There are a range of different coping and damage-repair systems that appear to operate on a psychological level.
Learning may influence these patterns; they appear to operate automatically. The most common ones include:
- TALKING – People who have undergone a traumatic or hurtful experience often show the need to repetitively tell others about the experience as a way of reducing tension and allowing themselves to become desensitized to their experience.
- CRYING – Crying is a common way to deal with emotional hurt and tension in adults and children.
- LAUGHING – Viewing hurts with humour and trying to joke about them and laugh them off can alleviate emotional tension.
- SUPPORT SEEKING – When we are stressed, adults and individuals may seek support and protection from others.
- DREAMS – Individuals who have had traumatic experiences such as fire; crashes, etc. may report repeated dreams or nightmares as they relive the traumatic experience. This appears to be desensitizing the individual to their painful experience.
These reactions vary according to the situation, nature of the traumatic event and the individual. Other mechanisms of protection are known as ego-defence mechanisms.
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The Course Covers the Below Topics:
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy l: Freud (& Erikson); Jung
Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy ll: Adler
Humanistic/Existential Approaches I: Gestalt Therapy; Fritz Perls
Humanistic/Existential Approaches II: Person-Centred Counselling; Carl Rogers
Rational Behavioural Therapy: Albert Ellis
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Aaron Beck
Explain the principal differences between Adlerian and Freudian theory, the key concepts of Adlerian theory, and the 4 stages of the Adlerian counselling process.
Understand the chief elements of the Gestalt approach, to discuss resolution of problems and to describe different effects and techniques of Gestalt therapy.
Delineate the person-centred approach to counselling; to understand its principles, goals, assessment techniques and appropriate application.
Explain the concept of dream analysis.
Describe Erikson’s modification to traditional psychoanalytical theory.
Explain an object-relations interpretation of the origin of ‘narcissistic’ and ‘borderline’ personality disorders.
Outline the principles of the person-centred approach.
Discuss the pros and cons of REBT as applied to the counselling process.
Describe different techniques of behavioural therapy including relaxation training; systematic desensitisation; exposure therapies; assertion training.
Discuss the pros and cons of behavioural therapy as applied to the counselling process.
Define solution-focused counselling.
Successful completion of this course will complement the below careers:
- Health Professionals
100 hours of Study
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