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MSc - Master of Science
Counselling Skills (General) Psychosexual / Sexual Counselling
This postgraduate programme has been designed to offer a flexible approach to the integration of theory and practice within the psychosexual field. It allows the development of comprehensive skills in psychosexual therapy, working with individuals and couples, face to face, online and on the phone, in time limited and open-ended work. From the start it emphasises the student’s own reflexive process and the drawing together of the abilities and theoretical understanding necessary to form the bedrock for development of psychosexual therapy skills.
It offers practitioners an exciting opportunity for challenge and growth by taking part in a programme of study which integrates the principles of psychosexual therapy to the latest clinical understanding of the interactions between culture, love, intimacy and sexual expression, as well as challenges such as the treatment of sexual dysfunctions, sexual trauma, shame and female genital cutting.
The programme is accredited by COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists).
Assessment is by a variety of methods such as case presentations and written assignments that are designed to assess the development of the student’s understanding, development and competence as a reflexive practitioner, working safely and ethically in a wide range of settings and contexts. Students are required to keep a journal and submit a portfolio, together with a supervisor’s report, at the end of each year.
The Masters stage will require submission of a research proposal and a dissertation, integrating theoretical research, practice and reflexivity.
After successfully completing the programme, students will be equipped to work in either the statutory or voluntary sector, or as an independent practitioner, in the field of psychosexual therapy.
For this course (per year)
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Prospective students should have all the following: degree or equivalent qualification or significant experience to support Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning; evidence of counselling qualification, including face to face supervised clinical practice or evidence of relevant equivalent training within the sexual health field (NHS/Social Work); access to a practice base in an approved clinical setting, such as a counselling organisation, primary care trust or specialist NHS department; competence in the use of IT and have regular access to the internet.