EDUS390 Introduction to Guidance and Counselling (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
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Responsible organisation:
Department of Teacher Education
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


- 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

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

Feltham, C., & Dryden, W. (2006). Brief counselling: A practical, integrative approach (2nd ed ed.). Buckingham: Open University Press.

McLeod, J. (2013). An introduction to counselling (5th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

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

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Assessment criteria will be specified in the study programme or at the beginning of the course
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
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