Master Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice - Máster en Psicoterapia Práctica
This course is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), so you can be sure it’s relevant and recognised within the psychotherapeutic and health care profession. The course will help you to further your career and become a BACP accredited and autonomous counselling practitioner.
The MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy provides an innovative approach to psychotherapeutic practice that enables you to learn about three different psychotherapeutic approaches; person-centred, attachment theory, and cognitive behaviour psychotherapy. A trans-theoretical model is used to provide a framework to integrate these theories to acknowledge the complexities of human problems in a meaningful way.
You’ll be encouraged to develop your understanding of the theoretical, social, cultural and ideological contexts in which your clients perceive, confront and manage problems.
You´ll need an undergraduate degree
You´ll also need to be committed to therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy as a career and will normally be working as a counsellor or psychotherapist in some capacity
For students whose first language is not English, you´ll need to sit the IELTS test and score within band seven for both written and speaking English or Pearson equivalent
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required at the point of accepting a place at the University. The Disclosure and Barring Service was established when the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged in 2012 and will now provide the criminal records checking service for this programme.
This course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and MSc.
You’ll study these modules:
Integrating Psychotherapeutic Theory and Practice
You’ll critically reflect on the nature of three specified therapeutic approaches: person-centred therapy, attachment theory and cognitive behaviour clinical placements.
Professional Integrative Practice
This module prepares you for independent, autonomous, ethical practice. You’ll investigate a number of themes including somatisation, self-help and innovative approaches in context and working with diversity.
Professional Practice 1
This module enables you to evidence ethical and professional practices within psychotherapy in relation to human problems and psychological conflicts.
You’ll study these modules:
Research Methods, Ethics and Law in Psychotherapeutic Practice
You’ll develop the knowledge, skills and professional behaviours needed to build up the competences to practise as an autonomous integrative practitioner. You’ll consider research evidence and knowledge, research methods, ethics and legal frameworks, which are essential for competent practice in a psychotherapeutic context.
Current Developments in Integrative Practice
You’ll develop your critical theoretical thinking and counselling practice in relation to the context of your clinical work in placement.
Professional Practice 2
This module will enable you to evidence ethical and professional practices within clinical placements.
You’ll study this module:
During this triple module you’ll have the opportunity to investigate, in detail, a chosen area of practice relevant to your profession. You’ll attend group tutorials one morning each month throughout the academic year.
Past graduates have been employed in a wide variety of counselling settings such as general practice, health and social services, the police, accident and emergency services, HR, education, voluntary organisations and private practice.