PA215-6-SU-CO:
Counselling Contexts

The details
2019/20
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Colchester Campus
Summer
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Monday 20 April 2020
Friday 26 June 2020
15
14 May 2019

 

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

 

PA257

Key module for

DIPLC89A09 Psychodynamic Approaches,
DIPLC89A24 Psychodynamic Approaches,
MA C89D36 Psychodynamic Counselling (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. It 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. It 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:
* To develop awareness of the counselling role
* To develop awareness of the complexity of the counselling relationship
* To develop confidence to take up the role and explain it to others
* To develop awareness of the ethical and statutory framework within which counselling takes place
* 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

  • Sue Kegerreis. (2010) 'Consent and Clienthood', in Psychodynamic counselling with children and young people: an introduction, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan., pp.100-108
  • Hopper, Linda. (2007) 'Ethical Issues', in Counselling and psychotherapy with children and adolescents, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • BACP Ethical Framework | Ethical dilemmas resources, https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions/ethical-dilemmas/
  • Peter Pearce; Ros Sewell; Karen Cromarty. (2018) 'School and Education Settings', in The Handbook of Counselling Children and Young People, London: SAGE., pp.431-442
  • (2007) Girl, interrupted - Talking about ambivalence.
  • Reva Klein. (2012) 'Working in the Primary School Setting', in Therapeutic Practice in Schools: Working with the Child Within: A Clinical Workbook for Counsellors, Psychotherapists, and Arts Therapists, Hove: Routledge., pp.60-66
  • Philip Hewitt. (2000) 'Confidentiality and transference', in Clinical Counselling in Schools, London: Routledge., pp.52-65
  • Stimpson, Quentin. (©2003) Clinical counselling in voluntary and community settings, New York: Brunner-Routledge.
  • Laurence Spurling. (2009) An introduction to psychodynamic counselling chapter 2, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. vol. Basic texts in counselling and psychotherapy
  • Sue Kegerreis. (2010) 'Family Consultation Centres, Community Adolescent Services and Beyond', in Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Young People: An Introduction, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan., pp.139-151
  • Penny Leake; Ann Beynon; Jenny Biancardi. (2018) 'Supervision', in The Handbook of Counselling Children and Young People, London: SAGE., pp.198-214
  • (2012) Child-Centered Play Therapy DVD Preview.
  • Omand, Liz. (2009) Introduction, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan., pp.1-15
  • Counselling in Primary Schools - MindEd Hub, https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/447202
  • Susan Kegerreis. (2012) 'Theoretical Framework', in Therapeutic Practice in Schools: Working with the Child Within: A Clinical Workbook for Counsellors, Psychotherapists, and Arts Therapists, Hove: Routledge., pp.7-18
  • Jenkins, Peter. (©2017) Professional practice in counselling and psychotherapy: ethics and the law, London: SAGE Publications Ltd.
  • Peter Jenkins. (2018) 'Ethics', in The Handbook of Counselling Children and Young People, London: SAGE., pp.287-305
  • (2010) Jesse, Week 1.
  • Counselling in Secondary Schools - MindEd Hub, https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/447208
  • (no date) BACP Ethical Framework.
  • Stefania Putzu-Williams. (2012) 'Working in the Secondary School Setting', in Therapeutic Practice in Schools: Working with the Child Within: A Clinical Workbook for Counsellors, Psychotherapists, and Arts Therapists, Hove: Routledge., pp.67-76
  • Lyn French. (2012) 'The Symbolic Function of a School-based Therapy Service', in Therapeutic Practice in Schools: Working with the Child Within: A Clinical Workbook for Counsellors, Psychotherapists, and Arts Therapists, Hove: Routledge., pp.53-59

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 Weighting
Coursework Vignettes 28/04/2020

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
skeger@essex.ac.uk Student Administrator: 5A.202 telephone 01206 87 3745; email ppspgt@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr Anne Elizabeth Worthington
Middlesex University
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 30 hours, 30 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

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