Singapore University of Social Sciences

Fundamentals of Counselling (COU495)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

This module is the second of a series of Foundation courses for the Master of Counselling programme. It is designed to lay a strong foundation in counselor education in both theory and practice at the graduate level. Course content covers an overview of major theories of counselling and examines the role of the counsellor in applying these theories into practice in various settings. Ethical and professional issues in counselling will be examined.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Introduction
  • Setting the Personal Context
  • Setting the Professional Context
  • The Therapeutic Relationship
  • Microskills
  • Principal Counselling and Psychotherapy Approaches and Skills (Part 1)
  • Principal Counselling and Psychotherapy Approaches and Skills (Part 2)
  • Humanistic Approaches
  • Principal Counselling and Psychotherapy Approaches and Skills (Part 3)
  • Principal Counselling and Psychotherapy Approaches and Skills (Part 4)
  • Multiculuralism and Diversity in Counselling
  • Dealing with Client Presenting Issues

Learning Outcome

  • Identify and demonstrate basic microskills required in counselling
  • Compare and contrast different approaches to counselling
  • Debate professional and ethical issues in counselling
  • Experiment with different counselling approaches to test out the theories
  • Examine personal values that influence counselling processes
  • Develop self-evaluation skills as a counsellor
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