Foundation of Counselling

FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELLING

 In the course of this study, students will be exposed to the foundations of counselling in order to enable them grasp the rudiments of this course and build a basis for their career. Furthermore, other forms of counselling will be taught to widen their frontiers of knowledge as opposed to a myopic view on counselling. It would also explore various myths about counselling

Course Outline

1.                  History of Counselling

2.                  Myths & Realities

3.                  3 Dimensions of a counsellor

4.                  Characteristics of a Counsellor

5.                  Approach /Types of counselling

6.                  Forms of counselling

7.                  Result/ Outcome of Counselling

8.                  Counselling Room

9.                  Confidentiality & Counselling Duration

Assignments:

·        Short notes on 3-4 fathers of counselling

·        Explore 2 myths you do seem to agree with

·       Read chapter 1 of ‘Love  Executioner & Other stories of Psychotherapy’, by Dr. Yalom and write few points on the therapist role as you observed.

BY TIMI OYEBODE (MA, Ph.D)