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Counselling and Psychosocial Perspectives


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This exciting and thought-provoking new course, Counselling and Psychosocial Perspectives, introduces two core ideas: psychic and social reality. On the course you will reflect on the concept of identity, considering the self as the locus for the intersection of the psychic and the social through an exploration of the way in which gender, race and class are constructed and experienced.

This inspiring and illuminating course allows you to explore theories from psychoanalysis, feminism, post-colonial, critical and queer theory as you consider the role that power plays in maintaining social formations and inequalities.

You will be taught through a mixed programme of lectures, readings and group discussion.

There are no formal entry requirements for this 20-hour course. You are not expected to have any prior knowledge or experience of psychodynamic counselling or psychosocial studies, only a keen desire to learn more.

This course can be taken alone or alongside any of our short courses in: Introduction to Counselling; and Psychodynamic Counselling: an Introduction to Essential Theory. The three courses can be taken in any order.

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This course is non-credit bearing, so carries no credit points.

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.