Theoretical Approaches to Counselling.
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Theoretical Approaches to Counselling.

The basic principles of philosophy, methodology and counselling practice adopted from many eminent psychologists work.
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Created by Lynne Learmonth
Last updated 9/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the basic tenets of a variety of counselling approaches.
  • Develop knowledge about the underlying experiments and the methods used in each approach
  • Evaluate own thoughts and feelings in relation to a variety of counselling practices.
  • Utilise knowedge for further training in counselling and psychology.
  • Gain practical experience of many approaches through exercises suggested in the course.
  • Decide on an approach to counselling which best fits for you.
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Requirements
  • You need access to the internet and you may want to download or print out the handouts. You may also want to do some additional research or reading around the various theories.
  • A basic understanding of what counselling and active listening is beforehand would be useful to you.
Description

The course aims to explore the basic tenets and principles that underline the various practices within the field of counselling and therapy. It explores a variety of approaches and looks at the philosophy, methods used and resultant counselling relationship in each case. Some reference to the historical and scientific background to these approaches is made and the student will have the opportunity to reflect on their own thoughts and feelings in relation to this. Power point video presentations are used throughout the course and downloadable print outs are provided. Exercises and quizzes to test your knowledge are scattered throughout the course and you can learn as quickly or as slowly as you'd like. Once you have downloaded the course, it is yours for life. 10 lectures covering the three basic approaches and their subsequent branches, enable the student to develop their knowledge and understanding and broaden their learning by testing that knowledge throughout the course. A certificate in counselling theory can be used towards a diploma in counselling and can also show potential employers and educators an academic ability.

Who is the target audience?
  • You may wish to undertake this course as a follow on from a counselling skills course to further develop your understanding of the various approaches to counselling.
  • You will probably benefit from doing some additional reading about the various approaches to counselling.
  • You may wish to take this course to understand more about counselling in general, so that you can decide whether this is a career choice for you.
  • You can take this course without any previous knowledge of counselling. Information is offered in simple to understand terms.
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Curriculum For This Course
10 Lectures
01:21:32
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:31

Discover the course content and methods of teaching and learning. Find answers to questions about what you will learn, how you might develop your understanding and gain knowledge and explore what you will gain as a result of enrolment on the course.

Preview 02:31
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Theory
1 Lecture 11:54

An introduction to theory in general, looking at your own theory about human behaviour and an overview of the main approaches to counselling and the theory which underpins those approaches. Get in the mind frame for exploring other theoretical approaches within the course.

Preview 11:54

Test your understanding of basic theory and of counselling theory, especially as it relates to the three main approaches to counselling.

What is Theory?
5 questions
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The three main theoretical approaches to counselling.
3 Lectures 40:16

Learn more about the theory of the psychodynamic approach to counselling and therapy. The philosophy, methods used and resultant counselling relationship. Test some of the theory on yourself and gain a working knowledge of the ideas proposed by Sigmund Freud.

Psychodynamic Theory.
14:54

Test your understanding of the various aspects of this particular theoretical approach to counselling and therapy.

Psychodynamic Theory.
10 questions

Learn more about the behavioural approach to counselling and it's origins, explore the basic philosophy, the methods used and the resultant counselling relationship. Discuss your own thoughts and feelings and try the approach out for yourself.

Behavioural Theory
11:22

Test your understanding of the theory and its basic tenets. Rehearse your new found knowledge and recap on your learning here.

Behavioural Theory
10 questions

Learn about the tenets and philosophy underpinning the humanistic approach to counselling. Explore the core conditions and the model of development upon which the theory is based. Gain a working knowledge of that model through discussion and exercises, and test your understanding though the associated quiz..

Humanistic Theory
14:00

Test your knowledge and understanding of this approach through several questions relating to the principles and tenets involved.

Humanistic Theory
10 questions
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Other theories and approaches to counselling.
4 Lectures 24:10

Gain a working knowledge of Adlerian theory through the coursework, associated discussions and exercises and from the print outs that go with this lecture. Develop understanding of this later branch off from the psychodynamic approach.

Adlerian Theory
04:54

Test your developing understanding of the Adlerian approach to counselling and therapy by answering the associated five questions in this quiz. .

Adlerian Theory
5 questions

Explore the work of the bereavement theorists and discover the techniques and methods used in counselling the dying and the bereaved. Consider your own reactions to loss and the normal grief response. Test your understanding via the associated quiz.

Bereavement Theory
07:47

Test your understanding of the various theories about bereavement and counselling the bereaved.

Bereavement Theory
5 questions

Gain understanding of the principles of REBT ( Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy) Consider the underlying principle that behaviour is affecting by thoughts and feelings and try out some challenging methods to your own irrational beliefs..

Cognitive Behavioural Theory
06:38

Test your understanding of the basic tenets of this approach to counselling and therapy by answering these five related questions.

Cognitive Behavioural Theory
5 questions

Explore the philosophy and methodology of the work of Fritz Perles in establishing this approach to counselling. Try some of the techniques suggested for yourself through the exercises in this lecture and reflect on your own thoughts and feelings in the discussion.

Gestalt Theory
04:51

Test your understanding of the basic principles of this approach via the associated quiz.

Gestalt Theory
5 questions

Test your developing understanding of this approach to counselling by answering the five associated questions.

Transactional Analysis.
5 questions
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:41

Reflect on learning and knowledge gained from the course content, discussions and exercises and rehearsed through the course quizzes. Consider best fit in terms of which approach works best for you. Maybe its all of them, maybe it's none. Perhaps you can develop your own counselling theory.

Summary of Learning
02:41
About the Instructor
Lynne Learmonth
4.2 Average rating
13 Reviews
60 Students
2 Courses
PG Dip. Counselling. PGCE

Lynne is a fully qualified counsellor with over twenty years of experience as a counsellor, counselling trainer and counselling supervisor. Lynne has written, developed and delivered her own programme of counselling training courses which include basic listening skills, theory, personal development and full diploma in counselling. She has worked as a volunteer counsellor, and set up group facilitation for abused women and girls, and she has managed a generic private counselling service offering one to one, couple and group counselling as well as supervision for existing counsellors and students. Her experience includes teaching at both college and university level and for private training organisations as well as her own. She now offers you the chance to learn about counselling and personal development through online Udemy courses. Sign up and see for yourself.