There are many perspectives and schools of thought in counselling and psychotherapy – each offers a working ideology and framework. This course is ideal for anyone interested in the fields of counselling, psychology, healthcare, teaching and research.
Counselling Strategies & Techniques is a professional development course that will provide an overview of counselling theories, approaches and therapies from influential practitioners.
In this online counselling course, you will learn about elements of personality, recent developments in psychoanalytical theory, as well as psychoanalytic techniques, approaches and counselling.
You’ll also discover humanistic approaches, including Gestalt techniques and person-centred counselling. Cognitive behavioural therapy, behavioural therapy and strategies in solution-focused counselling are also covered in this online counselling course.
On completion of this course, you will understand the different approaches in counselling and psychotherapy and gain insight into the techniques you’d like to adopt in your work.
Unit - Counselling Strategies and Techniques
Unit 1 – Psychoanalytic psychotherapy l – Freud, Erikson, Jung
Value and relevance of psychotherapy
Emergence of psychoanalytical theory
Principles of psychoanalytical theory
Elements of the personality
The notion of conscious and unconscious
Anxiety and psychoanalysis
Inbuilt psychological coping and damage repair mechanisms
Freud’s psycho-sexual theory and Erikson’s psychosocial theory
Jung’s perspective on personality
Recent developments in psychoanalytical theory
Goals of psychoanalytical approach
Psychoanalytic approach and counselling
Critique for psychoanalytic theory
Unit 2 – Psychoanalytical psychotherapy ll – Adler
Adler’s key concepts
Inferiority vs superiority
What makes people self interested
Social interest and community feeling
Psychological types: ruling type, leaning type, avoiding type
First child, second child, youngest child
Use of Adlerian theory
Applications to counselling
Freud and Adler
Unit 3 – Humanistic/Existential approaches I – Gestalt Therapy; Fritz Perls
Focus on the present
The effect of contact
Effect of energy
Gestalt techniques: Internal dialogue, reversal, rehearsal, exaggeration, dream work, etc.
Unit 4 – Humanistic/Existential approaches II – Person-Centred Counselling; Carl Rogers
Principles of person centred approach
Personal attitude of the counsellor
Goals of therapy
Areas of application
Unit 5 – Rational behavioural therapy – Albert Ellis
Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT
Ellis’s view of human nature
Goals and techniques of therapy
Use of REBT
Unit 6 – Cognitive behavioural therapy – Aaron Beck
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and REBT
Premises of CBT
Use of cognitive therapy
Modifications to CBT
Stress inoculation training program (SIT)
Stages of SIT
Unit 7 – Behavioural therapy
Contemporary behavioural therapy
Goals and techniques
Goals of therapy
Use of behaviour therapy
Unit 8 – Solution-focused counselling
Strategies in solution focused counselling
Engaging the client
Constructing pathways for change
Generating creative solutions
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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