EDUS390 Introduction to Guidance and Counselling (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Teacher Education
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



- the concepts of guidance and counselling and their relation to other concepts such as pedagogy and therapy
- guidance and counselling services as a societal support system
- guidance and counselling fields and occupations
- life-long and life-wide guidance and counselling
- theoretical approaches in guidance and counselling with an emphasis on humanistic and constructivist approach

Completion methods

Participation in contact teaching and/or independent study, learning assignments and/or exam. Mode of completion to be specified in the Study Programme.

Assessment details

Active participation in teaching and completing and passing learning assignments/exam.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course students will
- have understanding of the nature of guidance and counselling services and occupations and their relations to other forms of helping
- have understanding of and be able to describe guidance and counselling as part of the societal support system, along with its main theoretical approaches

Study materials

Suggested alternatives listed; in addition, journal articles and other sources for the essay to be discussed during lectures.


  • Dryden, W. (2011). Counselling in a nutshell (Second edition ed.). London; Thousand Oaks, CA ; New Delhi ; Singapore: Sage.
  • Feltham, C., & Dryden, W. (2006). Brief counselling: A practical, integrative approach (2nd ed ed.). Buckingham: Open University Press.
  • McLeod, J. (2009). An introduction to counselling (4th ed.). Maidenhead: McGraw Hill/Open University Press.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item