Short Title:Counselling Skills in a Social Care Setting
Full Title:Counselling Skills in a Social Care Setting
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CNSL H4002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Keith Murphy
Module Description:This module aims to provide the learner with an introduction to basic counselling skills. The learners will be provided with a theoretical background in counselling and the structures and organisational systems in Ireland. The learners will develop basic counselling skills and intervention skills that can be utilised within a Social Care Setting. Students will also examine different therapeutic communities and creative therapies. As counselling is an ongoing and dynamic subject, the syllabus content will be expanded or modified, as the case may be, to reflect developments within counselling. In order to progress, all components of module assessment must be passed by students – failure to successfully to complete any component will require repeat assessment/exam.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Classify the theoretical backgrounds and techniques of a range of Counselling/Therapeutic approaches.
LO2 Critically evaluate the effects of the implementation of mental health policies in Ireland on service users and Social Care Workers.
LO3 Determine the counselling skills-set and appropriate interventions to help people in care, including those who have experienced trauma.
LO4 Optimise for the service-user coping and self-management skills to develop a ‘toolkit’ to support a positive self-image.
LO5 Critically analyse the concepts of self-care, stress and compassionate fatigue and the impacts of these on the self and those in our care.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Mid-term assignment 1,2,3 50.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End of Semster Formal Examination 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • McLeod, J. 2011, An Introduction to Counselling., Open University Press. London
  • Nelson-Jones, R. 2014, The Theory and Practice of Counselling., Sage Publishers. London
  • Smullen, S. 2015, Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work: A Guidebook for Students and Those in Mental Health and Related Professions, NASW Press Washington
  • Higgins, A. and McDaid, S. 2014, Mental Health in Ireland: Policy, Practice and Law., Gill and Mcmillian Dublin
Recommended Book Resources
  • Mearne, D. Thorne, B and McLeod, J. 2013, Person-Centred Counselling in Action., Sage Publications. London
  • Sanders, D and Willis, F. 2001, Counselling for Anxiety Problems., Sage Publishers. London
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Chandola, T., Brunner, E. and Marmot, M., 2006, Chronic stress at work and the metabolic syndrome: prospective study., British Medical Journal, 332 (7540),, pp.52
  • Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Doyle, W.J., Miller, G.E., Frank, E., Rabin, B.S. and Turner, R.B., 2012, Chronic stress, glucocorticoid receptor resistance, inflammation, and disease risk, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,, 109 (16), pp.59
  • Endicott, L., 2006, Self-care of the professional: managing compassion fatigue and burnout in one’s practice., North American Association of Christians in Social Work, presented at NACSW Convention.
Other Resources
  • Website: https://www.coru.ie/
  • Website: https://www.iacp.ie/
  • Website: http://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/
  • Website: http://www.it-tallaght.ie/access
  • Website: https://www.it-tallaght.ie/library/
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 8 Mandatory