Birkbeck, University of London
Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
Second Class Honours degree in any subject or an equivalent professional qualification; non-graduates with academic and professional experience may be considered. Work with children/adolescents. Prior completion of a basic counselling course at certificate level is desirable. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
The foundation year covers the psychoanalytic attitude and provides an introduction to basic psychoanalytic concepts and techniques and their application to children and adolescents. It gives an overview of individual development and psychosocial issues from this perspective and there is emphasis on understanding infancy, through mother/infant observation.
Year 2 provides a deeper study of psychoanalytic theory and psychotherapeutic practice, including a counselling placement. There is an introduction to organisational theory. Year 3 is primarily a clinical year consisting of more intensive supervision in a counselling placement. Advanced seminars in counselling theory and technique and in organisational dynamics are related to the practice placement. A group relations week is also held in both years.
Year 1: 2 termly essays, a 'take-away' examination and a student review.
Year 2: Infant observation assessment, case study and student review.
Year 3: Mid-year essay, final portfolio and student review.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time day||October 2016||GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (EU)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time day||October 2016||GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (England)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time day||October 2016||GBP 7,050 per Year 1 (International)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time day||October 2016||GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time day||October 2016||GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Scotland)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time day||October 2016||GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Wales)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2017||-||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
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