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Full time | Goldsmiths, University of London | 2 years | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme is ideal if you wish to qualify and pursue a career as a professional counsellor. It's designed to enable you to develop as a reflective counselling practitioner.

This is a psychodynamic course, aimed to give students solid theoretical foundations as well as basic counselling skills in psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy. It combines classical with contemporary psychodynamic theory and has a strong emphasis on issues relating to diversity and multiculturalism in theory and practice.

The programme offers a full-time mode of study extending over a minimum of two years and a part-time mode of study extending over a minimum of three years.

The curriculum focuses on psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and relational psychoanalytic perspectives.

Through engagement in a range of learning contexts, including lectures, group seminars, therapeutic skills practice workshops, creative workshops, experiential group work, counselling placements, tutorials, independent study and dissertation supervision, students are supported in developing links between personal, clinical and theoretical knowledge. You're required to be in personal therapy throughout the programme (please note that this is at your own cost).

On completion of this programme students will have achieved all the educational requirements necessary to be eligible to apply for personal accreditation with the BACP, after they have accrued the necessary additional post qualification hours.

Skills

The programme will enable you to develop:

  • critical thinking, evaluation and interpretation
  • interpersonal and therapeutic skills
  • communication in a range of modes (written, spoken, interpersonal)
  • research skills

Careers

Suitable careers for graduates of this programme include:

  • counselling
  • teaching
  • support and welfare work
  • advocacy and mentoring

Modules

Introduction to the major theoretical debates and concepts from the psychodynamic perspective including: Ideas from Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Jung, Stern and Benjamin; Concepts include transference, countertransference, defenses, intersubjectivity, working alliance, unconscious; Diversity, difference, power relations, social constructionism; Clinical competence; Ethics; Positioning psychodynamic modality in the wider field. Module aims: To develop knowledge and understanding of: Counselling as a discipline and its philosophical, historical and ethical underpinnings; psychodynamic concepts that explain and describe human experience and development; psychodynamic concepts that explain and describe counselling relationship and process; psychodynamic perspective as a multi-paradigmatic discipline; critical approaches to theory and practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,260

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

20,250

Entry requirements

Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject and a certificate in Counselling/Counselling Skills as well as experience of working in a counselling-related field or where interpersonal communication skills are central to their role. We also welcome applications from individuals with relevant work experience. In this case students must have knowledge and/or experience in psychodynamic theory and practice, and provide evidence of this with an up to date CV, references and personal statement.