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PS50190: Counselling skills for forensic psychology

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Psychology
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: OT 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Skills Based Assessment (OT 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
The aims of this unit are:
* To provide students with a critical understanding of the range and use of counselling in forensic settings.
* To provide students with some practice based skills in counselling useful in forensic settings.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this unit students will:
* Be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the range of counselling available for forensic psychologists.
* Have developed counselling skills applicable to range of settings and client groups in forensic psychology.

Intellectual Skills
Students will develop:
* The ability to communicate an argument
* The ability to evaluate others arguments and research
* The ability to critically evaluate and assess research and evidence as well as a variety of other information.
* The ability to communicate an argument to other Forensic professionals
Professional and Personal Skills
* The ability to effectively and efficiently apply principles of forensic psychology within a variety of forensic settings.
* The ability to develop sensitivity to the values and interests of others
Transferable Skills
* Study and learning skills.
* Basic information and computing technology skills.
* Inter-personal and communication skills.
* Presentation skills and verbal communication.
* Independent and group working skills
* Advanced oral communication skills.

This unit will provide students with:
* Basic counselling skills applicable to a range of forensic settings
* An introduction to a range different models of counselling applicable to forensic psychology
* The opportunity to develop and practice a range of counselling skills which are used in forensic settings - for example cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational Interviewing, empathetic listening, person centred skills and formulation.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PS50190 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology
  • THPS-AWM13 : MSc Applied Forensic Psychology with Counselling