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Postgraduate Diploma MA in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice

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Postgraduate Diploma MA in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice Trainees on the Postgraduate Diploma MA in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice are required to be trainee members of The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling and the WPF Therapy Trainee Association. On graduation they are eligible to become Professional Members of The Foundation, which is WPF Therapy's graduate body. All members of The Foundation, both trainee and graduate, are subject to the Foundation's Code of Ethics. Graduates are qualified to practice independently as professional counsellors working in a once a week model andor in general counselling agencies. The course is: * BACP Accredited * Validated by Roehampton University * Recognised by UKCP as a route to registration as a psychotherapeutic counsellorCourse Structure and Time Commitment WPF Therapy seeks to offer the Postgraduate Diploma MA in a way that is sufficiently flexible to allow for previous learning experience and the individual learning needs of trainees. The course is offered in a structure which will enable a trainee to proceed to qualification in three or four years, or, in exceptional cases, in two years. Applicants with a WPF Therapy Network Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling or with equivalent and certificated previous learning experience may be admitted into year two or three of either of the four year routes. Interviews for this course take place throughout the year and there is an intake each October. The components of the course are offered in two routes to qualification. Daytime Route The daytime route, Mode D, that runs from 9.00am to 5.00pm two days a week for two years and one and a half to two days per week for the final year. Year one takes place on Tuesday, 9.15am - 5.00pm. There are two variations to the daytime route. It can be taken over four years, Mode M, the first year of which takes place on a Tuesday from 9.15am - 5.45pm. It can also be taken as a full time course over two years, Mode I. Mode M caters for people who want to fit in with other commitments without attending in the evenings. Mode I is designed for people who have studied to degree level and have considerable experience and personal therapy prior to their application. Afternoon Route The afternoon route, Mode A, that runs from 1.00pm - 7.00pm one day a week for four years (with years one and two taking place on Thursday and years three and four taking place on Friday). The above structure includes attendance of supervision but time spent with clients in the counselling service is not included. The daytime route, Mode D, has the advantage of a less pressured timetable that gives trainees the opportunity to see client during the day. The afternoon route, Mode A, suits people who want a more compact training timetable to fit in with other commitments such as work or family. Trainees who wish to work towards UKCP registration as a psychodynamic psychotherapists may begin to meet some of the requirements for this programme in their final year of training. Course description There are 30 teaching weeks in a year. Client casework continues for 44 and supervision continues for 42 weeks per year. The course is composed of modules taught at postgraduate or undergraduate level. Clinical work and supervision are included in the course structure and trainees are required to attend experiential groups. The course has a pluralist ethos within the psychodynamic and psychoanalytic tradition. Trainees study a wide range of authors from the seminal contributions of Freud, Jung, Klein, Winnicott and Bion to contemporary views and development of theory and technique. Trainees are encouraged to engage critically with the required reading. Some study of cognitive behavioural, family therapy, and groupwork theoretical approaches are undertaken in order to help trainees understand something of the range of psychological treatments which may be suitable for clients. Postgraduate level modules * Human Development * Ps

Postgraduate Diploma MA in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice Trainees on the Postgraduate Diploma MA in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice are required to be trainee members of The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling and the WPF Therapy Trainee Association. On graduation they are eligible to become Professional Members of The Foundation, which is WPF Therapy's graduate body. All members...

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