Course - Counselling Theories and Methods with a Practical Outlook - RAD3031
RAD3031 - Counselling Theories and Methods with a Practical Outlook
The course provides in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge about central theories in counselling. The main focus will be on an individually based counselling perspective with group and environmental variables as a background. The course will provide both training and personal development in advanced communication skills in counselling. This intails, among other things, training in counselling conversations and going through reflections on ones own experiences in the light of counselling theories.
- has advanced knowledge about counselling theories and methods
- has in-depth knowledge about similarities and differences between different counselling theories and methods
- has in-depth knowledge about communication skills in relation to counselling theories and methods
- can analyse and use counselling skills and also to consider how they relate to counselling theories and methods
- can use advanced communication skills in counselling
- can use knowledge in new areas within the counselling field
- can analyse his or her own theoretical and methodological stance, preferences and goals for further development
- can consider which theories and methods are best suited for different issues and challenges in order to choose appropriate counselling approaches
- can use relevant communication skills in counselling and relate these to theoretical perspectives
- can contribute to innovation processes in the counselling field
Learning methods and activities
The candidates will become aware of his/her own theoretical and methodological point of view, preferences and development by participating actively in dialogue-based training and seminars. In addition s/he will be able to assess and choose what theories and methods will fit different challenges and cases. The students will acquire practical knowledge about action and communication skills for achieving fundamental counselling competencies and see these in relation to theoretical perspectives.
4 hours of lectures per week, 2 hours of seminar per week.
4 days practical-methodical-communication training (6 hours per day)
Submission of a video-based counselling interview with a written log, and participation in seminar based on video-based counselling interview has to be passed before exam. Take a look at blackboard for detailed information about compulsory assignments.
- 80 % approved attendance in practical-methodical training
- Approved presentation of videobased interview and logg
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Counselling Science (MRÅDG)
Learning in Working Life and Society (MVL)
Recommended previous knowledge
Required previous knowledge
Will be announced at the start of the semester.
Credits: 15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2020
Language of instruction: Norwegian
- Social Sciences
- Guidance Education
- Adult Education and Learning
Examination arrangement: Home examination
- Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Room Building Number of candidates
Room Building Number of candidates
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"