The course focus on three practical framework which comprises on the nature and goals of helping, the helping model and the values that drive helping. It focuses on collaborative relationship between client and the counselor in various settings.
The course also includes critical aspects of different theoretical orientations (humanistic, cognitive behavioral and solution focuses) into a pragmatic approach to helping. It focuses on positive psychology and includes material on problems as opportunities, an emphasis on hope and optimism, a self-healing approach to client helper collaboration, motivational interviewing and client resilience.
The learning will:
The learner can:
|1. Examine basic elements and principles of helping relationships, principles of professional helping relationship, and roles of professional helper.||1.1 Understand the role of the therapist and the therapeutic relationship between client and helper.
1.2 Appreciate and respect the importance of the beliefs, values, norms, ethics and morality dimensions of life as manifested in the social and personal culture of the client
1.3 Define parameters of ethical and professional practice in the helping relationship to guide the resolution of ethical issues and dilemmas.
|2. Apply communication skills needed by helpers to engage in a therapeutic dialogue with clients.||2.1 Examine three basic skills of the therapeutic presence which includes tuning in to clients, remaining engaged, and active listening skills.
2.2 Use probing, summarizing and challenging to help client engage more fully in the helping process.
Delivery and Study Plan
20 hours of lecture-cum-discussions over 8 weeks.
This module requires a mixture of lecture and self-study activities to assimilate the information covered. As per most institutes offering tertiary education, students should engage in an appropriate amount of self-study each week involving critical reflections
Form of assessments include Class Participation, Quizzes, Discussion Forum, Term Paper and Pair Presentation.
|Part 1: The Power Of Basics
Part 2: The Therapeutic Dialogue: Master Communication & Relationship Building Skills
Part 3: The Stages & Tasks of the Problem Management & Opportunity Development Model
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