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PGD Guidance and Counseling: EDUGC02 - Theories of Guidance and Counselling


This course will introduce counselling theories that have evolved from the major psychodynamic, behavioural, cognitive, humanistic and integrative approaches into the different forms of guidance and counselling practice. A comparative examination of the different theories and approaches will allow students to familiarise themselves with the various types of client-counsellor relationships that are adopted when client and counsellor engage. It is intended that through an investigation of the different theories the course will provide students the opportunity to examine and reflect upon their personal considerations of self and counselling to establish a basis for a future counselling style.


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