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.
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.
Test your understanding of basic theory and of counselling theory, especially as it relates to the three main approaches to counselling.
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.
Test your understanding of the various aspects of this particular theoretical approach to counselling and therapy.
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.
Test your understanding of the theory and its basic tenets. Rehearse your new found knowledge and recap on your learning here.
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..
Test your knowledge and understanding of this approach through several questions relating to the principles and tenets involved.
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.
Test your developing understanding of the Adlerian approach to counselling and therapy by answering the associated five questions in this quiz. .
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.
Test your understanding of the various theories about bereavement and counselling the bereaved.
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..
Test your understanding of the basic tenets of this approach to counselling and therapy by answering these five related 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.
Test your understanding of the basic principles of this approach via the associated quiz.
Test your developing understanding of this approach to counselling by answering the five associated questions.
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.
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.