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Master's in in Philosophical Counselling and Consultancy (MA PCC)

West University of Timișoara
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
Timișoara
English
At the beginning of the academic year (either at the end of September or the beg...

About this program

Master's in in Philosophical Counselling and Consultancy (MA PCC)

The programme represents one of the best known postgraduate HE programmes worldwide that feed at academic level the emerging composite field of philosophical practice, and the only taught in English in Europe. Its main purpose is the intense and comprehensive high-quality formation of well-trained professionals in applied/practical philosophy, which include philosophical counselling and consultancy for individuals and organizations, ethical counselling, and philosophy for children. Employing solid philosophical knowledge and general counselling skills, the successful graduates learn to facilitate the thinking of a client or group of people. Mainly driven by social utility, they do not seek to interpret the thoughts of an individual client or group in terms of impersonal philosophy, but to link thoughts to actions in the day-to-day life. The attainment of philosophical counselling objectives takes place, progressively, through the therapeutic engagement of philosophy via the five methods it generated: critical thinking, conceptual analysis, phenomenology, thought experiments, and creative thinking. The skills and knowledge required by this complex training are taught by some of the best international specialists in various fields of philosophical practice.

Students’ benefits

In order to help them become successful philosophical practitioners the students are trained primarily in the critical methods of academic philosophy, particularly those developed from the original dialogical logic. But the bulk of the study time is dedicated to the teaching and practising of applied philosophical-ethical skills. Employing solid philosophical knowledge and specific counselling skills, the students are trained to facilitate the thinking of a client or group of people. Their activity will be essentially philosophical, because it focuses on significant, but problematic concepts, the kind of concepts used not only for everyday thinking and communication, but also as a basis for actions. As practical philosophers they will often identify hidden assumptions, theoretical frameworks, and world views. These inform the sorts of questions they will learn to ask. They will also use their training and experience to help clients find their own philosophical insights able to ground their future attitudes decisions.

Contact details

Blvd. Vasile Pârvan 4, Timișoara RO-300223, Romania;

Tel: +40256592132;

Admission requirements

All B.A. graduates interested in embracing a counselling profession, or in employing in their profession thinking and counselling skills based on philosophy.


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Program content

Main subjects studied

  • Philosophical foundations of counselling;
  • Philosophical tools of argumentation, deliberation and critical reasoning;
  •  Pragmatics and techniques of communication;
  • Philosophy with children;
  • Philosophy in prisons;
  • Theistic philosophical counselling;
  • Foundations of philosophy of mind;
  • Philosophy as way of life;
  • Introduction to Psychopathology and Clinical Semiology;
  • Counselling skills; Strategic communication;
  • Supervised individual and group counselling;
  • Group counselling techniques;
  • Foundations of counselling and psychotherapy;
  • Introduction to bioethics.

Scholarships & funding

We offer homestay in one of the university's dormitories, in one room, available for 2 up to 5 inhabitants at low costs (aprox. 50 euro per month). Student residence available for one academic year with the possibility of prolonging the stay during the summer holiday and for the next academic year.

Tuition

(1980 euro per year – NON-E.U. / Approx. 800 euro per year – E.U.)

Career paths

In Romania the profession of philosophical counsellor has been recently included in the official occupations registry, but many graduates of the program have also successfully employed the skills in various professions (in Romanian and in other countries), from psychotherapy to corporate coaching, to teaching, to human resources recruitment, to small business management, to PR, etc.

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West University of Timișoara

Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara (UVT) / West University of Timişoara (WUT) is the main higher education institution and research center in Western Romania. Its community comprises roughly 15000 students and over 700 academic staff. It is a comprehensive university...


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West University of Timișoara

Vasile Pârvan Boulevard, No. 4, Timiș county
300223 Timișoara
Romania

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www.uvt.ro

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