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PGD Guidance and Counseling: EDUGC01 - Introduction to Counselling and Ethical Practice


This course is intended to offer students from diverse educational backgrounds comprehensive knowledge of the differing psychological perspectives and theoretical frameworks that underlie school guidance and counselling. Through a study of lifespan development, with a focus on childhood and adolescence, the course will familiarize students with the different theoretical perspectives and conceptual considerations that result in the contemporary knowledge and understanding of influences upon human cognition, affect and behaviour. This acquaintance will provide an understanding of the factors that can influence personal and social development and enable students to reflectively draw upon their personal experiences to develop an understanding of the human activity that can be placed within a counselling based frame-of-reference.



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Martin, G. N., Carlson, N. R., & Buskist, W. (2013). Psychology (5th ed.). Pearson.

Snowman, J., & McCown, R. (2015) Psychology Applied to Teaching (14th ed.). Cengage Learning.

Berk, L. E., (2013). Child Development, (9th ed.). Pearson

Chang, V. N., Decker, C. L,, & Scott, S. T (2017). Developing Helping Skills: A Step by Step Approach to Competency. Cengage Learning.

Feldman, R. S., (2015). Essentials of understanding psychology (11th ed.). McGraw-Hill.

Halbur, D. A. & Halbur, K V. (2018) Developing Your Theoretical Orientation in Counseling and Psychotherapy, (4th Ed). Pearson.

Papalia, D. E., Feldman, R. D., & Martorell, G. (2015). Experience human development (13th ed.)

Specht, J. (2017) Personality Development Across the Lifespan (1st Ed). Academic Press

Sue, D. W., Sue, D., Neville, H. A., & Smith, L. (2019). Counseling the culturally diverse: Theory and practice. Wiley.