Comments about MA-Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - At the institution - Leicester - Leicestershire
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 -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.
MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
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.
-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.