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Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents (MSc) : 3 Years Part Time Weekend Study January Start

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.

Our MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents teaches you the essential knowledge and skills of psychodynamic counselling, with particular emphasis on its application to children and adolescents. It establishes an understanding of psychoanalytic-based theory and covers the technical processes of counselling children and adolescents, 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 at an appropriate professional standard with children and adolescents. You will understand, and know how to use, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic principles to increase knowledge of both theory and practice, of personality development, of the inner and outer worlds of the child and adolescent, 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 go on to careers in counselling and education. Possible professions include child psychotherapist, counsellor, or educational psychologist. Those already working in the field often remain in their post with enhanced competence. This degree can also be useful in becoming a learning mentor or youth worker. Read about how you can become a professional counsellor or psychotherapist.

We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

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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