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Diploma in Clinical & Pastoral Counselling - Long Distance Learning

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Diploma In Clinical and Pastoral Counselling

If you are presently in nursing, social work or one of the other caring professions and want to develop your career by gaining an additional qualification or upgrading an existing one, this course will be of major interest.

You might, for instance, be a non-graduate first level nurse seeking to upgrade to degree level by studying for additional credits, which can include modules from the Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling.

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Module 1:

Clinical & Pastoral Counselling (Course GCU 1)

  • evaluation of Egan’s model to various client groups
  • exploration of different models of clinical and pastoral counselling
  • demonstration of core qualities to clients
  • demonstration of counselling skills for client focused activities
  • assessment of the potential of workplace setting for client support

Module 2:

Grief and Bereavement Counselling (Course GCU 2)

  • comparison of the main theories of bereavement counselling
  • demonstration of skills when helping bereaved clients
  • identification of bereavement problems and issues
  • demonstration of counselling skills and pastoral care
  • evaluation of the potential of the workplace setting to help bereaved clients

Module 3:

Couple and Family Counselling (Course GCU 3)

  • the main theories of couple and family counselling
  • identification of relationship issues associated with the family unit
  • demonstration of the skills to support a couple or family facing problems
  • knowledge of professional and ethical practice when dealing with couples’ and families’ awareness of internet use to source current legislation on client rights

Module 4:

Crisis and Trauma Counselling (Course GCU 4)

  • theories and models of crisis and trauma counselling
  • identification of crisis problems and experiences
  • formation of empathic relationships with clients in crisis and trauma
  • helping clients with issues, e.g. divorce, depression, critical incidents
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