|Programme of Study:||FdSc in Person-Centred Counselling|
|Module Code / Module Title:||CY101 – Counselling Skills Workshops and Personal Development: Developing The Core Conditions|
|Assignment Title:||How able am I to form a person-centred relationship and reflect on, and analyse my practice?|
|Value of Assignment:||The assessment is in two parts. Each part is weighted at 50% Both parts have to be passed to gain 100% of final Module Grade|
|Assignment Hand-out Date:||Week 2 / Term 2|
|Assignment Hand-in Date/Time:||Week 5 / Term 3|
|Assessment Rationale / Aims:
This module aims to enable students to develop person-centred counselling relationships based on the therapeutic conditions of congruence, unconditional positive regard and empathy. To facilitate students’ personal and professional development. To facilitate students in exploration of their impact on others. To prepare students for assessed recorded counselling work.
|Learning Outcomes for the Assessment:
1. Demonstrate an ability to form and maintain a therapeutic relationship based on congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathy
2. Show understanding of self and empathic resonance and how this impacts on counselling practice
3. Demonstrate an ability to reflect critically on person-centred counselling practice
4. Show an ability to use Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) in practical skills work and in audio taping of skills work
|The Brief (general description of the coursework requirements)
Formative assessment in the module ( not graded or marked)
Tutor assessed counselling development groups. Students receive a minimum of one assessment from a tutor during this assignment period. Verbal feedback is given at the time of the assessment and this is followed by detailed written feedback about the student’s strengths and development areas. Students are encouraged to take all positions in counselling development as learning opportunities (not just when being observed).
Summative assessment (Marked or graded for the module)
The assessment is in two parts.
Part 1 (LO1)
Demonstration of the ability to offer a person-centred counselling relationship based on congruence, unconditional positive regard and empathy in a 20min taped audio recording.The counselling session may have taken place face-to-face or remotely.
If in placement and with appropriate consent the student should provide a recording from placement, otherwise a peer session can be used. If using a peer session this cannot be a session where formative tutor feedback has already been given.
Part 2 (LOs 2/3 and 4)
A transcription of the session accompanied by a 2500 word process/analysis examination of the 20minute audio recording in Part 1 relating theory to practice. (The transcription does not form part of the word count). The process/analysis section should contain references to person-centred theory, this may include citations and/or direct quotes. For a remote counselling session knowledge of the BACP Online and Phone Therapy competency framework should also be shown. A word count for the process/analysis section should be provided and a reference list should be provided at the end.
The weighting is 50% for each part. Both parts must be passed
Recommended Reading for the module:
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (2021) Online and Phone Therapy (OPT) Competence Framework. Lutterworth, Leicestershire: BACP House.
Bager-Charleson, S. (2012) Personal Development in Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage.
Cooper, M., O`Hara, M., Schmid, P., and Bohart, A. (eds.) (2013) Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling (2nd edition). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Knox, R., and Cooper, M. (2015) The Therapeutic Relationship in Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage.