An additional two years of study for Postgraduate Diploma graduates which offers the opportunity for exciting academic research and further clinical practice under regular supervision to achieve Advanced Diploma or Master's status and accreditation with UKCP.
Are you ready to be challenged in your practice and work at greater depth with your clients?
Do you want to contribute some original research to transpersonal psychotherapy?
As a recent graduate said, “The training takes you apart as a counsellor and puts you back together again as a psychotherapist”.
If you love learning and have found your calling to be a psychotherapist then embarking on this depth training will support you in your vocation, as well as continue your personal exploration of transpersonal work.
In response to a growing demand for advanced training The Trust is able to offer two routes to UKCP registration as a Psychotherapist. Both courses follow the same learning pathways with the same components of assessment.
The MA in Professional Development (Psychotherapy) is University awarded and leads to eligibility for UKCP registration as a Psychotherapist..
The Advanced Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy leads to a UKCP accredited Advanced Diploma from the Psychosynthesis Trust and UKCP registration as a Psychotherapist. This does not incur University fees.
The Advanced Diploma / Master's Degree builds upon previous learning to enable graduates to practice to a depth and degree of clinical expertise and theoretical knowledge that is integrated within the wider field of psychology.
The Trust is an accrediting member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a founding member of the European Federation for Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, a Europe-wide organisation and member of the European Association for Psychotherapy.
The aims of the programmme
The aims of the two-year programme are to:
- Further develop the professional study, academic research and clinical training of graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, through the writing of a dissertation
- Elaborate on the training of reflective psychosynthesis practitioners who work at a high standard of competency, within a transpersonal context, with ethical and safe practice
- Enable students to practise with a depth and degree of clinical expertise and theoretical knowledge which is integrated with a wider field of psychology and psychotherapy
- Prepare students to gain full independent professional status, accreditation and registration.
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling or equivalent BACP accredited course.
200 hours of clinical practice
80 hours of personal therapy with UKCP registered psychotherapist
Students are expected to be practising counsellors in private supervision
Our professional training courses are run in collaboration with the Professional Development Foundation and follow their pathways which lead to university awards. The MA is University awarded, and accredited by UKCP.
The Advanced Diploma is Trust awarded and accredited by UKCP.
Year 1: 20 credits M level
Year 2: 60 credits M level
MA Psychotherapy or Advanced Diploma Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy.
UKCP registration on completion of all requirements.
The two years are composed of two parts:
- Year 1 during which most teaching takes place and clinical practice is developed under supervision
- Year 2 the Dissertation Year with further clinical practice.
- Psychosynthesis Philosophy and Assessment
- The Transpersonal Field
- Trauma, Addiction and Abuse
- Depth Work & the Unconscious
- The Therapeutic Relationship & Developmental Models
- The Spirit of Sexuality
- The Existential Challenge
- Psychopathology & Synthesis
- Research Skills and Methods
Year 1 of Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy (Double Module):
The programme is a double module, with four components:
Depth Psychosynthesis: Cultivating an appreciation and understanding of psychosynthesis psychotherapy as distinct from counselling.
Context Themes: Acquiring an overview of topical themes and concerns essential to the practice of professional psychotherapy.
Clinical/Applied Practice: The enhancement of practical experience through the development and maintenance of a safe, ethical practice, with reflective learning supported through supervision.
Personal Development: The maturing of psychological, emotional and spiritual development appropriate to a well-rounded, versatile, professional psychotherapy practitioner, making use of psychosynthesis as a core model within an integrated theoretical approach.
The time commitment for Year 1 is a two or three-day weekend each month, weekly individual therapy, small group supervision, monthly individual supervision and tutorial groups.
Year 2 Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy
The programme is a double module, with three components: (Double Module):
Research Skills: Prepare for the dissertation through the acquisition of research methodology skills.
Dissertation: The researching and writing of a dissertation.
Professional and Personal Development: The continuation of clinical practice under supervision and the commitment to ongoing personal development.