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MA/PG Dip Advanced Clinical Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling

This course is for qualified therapists and counsellors, who are looking for an opportunity to update their knowledge, gain a higher-level qualification and reflect in-depth on their practice. Teaching will be given via seminars on theory as well as through experiential learning sessions. Students will have the opportunity to integrate new perspectives into their clinical work with ongoing in-house supervision groups. In addition, seminars on contemporary theories will be delivered by experts in the field.

The course is designed to meet the requirements of busy professionals, with the teaching taking place in weekend blocks.

Students will be able to sign up for either the one year Post Graduate Diploma or the two-year MA programme, both of which are validated by Middlesex University.

Year 1 dates 2024:

Start dates:

12, 13, 14 Jan 2024 

9, 10, 11 Feb 2024 

8, 9, 10 Mar 2024 

19, 20, 21 Apr 2024 

17, 18, 19 May 2024 

7, 8, 9 Jun 2024 (7 Jun all students attend, 8 and 9 Jun are for MA students only) 

28 Jun, 29, 30 Jun 2024 

19, 20, 21 Jul 2024 

6, 7, 8 Sept 2024 

72, 28 Sept, 29 Sept 2024 (27 Sept all students attend, 28 Sept and 29 Sept are for MA students only) 

25, 26, 27 Oct 2024 

8, 9, 10 Nov 2024 (8 Nov all students attend, 9 and 10 Nov are for MA students only) 

6, 7, 8 Dec 2024

Course Content

Two core academic modules which develop students’ in-depth knowledge of some of the most significant contemporary theories as well as advancing their understanding of the inter-relationship between theory, their own personal history and their clinical practice.

Two core practicum (clinical) modules which encourage students’ development as ethical integrative practitioners, able to draw on their own capacity to make therapeutic use of the relational encounter.

One Mental Health Familiarisation module on topics: Severe Presentations, The Use of Medication, Psychiatric Assessment, Self- harm and Suicide plus direct experience.

Support from a personal tutor.

Forms of assessment include case studies, client logs, self-reflective accounts, live assessment, a 40-minute presentation and a 15,000-word dissertation.

The course requires that the student completes a minimum of 60 hours supervised clinical practice with long term clients and 20 hours in-house supervision across the two Practicum modules.

Clinical Practice and Placements

Students will agree suitable long-term clients with their programme clinical supervisor. Students may use work undertaken with private clients, in the course of their employment (with suitable agreement with their employers), students seen in placements or through the Minster Centre Psychotherapy and Counselling Service (MCPCS).

Students are responsible for securing a placement but will receive advice and guidance from the Placement Coordinator. You will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. One DBS check is included within your course fees and will be organised with you in the second year. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from becoming a counsellor or psychotherapist each case is considered on an individual basis. You will be given an opportunity at your selection interview to discuss this with your interviewers. For more information about DBS checks see here.

Accreditation

The Post Graduate Diploma and the MA programme are quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.

More information

Price:
£5,580
Event URL:
https://www.minstercentre.ac.uk/
Organisation:
The Minster Centre
Venue Address:
20 Lonsdale Road London
Contact:
admissions@minstercentre.ac.uk
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