Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy
Why take this course?
This course provides an introduction to counselling and psychotherapy theories with special emphasis on person-centred approaches. Using a combination of presentations, case studies, video and experiential exploration it gives students a broad introduction to counselling & psychotherapy approaches and skills and an opportunity for increasing self-awareness.
What will I experience?
- History and Trends, Theories and Approaches
- Humanistic – Existential, Person Centred Counselling Skills
- Basic fundamentals of: Group Therapy, Solution Focussed Relationship therapy, Brief Therapy, Online/Telephone Counselling
- CBT / MBCT interventions for anxiety management, depressive episodes and phobias
- Psychotherapy for Trauma and Abuse - Models of trauma work, assessment and treatment planning
- Counselling skills / Embedded counselling - The Skilled Helper Model, effective listening
- Relationship / Couples counselling and models - Person Centred, Imago, Attachment based Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Psychiatry, Dual Diagnosis and DSM-5 - Connection between psychiatry and psychotherapy, looking at changes from DSM 4 to 5 and common areas e.g. anxiety
- Online and formal telephone counselling
- Common Problem areas e.g. Social Anxiety, Depression, Addictions, Relationships, Suicidal ideation and resistance
- Personal development - stress management e.g. mindfulness and MBSR. Having difficult conversations
- Further study / career options
What opportunities might it lead to?
On completion an individual will gain a basic understanding of Counselling and Psychotherapy which will provide essential knowledge in this area should a career be pursued.
Intended for people who wish to get a basic understanding of Counselling and Psychotherapy and how it can help overcome personal blocks to human growth.
- Course Fees:
- Course Duration:
- 20 Weeks
- Course Commencement Date:
7.00pm Monday 17 September 2018
- Dept of Lifelong Learning
Pauline Clarke Orohoe
Pauline is the Placement Coordinator for students on the Applied Social Studies course through the Department of Lifelong Learning.