Basic Counselling Skills II
Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.
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Basic Counselling Skills II will give students the opportunity to extend their understanding and ability to use counselling skills through exercises, role-play and an individual course journal. Prior enrolment is essential.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone with an interest in counselling including informal helpers, voluntary counsellors and parents. The course will also help develop skills to support those who draw on counselling skills in the workplace, such as police work, social work, caring professions.
Learning and Teaching
Lectures, directed student reflection, partnered role-play, paired discussion and worksheets.
- Reviewing and reflecting
- Helping clients tell their story using a collage done at home
- Developmental life-stages
- Using imagery
- Challenging and confronting
- Working with cultural differences
- Solution focuses work with clients
- Loss and bereavement
- Transactional analysis
- Observing ourselves in practice
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved.
Assessment for this course:
Completed work sheets and week-by-week reflection submitted as a Learning Journal.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning.
Carkhuff Robert, The art of Helping
Turner Jeffrey, Lifespan Development.
Kubler-Ross, On death and dying.
Other Learning Resources
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.