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Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology


Course Description

Counselling Psychology is embedded in the discipline of psychology and concerns itself with applied areas of psychological work, which overlap with the provinces of psychotherapy, clinical psychology, counselling and psychiatry. The Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology is therefore designed to provide opportunities for professional and personal development as a Counselling Psychologist. This is achieved by facilitating the development of a flexible, reflective and critical approach to Counselling Psychology theory, research, and practice. The programme objective is to produce graduates with a solid grounding in the theory, research and clinical skills relevant to Counselling Psychology. The clinical focus of the training is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with core skills drawn also from Humanistic Therapy. In the third and fourth year of the training trainees will consider Psychodynamic approaches and will be introduced to Cognitive Analytic therapy (CAT). We aim to equip our trainees to meet the unique needs of their clients, they will be able to work while holding ideas in tension and embracing dilemmas within their therapeutic practice.

Visit the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology page on the University of East London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

* A good honours degree in psychology conferring the Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society. * Competencies in oral and written English which should satisy the University's entrance requirements .

Course Fees

Sept 2017 UK/EU/Full-time £9,360 Sept 2017 International £12,480


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