PA215-6-SU-CO:
Counselling Contexts

The details
2023/24
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Colchester Campus
Summer
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Monday 22 April 2024
Friday 28 June 2024
15
24 August 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
PA210 and PA211
(none)
(none)

 

PA257

Key module for

DIPLC89A09 Psychodynamic Approaches,
DIPLC89A24 Psychodynamic Approaches,
MA C89D36 Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (3 year),
MA C89D48 Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (4 year),
MA C89DFD Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (3 year),
BA LX5C Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations

Module description

This module equips you with an appreciation of the role of the counsellor and prepares you for taking up that role in the clinical part of the training.

The module aims to provide you with an awareness of the complexity of the role, and an understanding of the professional environment you will be encountering on placement in the following year. It aims to familiarise you with the settings within which counselling takes place

The module will give you awareness of the ethical and statutory frameworks within which you will be working and help you understand the meaning and standing of counselling in a range of agencies, and its place in wider provision. It will help develop the confidence to take up the role and explain it to others.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:

1. To develop awareness of the counselling role
2. To develop awareness of the complexity of the counselling relationship
3. To develop confidence to take up the role and explain it to others
4. To develop awareness of the ethical and statutory framework within which counselling takes place
5. To develop awareness of the wider service context within which counselling takes place and its place in it

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to:
* Understanding of the nature and complexity of the counselling role
* Understanding of the ethical and statutory framework around the counselling relationship
* Understanding of counselling's place in a wider range of interventions and services
* Capacity to take up a placement as a trainee counsellor in supervision with awareness of the implications and responsibilities that this entails

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Theory seminars will cover key aspects of counselling and the role of the counsellor, with discussion of readings. Some seminars will include extracts from television programmes or professional recordings presenting counselling situations. Workshops and role-plays will enable students to practise skills and gain confidence in taking up the counselling role.

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Vignettes  28/05/2024  100% 

Additional coursework information

Assessment for this module is 100 per cent Coursework mark Coursework is made up of 4 vignettes x 500 words

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Susan Kegerreis, email: skeger@essex.ac.uk.
Professor Susan Kegerreis
skeger@essex.ac.uk Student Administrator: 5A.202 telephone 01206 873745; email ppspgt@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Mr Mike Keating
Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy
Head of Training
Dr Anthony John Faramelli
Goldsmiths
Lecturer in Visual Cultures
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 23 hours, 21 (91.3%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information

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