Part-time: Three and half years. One day per week for the first two years - over 34 weeks per year.
Reflecting current developments in the field, this postgraduate diploma provides quality training in an Integrative approach to Psychotherapy. It is offered part-time and is suitable for those in employment. It will provide students with a constructive and challenging learning experience which develops interconnectedness of theory, practice, research, self-awareness and personal development. It offers trainee psychotherapists a sound experience for the development of an Integrative approach that forms a critical basis for practice and has ethical and professional integrity. It aims to develop practitioners who are competent to offer high-quality Integrative Psychotherapy in a variety of contexts, appropriate to the needs of the client, organisation and society.
A first degree (minimum 2:2) and a professional qualification Certificate in Counselling Skills Practice (or equivalent).
Students must pass pre-course Residential Element (which carries a separate cost).
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UCLan’s Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy is BACP accredited and those who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma are entitled to practice as psychotherapists. This course provides quality professional training in Integrative Psychotherapy. It will provide students with a constructive and challenging learning experience which develops interconnectedness of theory, practice, research, self-awareness and personal development. It offers trainee psychotherapists a sound experience for the development of an Integrative approach to Psychotherapy that forms a critical basis for practice and has ethical and professional integrity. It aims to develop practitioners who are competent to offer high-quality Integrative Psychotherapy in a variety of contexts, appropriate to the needs of the client, organisation and society.
The course is divided into five main areas:
The first two years of the program constitute the post graduate diploma in integrative psychotherapy. The successful completion of the postgraduate diploma will enable students to claim the status of a graduate of a BACP accredited training course.
The MA dissertation may then be undertaken by those students who are able to continue, having gained at least a merit in the post graduate diploma, and who wish to undertake postgraduate research.
Applicants must be aware that Accreditation of Prior Learning is not permitted on this course.The teaching day for 2016 course start is on Thursdays, commencing 15th September.
The pre-course residential is from 5.00pm, Friday 9th until 2.00pm Sunday, 11th September.
If you are interested in the course we invite you to apply early as we will be interviewing initially in mid-March, or mid-April, and then at a later date in mid-July.
The last date for applications is 7th July, 2016.
MA Course progression: students without a postgraduate research methods module normally join the course in semester 1 and complete this module (NU4025) by the beginning of semester 2. They will then enrol on the MA dissertation module (NU4008) in the following semester 1, 2018, completing the dissertation by the end of semester 2 of the following year.
Alternatively, an online version of the research methods module (NU4025) runs in Semester 2 and students are able to join the course at this stage as well, enrolling in the following academic year’s semester 1 for the MA dissertation, NU4008.
For students with a postgraduate module in research methods, you may join the course in semester 1 so long as your research methods module has been APL’d.
It is also possible to do both the research methods module (NU4025 and NU4008) at the same time, although this will need to be discussed in detail prior to commencement as this is at the very demanding route for individual students
You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
Details of the UK Government postgraduate loan scheme for students commencing a Masters Postgraduate programme for the 2017/18 academic year.
Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.
This is a BACP accredited professional psychotherapy training, which enables those who successfully complete it to practice as a psychotherapist.
The learning environment will be student-centred, using and sharing students' experiences to aid the learning process and encourage independent learning. Participants and tutors are co-learners. A diverse range of learning and teaching methodologies will be used, including student-led seminars, group discussion, group and individual psychotherapy practice and observation, the use of audio and DVD recording, case studies and discussion, experiential exercises, lectures, guest speakers and supervised practice.
The residential is assessed by a reflexive essay and tutor observation. Students are required to pass the observation before commencement of the course.
In the first year, students are required to submit a theoretical essay, a critique of a research paper, a DVD recording and evaluation, an ethics essay, a reflexive statement and a student-led presentation. There is also an end of year viva, or oral exam, with a personal tutor, which is based on a personal development statement that the student makes.
In the second year, students are required to submit a Case Study, an audio tape and self-evaluation, a reflexive practitioner extended essay, practice portfolio and a student-led presentation and include an account of their clinical supervision.
In the third year, students are required to submit a research proposal and a Masters dissertation.
At UCLan we work with a range on businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and UCLan’s Careers Service can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.