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University of Aberdeen: Person-Centred Counselling
|Institution||University of Aberdeen View institution profile|
|Department||School of Education|
Our Person-Centred Counselling Diploma is the starting point for a career providing life-changing therapy. This programme is grounded in Carl Rogers’ theory of human potential, and training in this approach opens you to the self-knowledge needed to offer clients the deep connectedness at the heart of the therapeutic relationship.
The postgraduate diploma runs part-time over two years and successful completion allows progression to the MSc. The master’s stage of the programme consists of a project or dissertation. This qualification is validated by, and meets the professional training requirements of, COSCA (Scotland’s professional body for counselling and psychotherapy) with the diploma consisting of a minimum 400 tutor contact hours and 100 client hours.
The programme aims to enable students to:
Understand the philosophy, theory and research of the person-centred approach
Develop a high level of awareness of, and competence in, person-centred counselling relationships
Understand person-centred therapeutic process
Develop awareness of their professional developmental needs and how to fully use supervision
Evaluate the importance of personal development in relation to training as a person-centred counsellor
Consider the effect of personal experience, values and attitudes on practice
Develop critical understanding of where the person-centred modality is placed in the field of counselling and the role counselling plays in society as a whole
Place individual counselling practice within a sound ethical framework as outlined in the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and the COSCA Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice
Keep accurate and up-to-date records of client work in accordance with professional body ethical guidelines (BACP 2018, COSCA 2018)
Applications are accepted until the end of May for the start of the next academic year.
|Level||SCQF Level 11|
Applicants will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with a 2:2 or above from a recognised university or body. In exceptional circumstances, applicants without this qualification may be admitted by achieving Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Please contact the programme director for guidance. Applicants must also prove they have relevant, credit-bearing counselling skills, totalling 60 credits, ideally from completion of Aberdeen University’s Counselling and Listening Skills courses 1 to 4.
A student membership of Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) is advised and a PVG check and certificate will be required at the start of the programme.
The University of Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen is the 5th oldest university in the UK. Founded by visionary Bishop Elphinstone in 1495 and influenced by European University models, the beautiful campus attracts international academics, and an equally diverse international student population from over 130 countries.
It is ‘Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others.’
Aberdeen offers around 300 taught Masters, research and PhD programmes …
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