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Clinical Skills in Integrative Psychotherapy MSc

Clinical Skills in Integrative Psychotherapy MSc

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Full time | Manchester Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychotherapy Health Care Assistant Skills Clinical Psychology

Course type


Course Summary


Explore the person-centred therapeutic process, brief interventions, and different approaches to psychotherapy. Practise core psychological skills, from therapeutic interventions to applied research and consultation. And, reflect on practitioner resilience and self-care.

On this course you’ll explore the theories behind therapeutic methods related to promoting psychological wellbeing, and develop practical research skills.

You’ll study topics including the principles of therapeutic approaches (such as developing positive therapeutic relationships with clients and person-centred care), therapeutic strategies of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), including cognitive restructuring, and brief interventions, such as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and motivational interviewing.

In skills sessions, you’ll complete role plays and scenario-based tasks to practise core therapeutic techniques, such as reflecting, identifying internal/external frames of reference, and Socratic questioning.

You’ll also reflect on practitioner wellbeing and development. Some of the themes you’ll consider include boundaries and safe practices, privilege and social responsibility, and core values and beliefs.

We’ll help you to develop your awareness of self-care through experiential learning groups based on your experiences and you’ll complete a practitioner log and reflective diary, too.

You’ll have the opportunity to complete a service related dissertation, connecting theory and practice, influencing service design and delivery for statutory and third sector organisations or people with particular vulnerabilities.

At Manchester Met, our teaching team includes practitioner psychologists (clinical, counselling, health and sports) with experience in working in NHS and private settings in the UK and internationally.


We offer a comprehensive theoretical foundation upon which to build your professional skills and practitioner registration. You could go into clinical psychology, counselling or psychotherapy, or a psychological wellbeing practitioner, in the NHS or in private practice.

When you complete stage 1 and stage 2 (the professional doctorate), you can apply to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) for practitioner registration. Applications to the Professional Doctorate are competitive and offers are only made to up to ten students per intake following a robust selections process.


This unit covers topics that are essential for practitioners in the field of mental health including: the development of psychological therapies and how accessible they are to different communities of people; key policies and guidelines relating to common conditions; ethical codes of conduct including those from professional, regulatory and commissioning bodies and responsible practice issues

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above in an honours degree course or overseas equivalent related to the allied health/social care professions (e.g. psychology, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, social work, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, education). Each applicant will be judged on an individual basis. Other degrees may be considered you have some suitable work experience. Although not a requirement of this course, we recommend that students try to obtain some part-time paid or voluntary work in a relevant therapeutic service, which is beneficial the reflective exercises in the second semester units and overall learning experience. Successful completion of one unit within this course requires a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to ensure you are able to undertake a suitable placement component. Finally, we will specifically look for applicants who can showcase their ability to develop skills in reflective and ethical practice.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at Manchester Met. In total, the University offers more than 250 postgraduate taught programmes and dozens of postgraduate research areas. The campus is perfectly placed for you to enjoy Manchester, a city world-renowned...more