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Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

M.Sc.
36 months
Duration
8925 GBP/year
5775 GBP/year
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This part-time, daytime Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy course at Birkbeck, University of London establishes an understanding of psychoanalytic-based theory and covers the technical processes of counselling, while developing the personal and professional awareness required for effective practice as defined by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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Overview

There are many different types of counselling, each based on their own concepts and orientations.

Psychodynamic counselling offers a model for understanding the human personality and how it develops, our network of relationships and how we interact with others, how psychological problems may originate and the repetitive patterns that maintain them, and how personal change takes place.

By the end of the Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy course at Birkbeck, University of London , you will have the ability to work as a psychodynamic counsellor at an appropriate professional standard. You will understand, and know how to use, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic principles to increase knowledge of theory and practice, of personality development, and of the institutional and group influences on personal development.

You will possess high-level skills in thinking psychodynamically about counselling issues, and making professional communications about counselling work, and display a capacity for self-reflection, especially knowledge of your inner world and how it impacts on counselling work, and your role in groups and institutions.

This programme utilises group relations conferences as one way to explore the impact of group and organisational dynamics on individual behaviour and experience.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue a career in counselling, human resources, or education. Possible professions include counsellor, psychotherapist, or careers adviser. Some graduates remain in their current posts with enhanced competence. This degree can also be useful in becoming a human resources officer or market researcher.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Basic Clinical and Observational Skills
  • Development of Professional Attitude
  • Introduction to theoretical & organizational concepts
  • Basic Psychodynamic Competencies and Professional Attitude
  • Basic Psychodynamic Skills & Principles/Techniques of Practice
  • Basic Psychodynamic theory and Organizational Understanding

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Work that includes a counselling/psychotherapy component.
  • Prior completion of a counselling/psychotherapy course at Certificate of Higher Education level or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8925 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8925 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5775 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5775 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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