Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling will:
- Be reflective, self-aware, safe, accountable and competent counsellors, able to work in a variety of contexts.
- Have an understanding of both person-centred and psychodynamic theoretical perspectives in counselling.
- Have a sound understanding of theories and research on the development of the person, group process, therapeutic relationships and processes, and the role of counselling in society
- Understand the ethical nature of the counselling relationship, and develop an appreciation of the need for clear boundaries and contracts.
- Increase their self-awareness, communication skills and interpersonal skills.
- Understand counselling and related practices in their social, cultural, philosophical and historical contexts.
- Explore the significance of difference, diversity and power in helping relationships.
- Develop their appreciation of the importance of research findings in counselling.
This article was published on Jun 25, 2010