CN522.306 Counselling Theory and Practice 1 OR CN510.306 Introduction to Counselling



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit will continue the examination of psychological theories and schools of counselling begun in CN522.306 Counselling Theory and Practice 1 by surveying therapeutic approaches that have emerged from the behavioural school of psychology, notably behaviour therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy.

The unit examines cognitive therapy as developed by Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of cognitive/behavioural therapy and will have an opportunity to learn counselling strategies that are based on these therapies.

Other schools of thought are analysed and their practical applications explored. A number of Christian theorists are examined and their differences and similarities are explored.

Learners will be encouraged to think through theory and practice in the context of pastoral counselling. They will begin to develop a personal model of counselling that reflects a thoughtful integration of psychology and theology.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies include: lectures and tutorials; weekend schools; class discussions; role plays and practice of skills within class; presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, DVD, video and audio tape; and online interaction.

Unit offerings

Face to face:

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.