Counselling Process and Skills

Semester-III,

Core Paper-1: COUNSELLING PROCESS AND SKILLS

As per SPPU, M.A. Psychology 2nd year , Semester III and IV, AY 2020-21 onwards

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Objectives -At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  • – understand the nature of the counselling process
  • – know the groundwork for understanding the use of basic and specialized counselling skills
  • – engage with different models of counselling skills

 Course Contents:

Unit 1. Counselling: Nature and goals 

1.1. Defining counselling, stages of counselling process, role of counsellors
1.2. Approaches to counselling and helping, the helping relationship, the helping process
1.3. Development of counsellor –counselee relationship, counselling goal setting process
1.4. Counselling in India

Unit 2. Basic Counselling Skills

2.1. Building relationship, core conditions, in-depth exploration
2.2. Nature and importance generic skills of Counselling, Micro and macro skills of Counselling
2.3. Inside and outside skills of counselling, Self-monitoring skills as a counsellor
2.4. An Indigenous Model of Counselling




Unit 3. Specific Counselling Skills

3.1. Paraphrasing and reflecting feelings, asking questions, self-disclosing, facilitating problem solving
3.2. Interviewing skills, listening, asking questions, monitoring
3.3. Training clients in relaxation
3.4. Improving client‘s self-talk and self-perceptions, terminating helping

Unit 4. Models of Counselling Skills

4.1. Nature and importance of counselling skills and working alliance
4.2. Rogers model of counselling skills, Carkhuff model of counselling skills, IPR model of counselling training
4.3. Indian models of Counselling: the role of detachment and self-surrender
4.4. Modern trends in counselling





Reference books for Counselling Process and Skills

Gladding, S. T. (2018). Counselling: A Comprehensive profession (9th Edn). Pearson

Berman, Pearl and Shopland Susan (2005). Interviewing and Diagnostic Exercises for Clinical and Counselling Skills Building. Lawrence Erlbaum
Chen, Mei-whei and Giblin, Nan J. (2018).Individual Counselling and Therapy: Skills and Techniques (3rd Edn).Taylor and Francis
Dryden, Windy; Feltham, Colin (2006). Brief Counselling : A Practical Integrative Approach (2nd Edn). Open University Press
Feltham, C., & Hanley, T; Winter L. A. (2017). The Sage handbook of Counselling and psychotherapy(4th Edn). Sage Publications.
Gibson, Robert L. and Mitchell, Marianne H. (2015). Introduction to Counseling and Guidance (7th Edn.). Pearson




Semester-IV: Core Paper-1: Areas of Counselling

As per SPPU, M.A. Psychology 2nd year , Semester III and IV, AY 2020-21 onwards

Unit-1: Counselling in the Educational Setting and Career Counselling

1.1. School counselling: School counsellor, his role and responsibilities, system of school counselling,
1.2. Counselling for Emotionally Disturbed children, ADHD, LD
1.3. College and career counselling, Career theories
1.4. Campus recruitment and training programs

Unit-2: Counselling at Workplace Settings

2.1. Workplace counselling, nature and skills
2.2. Models of workplace counselling
2.3. Occupational stress-Theoretical models of stress
2.4. Workplace counselling in India

Unit-3: Counselling in clinical settings

3.1. What is Psychological First Aid? Its applications, PFA for Students and Teachers
3.2. PTSD, Grief Counselling
3.3. Counselling the Terminally Ill, geriatric counselling
3.4. Rehabilitation Counselling in the Hospital

Unit-4: Counselling in Special Situations

4.1. Relationship counselling, social Injustice Issue counselling
4.2. Addiction counselling, anger control
4.3. Suicide counselling, nature, definition and types, prevention
4.4. Modern Trends in counselling- Life Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting, Training

Reference books 

Berman, Pearl and Shopland Susan (2005). Interviewing and Diagnostic Exercises for Clinical and Counselling Skills Building. Lawrence Erlbaum
Chen, Mei-whei and Giblin, Nan J. (2018).Individual Counselling and Therapy: Skills and Techniques (3rd Edn).Taylor and Francis
Dryden, Windy; Feltham, Colin (2006). Brief Counselling : A Practical Integrative Approach (2nd Edn). Open University Press
Feltham, C., & Hanley, T; Winter L. A. (2017). The Sage handbook of Counselling and psychotherapy(4th Edn). Sage Publications.
Gibson, Robert L. and Mitchell, Marianne H. (2015). Introduction to Counseling and Guidance (7th Edn.). Pearson
Gladding, S. T. (2018). Counselling: A Comprehensive profession (9th Edn). Pearson
Jones, R. N. (2012). Basic Counsellings Skills: A helper’s manual (3rd Ed.). Sage Publications.
Palmer Stephen and Bor Robert (2008). The Practitioner’s Handbook: A Guide for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Counselling Psychologists. Sage
Patterson, L.E. and Welfel, E. R. (2000). The Counselling Process (5th Edn). Wadsworth
Rao, S. N. (2006). Counselling and Guidance (2nd Edn). Tata McGraw Hill
Singh, K. (2007). Counselling skills for managers. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
Soundararajan, Radhika (2012). Counselling: Theory, Skills and Practice. Tata Mcgraw Hill Education Private Limited.