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Approaches to Counselling: Existential Therapy
S01154

This short course will introduce you to the key concepts and methods of Existential therapy and provide you with an overview of the insights of Existential philosophy. The course will also explore themes which continue to inform Existential approaches to therapy.

Course Content

The course will cover a range of topics:
It will provide a brief overview of key Existential thinkers (Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre)
It will explore major themes of concern to Existential philosophers (freedom, responsibility, meaning, alone-ness, death)
It will examine different types of therapy emerging from the Existential philosophical tradition (Dasein-analysis, Logotherapy, American Existential-Humanism, the British School)

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.
There are no academic entry requirements for this workshop
The session will be delivered onsite at our Richmond campus. In the event that learning needs to take place online, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, or smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons.

Additional Information

This course is suitable for all levels but particularly beneficial for trainee or fully qualified counsellors, as an enriching piece of continuing professional development.

Activities will include presentations, question and answer and discussion, with opportunities for interactive pair and group work and a brief practical session at the end.

There is no formal assessment for the completion of this workshop, though you will be expected to actively participate in your individual learning plan, group activities and reflections, even bringing elements from your own personal experiences.

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Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: https://my.rhacc.ac.uk. We are here to help you.