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Counselling Advanced Diploma Level 4

Level 4 / ABC Awards / PI994

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The Counselling Advanced Diploma is ideal for an experienced counselor wishing to consolidate their knowledge or studied as a progression course from Level 3.

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course duration: 240 hrs

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Course Description

The learner will note that the terms counselling, psychotherapy and therapy are used interchangeably, as are the terms counsellor, psychotherapist and therapist; no apologies are made for this as these terms are used interchangeably in most of the literature on counselling and psychology. The term clinician is used in some texts on counselling and psychotherapy, this term has overtones of medical qualification and has been deliberately avoided in this course. Any learner who successfully completes this course is not medically qualified, and if presented with a client who raises the slightest suspicion of requiring medical or psychiatric treatment, should advise such a client to consult their medical practitioner.


Much of the early work in counselling and psychotherapy was carried out in Europe and particularly Germany and Austria; as a result some German terminology is universally used, particularly in the early psychotherapeutic approaches. Where such words are used in this text, an English translation is offered, or where the word does not translate literally, an attempt has been made to describe the concept referred to. Since many of the early psychologists and psychotherapists were Jewish, they were forced to flee Europe and Nazi persecution in the late 1930s, many of them making their homes in the USA. This lends a North American flavour and the incorporation of a good deal of American terminology to counselling and psychotherapy from the 1940s onwards.


The learner will note a marked similarity in some of the techniques used in the different approaches, particularly those such as Existentialist, Rational Emotive and Adlerian therapies, which are based on the assumption that human beings can control and change their destinies. For instance, there are some strong similarities between Ellis’s Rational Emotive Therapy and Glasser’s Reality Therapy, yet there are also significant differences. The learner should not treat the use of techniques as being universal, there are subtle differences between approaches and the learner needs to be aware of these differences. Every module in the course requires the same attention, if the learner is to appreciate the similarities and differences in the varying approaches.

Modules

Module 1: Counselling - Definition, Qualification & Registration
Module 2: Freud and the Psychoanalytic Approach
Module 3: Jung and the Development of the Psychodynamic Approach
Module 4: The Adlerian Approach & Individual Psychology
Module 5: Existential Psychotherapy
Module 6: Gestalt Psychotherapy
Module 7: Psychodrama Therapy
Module 8: Carl Rogers & Client Centred Counselling
Module 9: Transactional Analysis
Module 10: Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Module 11: Egan and the Skilled Helper Approach
Module 12: Albert Ellis and the Rational Emotive Behavioural Approach
Module 13: Beck and the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach
Module 14: Reality Therapy
Module 15: Post Traumatic Stress Counselling
Module 16: Verbal Communication Skills in Counselling
Module 17: Non Verbal Communication
Module 18: Counsellor/Client Listening Skills
Module 19: Counselling and the Law
Module 20: Counselling & Administrative Considerations

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge required, however this course can be studied as a progression route from our current Level 3 Counselling Diploma.

Assessment

This course is completed by submitting a number of tutor marked assignments to your tutor for feedback.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government  for their qualifications on the national framework ie the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF).  It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government  for their qualifications on the national framework ie the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF).  It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Support

You will receive the Counselling Level 4 course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email.

Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your Level 4 Counselling Diploma. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study Level 4 Counselling course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

course description

Course Description

The learner will note that the terms counselling, psychotherapy and therapy are used interchangeably, as are the terms counsellor, psychotherapist and therapist; no apologies are made for this as these terms are used interchangeably in most of the literature on counselling and psychology. The term clinician is used in some texts on counselling and psychotherapy, this term has overtones of medical qualification and has been deliberately avoided in this course. Any learner who successfully completes this course is not medically qualified, and if presented with a client who raises the slightest suspicion of requiring medical or psychiatric treatment, should advise such a client to consult their medical practitioner.


Much of the early work in counselling and psychotherapy was carried out in Europe and particularly Germany and Austria; as a result some German terminology is universally used, particularly in the early psychotherapeutic approaches. Where such words are used in this text, an English translation is offered, or where the word does not translate literally, an attempt has been made to describe the concept referred to. Since many of the early psychologists and psychotherapists were Jewish, they were forced to flee Europe and Nazi persecution in the late 1930s, many of them making their homes in the USA. This lends a North American flavour and the incorporation of a good deal of American terminology to counselling and psychotherapy from the 1940s onwards.


The learner will note a marked similarity in some of the techniques used in the different approaches, particularly those such as Existentialist, Rational Emotive and Adlerian therapies, which are based on the assumption that human beings can control and change their destinies. For instance, there are some strong similarities between Ellis’s Rational Emotive Therapy and Glasser’s Reality Therapy, yet there are also significant differences. The learner should not treat the use of techniques as being universal, there are subtle differences between approaches and the learner needs to be aware of these differences. Every module in the course requires the same attention, if the learner is to appreciate the similarities and differences in the varying approaches.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge required, however this course can be studied as a progression route from our current Level 3 Counselling Diploma.

assessment

Assessment

This course is completed by submitting a number of tutor marked assignments to your tutor for feedback.

support

Support

You will receive the Counselling Level 4 course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email.

Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your Level 4 Counselling Diploma. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study Level 4 Counselling course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

modules

Modules

Module 1: Counselling - Definition, Qualification & Registration
Module 2: Freud and the Psychoanalytic Approach
Module 3: Jung and the Development of the Psychodynamic Approach
Module 4: The Adlerian Approach & Individual Psychology
Module 5: Existential Psychotherapy
Module 6: Gestalt Psychotherapy
Module 7: Psychodrama Therapy
Module 8: Carl Rogers & Client Centred Counselling
Module 9: Transactional Analysis
Module 10: Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Module 11: Egan and the Skilled Helper Approach
Module 12: Albert Ellis and the Rational Emotive Behavioural Approach
Module 13: Beck and the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach
Module 14: Reality Therapy
Module 15: Post Traumatic Stress Counselling
Module 16: Verbal Communication Skills in Counselling
Module 17: Non Verbal Communication
Module 18: Counsellor/Client Listening Skills
Module 19: Counselling and the Law
Module 20: Counselling & Administrative Considerations

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government  for their qualifications on the national framework ie the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF).  It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government  for their qualifications on the national framework ie the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF).  It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

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    Tutor pushed me to increase my knowledge

    Emma took over as my tutor approximately two thirds of the way through my course. At first, she seemed stricter than my previous tutor. Initially this was frustrating but gradually I started to see that she was being a fair and brilliant tutor. She pushed me to increase my knowledge by carrying out research further afield. I found her approach to tutoring to be beneficial to my learning and I hope you would let her know that I appreciated her encouragement and guiding me to improve my efforts to understand the subject more deeply than by simply working through the course materials provided by NCC.
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