd ed.), Sage, London

Egan, G. (2001), The Skilled Helper: A Problem Management Approach to Helping (7 th Ed.), Wadsworth, UK.

:-:-#160::::Geldard, K., Geldard, D., (2010) Counselling Adolescents: The Proactive Approach for Young People, 3rd ed., UK, Sage.

Geldard K., Geldard D., Yin Foo, R. (2013) Counselling Children A Practical Introduction Fourth Edition, UK, Sage

Ivey, A.E., Bradford Ivey, M. :-:-amp:::: Zalaquett, C.P., (2012), Essentials of Intentional Interviewing: Counseling in a Multicultural World , (2 nd Ed.), Brooks/ Cole, Cengage, UK.

Juntunen, C., and Atkinson, D. (2015) Counseling Across the Lifespan: Prevention and Treatment, SAGE, London

Miller, L. (2006), Counselling skills for Social Work , Sage, London.

Nelson:-:-#8209::::Jones, R. (2008), Basic Counselling Skills , (2 nd Ed.), Sage, London.

O'Brien, E. (2011), Psychology for Social Care: An Irish Perspective , Gill :-:-amp:::: MacMillan, Dublin. ::::(Particularly Chpt. 10 Counselling)

Orbach, A. (2003) Counselling Older Clients SAGE, London

Palmer, S.,(2000) Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy : The Essential Guide , Sage, London

Rowan, J. (1998) the Reality Game: A Guide to Humanistic Counselling and Therapy ( 2nd Ed.) Routledge, London.

Sanders, D. :-:-amp:::: Wills, F. (2005), Cognitive Therapy: An Introduction , (2nd Ed.), Sage, London.

Sanders, P. :-:-amp:::: Wilkins, P., (2010), First Steps in Practitioner Research: A guide to understanding and doing research in counselling and health and social care , PCCS Books, UK.

Other Resources

This module will be supported by a dedicated Moodle website (Virtual Learning Environment).

DVD to accompany the recommended textbook:

 

Ivey, A.E., D'Andrea, M.J., & Bradford Ivey, M., (2012), Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Multicultural Perspective , (7 th Ed.), Sage, UK.[DVD]

 

Supplementary DVD material:

 

Corey, G. (2009), DVD: Theory in Practice: The Case of Stan , (8th Ed.), Brooks/ Cole, CA. [DVD]