Liverpool John Moores University
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Practice
You must already be a qualified and practising therapist with 120 M level credits from a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and/or Psychotherapy. Additionally, you are expected to hold an undergraduate degree, although consideration is given to mature students with experience and expertise in a related field who also have acquired the 120 PG Diploma credits.
Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
•Counselling Skills: Consolidates and develops counselling ability in preparation for the practice placement
•Client-Centred Theory: Gives a thorough critical knowledge base of Person-Centred theory
•Development Group: Self and Society with block learning: Focuses on self-awareness
•Ethical Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Focuses on professional and ethical issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy
•Comparative Counselling and Psychotherapy Theories: Compares and contrasts other schools of counselling and psychotherapy with the person centred approach
•Counselling Practice: Enables you to synthesise theoretical learning, practice development and increasing self-awareness
•Development Group: Self in Relationship with block learning: Focuses on self-awareness and congruence
•Ethics and Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Synthesises ethical research methodology with person-centred practice
•Dissertation: Incorporates research methodology and an active research project resulting in a dissertation
The programme offers a variety of teaching and assessment methods, although emphasis is placed on face-to-face contact due to the importance of communication skills in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
You will be taught via a series of lectures, seminars, films, discussion sessions, experiential learning and e-learning activities presented via LJMU's Blackboard facility. Lecturers will offer valuable insights into the latest theories and practice techniques and ample one-to-one sessions will ensure the development of key communication skills.
Each module in the first two years is assessed through coursework. You are encouraged to learn with and from each other as part of a community of learners and peer assessment is a key feature of the course.
The final MA year involves four days of study followed by a research project to produce a dissertation, supported by tutorials and other forums. As this is a professional programme, you will need to be deemed fit to practice and tutors have a responsibility to individually assess your readiness to begin placement work.
Fitness and readiness to practice are assessed throughout the course.
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|MA||Part-time||January 2017||-||1 years|
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