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Counselling Studies Level 4

Open Study College
Course summary
1,199 GBP
English
Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

Advanced Counsellor and Psychotherapist Level 4:

 

Unit 1: Defining Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Development of counselling and psychotherapy
  • Similarities and differences between counselling and psychotherapy
  • Counselling and psychotherapy in context

Unit 2: Core values and skills in counselling and psychotherapy

  • Building the client-therapist relationship
  • Competency skills
  • Communication
  • Applications of skills
  • Transference and counter transference
  • Monitoring generic skills

Unit 3: Models and approaches in counselling and psychotherapy

  • The psychodynamic approach
  • Humanist/person-centred approach
  • Personal awareness
  • Experiential focusing
  • Behavioural and cognitive approaches
  • Using behavioural methods
  • The systems model
  • The psychosocial/life stage model

Unit 4: Counselling specialities

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Assessments strategies and skills in CBT
  • Relationship counselling
  • Family counselling
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Addiction counselling

Unit 5: Psychotherapy specialities

  • Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
  • Brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis (TA)
  • Gestalt therapy

Unit 6: Practitioner strategies

  • Business issues
  • The therapy contract
  • The psychotherapists responsibilities
  • Health, safety and regulations
  • Client assessment

 

Counselling Children and Adolescents

Level 4:

 

Unit 1: History of Counselling

  • History of counselling
  • Theories and theorists
  • Jung
  • Rogers
  • Skinner
  • Ellis
  • Maslow

Unit 2: Childhood and Children

  • Defining childhood
  • Historical perspective of childhood
  • Child development related to counselling
  • Language
  • Cognitive structure and input
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Socialisation
  • Attachment
  • Bowlby's theory

Unit 3: The Cognitive Approach

  • Approaches within cognitive behavioural therapy
  • The ABC Model
  • The triadic structure of CBT
  • The Socratic method
  • Counselling techniques
  • Further cognitive strategies
  • Organising sessions and programmes
  • Reading emotional feelings in behaviour
  • Behaviour and beliefs

Unit 4: The Person-Centred Approach

  • Background
  • The inner self
  • PCT process
  • PCT application
  • PCT and transference

Unit 5: The Therapeutic Relationship and Ethics

  • The child-counsellor relationship
  • Ethics for counselling
  • BACP ethical framework
  • CPCAB model of service levels
  • Legislation and consent

Unit 6: The Therapeutic Environment

  • The play therapy room
  • Selecting media
  • Imagination
  • Setting up a practice

CBT Level 4:

 

Unit 1: Review of CBT Skills and Theory

  • Aims of CBT
  • Basic cognitive principles
  • The triadic structure of CBT
  • The therapeutic relationship
  • CBT Delivery
  • CBT Assessment
  • Core skills

Unit 2: Case Conceptualisation and Measurement

  • Describing problems
  • Past history
  • Formulation
  • Measurement
  • The Socratic Method
  • The client as therapist
  • Models of memory

Unit 3: Physical Techniques and Behavioural Experiments

  • Behaviour experiments
  • Discussion about methods
  • Planned BEs
  • Physical Techniques

Unit 4: Depression and Anxiety Disorders: Models and Protocols

  • Depression
  • Therapeutic considerations
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias

Unit 5: Wider Developments in CBT Practice

  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Anger
  • Psychosis
  • Relationships
  • Substance misuse
  • Common core themes
  • Alternative methods of delivery
  • Group CBT
  • Schemata
  • Compassion-based CBT
  • Mindfulness-based CBT
  • Group work

Unit 6: Evaluating CBT Practice

  • Why evaluate CBT?
  • Using statistics
  • Questionnaires
  • Evaluation of services
  • Supervision

 

Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling Level 4:

 

Unit 1: The counselling relationship and basis for addictive behaviour

  • Exploring substance misuse
  • Review of counselling skills and theory
  • Psychodynamic approach
  • Behavioural and cognitive approach
  • Humanist approach
  • What is dependence?
  • Theory specific to substance dependence
  • The counselling relationship: ethical considerations

Unit 2: Substance abuse

  • Classification and effects of psychoactive drugs
  • Some background physiology
  • Working with substance misusers
  • Assessment and approach
  • Basic assessment criteria
  • Initial session suggestions

Unit 3: Alcohol abuse

  • Introduction and discussion
  • Models and approaches
  • Pathological components of alcohol misuse
  • Working with people who have alcohol related problems
  • The twelve step approach
  • Specific issues
  • Counselling tools
  • Challenges
  • Alcoholism

Unit 4: The cognitive approach

  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Pavlov and Skinner
  • Behaviour and learning review
  • Case formulation
  • Analogies
  • Modelling
  • Role reversal
  • Imagery
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Behavioural tasks
  • Ending the CBT programme

Unit 5: The psychodynamic approach

  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Karl Jung
  • Object relations and ego psychology
  • The psychodynamic model in substance and abuse counselling contexts
  • Brief psychodynamic therapy

Unit 6: The person-centred approach

  • Rogers and the person-centred approach
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • The existentialist approach
  • Case studies
  • Discussion about the person-centred approach

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