Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy

Regent’s University London

Program Description

Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy

Regent’s University London

Existential Psychotherapy Advanced Diploma

Focus on the question of existence rather than cognitive notions of self, and experience rather than theory.

Key information

  • Name: Existential Psychotherapy
  • Qualification: Advanced Diploma
  • Level: Postgraduate
  • Study mode: Part-time
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Tuition fees: £7,168 *
  • Scholarships: No *
  • Next start date: January 2019
  • Future start date: January 2020
  • Study abroad: No
  • Validation: Not applicable

*For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

Overview

*Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa. *

The Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (ADEP) provides specialist psychotherapy training emphasizing the challenges, innovations, and re-interpretations of the therapeutic encounter.

The course will prepare you for advanced professional work in both private and institutional practice. Successful completion will bring eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional bodies.

Structure

Length

This is a part-time course, designed to be completed in two years.

It consists of one full day’s attendance for 30 weeks a year, arranged into six 10-week modules.

There are two modules, one in each year. Each module comprises a number of module components (see below). The course follows a linear sequence, each successive module component building on the previous one. As such, the minimum period for a break in studies is one academic year to accommodate re-entry at the appropriate module in the sequence.

Additional Information

Clinical -placement

You are expected to work throughout the course, with normally three adult clients on a minimum once-weekly basis. At least one of these should be long-term. You must complete during the course a minimum of 200 hours of supervised clinical practice to qualify for the ADEP. This will count towards the total of 450 hours needed for UKCP membership.

Supervision

Every student is required to undertake individual therapy with an approved UKCP, BPS [HPCP] or BPC -registered therapist throughout the duration of the course.

Modules

Year 1: Module 1

  • Heidegger and Existential Psychotherapy
  • Existence and Therapy
  • The Body, Love, and Sexuality

Year 2: Module 2

  • Research methods within the Existential Paradigm
  • Intersubjectivity and Relatedness
  • Critical Psychopathology and Existential Therapy
  • Language
  • Ethics
  • Student-led Seminars Communication

Teaching & assessment

Study methods

The course consists of academic seminars, experiential seminars, small-group training supervisions, participation in personal and professional development groups, as well as clinical practice guided by experienced professionals.

You will also be in weekly individual psychotherapy with an approved UKCP, BPS [HPCP] or BPC -registered therapist throughout your training.

Assessment structure

Each of Modules 1 and 2 is assessed summatively via:

  • The academic paper (5,000 words)
  • Client Study (5,000 words)
  • Personal and Professional Development paper (5,000 words)

Students are assessed formatively via:

  • Student presentations
  • Observed practice
  • Qualities of participation
  • Clinical Portfolio

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible. You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Careers

Future opportunities

The course will prepare you for advanced professional work in both private and institutional practice. Successful completion will bring eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional bodies.

UKCP membership

The Society for Existential Analysis is an accrediting organization within the Constructivist and Existential College of the UKCP, and registers graduates of the ADEP as UKCP registered existential psychotherapists.

BACP accreditation

At the end of Year 1, you may have enough training hours to apply for individual accreditation with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. Application to the BACP can only be done by the individual and the School is unable to play a role in this process.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

Completion of the taught components of the MA Psychotherapy & Counselling, or an equivalent master's level professional training in psychotherapy, counseling or counseling psychology.

A knowledge and understanding of existential philosophy commensurate with Masters level.

Personal qualities

Applicants are required to demonstrate emotional maturity and an ability to be self-reflective: to function effectively and ethically under pressure; to participate in ways which deepen levels of contemplation, and to manage conflict constructively.

Clinical experience and personal therapy

Completion of a minimum of 100 client-contact hours in a formal clinical placement, and completion of a minimum of two years regular individual psychotherapy.

English requirements

* Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa. *

If your native language is not English you must provide evidence of your English proficiency, such as IELTS with an overall score of 7.0

For more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test. This test must be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

Fees

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.

Programme fees for January 2019 will be published shortly. In the meantime, if you would like to make an inquiry please use the form on the bottom of the page.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated May 11, 2018
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