Temenos Certificate in Counselling Skills – Online

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Temenos Certificate in Counselling Skills – Delivered Online

We are excited to announce the very first Counselling Skills Certificate Course from Temenos to be delivered completely online!

We will bring together our experience of working experientially online in the Temenos Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy Seminar programme, the Temenos Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy Online training weekend and also the experiential workshops that are being delivered via the onlinevents platform.

Fabienne Chazeaux and John Wilson have co-authored a peer reviewed article with Kate Dunn and Carole Francis-Smith on the theory and practise of working online in this exciting and pioneering way.

It is time for Temenos to make it’s contribution to the field of Counselling Skills training by offering the opportunity to engage with this training online. It is clear that the “soft” skills that have been at the heart of the counselling and psychotherapy profession for more than 40 years are becoming recognised as invaluable in all areas of professional and personal life. Organisations are waking up to the fact that how colleagues within their teams interact with each other, and their clients or service users, is the key to thriving in a new world of ultra-connectivity.

The Temenos Certificate in Counselling Skills has been developed to address the new and unexpected relational challenges emerged by a world which is connected every minute of every day. You will graduate from this course with listening skills that are ideally matched to the environment you are operating in. At the end of the course you will have an ethical and theoretical foundation that will support you to use counselling skills in ways that are safe for you and those you listen to. You will have extensive opportunities to practise on the course so that you will be confident in using your counselling skills in your context and exponentially increase your effectiveness.

The Temenos Counselling Skills Certificate begins with an Introduction to Counselling Skills Course which consists of 5 sessions of 3 hours, delivered weekly online. This is an opportunity for the student to consider whether Temenos is the right learning environment for their development and also for the Temenos team to evaluate the student’s suitability for further Counselling Skills training.

The five sessions will consist of time for an introduction to counselling theory, group process and skills practise. Students will be required to locate themselves in a quiet and private space and be able to access the training through their computer / tablet / mobile device. Before the training begins, students will receive an invitation to a one to one orientation meeting to familiarise them with the online learning environment.

Students who have successfully completed the Introduction to Counselling Skills course will be eligible to apply for the Certificate in Counselling Skills Course. This course will consist of 3 modules, each module consists of 12 sessions of 3 hours, delivered weekly online.

Module 1 – Beginnings

Module one will be concerned with the beginning processes of a counselling skills relationship, how to understand this theoretically and the introduction of listening skills practise. We will introduce and practise with the ethical imperatives of contracting and confidentiality.

Topic Areas

  • The significance of beginnings
  • The significance of attending
  • The significance of responding
  • Defining a counselling approach
  • The centrality of Self awareness
  • How to use the Johari Window effectively
  • An exploration of the Person-centred approach
    • How to facilitate the 6 Core Conditions
    • Understanding and working with the tendency to actualise

 

Skills practice

  • Triad listening practice
  • Video recorded listening practice
  • Reviewing video recording

 

Introduction to Ethics

  • Confidentiality
  • Ethical contracting

 

Assignment

  • Transcript & Process Analysis

Module 2 – Middles

Module 2 is focussed on the middle of a listening skills relationship, arguable the most difficult part of any listening relationship. You will be continuing to practice your listening skills and receive feedback from the tutor and colleagues on the course. You will also expand your knowledge as we delve into the theory of human change and transformation.

Topic Areas

  • Middles: change, challenge & focusing
  • Theories of transition and change
  • Theories of attachment and loss
  • Understanding the Self in context
  • An exploration of the self using Life Maps
  • Theories of Power and the ethos of care

Introduction to Ethics

  • Working with boundaries when using listening skills

 

Skills Practice

  • Triad listening practice
  • Video recorded listening practice
  • Reviewing video recording

Assignment

  • Transcript & Process Analysis

Module 3 – Endings

Module 3 will bring the ending process into our awareness, often our experience of loss in relationship can be so easily denied, losing the richness at the end of the process and in a listening skills relationship, creating the risk of unethical and dangerous practice. We will underpin the learning with theories of loss and separation and also consider the deepest parts of the human experience located in our experience of sexuality and spirituality. To support safe and effective practice we will also examine ethical issues around professional responsibilities and practice supervision.

 

Topic Areas

  • Working with endings
  • Working with the self and sexuality
  • Working with difference when using listening skills
  • Working with Spirituality when using listening skills
  • Exploring the listeners motives and values
  • The role of listener self-care

 

Introduction to Ethics

  • Professional Responsibilities
  • Supervision

 

Skills Practice

  • Integrated skills practice

 

Assignment

  • Reflective essay on the development of listening skills throughout the course