MA-Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

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  • Objectives
    To facilitate mature, reflective psychodynamic practice, leading to a nationally recognised professional counselling qualification. To demonstrate the skills and competencies of an advanced counselling practitioner, and be able to practise competently as a counsellor in a general counselling setting. To provide a working knowledge of presenting issues, appropriate assessment, referral and treatment.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements -Degree in a relevant subject (Psychology, Sociology, Medicine, Social Studies), or an equivalent professional qualification. -Minimum 50 hours of basic counselling training to be completed prior to commencement of the programme. -Minimum age 23 years or over. -Minimum two years’ relevant work experience.
  • Academic title
    MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Course description
    In Year 1, students are encouraged to enhance their skills by seeking a placement with a relevant voluntary sector agency. Formal supervised clinical practice begins at the start of Year 2, and students may need to continue their placement after the taught course has been completed.

    Course modules

    -The Therapeutic Frame and Early Object Relations
    -Counselling Themes I
    -Counselling Themes II
    -Mental Health and Assessments
    -Major Presenting Issues
    -Counselling in Context
    -Supervision of Counselling and Reflective Practice

    Teaching and assessment methods

    Modules are assessed by a mixture of essays, case studies and a classroom-based assignment. Personal development appraisal, case file and supervision report are also required.

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