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Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology DPsych

Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology DPsych

Key information
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Qualification type

DPsych - Doctor in Psychology

Subject areas

Psychological Counselling Psychology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The DPsych aims to develop ethical, reflective and professional practitioners of counselling psychology who work collaboratively with service users to provide high-quality psychological services, drawing on evidence-based psychological practice in the context of a therapeutic relationship characterised by trust, respect, and appreciation for the subjective experience of the person and individuality of the client and their unique world view. Our programme seeks to sit at the interface of science and practice. We value reflective professional practice and development of practice through the rigour of top class research.

You are equipped to work with a wide range of complex presenting issues; with individual adults and children, couples, families, groups and organisations; short and long term; in single and multi-professional contexts; and through transferring psychological skills to others in multidisciplinary teams. You will build a solid foundation of the clinical and professional knowledge and skills for working in mental health on the programme. Equality of opportunity is central to the programme and trainees work in the course community to foster their valuing of difference in society and their own personal relationship to diversity, developed in relationship within the course community and then integrated into their practice outside. The diversity of our trainees is a highly valued feature of our course, and is integral to the learning context.

The Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City equips you to build a successful and fulfilling career across the broad range of work undertaken by contemporary counselling psychologists. The practice focussed teaching, clinical placement experience, and choice of research topic for the thesis on the programme act as a building block for this. The programme is approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), the statutory regulator for Practitioner Psychologists in the UK, and is also accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Professional development and supervision. (15 Credits)
Psychodynamic approaches to counselling psychology (15 Credits)
Person-centred approaches to counselling psychology (15 Credits)
Cognitive behavioural approaches to counselling psychology (15 Credits)
Personal and professional development (15 Credits)
Professional components of counselling psychology (45 Credits)
Research design and analysis 2 (30 Credits)
Context, Diversity and Standards in Professional Practice (15 Credits)
Research design and analysis 1 (15 Credits)
Contemporary Developments in Psychological Approaches (15 Credits)
Professional Components of Counselling Psychology (45 Credits)
Systems and Systemic Psychological Therapies in Counselling Psychology (15 Credits)
Psychopathology: Clinical Skills and Critical Approaches (15 Credits)
DPsych Counselling Psychology Thesis one (30 Credits)
Psychometrics A: Ability and Aptitude Training (15 Credits)
Specialist group supervision (15 Credits)
Developing Research Skills in Counselling Psychology (15 Credits)
Negotiating Relationships: Advanced Skills (15 Credits)
Professional Components of Counselling Psychology (60 Credits)
Psychometrics B: Personality Measures (15 Credits)
Integrative and Pluralistic Approaches to Counselling Psychology (15 Credits)
DPsych Counselling Psychology Thesis two (45 Credits)
Specialist Group Supervision (15 Credits)
Developing Research Skills in Counselling Psychology (15 Credits)
Supervising, Consulting and leading in Counselling Psychology. (15 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,690

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,790

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or above which confers the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) (see below) or other first degree with relevant conversion course. The evidence would normally be in the form of a letter from the BPS confirming that you are a Graduate Member and that you have been granted GBC. If you are unsure whether your undergraduate degree confers GBC then please contact the BPS for clarification. If you are currently completing a relevant BPS accredited course you will need to have applied for and been granted Graduate Membership conferring GBC with the BPS, by the commencement of the programme.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level, and has an alumni of more than 140,000 graduates, from over 180 countries. The University is divided into five different Schools: Cass Business School School of Arts & Social Sciences School of Health Sciences School of...more

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