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Counselling Practice

Course CodeSGP3
Fee CodeSG
Duration (approx)20 hours
QualificationCertificate of Completion

By developing a greater understanding of people, such as their needs, desires, and what they react to we are better positioned to help people overcome issues which cause them stress, anxiety, and frustration.  The short course in Counselling Practice comprises 7 lessons which provide a useful introduction to this area of psychology.


Course Structure

Lesson 1 WHERE CAN COUNSELLING BE USED?

  • What Are Counselling Skills?
  • Active Listening.
  • Open Questions.
  • Closed Questions.
  • Paraphrasing.
  • Clarifying/Encouraging.
  • Minimal Encouragers.
  • Silence.
  • Summarising.
  • Reacting.
  • Reflecting.
  • Non-Verbal Communication.
  • Body Language.
  • Electronic Non-Verbal Communication.
  • Empathy.
  • Body Language As Attending Behaviour.
  • SOLER Theory.
  • Influencing Skills.
  • Confrontation.
  • Focusing.
  • Reflection Of Meaning.
  • Consequences.
  • Reframing.
  • Self-Disclosure.
  • Feedback.
  • Advice.
  • Role Of Counselling.
  • Counselling Skills In Different Areas.
  • Personal Relationships.
  • As A Parent.
  • In The Workplace.
  • Teaching.
  • Employer.
  • Work Colleague/Team Member.
  • Health Practitioner.
  • Sales/Marketing.
  • Human Resources.
  • Consulting.
  • Police.
  • Lesson 1 additional reading.
  • Where Can Counsellors Find Work?
  • Review what you have been learning.

Lesson 2 HOW TO SEE BEHIND THE MASK

  • Defence Mechanisms.
  • Denial.
  • Sublimation.
  • Projection.
  • More On Body Language.
  • Eyes.
  • Mouths.
  • Heads.
  • Arms.
  • Hands.
  • Personal Space.
  • Mirroring.
  • Our Perception Of Others.
  • Trait Theories.
  • Stereotypes.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.
  • Personal Construct Theory.
  • Primacy Effects and Recency Effects.
  • Halo Effects.
  • Schemas.
  • Scripts.
  • Other Schemas.
  • Attributions.
  • Fundamental Attribution Error.
  • Self-Serving Bias.
  • Locus of Control.
  • Covariance Theory.
  • Lay Epistemology.
  • Are You Stressed?
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Treatment of PTSD.
  • Lesson 2 additional reading.
  • Dangers of intervention.
  • Is Stress Always A Bad Thing?
  • Stress is Good For Us.
  • Review what you have been learning.

Lesson 3 EMOTIONS AND ATTITUDES

  • Emotions.
  • Problems With Subjective Reports.
  • Attitudes.
  • The Range Of Emotions.
  • Love.
  • The Range Of Attitudes.
  • Attitudes And Behaviour.
  • Reasoned Action.
  • Values And Attitudes.
  • Heider’s Balance Theory.
  • Social Judgement And Attitudes.
  • Assimilation And Contrast Theory.
  • Accentuation Theory.
  • Attitude Change.
  • Cogtive Dissonance.
  • Adolescent Crisis.
  • Lesson 3 additional reading.
  • Interventions.

Lesson 4 HOW TO COMMUNICATE BETTER WHEN ALL YOU HAVE IS WORDS?

  • Counselling In Non Face-To-Face Situations.
  • Telephone Counselling.
  • Online Counselling.
  • Other Issues.
  • Case Study – Telephone And Online Help – The Samaritans.
  • Counselling Via Email.
  • Video Communication.
  • Social Implications.
  • Crisis Counselling - Crisis Intervention.
  • Principles of Crisis Intervention.
  • Lesson 4 additional reading.
  • Who Provides Crisis Intervention?
  • Responding to a Crisis - Urgent or Routine?
  • Review what you have been learning.

Lesson 5 THEORY VERSUS PRACTICE

  • Individual Differences.
  • Client-Centred/Person-Centred (Rogerian) Counselling.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • Existential Approach.
  • Psychoanalysis.
  • Strength-Based Counselling.
  • Putting Theory Into Practice.
  • Putting Theory Into Practice – Helping A Grieving Child.
  • Case Study – Child X.
  • Grief Counselling.
  • How Do You Deal With Grief?
  • Lesson 5 additional reading.
  • Depression in Childhood.
  • Review what you have been learning.

Lesson 6 DIFFUSING DIFFICULT SITUATIONS

  • Timing In Counselling.
  • Case Study: Counsellor Wishes To End Counselling.
  • Case Study: Client Wishes To End Counselling.
  • Some Examples.
  • Diffusing Difficult Situations.
  • Case Study I.
  • Case Study II.
  • Conflict.
  • The Suicidal Client.
  • The Chronically Depressed Client.
  • Anger Management.
  • Lesson 6 additional reading.
  • Understanding and Helping People with an Alcohol Problem.
  • Review what you have been learning.

Lesson 7 GOLDEN RULES OR TIPS

  • Empathy.
  • Respect.
  • Case Study – Euthanasia.
  • Listening.
  • Client’s Wishes And Needs.
  • Case Study I.
  • Case Study II.
  • Understanding Oneself.
  • Focus On Client Strengths.
  • Adhering To Ethical Codes.
  • Competence.
  • Informed Consent.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Balance Of Power.
  • Maintain Professional Boundaries.
  • Multicultural Awareness.
  • Burnout and Debriefing.
  • Relationship and Communication Counselling.
  • Lesson 7 additional reading.
  • Review what you have been learning.

Final Assessment