Helping and Counselling Skills in the Human Services

Course code SPSW3401
Not available in 2017

Description

Adopts a postmodern, narrative, social constructionist approach offering ideas and techniques where students develop an understanding of how the welfare state constructs people's realities. Its focus will primarily be the development of skills in narrative therapy in addition to the specific development of anti-oppressive principles of welfare practice.

Availability

Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a grounded knowledge of the ways of writing within and implementing and processing the various interventions within Narrative Therapy Approach to Counselling.

2. Demonstrate familiarization with the core tenets, and therapeutic interventions; and display an ability to compare other traditional approaches to therapy.

3. Demonstrate a capacity to make connections regarding the application of narrative techniques with radical/structural approaches of therapy.

Content

The course covers a wide range of narrative practices including externalisation, re-membering, therapeutic letter writing, the use of rituals. It also offers a progressive critique of narrative practice and outlines a more radical counter-hegemonic practice.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay 1

Essay: Essay 2

Presentation: Core presentation and write up

Contact Hours