Integrative Psychotherapy MSc/PG Dip/Grad Cert

Taught Higher Degree, MSc in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Key Details

  • 3 Years
  • Part Time
Psychotherapy

Overview

Why study this course?

Applications for September 2018 are currently being accepted.  Entry to the programme is via interview, and interviews are scheduled to take place in April 2018.

The MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy is a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) accredited programme that leads to professional registration in adult or child psychotherapy or counselling. UKCP operate separate child and adult registers, and the programme at Newman offers entry onto either or both registers, depending on the chosen pathway.

The programme has been accredited by the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA). UPCA is an institutional member of UKCP.

Professional standards specify that Psychotherapy training should be at a postgraduate level of competence, and of at least 4 years duration. Counselling training can be at a graduate or postgraduate level, and at least 3 years long. The programme at Newman fulfills this professional requirement via two linked academic awards  – a one year long Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling Studies followed by a three year MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy OR the one year Graduate Certificate, followed by a 2 year PG Dip in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Both programmes are designed to fulfill the requirements for registration as either an adult, or a child and adolescent practitioner. For the psychotherapy route only, there is an option for dual registration as both an adult and child and adolescent psychotherapist.

The programme revolves around the development of a well-articulated integrative practice base, with teaching and learning differentiated according to the chosen professional registration option.

Psychotherapy and Counselling with Children:

Professional standards recognise that while there are similarities between counselling and psychotherapy with adults and with children, there are also significant differences. By fulfilling the requirements of both sets of standards, it is possible to achieve professional registration as both an adult and a child and adolescent psychotherapist.

Newman Health and Wellbeing Centre

From October 2016 a new Health and Wellbeing Centre will open at Newman University.  This is a new development, and will include a counselling and psychotherapy service for both adults and children. Students will have the opportunity to apply to work on clinical placement at the centre.

 

Special features

  • The Child programme is one of a small number nationally, and the only programme (at the time of writing)  in the Midlands that leads to professional registration with UKCP in Child Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • The programme offers a unique combination of academic and professional qualifications.  Academic awards include the award of the Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling Studies (level 6) and a non-professional fall-back PG Cert in Integrative Psychotherapy Studies (level 7), followed by four academic awards each leading to a professional accreditation option, namely:
    • PG Dip in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling (adult) (level 7) – leading to professional registration on the adult register as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
    • PG Dip in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling (level 7) – leading to professional registration on the child register as a Child Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
    • MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (adult),  (level 7) – leading to professional registration on the adult register as a Psychotherapist
    • MSc in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy  (level 7) – leading to professional registration on the child register as a Child Psychotherapist
  • Personal and professional development is a key component of psychotherapy training, and occurs continuously throughout the period of study. As part of this, students are required to undertake personal therapy throughout their period of study. Personal therapy is self-funded.
  • Professional registration stipulates the completion of a minimum of 450 supervised clinical practice hours. These are integrated into the programme, which means that entry onto the professional register occurs at the point of graduation from the MSc. Some supervision hours are provided on the course however, most supervision is external and self funded.

Please note that there will be changes to the programme due to revalidation taking place this year.

Entry Requirements

This is a postgraduate programme and normally requires a prior first degree (minimum 2:2) and the ability to work at level 7. Applicants with a first degree in Counselling or equivalent may gain direct entry to the MSc, whilst those with a Foundation Degree or Diploma in Counselling may commence the MSc upon successful completion of Newman’s BA Top-up award in Integrative Counselling.

Additional requirements are: substantial relevant work experience with either children or adults; personal suitability based on personal qualities such as resilience and the aptitude for psychotherapeutic work.

Contact details

Admissions Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2378) Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk

ContactFran Renwick (Senior Lecturer in Counselling) Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2348) Email:F.Renwick@staff.newman.ac.uk

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Course Fees

Course Fees 17/18: Graduate Certificate, if required prior to starting the MSc - £2,288 (This course is not eligible for the post graduate loan)

MSc - £6,865 (This course is eligible for the post graduate loan*. Fees are payable in the first year for full-time students and split in half over two years for part-time students.)

PG Dip £4,577

Please note for 2018/19 the University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

*Check your eligibility with student finance

Modules

As a part-time postgraduate student, you will study a total of 180 credits in total. Credits are made up of mandatory modules and you may have a list of optional modules to choose from. Please note, not all optional modules run every year.  All modules are listed below and you may not be required to complete all of these modules. Most modules are 20 credits and 30 credits each.

 

  1. THEORY TO PRACTICE
    (Compulsory) cp701
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module sets out to enable students in the first part of their Clinical placement. It will do this by:

    • Refining understanding of the Relational Integrative Framework that forms the theoretical cornerstone of the Newman clinical approach
    • Developing and refining their reflective approach, demonstrating movement from theory into practice
    • Supporting the development of their individual integrative stance
    • Equip them with the skills of case formulation and assessment, and treatment planning
    • Ensuring baseline competence in the application of core skills of rapport and relationship building
    • Developing competence in a range of creative interventions
    • Facilitating an understanding of legal and ethical obligations based on the legal requirements and professional codes of practice and ethics
    • An engagement with ethical discourse and the process of resolving ethical dilemmas
    • Developing a critical appreciation of the presentation and developmental and functional impact of different forms of abuse and neglect  experienced by some children and young people

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : 95.00 Independent : 105.00 Placement : 0.00 Total :  200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Enable students to develop a personalised Relational Integrative Framework as the basis for their clinical practice
    • Develop a basic range of assessment, formulation, planning and intervention skills necessary for students to undertake their clinical placement
    • Develop an awareness of the issues of context in relation to work with adults and / or children and young people (as relevant), and to prepare students for some of the situational dynamics that may arise
    • Explore the elements of fitness to practice and to engage with legal and professional ethical frameworks
    • Enable students to demonstrate a consistent, coherent and reliable reflective approach, congruent with the integrative core theoretical model and with ethical and effective practice with all client groups
    • Enable students to be aware of and monitor their use of self in their work with clients
    • Enable students to develop their “internal supervisor” and use of clinical supervision
    • Enable students to plan for future personal and professional development

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    On successful completion of this module students should be able to: 

    • Undertake a critical exploration of theoretical concepts from a relational integrative perspective
    • Demonstrate systematic theoretical knowledge and understanding of the techniques of client assessment, formulation, treatment planning and a range of integrative therapeutic interventions appropriate to client needs
    • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the process, nature and issues of the therapeutic relationship, based on a critical evaluation of theory
    • Formulate a  personal perspective on the importance of supervision, based on a consideration of the concept of clinical supervision from the perspective of research, theory and practice
    • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of the concept of fitness to practice, based on ethical decision making and an understanding of professional codes of professional conduct
    • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of confidentiality, risk and information management both in relation to adults and to children and young people
    • Recognise the signs of abuse and neglect and appraise the long term impact of such trauma
    • Demonstrate fitness to undertake and maintain clinical placement on the basis of clinical skill and fitness to practice, including a thorough knowledge of legal and professional codes of ethics and practice
    • Undertake a thorough integrative case formulation and assessment to determine client therapeutic need, including a risk assessment where necessary
    • Demonstrate expertise in the skills necessary for rapport building and intervention selection based on client need
    • Demonstrate skill in maintaining professional boundaries
    • Demonstrate practical creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, autonomy and the ability to work pro-actively
    • Work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Reflect on self and practice, and constructively to give, receive & act upon appropriate feedback
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills including word processing facilities, databases, basic statistical software, search techniques, data & resource retrieval
    • Identify, engage with, understand and critically evaluate current texts and research literature, and engage with concepts at the forefront of the discipline
    • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to personal and professional growth, and to acquire new knowledge and skills
    • Maintain the ethical principles that underpin the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, including the recognition of the need for, and engagement with their own personal support and/or therapy as appropriate
    • Maintain a critical awareness of issues of diversity and human rights, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % AT LEAST 80% ATTENDANCE

    Component 2 - 40% VIDEO TRANSCRIPT AND CRITICAL COMMENTARY (2000 WORD EQUIVALENCE)

    Component 3 - 60% ESSAY (3000 WORDS)

  2. LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
    (Optional) cp702c
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will provide students with the opportunity to explore historical and contemporary concerns that have served to shape policy and practice. Specific attention will be given to the failure of child protection systems, policies and practices to safeguard many children and young people. Students will explore current legislation and its implications for practice for all those working with the young. A clearer understanding will be gained of the different roles and responsibilities of those working in the area of safeguarding children. Consideration will be given to the impact that abuse can have on the lives of children and their families.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : 44.00 Independent : 156.00 Placement : 0.00 Total :  200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to give students: 

    • An understanding of the different forms of abuse and neglect that some children and young people experience in their day-to-day lives;
    • The ability to demonstrate how and why the policy and practice focus of safeguarding children has changed over time;
    • Knowledge of how current legislation is likely to impact on safeguarding children work;
    • An understanding of the different roles and responsibilities that professionals undertake in the safeguarding of children and of the tensions and contradictions which can arise from this.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the way in which policy and practice for safeguarding children has developed
    • Engage in critical debate around the nature and intentions of key legislation within the area of safeguarding children, including issues of competence and the right to self-determination
    • Recognise the different forms that abuse can take, and demonstrate a critical awareness of its potential impact on the lives of children, young people and their families
    • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of confidentiality and information management in relation to children and young people
    • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of the concept of fitness to practice, based on ethical decision making and an understanding of professional codes of professional conduct
    • Demonstrate a critical appreciation of difference and need, both within the therapeutic configuration, in family and in inter-agency work
    • Critically analyse key reports and policy documents to explore the context of safeguarding children
    • Demonstrate an ability to synthesise arguments and understand the different principles that can inform practice
    • Demonstrate practical creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, autonomy and the ability to work pro-actively;
    • Work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others;
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
    • Reflect on self and practice, and constructively to give, receive & act upon appropriate feedback;
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills including word processing facilities, databases, basic statistical software, search techniques, data & resource retrieval;
    • Identify, engage with, understand and critically evaluate current texts and research literature, and engage with concepts at the forefront of the discipline;
    • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to personal and professional growth, and to acquire new knowledge and skills;
    • Maintain the ethical principles that underpin the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, including the recognition of the need for, and engagement with their own personal support and/or therapy as appropriate;
    • Maintain a critical awareness of issues of diversity and human rights, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief. 

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % AT LEAST 80% ATTENDANCE

    Component 2 - 20% ONLINE QUIZ (1000 WORDS EQUIVALENT)

    Component 3 - 80% CRITICAL REFLECTION ON CASE VIGNETTES (3000 WORDS)

  3. LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
    (Optional) cp702
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is a combination of CP702A & CP702C for students who are following the combined Child and Adolescent, and Adult pathways. 

    This module will provide students with the opportunity to explore historical and contemporary concerns that have served to shape policy and practice. 

    It will explore the ethical and professional issues involved in clinical practice as well as focussing on to the failure child protection systems, policies and practices to safeguard many children and young people. Students will explore current legislation and its implications for practice for all those working with the young. A clearer understanding will be gained of the different roles and responsibilities of those working in the area of safeguarding children. Consideration will be given to the impact that abuse can have on the lives of children and their families.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : 44.00 Independent : 156.00 Placement : 0.00 Total :  200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to give students: 

    • A critical perspective on legal, professional and ethical issues in psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling;
    • An in-depth understanding of legal and ethical obligations based on the legal requirements and professional codes of practice and ethics;
    • The ability to engage in ethical discourse, including the process of resolving ethical dilemmas;
    • A sound basic understanding of the potential importance of diversity when working with clients and of the ways this may be managed in the counselling process;
    • An understanding of the different forms of abuse and neglect that some children and young people experience in their day-to-day lives;
    • The ability to demonstrate how and why the policy and practice focus of safeguarding children has changed over time;
    • Knowledge of how current legislation is likely to impact on safeguarding children work;
    • An understanding of the different roles and responsibilities that professionals undertake in the safeguarding of children and of the tensions and contradictions which can arise from this.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concept of 'vulnerable adult' and the way in safeguarding policy and practice for both adults and children has developed
    • Engage in critical debate around the nature and intentions of key legislation of relevance to counselling and psychotherapy, including issues of competence and the right to self-determination and with specific reference to issues of safeguarding
    • Recognise the different forms that abuse can take, and demonstrate a critical awareness of its potential impact of clients and their families
    • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of confidentiality and information management both in relation to adults and to children and young people
    • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of the concept of fitness to practice, based on ethical decision making and an understanding of professional codes of professional conduct
    • Demonstrate a critical appreciation of difference and need, both within the therapeutic configuration, in family and in inter-agency work
    • Critically analyse key reports and legal and policy documents with relevance to counselling and psychotherapy with specific reference to the context of safeguarding children
    • Demonstrate an ability to synthesise arguments and understand the different principles that can inform practice
    • Demonstrate practical creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, autonomy and the ability to work pro-actively;
    • Work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others;
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
    • Reflect on self and practice, and constructively to give, receive & act upon appropriate feedback;
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills including word processing facilities, databases, basic statistical software, search techniques, data & resource retrieval;
    • Identify, engage with, understand and critically evaluate current texts and research literature, and engage with concepts at the forefront of the discipline;
    • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to personal and professional growth, and to acquire new knowledge and skills;
    • Maintain the ethical principles that underpin the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, including the recognition of the need for, and engagement with their own personal support and/or therapy as appropriate;
    • Maintain a critical awareness of issues of diversity and human rights, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief. 

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % AT LEAST 80% ATTENDANCE

    Component 2 - 20% ONLINE QUIZ (1000 WORD EQUIVALENT)

    Component 3 - 40% CRITICAL REFLECTION ON CASE 1 (2000 WORDS)

    Component 4 - 40% CRITICAL REFLECTION ON CASE 2 (2000 WORDS)

  4. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
    (Optional) cp703c
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Students will deepen their understanding of theories of human development drawing chiefly on psychological perspectives, but also considering other disciplinary views. Students will be encouraged to reflect on the key influences such as transitions, continuities and discontinuities that may have an impact on a life course. Students will evaluate the role of various factors that contribute to vulnerability and resilience as manifest in life outcomes, and consider children, young people and families as agents for change.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : 44.00 Independent : 156.00 Placement : 0.00 Total :  200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Facilitate a detailed understanding of the multiple life courses and life worlds of children, young people and families
    • Develop students understanding of significant theories of child and life span development
    • Critically consider the impact of transitions, continuities and discontinuities in human development
    • To appraise the role of different family structures on development

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Integrate and synthesise concepts from theories of development with developmental milestones and tasks, emerging neuroscience findings and the social and cultural contexts for development
    • Evaluate and demonstrate a critical awareness of the significance of general patterns in behaviour, psychological functioning and experience
    • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the social context of development, including the nature of social processes, transitions and the influence of diversity, inequality and culture on development
    • Practical skill and competence in working with the full range of transition situations, in terms of managing information, providing support and undertaking a therapeutic process
    • Apply advanced communication and intervention skills to build rapport and facilitate the therapeutic process with children and young people
    • Demonstrate practical creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, autonomy and the ability to work pro-actively;
    • Work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others;
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
    • Reflect on self and practice, and constructively to give, receive & act upon appropriate feedback;
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills including word processing facilities, databases, basic statistical software, search techniques, data & resource retrieval;
    • Identify, engage with, understand and critically evaluate current texts and research literature, and engage with concepts at the forefront of the discipline;
    • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to personal and professional growth, and to acquire new knowledge and skills;
    • Maintain the ethical principles that underpin the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, including the recognition of the need for, and engagement with their own personal support and/or therapy as appropriate;
    • Maintain a critical awareness of issues of diversity and human rights, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief. 

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % Pass/Fail Element - 80% Attendance Requirement

    Component 2 - 40% Critical Reflection (2000 words)

    Component 3 - 60% Essay (3000 words)

  5. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
    (Optional) cp703
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is a combination of CP703A & CP703C for students who are following the combined child and adolescent and adult pathways. 

    Students will deepen their understanding of theories of human development drawing chiefly on psychological perspectives, but also considering other disciplinary views. Students will be encouraged to reflect on the key influences such as transitions, continuities and discontinuities that may have an impact on a life course. Students will evaluate the role of various factors that contribute to vulnerability and resilience as manifest in life outcomes, and the role of and consider children, young people and families as agents for change.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : 44.00 Independent : 156.00 Placement : 0.00 Total :  200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Facilitate a detailed understanding of the multiple life courses and life worlds of children, young people and families;
    • Develop students understanding of significant theories of life span development;
    • Critically consider the impact of transitions, continuities and discontinuities in human development;
    • Consider individual, family and socio-cultural differences in relation to the development of mental and emotional well-being;
    • To appraise the role of different family structures on development.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Integrate and synthesise concepts from theories of development with developmental milestones and tasks, emerging neuroscience findings and the social and cultural contexts for development
    • Evaluate and demonstrate a critical awareness of the significance of general patterns in behaviour, psychological functioning and experience
    • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the social context of development, including the nature of social processes, transitions and the influence of diversity, inequality and culture on development
    • Demonstrate practical skill and competence in working with the full range of transition situations, in terms of managing information, providing support and undertaking a therapeutic process
    • Apply advanced communication and intervention skills to build rapport and facilitate the therapeutic process across the age range
    • Demonstrate practical creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, autonomy and the ability to work pro-actively;
    • Work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others;
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
    • Reflect on self and practice, and constructively to give, receive & act upon appropriate feedback;
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills including word processing facilities, databases, basic statistical software, search techniques, data & resource retrieval;
    • Identify, engage with, understand and critically evaluate current texts and research literature, and engage with concepts at the forefront of the discipline;
    • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to personal and professional growth, and to acquire new knowledge and skills;
    • Maintain the ethical principles that underpin the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, including the recognition of the need for, and engagement with their own personal support and/or therapy as appropriate;
    • Maintain a critical awareness of issues of diversity and human rights, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief. 

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % Pass/Fail Element - 80% Attendance Requirement

    Component 2 - 40% Critical Reflection (2000 words)

    Component 3 - 60% Essay (3000 words)

  6. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
    (Compulsory) cp711
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is the first of a series of 4 modules which manage all professional and practice components of the programme not defined and assessed elsewhere.  Although the module has no specific credit value, it has specific assessment requirements and includes both formative and summative assessment opportunities.

    Students enrol on this module during year 1 of the MSc Integrative Psychotherapy(Adult)  and the MSc Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, as well as the dual award option.

    During the first semester there will be an emphasis on preparation for the first clinical placement and on ensuring baseline competence in the application of core skills of rapport and relationship building.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : 55.00 Independent : 0.00 Placement : 178.00 Total :  233.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims: 

    • To support students engage in and successfully complete the professional placements specified under programme requirements;
    • To monitor and assess the achievement of the professional learning outcomes and practice competencies;
    • To demonstrate effective use of Clinical Supervision;
    • To contribute to the overall professional requirements of the programme requirements, namely:

    -         450 supervised client hours with required client groups-         A supervision ration of 1:4 for the first 100 hours and 1:6 thereafter-         Attendance at course group supervision-         Assessed case presentations as specified intervals -         Completion of Mental Health Placement of 70 hours -         Completion of 50 hours infant observations (year 1) and 30 hours child observations (year 2) -         Attendance at/ participation in in infant observation seminars   -         Completion of Learning Portfolio with evidence as required |-         Completion of a Final Assessment Review -         Completion of 160 hours of approved Personal Therapy

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Evidence their learning on the programme and their achievement of the professional competencies;
    • Demonstrate an in depth and critical understanding of an integrative approach which draws on aspects of major clinical modalities, recognising the importance of the process of change and the therapeutic relationship, in its application to varied client work on one or more clinical placements;
    • Show a reflective and critical awareness and in depth knowledge of the professional context of Psychotherapy in the UK, including professional bodies, registration, accreditation, ethics, continuing professional development and career development opportunities;
    • Demonstrate appropriate clinical competence across a range of professional contexts as required by professional standards of training and practice;
    • Provide substantiated evidence of their practical clinical skill in the assessment, planning and delivery of therapeutic interventions in manner congruent with the age and needs of clients and in accordance with accepted standards of professional practice; 
    • Consistently manage all tasks associated with clinical practice to the standard deemed appropriate by the professional standards framework;
    • Undertake a sustained period of infant observation and in depth critical reflection; 
    • Demonstrate practical creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, autonomy and the ability to work pro-actively;
    • Work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others;
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
    • Reflect on self and practice, and constructively to give, receive & act upon appropriate feedback;
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills including word processing facilities, databases, basic statistical software, search techniques, data & resource retrieval;
    • Identify, engage with, understand and critically evaluate current texts and research literature, and engage with concepts at the forefront of the discipline;
    • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to personal and professional growth, and to acquire new knowledge and skills;
    • Maintain the ethical principles that underpin the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, including the recognition of the need for, and engagement with their own personal support and/or therapy as appropriate;
    • Maintain a critical awareness of issues of diversity and human rights, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief. 

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % COURSE SUPERVISION ATTENDANCE: AT LEAST 80% ATTENDANCE

    Component 2 - % PERSONAL THERAPY ATTENDANCE

    Component 3 - % CLINICAL REVIEW MEETINGS ATTENDANCE - 1 MEETING PER SEMESTER

    Component 4 - % INFANT OBSERVATION SEMINAR ATTENDANCE - AT LEAST 80% ATTENDANCE

    Component 5 - % PRACTICAL SKILLS ASSESSMENT

    Component 6 - % CLINICAL CASE PRESENTATION INCLUDING TRANSCRIPT OF 15 MINUTE RECORDING OF A SESSION, FOLLOWED BY A GROUP DISCUSSION

    Component 7 - % CRITICAL REFLECTION (1000 WORDS) - INDIVIDUAL ORAL PRESENTATION

  1. ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE
    (Compulsory) cp704
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is central and critical to professional training, as students enhance their practice and move toward the practical and professional aspects of their course. It is therefore intended to be wide-ranging and to be responsive to students’ placement contexts and evolving experience. It aims to deepen the skills and knowledge of particular relevance to clinical practice, specifically

    • Reflective practice
    • Application of theory to practice
    • Research, monitoring and outcome evaluation
    • Refining integrative stance and case formulation
    • Links to research and findings from neuroscience

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : 56.00 Independent : 144.00 Placement : 0.00 Total :  200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Revisit the continuing development of a personalised integrative framework
    • Consolidate and extend skill and experience of clinical case assessment, intervention planning and delivery
    • Extend focus on emerging knowledge base at the forefront of the discipline, specifically: -    Updates in respect of neuroscience and psychotherapy -    Benchmarking, outcome monitoring and evaluation -    Impact and impact measurement -    To continue the development of a consistent, coherent and reliable reflective approach, congruent with the integrative core theoretical model, to ethical and effective practice with children and young people.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    On successful completion of this module students should be able to: 

    • Articulate a coherent integrative framework based on a synthesis of theory, research, personal development and professional practice
    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of theories of attribution and an appreciation of the range of factors that give rise to the difficulties experienced by clients,  based on a synthesis of theory and practice and an analysis of research and literature
    • Demonstrate  an in depth understanding of, and practical skill in the process of case formulation, including the selection of interventions appropriate to the age, ability and need of the client
    • Demonstrate a systematic understanding and critical awareness of topics which are informed by the forefront of the discipline of counselling/psychotherapy, based on critical engagement with the current research based informing the field of counselling and psychotherapy 
    • Demonstrate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the nature and issues of the therapeutic relationship taking account of client age and vulnerability, based on a critical evaluation of theory, practice and up to date research in this area of work 
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the principles and process of benchmarking, outcome monitoring and evaluation and impact measurement 
    • Practical skill and competence in monitoring & evaluation of therapeutic intervention through the use of appropriate methodologies
    • Integrate research and developments at the forefront of the profession into professional practice to ensure an appropriate therapeutic response for specific clients
    • Demonstrate advanced skill in the appropriate management of cultural difference and need, both within the therapeutic configuration, the family and in inter-agency work
    • Demonstrate practical creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, autonomy and the ability to work pro-actively
    • Work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Reflect on self and practice, and constructively to give, receive & act upon appropriate feedback
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills including word processing facilities, databases, basic statistical software, search techniques, data & resource retrieval
    • Identify, engage with, understand and critically evaluate current texts and research literature, and engage with concepts at the forefront of the discipline
    • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to personal and professional growth, and to acquire new knowledge and skills
    • Maintain the ethical principles that underpin the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, including the recognition of the need for, and engagement with their own personal support and/or therapy as appropriate
    • Maintain a critical awareness of issues of diversity and human rights, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief 

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % Pass/Fail Element - 80% Attendance Requirement

    Component 2 - 40% Reflective Writing (2000 words)

    Component 3 - % Pass/Fail Element - Process Transcript (12 minutes)

    Component 4 - 60% Case Study (3000 words)

  2. PERSPECTIVES ON MENTAL HEALTH
    (Optional) cp705c
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module deepens students’ learning and practical skill via an in depth consideration of the development of mental health difficulties in children, and in the case of the MSc, supported by health placements. The module will cover current assessment systems and develop a familiarity with the management and treatment of mental and emotional health in children. The emphasis will be on the development of health and the development of appropriate intervention strategies

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : 18.00 Independent : 182.00 Placement : Total :  200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Explore the concepts of mental health and well-being, mental illness, psychopathology and developmental delay from a client, from an individual, family, social and organisational perspective
    • Develop confidence and competence in identifying and working with developmental delay, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and with clients with diagnoses of child mental health conditions
    • Supporting students to develop case formulations and treatment plans for complex referrals and cases where mental and emotional health difficulties have been diagnosed or are suspected

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    On successful completion of this module students should be able to: 

    • Critically analyse wide range of conditions for which referral for therapeutic support can be made [e.g. psychopathology and mental conditions, SEN, SEBD and the effects of trauma, neglect & physical abuse], and engage in critical professional debate regarding the physical, psychological and ethical implications of the use of medicines to treat these conditions
    • Articulate a critical awareness of the impact of adult functioning and mental health on the physical, emotional and mental health of children
    • Identify critically evaluate organisational procedures that impede psychological well-being
    • Demonstrate a thorough and in depth understanding of the nature, manifestation and possible management of issues related to aggression, anger and violence
    • Exercise appropriate care in identification, diagnosis and therapeutic work in respect of cases of developmental delay, mental illness, trauma, neglect and physical and sexual abuse 
    • Demonstrate practical creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, autonomy and the ability to work pro-actively
    • Work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Reflect on self and practice, and constructively to give, receive & act upon appropriate feedback
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills including word processing facilities, databases, basic statistical software, search techniques, data & resource retrieval
    • Identify, engage with, understand and critically evaluate current texts and research literature, and engage with concepts at the forefront of the discipline
    • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to personal and professional growth, and to acquire new knowledge and skills
    • Maintain the ethical principles that underpin the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, including the recognition of the need for, and engagement with their own personal support and/or therapy as appropriate
    • Maintain a critical awareness of issues of diversity and human rights, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % AT LEAST 80% ATTENDANCE

    Component 2 - 20% ONLINE QUIZ (1000 WORD EQUIVALENT)

    Component 3 - 80% CASE FORMULATION AND CRITICAL REFLECTION (3000 WORDS)

  3. PERSPECTIVES ON MENTAL HEALTH
    (Optional) cp705
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is a combination of CP705A & CP705C for students who are following the combined child and adolescent and adult pathways.

    This module deepens students’ learning and practical skill via an in-depth consideration of the development of mental health difficulties in both adults and children. The module will cover current assessment systems and develop a familiarity with the management and treatment of mental and emotional. The emphasis will be on the development of health and the development of appropriate intervention strategies.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : 26.00 Independent : 174.00 Placement : Total :  200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Explore the concepts of mental health and well-being, mental illness/psychopathology and developmental delay from an individual, family, social and organisational perspective
    • Develop confidence and competence in identifying and working with clients with developmental delay, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and with clients with diagnoses of mental health conditions (both child and adult)
    • Support students to develop case formulations and treatment plans for complex referrals and cases where mental and emotional health difficulties have been diagnosed or are suspected

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    On successful completion of this module students should be able to: 

    • Critically analyse wide range of conditions for which referral for therapeutic support can be made [e.g. psychopathology/mental illness, SEN, SEBD and the effects of trauma, neglect & physical abuse]
    • Engage in critical professional debate regarding the physical, psychological and ethical implications of the use of medicines to treat these conditions, recognising the limitations of current working models
    • Articulate a critical awareness of the impact of adult functioning and mental health on the physical, emotional and mental health of children
    • Identify & critically evaluate organisational procedures that impact on psychological well-being
    • Demonstrate a thorough and in-depth understanding of the nature, manifestation and possible management of issues related to aggression, anger and violence
    • Exercise appropriate care in identification and therapeutic work in respect of cases of developmental delay, mental illness, trauma, neglect and physical and sexual abuse
    • Recognise the signs of abuse and neglect and appraise the long-term impact of such trauma
    • Demonstrate practical creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, autonomy and the ability to work pro-actively 
    • Work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Reflect on self and practice, and constructively to give, receive & act upon appropriate feedback
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills including word processing facilities, search techniques, data & resource retrieval
    • Identify, engage with, understand and critically evaluate current texts and research literature, and engage with concepts at the forefront of the discipline
    • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to personal and professional growth, and to acquire new knowledge and skills
    • Maintain the ethical principles that underpin the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, including the recognition of the need for, and engagement with their own personal support and/or therapy as appropriate
    • Maintain a critical awareness of issues of diversity and human rights, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief 

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % AT LEAST 80% ATTENDANCE

    Component 2 - 20% ONLINE QUIZ (1000 WORD EQUIVALENT)

    Component 3 - 40% CASE FORMULATION AND CRITICAL REFLECTION - CASE 1 (2000 WORDS)

    Component 4 - 40% CASE FORMULATION AND CRITICAL REFLECTION - CASE 2 (2000 WORDS)

  4. MULTI-AGENCY, FAMILIES & CONTEXT
    (Optional) cp706c
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module considers the child within the context of family, society and culture, and explores the range of practical, contextual issues that arise in relation to work with children and young people, and highlights the resultant practical, legal and ethical implications of this. Students need to understanding how partnership working is developed and sustained is a critical skill for practitioners working with children, young people, families and communities in the early part of the 21st Century. They will need to grasp the varying terminology used by different organisations (e.g. multi agency working, inter-professional work, trans-agency working etc.) as well as the policy, theory and models underpinning partnership working with children, young people, families and communities. The theory and practical dynamics of inter-subjective and systemic working will support the wider, contextual consideration of the child within the family, society and culture.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : 66.00 Independent : 134.00 Placement : 0.00 Total :  200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to help students develop:

    • The ability to critically analyse the extent to which partnership working can improve the quality of service and support available to children, young people, families and communities.
    • The ability to identify and analyse the challenges, barriers and implications to partnership working
    • Knowledge of how partnership working can contribute to effective systems, policies and practices for children, young people, families and communities
    • The ability to reflect on the changing nature of professional roles, relationships and policies in developing partnership working
    • An understanding of the dynamics groups and families and to explore some of the issues and processes involved in working with more than one person in the room

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    On successful completion of this module students should be able to: 

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the child as a unit within a familial, social and cultural and political context
    • Critically analyse the therapeutic encounter with reference to family dynamics and the limitations imposed by the setting in which the work takes place
    • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the roles and functions of the range of services - voluntary & statutory, including the abbreviations by which they are known
    • Identify organisational and critically evaluate functioning and the procedures that impede psychological well-being, and demonstrate a critical awareness of the way in which power relationships and dynamics within groups and organisations have the potential to impact on therapy
    • Engage in an analysis of the implications and relative effect of the involvement of different agencies and individuals on children and on the intervention process, based on a critical analysis of the roles and functions of the different services
    • Framework for decisions regarding internal and external case referral, and establishment of effective referral procedures
    • Communicate effectively with other practitioners and professionals on an inter and intra- agency basis
    • Manage the range of conflicting demands of stakeholders in a manner that safeguards the therapeutic process
    • Appreciate own value and the value of others in an interagency context
    • Demonstrate practical creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, autonomy and the ability to work pro-actively
    • Work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Reflect on self and practice, and constructively to give, receive & act upon appropriate feedback
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills including word processing facilities, databases, basic statistical software, search techniques, data & resource retrieval
    • Identify, engage with, understand and critically evaluate current texts and research literature, and engage with concepts at the forefront of the discipline
    • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to personal and professional growth, and to acquire new knowledge and skills
    • Maintain the ethical principles that underpin the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, including the recognition of the need for, and engagement with their own personal support and/or therapy as appropriate
    • Maintain a critical awareness of issues of diversity and human rights, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief. 

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % Pass/Fail Element - 80% Attendance Requirement

    Component 2 - 100% Case Study (4000 words)

  5. MULTI-AGENCY, FAMILIES AND CONTEXT
    (Optional) cp706
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is a combination of CP706A & CP706C for students who are following the combined child and adolescent and adult pathways.

    This module considers the child within the context of family, society and culture, and explores the range of practical, contextual issues that arise in relation to work with adults, children and young people, and highlights the resultant practical, legal and ethical implications of this. Students need to understanding how partnership working is developed and sustained is a critical skill for practitioners working with children, young people, families and communities in the early part of the 21st Century. They will need to grasp the varying terminology used by different organisations (e.g. multi agency working, inter-professional work, trans-agency working etc.) as well as the policy, theory and models underpinning partnership working with children, young people, families and communities. The theory and practical dynamics of inter-subjective and systemic working will support the wider, contextual consideration of the child within the family, society and culture.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : Independent : Placement : Total :  0.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to help students develop:

    • The ability to critically analyse the extent to which partnership working can improve the quality of service and support available to children, young people, families and communities.
    • The ability to identify and analyse the challenges, barriers and implications to partnership working
    • Knowledge of how partnership working can contribute to effective systems, policies and practices for clients, their families and wider communities
    • The ability to reflect on the changing nature of professional roles, relationships and policies in developing partnership working

    • An understanding of the dynamics groups and families and to explore some of the issues and processes involved in working with more than one person in the room

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    On successful completion of this module students should be able to: 

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the individual within a familial, social and cultural and political context
    • Critically analyse the therapeutic encounter with reference to family and social relational dynamics and the limitations imposed by the setting in which the work takes place
    • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the roles and functions of the range of services - voluntary & statutory, including the abbreviations by which they are known
    • demonstrate a critical awareness of the way in which power relationships and dynamics within groups and organisations have the potential to impact on therapy
    • Engage in an analysis of the implications and relative effect of the involvement of different agencies and individuals on children and on the intervention process, based on a critical analysis of the roles and functions of the different services
    • Develop a framework for decisions regarding internal and external case referral, and establishment of effective referral procedures
    • Communicate effectively with other practitioners and professionals on an inter and intra- agency basis Manage therapeutic dynamic in situations involving more than one client (couples, families or groups)
    • Appreciate own value and the value of others in an interagency context
    • Demonstrate practical creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, autonomy and the ability to work pro-actively
    • Work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Reflect on self and practice, and constructively to give, receive & act upon appropriate feedback
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills including word processing facilities, databases, basic statistical software, search techniques, data & resource retrieval
    • Identify, engage with, understand and critically evaluate current texts and research literature, and engage with concepts at the forefront of the discipline
    • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to personal and professional growth, and to acquire new knowledge and skills
    • Maintain the ethical principles that underpin the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, including the recognition of the need for, and engagement with their own personal support and/or therapy as appropriate
    • Maintain a critical awareness of issues of diversity and human rights, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief 

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % Pass/Fail Element - 80% Attendance Requirement

    Component 2 - 100% Case Study (4000 words)

  6. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
    (Compulsory) cp712
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is the second of a series of 4 modules which manage all professional and practice components of the programme not defined and assessed elsewhere.  Although the module has no specific credit value, it has specific assessment requirements and includes both formative and summative assessment opportunities.

    Students enrol on this module during year 2 of the MSc Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and the dual pathway award option.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : 23.00 Independent : 0.00 Placement : 365.00 Total :  388.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims: 

    • To support students engage in and successfully complete the professional placements specified under programme requirements;
    • To monitor and assess the achievement of the professional learning outcomes and practice competencies;
    • To demonstrate effective use of Clinical Supervision;
    • To contribute to the overall professional requirements of the programme requirements,  namely:

    -         450 supervised client hours with required client groups-         A supervision ration of 1:4 for the first 100 hours and 1:6 thereafter -         Attendance at course group supervision -         Assessed case presentations as specified intervals -         Completion of Mental Health Placement of 70 hours  -         Completion of 50 hours infant observations (year 1) and 30 hours child observations (year 2) -         Attendance at/ participation in in infant observation seminars  -         Completion of Learning Portfolio with evidence as required -         Completion of a Final Assessment Review -         Completion of 160 hours of approved Personal Therapy

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Evidence their learning on the programme and their achievement of the professional competencies;
    • Demonstrate an in depth and critical understanding of an integrative approach which draws on aspects of major clinical modalities, recognising the importance of the process of change and the therapeutic relationship, in its application to varied client work on one or more clinical placements;
    • Show a reflective and critical awareness and in depth knowledge of the professional context of Psychotherapy in the UK, including professional bodies, registration, accreditation, ethics, continuing professional development and career development opportunities;
    • Reflect on personal and professional response to mental health services based on a sustained observational, work placement and/ or clinical placement;
    • Demonstrate appropriate clinical competence across a range of professional contexts as required by professional standards of training and practice;
    • Provide substantiated evidence of their practical clinical skill in the assessment, planning and delivery of therapeutic interventions in manner congruent with the age and needs of clients and in accordance with accepted standards of professional practice;
    • Consistently manage all tasks associated with clinical practice to the standard deemed appropriate by the professional standards framework;
    • Undertake a sustained period of child observations and in depth critical reflection 
    • Demonstrate practical creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, autonomy and the ability to work pro-actively;
    • Work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others;
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
    • Reflect on self and practice, and constructively to give, receive & act upon appropriate feedback;
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills including word processing facilities, databases, basic statistical software, search techniques, data and resource retrieval;
    • Identify, engage with, understand and critically evaluate current texts and research literature, and engage with concepts at the forefront of the discipline;
    • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to personal and professional growth, and to acquire new knowledge and skills;
    • Maintain the ethical principles that underpin the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, including the recognition of the need for, and engagement with their own personal support and/or therapy as appropriate;
    • Maintain a critical awareness of issues of diversity and human rights, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - % Pass/Fail Element: Course Supervision Attendance - 80% Attendance

    Component 2 - % Pass/Fail Element: Personal Therapy Attendance (40 hours)

    Component 3 - % Pass/Fail Element: Clinical Review Meetings Attendance

    Component 4 - % Pass/Fail Element: Clinical Case Presentation

    Component 5 - % Pass/Fail Element: Critical Reflection (1500 words)

    Component 6 - % Pass/Fail Element: Critical Reflection (1500 words)

  1. RESEARCH PAPER
    (Compulsory) cp707
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This tutored thirty credit module provides students with the opportunity to select an area of particular interest to them relevant to their area of clinical practice and to design, plan and execute an in-depth research project in their chosen area. The research design should include either quantitative and/or qualitative analyses and draw upon and critically evaluate a range of both classic and contemporary research findings throughout. The resulting project should be submitted following university conventions and be to a publishable standard.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : 31.00 Independent : 169.00 Placement : Total :  200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims:

    • To further enhance the ability to identify, analyse and critically evaluate research evidence relating to a selected area of interest in an area relevant to the student’s area of clinical practice
    • To further enhance the ability to select appropriate, ethically sound research methods in relation to identified research purposes and justify their use, with tutor support
    • To further enhance the ability to work constructively with an advisory tutor recognising that the content and execution of the project belongs to the student
    • To further enhance ability to present and analyse qualitative and/or quantitative data clearly and in an appropriate format

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

        Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Identify, analyse and critically evaluate research evidence relating to a selected area of interest in an area relevant to Psychotherapy.
    • Select appropriate, ethically sound research methods in relation to identified research purposes, based on a comprehensive understanding of relevant options.
    • Present, analyse and critically evaluate either qualitative and/or quantitative data clearly and in an appropriate format.
    • Draw appropriate conclusions from data analysis.

    • Carry out a substantial piece of independently-driven empirical research.
    • Produce an accompany commentary to complement the empirical research
    • Demonstrate practical creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, autonomy and the ability to work pro-actively
    • Work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Reflect on self and practice, and constructively to give, receive & act upon appropriate feedback
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills including word processing facilities, databases, basic statistical software, search techniques, data & resource retrieval
    • Identify, engage with, understand and critically evaluate current texts and research literature, and engage with concepts at the forefront of the discipline
    • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to personal and professional growth, and to acquire new knowledge and skills
    • Maintain the ethical principles that underpin the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, including the recognition of the need for, and engagement with their own personal support and/or therapy as appropriate
    • Maintain a critical awareness of issues of diversity and human rights, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief 

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Research Paper - Empirical Paper (4000-6000 words) & Commentary (2000 words)

  2. CASE STUDY
    (Compulsory) cp708
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This tutored thirty credit module provides students with the opportunity to consolidate their learning and to select and present an appropriate case study example from their clinical case load. The process will involve maintaining the client confidentiality, and integrating the skills of clinical practice with the rigours of academic writing. The project should draw upon and critically evaluate a range of both classic and contemporary research findings throughout. The resulting project should be submitted following university conventions and be to a publishable standard.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : 31.00 Independent : 169.00 Placement : Total :  200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims:

    • To enhance the ability to identify, analyse and critically evaluate research evidence relating to clinical practice
    • To enhance ability to present and analyse qualitative clinical case study methodology in an appropriate manner and format
    • To enhance the ability to work constructively with an advisory tutor recognising that the content and execution of the project belongs to the student

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Identify, analyse and critically evaluate research evidence relating clinical case studies
    • Select, present and critically evaluate case study data clearly and in an appropriate format
    • Draw appropriate conclusions from data analysis

    • Carry out a substantial piece of independently-driven empirical research
    • Produce an accompany commentary to complement the empirical research
    • Demonstrate practical creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, autonomy and the ability to work pro-actively
    • Work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Reflect on self and practice, and constructively to give, receive & act upon appropriate feedback
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills including word processing facilities, databases, basic statistical software, search techniques, data & resource retrieval
    • Identify, engage with, understand and critically evaluate current texts and research literature, and engage with concepts at the forefront of the discipline
    • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to personal and professional growth, and to acquire new knowledge and skills
    • Maintain the ethical principles that underpin the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, including the recognition of the need for, and engagement with their own personal support and/or therapy as appropriate
    • Maintain a critical awareness of issues of diversity and human rights, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief 

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Case Study (6000 words)

  3. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
    (Compulsory) cp714
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is the third of a series of 4 modules which manage all professional and practice components of the programme not defined and assessed elsewhere are monitored within this module. Although the module has no specific credit value, it has specific assessment requirements and includes both formative and summative assessment opportunities.

    Students enrol on this module during the final year of the MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (Adult)  and the MSc Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, as well as the dual award pathway.

    Where programme placement requirements will not be  not completed by the end of year 3, students need to enrol on Module CP1715 (and, if needed, subsequently CP2715, CP3715…) until all placement requirements have been completed. The final assessment (included in this module) consists of the presentation of the evidenced learning portfolio which the student has complied throughout their period of study and training, supported by a practice based viva.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : Independent : Placement : Total :  0.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Support students engage in and successfully complete the professional placements specified under programme requirements
    • Monitor and assess the achievement of the professional learning outcomes and practice competencies
    • Demonstrate effective use of Clinical Supervision
    • Contribute to the overall professional requirements of the programme requirements, namely:
      • 450 supervised client hours with required client groups, including a complex placement of at least 50 hours 

      • A supervision ration of 1:4 for the first 100 hours and 1:6 thereafter

      • Attendance at course group supervision

      • Assessed case presentations as specified intervals

      • Completion of 50 hours infant observations (year 1) and 30 hours child observations (year 2)

      • Attendance at/ participation in in infant observation seminars

      • Completion of Learning Portfolio with evidence as required

      • Completion of a Final Assessment Review

      • Completion of 160 hours of approved Personal Therapy (including Certificate)

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Evidence their learning on the programme and their achievement if the professional competencies;
    • Demonstrate an in depth and critical understanding of an integrative approach which draws on aspects of major clinical modalities, recognising the importance of the process of change and the therapeutic relationship, in its application to varied client work on one or more clinical placements;
    • Show a reflective and critical awareness and in depth knowledge of the professional context of Psychotherapy in the UK, including professional bodies, registration, accreditation, ethics, continuing professional development and career development opportunities;
    • Demonstrate appropriate clinical competence across a range of professional contexts as required by professional standards of training and practice (Contributes to all programme outcomes);
    • Provide substantiated evidence of their practical clinical skill in the assessment, planning and delivery of therapeutic interventions in manner congruent with the age and needs of clients and in accordance with accepted standards of professional practice  (Contributes to all programme outcomes);
    • Consistently manage all tasks associated with clinical practice to the standard deemed appropriate by the professional standards framework, (Contributes to all programme outcomes;
    • Demonstrate practical creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, autonomy and the ability to work pro-actively;
    • Work on their own initiative and in cooperation with others;
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
    • Reflect on self and practice, and constructively to give, receive & act upon appropriate feedback;
    • Demonstrate competent IT skills including word processing facilities, databases, basic statistical software, search techniques, data & resource retrieval;
    • Identify, engage with, understand and critically evaluate current texts and research literature, and engage with concepts at the forefront of the discipline;
    • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to personal and professional growth, and to acquire new knowledge and skills;
    • Maintain the ethical principles that underpin the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, including the recognition of the need for, and engagement with their own personal support and/or therapy as appropriate;
    • Maintain a critical awareness of issues of diversity and human rights, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief. 

     

     

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 0% COURSE SUPERVISION ATTENDANCE

    Component 2 - 0% PERSONAL THERAPY ATTENDANCE

    Component 3 - 0% CLINICAL REVIEW MEETINGS ATTENDANCE

    Component 4 - 0% CLINICAL CASE PRESENTATION

    Component 5 - 0% CRITICAL REFLECTION, 1500 WORDS

    Component 6 - 0% PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

    Component 7 - 0% PROFESSIONAL VIVA