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Counselling Techniques course online. Develop your repertoire of counselling techniques. Which theories have had a lasting affect on modern counselling and psychotherapy? Which techniques are best suited to different situations? Learn about the major theoretical approaches to counselling and their application. This course does not recommend one technique over another - it makes the student aware of different therapies that can be used to help clients. This is an indispensible part of training or professional development for counsellors.
This course is accredited by ACCPH and allows you to join as a professional member after completion. Membership allows you to add the letters MACCPH after your name (post-nominals).
This course has been accredited by the CMA - The Complimentary Medical Association. On completion of any qualifying module, you can join as a "Fully Qualified Practitioner" andCMA Full Membership is a privileged position and the fact that you have been accepted for CMA Membership demonstrates that you have a clear commitment to standards and professionalism. CMA Members in all categories are recognised as the elite in their field.
Psychoanalysis seeks to make the unconscious conscious. It strives to probe into the deeper part of the psyche and get to those issues that were not resolved during cognitive development. It does not aim simply to uncover these issues, but rather to understand and experience them so that a change in character can occur.
This course is intended to be of particular interest in people working in, or interested in working in:
It is also ideal for anyone who would like to employ counselling techniques when interacting with family members, friends and in the work place.
Lesson Structure: Counselling Techniques BPS206
- Explain the principal differences between Adlerian and Freudian theory, the key concepts of Adlerian theory, and the 4 stages of the Adlerian counselling process.
- Understand the chief elements of the Gestalt approach, to discuss resolution of problems and to describe different effects and techniques of Gestalt therapy.
- Delineate the person-centred approach to counselling; to understand its principles, goals, assessment techniques and appropriate application.
- Explain Albert Ellisâs views and the evolution of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), the stages involved in developing a rational philosophy of life, and the different techniques used by REBTâs.
- Discuss the differences between Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and REBT, to define the main âcognitive distortionsâ, and to demonstrate an awareness of modifications to CBT
- Develop an appreciation of the characteristics of contemporary behavioural therapy and different problem-solving techniques adopted by behavioural therapists.
- Explain the role of solution-focused counselling in modern therapy and the strategies used to generate solutions.
- Explain the concept of dream analysis.
- Describe Erikson's modification to traditional psychoanalytical theory .
- Explain an object-relations interpretation of the origin of ânarcissisticâ and âborderlineâ personality disorders.
- Explain the difference between Freudian and Adlerian theory.
- Define the key concepts of Adlerian theory including: personality, goals and lifestyle.
- Explain the concept of superiority v inferiority.
- Describe the 4 stages of the Adlerian counselling process, i.e:
- developing the counselling relationship;
- exploring the individual;
- encouraging self-awareness;
- Discuss the pros and cons of Adlerian therapy as applied to the counselling process.
- Define Gestalt therapy.
- Explain the importance of elements of human nature to the Gestalt approach.
- Discuss ways in which dilemmas can be resolved using the Gestalt approach.
- Explain the âeffect of contactâ and the âeffect of energyâ.
- Discuss the use of confrontation.
- Describe different techniques of Gestalt therapy.
- Discuss the pros and cons of Gestalt therapy as applied to the counselling process.
- Define person-centred counselling.
- Outline the principles of the person-centred approach.
- Discuss how the impact of the counselling process is assessed.
- Discuss suitable areas of application.
- Discuss the pros and cons of the person-centred approach as applied to the counselling process.
- Define REBT.
- Explain Ellisâ views on âhuman natureâ.
- Describe Ellisâ theory of personality.
- Discuss the stages involved in developing a rational philosophy of life.
- Describe different techniques used by REBTâs.
- Discuss the pros and cons of REBT as applied to the counselling process.
- Discuss the differences between CBT and REBT.
- Outline the main âcognitive distortionsâ as set out in CBT.
- Discuss the goals of CBT.
- Describe modifications to CBT (known as CBM).
- Outline the 3 phases involved in CBT.
- Discuss the pros and cons of CBT as applied to the counselling process.
- Define the main characteristics of behavioural therapy.
- Describe different techniques of behavioural therapy including:
- relaxation training;
- systematic desensitisation;
- exposure therapies;
- assertion training
- Discuss the pros and cons of behavioural therapy as applied to the counselling process.
- Define solution-focused counselling.
- Describe how to engage the client.
- Describe how questions are used to construct pathways for change.
- Discuss strategies used to generate creative solutions.
- Discuss the pros and cons of solution-focused therapy to the counselling process.
Your learning experience with ADL will not only depend on the quality of the course, but also the quality of the person teaching it. This course is taught by Iona Lister and your course fee includes unlimited tutorial support throughout. Here are Iona's credentials:
Licentiate, Speech and Language Therapy, UK, Diploma in Advanced Counselling Skills.
Iona has been a clinician and manager of health services for fifteen years, and a trainer for UK-based medical charities, focusing on psychosocial issues, mental health disorders, and also the promotion of communication skills for people in helping roles. She tutors and facilitates groups via workshops and teleconferences, and now specialises in Sight Loss. As a freelance writer, she contributes regular feature articles for magazines, has written five published books, as well as published courses relating to personal development and counselling skills.
Iona has also written published books, courses and articles across a wide range of subjects, mostly in the areas of health, counselling, psychology, crafts and wildlife.
She has drawn experience from clinical and managerial experience within the NHS as well as medical and humanitarian subjects. She has been a regular feature writer and expert panel member of a national magazine for six years.
Books include: A Guide to Living with Alzheimer's Disease (and associated dementias), The Psychology of Facial Disfigurement; a Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals, When a Medical Skin Condition Affects the Way you Look; A Guide to Managing Your Future, Facing Disfigurement with Confidence, Cross Stitch: A Guide to Creativity and Success for Beginners.
Courses written include: Mental Health and Social Work, Counselling Skills, Understanding and Responding to Substance Misuse, Journalling for Personal Development, Guided Imagery, Stress Management.
Current work includes: Tutor: Courses associated with Creative Writing, Counselling Skills, Psychology, Holistic Therapy, Certified Hypnotherapist and Hypnotension Practitioner.
Facilitator of Teleconference Groups: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Trainer (Skills for Seeing): Macular Society
Reviewer of Books/Information: Macmillan Cancer Support
Fundraiser: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Embroidery/Art Groups Facilitator, Board Member
Website Manager: The Strathcarron Project, Coordinator (Delaware & Tennessee) Human Writes
|Recognised Issuing Body||TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.|
|Course Prerequisite||No,start at anytime|
|Course Qualification||Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Techniques|
|Exam Required?||Finalised with exam/test|
|UK Course Credits||10 Credits|
|US Course Credit Hours||3 Credit Hours|
|Study Support||You'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.|
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