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Psychodynamic Practice Graduate Certificate

Psychodynamic Practice Graduate Certificate

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Study mode

Part time evening

Duration

1 year

Start date

10-JAN-22

Key information
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Qualification type

Graduate Certificate

Subject areas

Psychoanalysis Psychotherapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Practice will teach you the basic elements of the psychoanalytic method and will equip you with the necessary skills of self-awareness and emotional sensibility that you need to go on to pursue clinical training as a counsellor or psychotherapist.

The programme is a preliminary course for those who have a first degree, or equivalent, in psychology, who wish to embark on clinical training in psychodynamic counselling or psychotherapy. The programme has been specifically designed as a progression route for students who wish to study one of Birkbeck's clinical Master's programmes in counselling and psychotherapy.

The course will also be of interest to those who wish to study the psychodynamic method and its application to group processes, especially as a way of understanding human experience and behaviour in more depth. You will gain a deep understanding of the (unconscious) dynamics that occur in groups and organisations through participation in an experiential group, which is an unstructured group that studies its own processes. Being a member of the experiential group will develop your capacity for self-awareness and emotional sensibility, key attributes necessary for psychodynamic practice.

This is an undergraduate-level qualification that will prepare you for postgraduate study. Graduate Certificates/Diplomas typically take one to two years to complete and are made up of two, three or four modules at final-year undergraduate degree level (worth 60, 90 or 120 credits).

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates can pursue a career as a counsellor or psychotherapist, in the public sector and in private practice, or work in human resources, education or marketing.

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 is about the application of the psychoanalytic method to psychodynamic counselling. The teaching will be both academic (through lectures and seminars) and experiential (through an ongoing 'experiential group'). In the lectures and seminars, you will study the evolution of the psychoanalytic method as first constituted by Freud and then developed since his death.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£2,940

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£5,340

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in psychology, or equivalent. Applications will be considered from those with an undergraduate degree in another subject, or from those without an undergraduate degree, but with relevant professional and/or clinical or counselling-related work experience. 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