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Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents (MSc) : 3 Year Part Time

Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents (MSc) : 3 Year Part Time

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

OCT

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychoanalysis Psychotherapy Child / Youth Counselling

Course type

Taught

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.

Modules

This module introduces you to the main principles of psychodynamic theory, exploring basic concepts and the underlying philosophy, and with a specific emphasis on infant, child and adolescent development. It gives a brief introduction to the main principles of organisational theory and thinking as a prelude to 1) subsequent counselling placements, and 2) the Group Relations Conference which you will attend at the beginning of the MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£6,660

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£9,690

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum of one year full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience of direct work with children and/or adolescents in a professional role and/or helping capacity in an organisational setting. Prior completion of a psychodynamic counselling/psychotherapy course at Certificate of Higher Education level (Merit) or equivalent. Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

University information

Based in the heart of London, Birkbeck has established a reputation for providing its postgraduate students with an engaging, exciting learning experience, and positive feedback from its community of professional alumni is testimony to the university’s continued success. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique learning experience which delivers a competitive program of nearly 300...more