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  Professional Doctorate Counselling Psychology

University of the West of England, Bristol    Department of Social Sciences

Full time & Part time September Prof Doctorate, Other 3 years full time, 4 years part time
Nursing & Health (27) Psychology (31)

About the course

This applied professional training course gives you a doctorate-level education leading to a Doctor in Counselling Psychology. It comprises a comprehensive programme of taught modules, 450 hours of counselling psychology practice in a range of placements, and a doctorate-level research project. Experts guide you through integrated theory, personal and professional development, and clinical practice, with focus on the value of research and how it directly informs current practice.

In-depth preparation for practice

You receive rigorous training on personal, professional and academic levels, which requires you to combine personal development with explicit psychological theory as a basis for mindful clinical practice.

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Entry Requirements

Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society
upper second class or first class degree in psychology
Certificate in Counselling Skills (comprising a minimum of 75 class hours)
one year's experience of working in a one to one helping role
the standard University levels of proficiency for English Language.


More information can be found on the Graduate School fees and funding pages.

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