RAD3033 - Counselling in a Relational, Holistic and Creative Perspective


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course contributes comprehensive knowledge about counselling and theories from a relational and system-oriented perspective. Both context and situation shape the background of developmental interpersonal processes, as a potential for analyzing and understanding the co-creation of growth and development in holistic and creative ways. The candidate develops competency in how the counsellor can understand and influence a personal and organizational system to a point where the relation between person and system develops. The course facilitates extensive insight into how the counsellor can help clients to understand and develop themselves in interaction with diverse systems.

Learning outcome


The candidate...

  • has specialised knowledge about counselling theories, that have a specific focus on innovative, holistic, explorative and creative approaches and methods.
  • has comprehensive knowledge about the connection between theory and practical actions in holistic counselling.
  • can analyse and discuss how creative approaches in counselling can contribute to developmental processes.


The candidate...

  • can apply creative counselling theories and methods in counselling settings.
  • can independently and collaboratively use creative approaches and facilitate action learning and action exploration/research from within developmental and integrative perspectives.
  • can apply skills in communication and has comprehensive insight into core questions in the practical field of counselling.
  • can critically reflect on and evaluate ethical aspects and qualities within the counselling relationship and effectuate relevant creative means for developmental and transformative ends.

General competence:

The candidate...

  • can analyse, apply and transfer one's knowledge and skills generally and use creative developmental processes in diverse counselling settings.
  • can analyse different needs within a systems perspective and apply relevant creative methods.
  • can mediate and communicate the value of creative knowledge and methods that promote the development of resources in persons and relationally in the system where persons participate.

Learning methods and activities

Dialogic teachings, experiential learning and exercises

Compulsory assignments

  • 80 % approved attendance in lectures

Further on evaluation

Assessment: Submission of an essay with 4000 words +/- 10% (A4, line spacing 1,15, Verdana 10 pt.). The essay's topic will be given in the last lecture.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Counselling Science (MRÅDG)

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PED3033 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
SVPED212 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
SVPED312 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
SVPED212 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Education
  • Counselling
  • Social Sciences
  • Guidance Education
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
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.

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