PGDip Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling & Wellbeing

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Postgraduate Diploma

UCAS CODE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Start Date(s)

Attendance

Learning

UCAS POINTS

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September 2024

  • Part time
  • On campus
PartTime CJ2018
CJ2018

Fees and Funding

Here's the fees and funding information for each year of this course

September 2024

Attendance

Fee

Note

Home
Part time
£2,350
Per 30 credit module
International
Part time
£2,630
Per 30 credit module

Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

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    Self, Skills and Theory 1 (Mental Wealth)

    The aim of this module is to hold and manage the tension between developing the knowledge and skills necessary to start working with clients and recognising that only with a certain amount of clinical experience can theory be understood, assimilated, applied and evaluated. 
    It will also reveal how to participate in a variety of personal and professional development activities, reflect on your learning and its implications for you as a practitioner and, in particular, continually evaluate evidence for your present assumptions. Students will be able to develop and improve the core and generic skills and personal qualities necessary for safe and effective practice.

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    Self, Skills and Theory 2

    Through this module you will acquire a systematic and in-depth working knowledge of the course Core Model as a framework for integration and application, informed by current research.  You will develop a working knowledge and critical awareness of social context/multicultural and clinical practice issues. 
    You will gain a working knowledge of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and apply it systematically and creatively to complex situations. This module will develop your understanding of the theory and practice of clinical supervision and use it to reflect on, monitor and critically evaluate your work.

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    Integration and Application 1

    The aim of this module is to use the core model as a framework for the potential integration of explanatory concepts and/or techniques from other models or approaches and become familiar with the concept of a continuum of mental wellbeing through to severe psychological and emotional distress. You will be advancing your self-knowledge and skills for personal and professional development.
    You will also learn how to maintain an appropriate client work base and gain experience of working autonomously, safely and effectively with a range of clients/presenting problems, establishing and maintaining an effective therapeutic alliance and conduct safe and effective counselling and therapy.  You will use clinical supervision to develop further your ability as a reflective practitioner.

     

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    Integration and Application 2

    The main aims of the module is to teach you to develop and articulate your own personal synthesis and way of working, become more familiar with some common client presenting problems and issues and possible ways of working with them, maintain an appropriate client work base and accumulate substantial experience of working autonomously with a range of clients/presenting problems. 
    You will be taught to evaluate your work with clients and the progress they make or changes they achieve, locate, critically evaluate and use relevant research to inform your work with individual clients, and continue to use clinical supervision to develop further your ability as a reflective practitioner.

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    Research Methods 1

    The module aims to develop the understanding, skills and critical awareness necessary for conducting original research at a postgraduate level and to enhance students’ knowledge of a range of research approaches appropriate to the study of applied psychology and develop practical skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis. This must be understood at two levels: 1) the knowledge required to read research articles and therefore be able to develop a critical literature review and 2) the necessary skills to propose and carry out a research project.

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    Research Methods 2

    The module aims to assist you in making a research contribution to the field of applied psychology, expose you to the problems of real-world research, thus equipping you to complete it and write-up your dissertation. The term 'applied psychology' can be set in one or more several domains, including positive psychology, coaching psychology, career coaching and international psychosocial consultation.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Stratford Campus

Stratford Campus, Water Lane, Stratford

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER