Para-Counselling (WSQ)

Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course introduction

Learners will be able to acquire skills, attitude and knowledge to provide para-counselling to clients within an agreed counselling framework. It includes supporting certified counselling professionals in their daily work and supporting the implementation of appropriate para-counselling approaches.

The learner will be able to achieve the following learning outcomes upon completion of training:
LO1: Identify the roles of a para-counsellor
LO2: Describe the guiding principles and ethical issues of counselling
LO3: Explain theories and techniques of 6 counselling therapies
LO4: Apply communication techniques when interacting with clients
LO5: Apply integrative approach in counselling
LO6: Apply counselling skills to meet client’s needs in different setting

Course Outline

Course Content:

i) Introduction to Counselling
• The role of Para–counsellors
• Becoming an Effective Multicultural Counsellorii) Ethical issues in counselling practice
• Putting Clients’ Needs Before Your Own
• The Right of Informed Consent
• Dimensions of Confidentiality
• Becoming an Ethical Counselloriii) Theories and techniques of Counselling Key concepts, the therapeutic process and application of the following therapies:
• Psychoanalytic Therapy
• Person-centred Therapy
• Gestalt Therapy
• Behavior Therapy
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
• Family Counsellingiv) Communication & Integration
• Communication techniques throughout the counselling process:
• Attending & Listening Skills
• Responding & Questioning Skills
• Relate Theories and Integrate in Counselling Practicev) Practical for Counselling Skills
• Apply counselling skills to meet the needs of diverse client in different settings

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Trainer Profile

Our Lecturers

All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.