Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy

General

Program Description

Integrative Psychotherapy Advanced Diploma

Focus on an integrative and informed approach to a wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches.

Key information

  • Name: Integrative 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

Overview

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

The Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (ADIP) provides a focused psychotherapy training that challenges and contributes to a wide range of understandings of the therapeutic encounter.

The course will prepare you for professional work in both private and institutional practice.

Successful completion brings eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional bodies.

Structure

Length

The course is designed to be completed in two years and consists of one full day’s attendance for 30 weeks a year, arranged into six 10-week modules.

Additional information

Clinical Placement

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

Supervision

Every student is expected to undertake individual therapy with an approved UKCP-registered therapist throughout the duration of the course.

The course contains two strands of further training and development as part of the integrative perspective: the psychodynamic and the experiential/humanistic. The course explores the tensions and convergences between these in different ways.

Modules

  • Cognitive-behavioral Approaches
  • Critical Psychopathology
  • Gestalt Therapy and Focusing Approaches
  • Issues in Professional Practice
  • Jungian and Transpersonal Approaches
  • Systemic and Psychosexual Approaches

Teaching & assessment

Study methods

The course comprises seminars, lectures, small-group training supervisions, participation in personal and professional development groups, and further clinical practice guided by experienced professionals.

There are also occasional and optional half-day or full-day seminars on subjects of topical or significant clinical interest.

The course emphasizes experiential practice and training supervision using video- and audio-taping equipment, and the developmental and integrative arena of the personal and professional group experience.

The course team includes psychodynamic, experiential and integrative tutors and training supervisors. Some of the core team will adopt different roles through the duration of the course, including supervision, lecturing and facilitating the PPD group.

Supervisors are allocated for blocks of two terms, after which you will have the opportunity to select either psychodynamic or experiential supervision.

Assessment structure

During Year 1, you are required to submit:

  • A case study of 4,000-4,500 words
  • A theory essay of 4,000-4,500 words
  • A Self Evaluation of Learning (SEL) essay of 3,000-3,500 words
  • A 300-word abstract of the SEL essay

During Year 2, you are required to submit:

  • One DVD-recording and Process Report of 3,500 words
  • One final Self Evaluation of Learning Essay of 4,000-4,500 words
  • One combined Final Theory/Case Study of 8,000 words

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 School is an accrediting organization within the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The ADIP is the final stage of training leading to UKCP registration. Membership requires the completion of a minimum of 450 hours of supervised clinical practice.

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 (BACP). The BACP also requires candidates to show evidence of 450 hours of supervised clinical practice. Application to BACP can only be done by the individual and the School is unable to play a role in this process.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

You should have completed either the taught components of the MA Psychotherapy & Counselling or an equivalent master's level professional training in psychotherapy, counseling or counseling psychology.

You will also need a minimum of 100 client contact hours in a formal clinical placement and a minimum of two years’ regular individual psychotherapy.

Applicants are required to demonstrate emotional maturity and an ability to be self-reflective, function effectively and ethically under pressure, and to manage conflict constructively.

Please note: you will be expected to attend an interview before an unconditional offer can be made.

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.

Last updated Feb 2020

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Regent's University London is London's only independent, not-for-profit university, with a highly cosmopolitan community based in royal Regent's Park and Marylebone.

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