Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2)

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2)

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY CENTRAL AWARDING BODY THE ONLY AWARDING BODY IN EUROPE TO SPECIALISE IN THE FIELD OF COUNSELLING Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies Do you want to take the next step in counselling training? Would you like to learn more about yourself? Do you want to learn about counselling theory? Would you like to prepare for work, as a trainee counsellor, in an agency setting? To view this short presentation, please click the arrow ... Level 3 Certificate in Counselling

Studies During this short presentation you can: Get a sense of what happens on a counselling studies course and understand its main purpose. Find out how this training might benefit you. Learn more about the qualification. To continue, please click the arrow ... Navigati on Click on any heading you like, or else click the orange arrow below to see the 1st item in the list Whats the aim of a course leading to this qualification? Will this qualification make me a counsellor? Counselling theories (videos)

About the qualification (fit-for-purpose and safe) Who is it for? Its place in the wider plan (and steps to becoming a couns ellor) What sort of things might I be doing during course session s? What sort of work outside the course would I need to do? How would I be assessed? Students, in their own words (video) About the actual certificate Whats the aim of a course leading to this qualification? The main purpose is to prepare students for work (as trainee counsellors) in an agency setting. This includes:

Preparing to work within an ethical framework for counselling. Understanding the counselling relationship. Understanding theories of counselling and mental health. Developing self-awareness in counselling practice. Developing enhanced therapeutic skills in practice sessions. Will this qualification make me a counsellor? Return to Navigation page Will this qualification make me a counsellor? No, not by itself . Counsellors complete additional, indepth training. Counsellors work with clients in formallycontracted counselling relationships. Counsellors use theory and research to understand human development and problems - and use associated specific skills/techniques.

However, whilst this counselling studies qualification will not (by itself) turn you into a counsellor, it will introduce you to counselling theory, develop your therapeutic skills and prepare you for work (as a trainee counsellor) in an agency setting. And now for something more visual Return to Navigation page Counselling theories There are many different theoretical approaches to counselling psychodynamic, gestalt, humanistic, cognitive-behavioural etc. This 10 minute video, for example, looks at transpersonal counselling Please c lick me

Whilst this 10 minute video (the first half of a longer video), for further instance, concerns person-centred counselling Please click me So what about the counselling studies qualification itself? Return to Navigation page About the qualification Based on a course of at least 90 guided learning hours, usually run in sessions lasting 3 6 hours per week. Accredited into the governments Regulated Qualifications Framework. Designed and supported by experienced counsellors, counselling tutors and counselling programme managers. Awarded by CPCAB: the only awarding body to specialise in

the counselling field. Theres more Return to Navigation page Safe .. . Its a safe qualification because it provides for: Preparing students to work within an ethical framework for counselling. Explaining the importance of working within the limits of proficiency. Describing the legal and procedural framework in which counselling agencies operate. Demonstrating an understanding of client assessment and referral in an agency setting.

And its fit-for-purpose Return to Navigation page Fit for purpose Its a fit for purpose qualification because it is: Well-designed to fit within a coherent progression route that provides step-by-step learning. Needed: provides the knowledge, skills and self-development necessary for starting work as a trainee counsellor in an agency setting. Up-to-date, integrating the latest research. Based on a unique practitioner training model: developed over 20 years, with more than 100,000 trainees. Continue on to find out who this qualification is for Return to Navigation page

Who is this qualification for? Its for those who want to: Take the next step in training to become a counsellor (having already acquired a measure of counselling skills). Learn about counselling theories and how to integrate these into enhanced practice skills. Learn more about (and prepare for) working in a counselling agency. Learn more about themselves. So how does it relate to other CPCAB qualifications? Return to Navigation page Where does

this qualification fit in the wider plan? Following on from gaining counselling skills, its the last-but-one step towards becoming qualified to practise as a counsellor in an agency setting. Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Return to Navigation page To see a guide to becoming a counsellor, continue A guide towards becoming a counsellor To see a short, interactive guide about the steps to becoming a counsellor, please click ... So what sort of things might I learn or be doing during counselling studies course sessions? Return to Navigation page What sort of things might I be doing during course sessions?

Counselling studies are not about academic ability. Whilst they include learning about counselling theory, the key focus is always practical: learning how to engage in therapeutic interactions with clients. Course sessions mightand include Practical exercises role (for play,example often inonly): groups of three: counsellor, client and observer. An exploration of your co-students in order to learn

more about diversity the different beliefs and behaviour. Learning how to manage stages in the counselling relationship. Theres more Return to Navigation page What sort of things might I be doing during course sessions? Making a practice case presentation (talking about, for example, your experience of a counselling practice session). Engaging in simulated group training supervision. Exploring the limitations of counselling in relation to client expectation given a range of different agency settings (e.g.

rehab centre, GP surgery, drop-in centre). Developing your ability to give verbal feedback to peers at the end of counselling practice sessions. Taking part in group work and discussions. What sort of work outside the course would I need to do? Return to Navigation page What sort of work outside the course would I need to do? Your work outside of the course would include: A weekly, reflective journal. Written assignments (e.g. an essay and a case study). Your homework might optionally also include such things as: Researching into the policies and procedures of a range of different counselling agencies.

Doing some further reading. To successfully receive a certificate, how would my proficiency be assessed? Return to Navigation page How would I be assessed? To achieve the qualification, you have to be assessed as Proficient in both tutor assessment and CPCAB assessment. Tutor assessment: Youd keep a portfolio of coursework (including records of feedback on your role-played counselling practice), so that your tutor can see what youve learnt. CPCAB assessment:

Youd watch a 15-20 minute video of a counselling session and then write your answers to (CPCAB-supplied) questions about what youve seen. If I receive a certificate from CPCAB, what would be its value ? Return to Navigation page Students, in their own words Heres what some CPCAB-registered students say about the training theyve received and experiences gained Please click me (a 2 minute video) More about the value of a CPCAB certificate

Return to Navigation page About the CPCAB certificate Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies: Accredited into the governments Regulated Qualifications Framework. Based on learning to integrate theory with skills and using these competently, safely and ethically. Refined over two decades and research-based, e.g. seven processes that contribute to effective counselling practice. Developed by the only awarding body to specialise in the counselling field. OK, youve reached the end. To find out where your nearest counselling studies course is running, please click here.

Or else click the arrow below to return to the Navigation page. http://www.cpcab.co.uk/learners/centrefinder.php

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