Podcast: Check-in with CPCAB

CPCAB would like to support learners on their counselling training journey and are pleased to have collaborated with Counselling Tutor with a 10-minute section 'Check-in with CPCAB' within their weekly podcast.

129 – Learning from observing

In this Podcast we discuss the value of observing experts to inform learning.

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The resources below are suggested as further information relating to this podcast.

Nothing is smooth or perfect
‘An article focusing on what students can learn from intensively reviewing psychotherapy conducted by experienced therapists whilst being focused on emotional processes?’ Wiley Online Library

The Counselling Channel
The Counselling Channel produces videos about self-help, counselling, psychotherapy and a range of other talking therapies.

128 – Logging Client Hours

This discussion centres around how to manage the practical and emotional effects on a trainee when clients don’t turn up for their arranged appointment – often known as DNAs

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The resource below is suggested as further information relating to this podcast.

Read our TC-L4 guide.

127 – Reasonable adjustments in counselling training

For learners to truly flourish in their counselling training it is important to identify any barriers to learning, or difficulties when taking the assessment required for the qualification. Learners can work together with their centre to explore their learning needs and put into place any appropriate Reasonable Adjustments.

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Read the CPCAB policy ‘Application of Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration’

126 - Authenticity

Being genuine or authentic comes up a lot in counsellor training. Dr. Gabor Maté’s YouTube clip on authenticity is the discussion topic for the ‘Check-in with CPCAB’ podcast.

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Watch the video of Dr. Gabor Maté’s talk on authenticity.

Blink – The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
"This book is about those moments when we 'know' something without knowing why. It shows that honing your instincts could change the way you think about thinking forever." Penguin Publishers.

125 - What can I do with a level 4 diploma?

Learners often ask what level qualification gives them the right to consider themselves a ‘qualified counsellor’. Here we consider what the average level 4 diploma enables you to do in terms of practice, and whether completing this level provides all the competencies you would need to enter private practice.

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Read our TC-L4 webpage

124 - Using the CORE assessment tool effectively

In this Podcast we discuss how to use assessment tools effectively treating them as a clinical skill NOT an administrative exercise.

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The resources below are suggested as further information regarding the use of assessment tools in counselling work.

Read our TC-L4 Candidate Guide

Watch the video Interview with John Mellor-Clark founder of the CORE assessment tool ‘How can CORE IMS improve clinical effectiveness?

123 - Dual relationships in the training group

Why can’t I study in the same group as my partner/mother/son? This podcast looks at what is meant by a dual relationship and discusses the effects on confidentiality boundaries, personal development and group dynamics if two people in the same group are closely related.

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The resources below are suggested as further information regarding the ethical effects of dual relationships i.e. two or more people in a training group who already have a close relationship.

Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2018)
‘Guidance for ethical good practice in counselling, supervision and counselling training’ www.bacp.co.uk

Dual Relationships in Counselling & Psychotherapy
‘This book examines the circumstances in which such relationships arise and provides guidelines on how to ethically manage or avoid’ Sage Publishers

122 - Why do we ‘check-in’ at the beginning of a training session?

In this Podcast we talk about the possible underpinning reasons why learners are asked to ‘check-in’ at the beginning of a teaching session on their course.

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The resources below are suggested as further information regarding the authentic/genuine self, self-awareness and group work agendas.

Person-Centred Counselling in Action
‘This book offers the definitive exposition of the theory and practice of the person-centred approach. Since then the book has supported and inspired hundreds of thousands of trainees and practitioners worldwide’ Sage Publishers.

How to look after your mental health using mindfulness
Download your free guide to looking after your mental health.

Group Leadership Skills – Interpersonal Process in Group Counselling Therapy
‘This group counselling textbook helps counsellor/therapist trainees bring together the concepts of group work with the reality of working with complex group phenomena’ Goodreads.com

121 - The difference between a Learning Outcome and Assessment Criteria

In this podcast we discuss the difference between a Learning Outcome (LO) and Assessment Criteria (AC). By looking at the LO and AC a learner will get an understanding of what they will learn and the sort of activities they will undertake.

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Read our CSK-L2 Candidate Guide

120 - Purpose of Counselling Awarding Bodies

In this podcast we talk about CPCAB as an Awarding Organisation and discuss the video interview which was filmed with Rory from Counselling Tutor, when he visited our head office this summer.

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Watch the video interview below.

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