Discover how cultural influences shape personal and social identities, behaviours, beliefs and mental health. Examine the role of cultural diversity in our work. Open to all - counsellors, professional helpers and educators will find this useful.
What makes someone commit a crime? Are crimes committed only by the ‘criminal’ few or the many? Is the Justice System really effective? These are some of the questions addressed in Forensic Psychology.
Is personality fixed or does it change? Can one really have a split personality? Despite personality being such a central idea in psychology, what makes each of us unique is still puzzling and open to question. Come and explore possible answers.
Explore the connection between these related but different disciplines. This bird's eye view of how psychological theories underpin counselling practice will cover humanistic, cognitive behavioural and psychoanalytic approaches. What do psychologists think about the effectiveness of counselling?
Are some people susceptible to addiction? How do substances affect our central nervous system and emotions? How do you understand different addictions, i.e. sex, eating or computers? How is addiction treated? Discover the answers to these and other questions by looking at addiction - from disease theory to the more recent bio-psychosocial theory.
As a social emotion shame can have crippling effects on individuals, in particular those who've experienced prolonged and complex trauma such as sexual or domestic abuse. This course is suitable for counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees, as well as those with an interest in the topic.
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