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Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (MSc) : 3 Years Part Time

Birkbeck, University of London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Birkbeck, University of London

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

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.

This part-time, daytime course 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.

By the end of the course, you will have the ability to work as a psychodynamic counsellor or psychotherapist 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.

Accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the British Psychoanalytical Council.

TEACHING

Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading. Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.

Accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the British Psychoanalytical Council.

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 9,690per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Birkbeck, University of London

  • Campus address

    Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, United Kingdom, WC1E 7HX, England

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