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Intensive Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy This is an exciting new modular course offering participants the option of attending 6 x 10 day blocks over a period of two years. The Intensive Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy course is suitable for individuals who are able to manage the intensity distance studying. This may also benefit overseas students who have the opportunity manage blocks of study. Existential therapists share some fundamental attitudes, assumptions, and concerns - nevertheless each practitioner develops their own unique way of working with clients. This working practice process is continually bening questioned and constantly being redefined for each therapist. This uniqueness is not merely acknowledged, it is embraces, respected and embodied. The existential orientation challenges other approaches to psychotherapy by offering an alternative that focuses upon client's inevitable relatedness to all aspects of being and through which emerges their unique lived dispositional stances, values, meanings. The emphasis is on the client's whole experience of existence rather than exclusively on mental phenomena: it is a theory of being rather than a theory of mind. This ethos, expressed through the therapist's descriptive clarification and challenge, enables clients to become aware of the implicit and unreflected aspects of their way of being and how the disturbing issues that have brought them to therapy are expressions and consequences of insufficient examination to their stance to living. The therapeutic process involves also the willingness on the part of the existential psychotherapist to explore, expose and confront his or her assumptions, beliefs and values on an on-going basis. The course offers trainees the opportunity to familiarize themselves with some key contributions made by philosophers that inform and underpin this way of working. Parallel to this trainees will be given the opportunity to critically examine the work of some well established practitioners such as Ernesto Spinelli, IrvinYalom, Emmy van Deurzen, Freddie Strasser and others. Through exploring the underlying ideas that influenced these practitioners, and the way in which they integrated philosophy into their practice trainees will be encouraged to develop their own way of working. Theory and philosophy are explored as a way of helping trainees to adopt a way of understanding what it is to be human, whilst encouraging them to look at theory and philosophy as fluid and always open to extension and reconsideration. The course de-emphasises the teaching and reliance upon techniques. What is being promoted for the trainee to learn and practice, is abstaining from making judgments on clients behaviour. Instead the course adopts a phenomenological attitude which seeks to assist trainees to carry out forms of investigation together with their clients so that the therapeutic relationship, in itself, becomes the means with which to expose and explore the ways in which the client relates to self, the world and others. The Intensive Modular Advanced Diploma provides a focused psychotherapy training that challenges, and contributes to, a wide range of understanding of the therapeutic encounter. It prepares participants for professional work in both private and institutional practice. Successful completion will bring eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional bodies. Key Objectives The key objective of the course is to make it possible for trainees: At the end of 3 taught modules: Eligibility in terms of training hours to apply for individual Accreditation with BACP On completion of all 6 modules: Eligibility to apply for UKCP Registration as an Existential Psychotherapist to all UK candidates. For non-UK candidates you would be eligible for UKCP Registration if you fulfil the entry requirements and successfully complete the six modules. However, this may or may not satisfy the specific criteria of your own c

Intensive Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy This is an exciting new modular course offering participants the option of attending 6 x 10 day blocks over a period of two years. The Intensive Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy course is suitable for individuals who are able to manage the intensity distance studying. This may also benefit overseas students who have the...

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