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Masters degrees in Psychotherapy equip postgraduates with the skills to use therapeutic psychological methods to rehabilitate individuals and improve their mental health.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Counselling, Art Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and Integrative Psychotherapy. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant Psychology discipline.
There are over a thousand different therapeutic techniques within the field of Psychotherapy. Depending on your interests, you may specialise in any number of traditional and non-traditional techniques, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dance and art psychotherapy, and even spiritual techniques like meditation.
Courses typically cover ways of improving difficult behaviours, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts and emotions, as well as helping relationships and social skills. Certain psychotherapies are aimed specifically at treating diagnosed mental disorders.
You will usually explore different approaches to psychotherapy through a placement aimed at increasing your vocational abilities, including one-on-one sessions and working with couples and groups.
Psychotherapists may be self-employed, working within private practice, or find employment of behalf of local government to provide public services. Healthcare settings include homes, hospitals and community centres.
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The course is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Our approach incorporates aspects of theory and practice from three main therapeutic traditions; person-centred, cognitive and psychodynamic.
The BACP-accredited Postgraduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP) is aimed at those who are interested in a professional training to become a psychotherapist, with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as the core theoretical orientation.
This programme will provide you with a broad understanding of the theories and practices of art psychotherapy necessary for safe and effective clinical work.
The MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling provides high quality BACP-accredited training, with a strong research focus. It offers an opportunity to critically and creatively evaluate current theory and practice issues.
Enhance your employment and earning prospects as a supervisor. Promote the efficacy of counselling and psychotherapy. Benefit from up-to-date thinking from experts in theory, practice and research.
There is an increasing demand for Systemic Family Therapists. The Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Practice in Psychotherapy will develop the particular skills and knowledge required to work with families, couples and individual adults and children in the context of their life circumstances.
This unique professional programme focuses on contemporary creative approaches to psychotherapy and counselling, drawing upon psychology, neuro-psychotherapy, neuroscience and bioscience to reflect the scientific content required in psychotherapy training.
The College has established and recognised links with the NHS, Social Services, and private sector companies. These links allow our students to meet with many potential employers, and our staff to ensure that all our teaching is up-to-the-minute and responsive to employer demand.
Join Staffordshire University’s Psychology department for postgraduate study and you’ll learn from internationally-recognised research staff whose focus is your future employability.