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Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies: Professional Training (MSc/PGDip)

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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    MSc (three years or two years part-time) PgDip (two years part-time)

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    06 December 2018

Course content

IN BRIEF:

  • Qualify as a counsellor on a professional counselling training course which is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Combines counselling skills and theory, professional issues and personal development
  • Includes a counselling placement
  • A part-time only course
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • Clinical placement opportunity

COURSE SUMMARY

During this course you will undertake an in-depth study of the person-centred approach to counselling. You will gain an overview of therapeutic models and current developments in theory and practice. There will also be an opportunity for you to take part in intensive skills development and supervision of practice, alongside widespread opportunities for personal development. This course provides a balance between academic work, skills development, professional practice, and individual personal development and self-awareness.

Students who successfully complete all aspects of the professional training and do not wish to progress onto the full MSc can exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Those who complete the dissertation module will receive a full Masters qualification.

You can choose to study over 3 years (with 2 semesters per year) or 2 years (teaching continues into the summer trimester).

TEACHING

This course is delivered on a part-time basis through a variety of:

  • Lectures
  • Skills work
  • Personal development activities

Find out more about certain aspects of counselling with our short two minute psychotherapy lectures from Dr Mark Widdowson, lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy at the University of Salford.

Transactional Analysis

Life Script

Ego States

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is by:

  • Skills work
  • Reflection on self and on practice
  • Assignment

EMPLOYABILITY

Over the last few years there has been a gradual increase in the number of advertised counselling posts in the NHS, social services, education, the prison service and both commercial and voluntary organisations. There are opportunities for part-time and private work and widespread opportunities for you to study further at postgraduate level.

Students who have successfully completed the course have started their own business as a counsellor, acquired jobs within NHS, the voluntary sector and education.

LINKS WITH INDUSTRY

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.

This course has particularly strong links with the NHS, voluntary and private sector because our students complete a counselling placement as part of the training within these organisations.

FACILITIES

We have recently developed a brand new special counselling suite which will be used for training students to become professional counsellors and psychotherapists.

The suite, featuring therapeutic areas where one-to-one, family and group interactions can occur, will also shortly be available for members of the local community and the University is hoping to work with local charities which will be able to use the facility.


Visit the Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies: Professional Training (MSc/PGDip) page on the University of Salford website for more details!

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