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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Psychology Short Name: PS.M24
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: BANKS AP Dr (Psychology)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability

Autumn Semester

Assessment Pattern

Units of Assessment
Percentage Weighting  
Project (2500 words))  
Project (3000 words)  

Module Overview


Module Aims

This module aims to provide you with advanced knowledge and understanding of theory and practice in accordance with three of the eight Stage 1 British Psychological Society competencies that are prerequisite for Chartered Status. These competencies are ‘Training’, ‘Performance appraisal and career development’, and ‘Counselling and personal development’. Through the knowledge and skills acquired in these areas you will further your development as an evidence-based practitioner.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
•    use popular techniques in career counselling and coaching
•    conduct a career counselling interview
•    analyse careers using theories and models of careers
•    analyse training needs
•    design a training course based on theories of training and learning
•    evaluate a training course
•    deliver an engaging and effective training course
Module Content
Week 1:    Career counselling I: Introduction & individual perspectives
Week 2:    Career counselling II: Models of career counselling process
Week 3:    Career counselling III: Developmental perspectives
Week 4:    Career counselling IV: Broader contexts
Week 5:    Training I: Introduction & a psychological basis for training
Week 6:    Training II: Needs assessment & instructional systems design
Week 7:    Training III: Instructional design techniques
Week 8:    Training IV: Evaluation and transfer of training
Week 9:    Coaching (A McD)
Week 10:    Training day
Methods of Teaching/Learning

Lectures and seminars

Selected Texts/Journals
Essential Reading
Millward, L. (2005).  Understanding Occupational & Organizational Psychology.  London: Sage.

Recommended Reading
Goldstein, I.L. & Ford, K. (2002). Training in Organizations: Needs Assessment, Development and Evaluation. USA: Brooks/Cole.
Nathan, R. & Hill, L. (2005). Career counselling. London: Sage.

Background Reading
Brown, S.D. & Lent, R.W. (2005). Career development and counseling: Putting theory and research to work.
Egan, G. (1994) The Skilled Helper: A problem management approach to helping. Brooks/Cole.
Kirkpatrick, D.L. (2006). Evaluating training programs: The four levels. San Fransisco: Berrett-Koehler.
Knowles, M.S. Holton, E.F., & Swanson. R.A. (2005). The Adult Learner: The definitive classic in adult education and human resource development.  Elsevier.
Palmer, S. & Whybrow, A. (2007). The Handbook of Coaching Psychology: A Guide for Practitioners. Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Passmore, J. (2005 ). Excellence in Coaching. London, Kogan Page.
Patrick, J. (1992). Training: Research and practice. London: Academic Press.
Truelove, S. (ed) (1995). The Handbook of Training and Development. Blackwell.
Whitmore, J.(2002). Coaching for performance. Nicholas Brealey Publishing.
Last Updated
31st August 2010