5 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module aims to introduce students to counselling skills and their application in Speech and Language Therapy. Content includes: non-directive counselling skills; active listening; the dialogue of counselling, the special cicumstances of people with communication difficulties; dealing with loss, grief, crying and anxiety; different counselling approaches including Solution Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; supervision and getting support for yourself.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students on HCSU01

Staff Contact: Dr Lucy Dyson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study,
Assessment: Formal Exam

Notes: Part of an accredited programme, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists/HPC

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