This course will analyse and evaluate psychotherapeutic approaches, theories and practice relating to the work of the mental health practitioner.
A collaboration between West London Mental Health NHS Trust and Buckinghamshire New University, the course provides the conceptual tools, their application to clinical work, a specialised group experience and a research dissertation to equip participants to orient themselves to the complex reality of their roles in mental health organizations.
By focusing on individual, group and institutional dynamics, this training is specifically designed to explore the preconditions for maintaining boundaries, ensuring relational security and delivering coherent, effective treatment interventions.
The teaching staff are composed of senior professioanls in the field, all of whom are currently working in NHS settings and also have several years teaching experience.
On successful completion of year one, students will be awarded Foundation Course equivalency at the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA). Msc graduates qould be eligible to apply for British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) accreditation.
Course content - Psychodynamic approaches to working with individuals - Psychotherapeutic approaches to working with groups - Interpersonal dynamic consultation - Psychotherapeutic approaches in mental health - Dissertation.