TRAINING IN BIOGRAPHICAL COUNSELLING

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					         CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA IN BIOGRAPHICAL COUNSELLING


                                 REQUIREMENTS


Entry Requirements

    1. To have a good command of spoken and written English
    2. To have a social profession or experience in a profession working with
       people and have a professional or degree level qualification or equivalent
       life experience
    3. To be 27 years or over
    4. To submit a written account of one’s own biography according to
       guidelines and questions given, 1500 – 3000 words
    5. To have an interview
    6. To be willing to work with one’s own biography in small groups and in
       practice counselling sessions


Preparatory Reading

   Taking Charge–Your Life Patterns & Their Meanings , G.Burkhard, Floris
    Press
   Conversations on Counselling , Lefebure, M., T&T Clark Ltd
   How to Know Higher Worlds, R. Steiner, R.S. Press
   Man on the Threshold, B. Lievegoed, Hawthorn Press
   Phases of Childhood, B. Lievegoed, Floris Books
   Phases, Crisis and Development in the Individual, B. Lievegoed, R.S. Press




YEAR 1 FOUNDATIONS IN BIOGRAPHICAL COUNSELLING
Approximately 245 contact hours
To complete this module, students are required to submit: a 1000word piece of
reflective writing on their own development in the course; a 4000 word
Biographical study of a known personality and give an oral presentation to
students and tutors.
A Certificate in Biographical Counselling Skills is awarded on the successful
completion of this year and the training requirements.
YEAR 2: BIOGRAPHICAL COUNSELLING AS A PATH OF DEVELOPMENT
Approximately 270 contact hours

To complete this module students are required to:

   Undertake personal counselling/psychotherapy;
   Arrange placements and opportunities for practice of biographical
    counselling skills and biographical counselling, keep a record of their
    experiences, and be in regular supervision;
   Write one essay, 2000 – 2500 on a speicfic theme studied in the year
   Write a 1000 word piece of reflective writing on their inner and outer process
    in the year
   Write a 4000 word essay on biographical counselling in relation to other
    schools of counselling/psychotherapy.



YEAR 3: BIOGRAPHICAL COUNSELLING AS A VOCATION
Approximately 225 contact hours

To complete the full Training students are required to:
    Complete all the training modules and requirements
    Complete a minimum of 650 training hours
    Have 40 hours of personal counselling/psychotherapy
    Complete a minimum of 125 practice hours with at least 6 different
     clients, keep a record of one’s practise and be in regular supervision for
     one’s work, minimum 1 supervision session to 6 client hours. Supervision
        should be fortnightly and be a minimum of one and a half hours
        per month. A student may take a maximum of three years after
        completing their formal in course training to achieve the required number
        of client hours for certificate.
       Hand in a written case study, 3000 - 3500 words, give a detailed oral
        presentation to students and tutors and be supervised on this work by
        both students and tutors
       Hand in a written research project, 5000 words, on an aspect of
        Biographical Counselling and give an oral presentation to students and
        tutors
       Have two individual assessments with tutors of readiness to complete

A Certificate of Completion in Biographical Counselling is awarded on the
successful completion of all training modules and requirements. Only when a
Certificate has been awarded can a person advertise themselves as a certified
biographical counsellor.

To receive a Diploma students are required to:
 Have a minimum of 300 practice hours
 Have a minimum of 40 supervision hours
 Have worked with a minimum of 12 different clients
A Diploma in Biographical Counselling is awarded when these further hours of
practice and supervision are achieved. A student may take a maximum of 5 years
after completion of their formal in course training to apply for Diploma. Only
when a Diploma is awarded can a person advertise themselves as having a
Diploma in Biographical Counselling.

The Training in Biographical Counselling conforms to the guidelines for such a
training as agreed by the General Anthroposophical Section of the School of
Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland. On successfully
completing all modules and course requirements students will receive a
statement to this effect on their certificate/diploma.




TUITION PAYMENT

   On acceptance to the Training a specified non-refundable deposit towards
    tuition will be required to confirm the student’s place on the course.
    The remainder of the tuition for the year is due by cheque or bank
    deposit/transfer by a specified date, usually three weeks before the
    beginning of the Training, unless other arrangements have been requested
    and agreed. After this date no refunds can be given on payments made. All
    unpaid tuition costs will be due.


    If a student is unable to pay the full tuition at the beginning of the Training,
    a proportion of the total tuition will be required at this time and the
    remainder as agreed with the Trust by regular bank deposits/transfers into
    the Trust bank account throughout the year. One-half of the total tuition is
    due by the end of the year (December) in which the course begins. All tuition
    costs need to be paid by the beginning of the month in which the course
    ends, usually July.

				
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