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Counselling Studies QLS Level 4

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1,199 GBP
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Course description

What is counselling? Counselling can take all sorts of different forms, depending on the persons needs and what type of therapy may be suitable. Most therapy will be planned and occur in regular sessions. People can see a counsellor on their own, but they can also see them with family, partners, or with a group of people with a similar issue. During the session, the counsellor may run through specific exercises to help with the problem, or they may just make the person(s) talk more generally about how they're feeling. The therapist will be impartial but they will also be understanding. They will give options and information on what things may help the problem, but they won't tell them what they should think or do. During this Counselling Studies QLS Level 4 course, you will explore the development of counselling and psychology,  the psychodynamic approach, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and much more. As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in counselling, this bundle is ideal for: • Learners who are working in a counselling role and want to boost their knowledge and skills • Those who want to kick-start their career in counselling This bundle is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists, and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists, and hypnotherapists. What next? There are several avenues you can go down once you have successfully completed this course. You could take a look at our other counselling  courses, or you could further your education by studying a counselling degree at university. If you want to work in counselling using your Counselling Studies Level 4 qualification, here are just a few of the jobs you could explore (depending on your credentials):

  • Mental health counsellor
  • School counsellor
  • Grief counsellor
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Rehabilitation counsellor
Awarding body This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Course Content

Advanced Counsellor and Psychotherapist QLS Level 4

Unit 1 Defining counselling and psychotherapy

  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Development of counselling and psychotherapy
  • Similarities and differences between counselling and psychotherapy
  • Counselling and psychotherapy in context

Unit 2 Core values and skills in counselling and psychotherapy

  • Building the client-therapist relationship
  • Competency skills
  • Communication
  • Applications of skills
  • Transference and counter transference
  • Monitoring generic skills

Unit 3 Models and approaches in counselling and psychotherapy

  • The psychodynamic approach
  • Humanist/person-centred approach
  • Personal awareness
  • Experiential focusing
  • Behavioural and cognitive approaches
  • Using behavioural methods
  • The systems model
  • The psychosocial/life stage model

Unit 4 Counselling specialities

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Assessments Strategies and Skills in CBT
  • Relationship counselling
  • Family counselling
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Addiction counselling

Unit 5 Psychotherapy specialities

  • Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
  • Brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis (TA)
  • Gestalt therapy

Unit 6 Practitioner strategies

  • Business issues
  • The therapy contract
  • The psychotherapists responsibilities
  • Health, safety and regulations
  • Client assessment
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT QLS Level 4

Unit 1 Review of CBT skills and theory

  • Aims of CBT
  • Basic cognitive principles
  • The triadic structure of CBT
  • The therapeutic relationship
  • CBT Delivery
  • CBT Assessment
  • Core skills

Unit 2 Case conceptualisation and measurement

  • Describing problems
  • Past history
  • Formulation
  • Measurement
  • The Socratic Method
  • The client as therapist
  • Models of memory

Unit 3 Physical techniques and behavioural experiments

  • Behaviour experiments
  • Discussion about methods
  • Planned behavioural experiments
  • Physical Techniques

Unit 4 Depression and anxiety disorders: models and protocols

  • Depression
  • Therapeutic considerations
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias

Unit 5 Wider developments in CBT practice

  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma
  • Anger
  • Psychosis
  • Relationships
  • Substance misuse
  • Common core themes
  • Alternative methods of delivery
  • Group CBT
  • Schemata
  • Compassion-based CBT
  • Mindfulness-based CBT
  • Group work

Unit 6 Evaluating CBT practice

  • Why evaluate CBT?
  • Using statistics
  • Questionnaires
  • Evaluation of services
  • Supervision
Counselling Children and Adolescents QLS Level 4

Unit 1 History of counselling

  • History of counselling
  • Theories and theorists
  • Jung
  • Rogers
  • Skinner
  • Ellis
  • Maslow

Unit 2 Childhood and children

  • Defining childhood
  • Historical perspective of childhood
  • Child development related to counselling
  • Language
  • Cognitive structure and input
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Socialisation
  • Attachment
  • Bowlby's theory

Unit 3 The cognitive approach

  • Approaches within cognitive behavioural therapy
  • The ABC Model
  • The triadic structure of CBT
  • The Socratic method
  • Counselling techniques
  • Further cognitive strategies
  • Organising sessions and programmes
  • Reading emotional feelings in behaviour
  • Behaviour and beliefs

Unit 4 The person-centred approach

  • Background
  • The inner self
  • PCT process
  • PCT application
  • PCT and transference

Unit 5 The therapeutic relationship and ethics

  • The child-counsellor relationship
  • Ethics for counselling
  • BACP ethical framework
  • CPCAB model of service levels
  • Legislation and consent

Unit 6 The therapeutic environment

  • The play therapy room
  • Selecting media
  • Imagination
  • Setting up a practice
Drugs Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling QLS Level 4

Unit 1 The counselling relationship and basis for addictive behaviour

  • Exploring substance misuse
  • Review of counselling skills and theory
  • Psychodynamic approach
  • Behavioural and cognitive approach
  • Humanist approach
  • What is dependence?
  • Theory specific to substance dependence
  • The counselling relationship: ethical considerations

Unit 2 Substance abuse

  • Classification and effects of psychoactive drugs
  • Some background physiology
  • Working with substance misusers
  • Assessment and approach
  • Basic assessment criteria
  • Initial session suggestions

Unit 3 Alcohol abuse

  • Introduction and discussion
  • Models and approaches
  • Pathological components of alcohol misuse
  • Working with people who have alcohol related problems
  • The twelve-step approach
  • Specific issues
  • Counselling tools
  • Challenges
  • Alcoholism

Unit 4 The cognitive approach

  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Pavlov and Skinner
  • Behaviour and learning review
  • Case formulation
  • Analogies
  • Modelling
  • Role reversal
  • Imagery
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Behavioural tasks
  • Ending the CBT programme

Unit 5 The psychodynamic approach

  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Karl Jung
  • Object relations and ego psychology
  • The psychodynamic model in substance and abuse counselling contexts
  • Brief psychodynamic therapy

Unit 6 The person-centred approach

  • Rogers and the person-centred approach
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • The existentialist approach
  • Case studies
  • Discussion about the person-centred approach

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