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DPsych Counselling Psychology

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

DPsych - Doctor in Psychology

Subject areas

Psychological Counselling Psychology (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The HCPC approved and BPS-accredited Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology is the first of its kind in Wales, offering training in three therapeutic modalities, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, Integrative Psychotherapy and Systemic practice.

The programme is underpinned by a Relational and Pluralist philosophy and value base, with a strong focus on social justice. In addition to your training as a counselling psychology practitioner, you will undertake a doctoral level research thesis on a relevant subject.

As part of the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology you will complete 450 hours supervised clinical hours. On graduating, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC and Chartered status with the BPS. The USW School of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies are ideally placed to offer this new course because of its expertise in both counselling and psychology teaching and research.

The vibrant, well-established psychology subject area has particular strengths in developmental disorders, health psychology and addictions, whilst the Newport campus acts as a regional hub for counselling and psychotherapy training.

Assessment

Assessment will be varied to reflect the range of professional competencies and experiences that you will develop on the programme.

These will include essays, case studies, presentations, process reports, research proposal, assessed skills practice, personal development reviews and placement reports.

Students will also submit a doctoral research thesis of a maximum of 50,000 words, which will be examined by viva voce.

Careers

When you have completed and passed all components of the programme, including 450 hours of supervised clinical work and the research thesis, you will be able to apply for HCPC registration and chartered status with the BPS. Once qualified, you will be equipped to work with a variety of client groups, including adults, groups, families and couples in a broad range of settings, for example, the NHS and third sector organisations.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus, Newport | 3 years | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

This module focus on the underpinning philosophy and values of ethical, reflective therapeutic practice. It will prepare you to develop your skills and knowledge in working with difference, diversity and social justice.
Integrative Psychotherapy (40 Credits)
Systemic Theory and Practice (20 Credits)
Clinical Supervision and Leadership in Counselling Psychology (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will need: Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the BPS; Upper second class or first class degree in psychology / or Psychology conversion course; Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent (minimum approximately 150 hours). Their previous training needs to include counselling skills, introductory CBT theory and skills, and an introduction to professional practice. Evidence, equivalent to at least 150 hours, of working in a one to one helping role (e.g. experience in the health and social care field in the public, private or voluntary areas); The capacity to undertake Doctoral level research; Enhanced DBS check; Two references uploaded with their application (one from their previous/current counselling tutor).