Manchester Metropolitan University

Clinical Skills in Integrative Psychotherapy

Explore the Person-Centred therapeutic process, brief interventions, and different approaches to psychotherapy. Practise core therapeutic skills, from active listening to paraphrasing. And, reflect on practitioner resilience and self-care. On this course you'll explore the theories behind therapeutic methods related to promoting psychological wellbeing, and develop practical skills. You'll study topics including the principles of therapeutic approaches (such as developing positive therapeutic relationships with clients and Person-Centred care), therapeutic strategies of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT (including cognitive restructuring), and cognitive analytic therapy. In skills sessions, you'll complete role plays and scenario-based tasks to practise core therapeutic techniques, such as reflecting, identifying internal/external frames of reference, and Socratic questioning. You'll also reflect on practitioner wellbeing and development. Some of the themes you'll consider include boundaries and safe practices, privilege and social responsibility, and core values and beliefs. We'll help you to develop your awareness of self-care through experiential learning groups based on your experiences and you'll complete a practitioner log and reflective diary, too. As part of this course, you'll have the opportunity to complete a service-based dissertation relevant to the area that you'd like to work in, such as with particularly vulnerable groups, in the NHS or in community settings. At Manchester Met, our teaching team includes practitioner psychologists (clinical, counselling and health) with experience in working in NHS and private settings in the UK and internationally.

Entry requirements

MSc: A 2:1 or above in an honours degree course (or overseas equivalent) related to the allied health/social care professions (eg psychology, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, social work, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, education). Each applicant will be judged on an individual basis. Although not a requirement of this course, we recommend that students try to obtain some part-time paid or voluntary work in a relevant therapeutic service, which is beneficial the reflective exercises in the second semester units and overall learning experience. Finally, we will specifically look for applicants who can showcase their ability to develop skills in reflective and ethical practice. We can be particularly flexible around entry requirements for prospective students who have experienced psychological distress at a time when they were completing prior study, which may have influenced final grades. We value the perspective of first hand experiences of health services and strive for inclusivity at all levels. •Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Assessment methods

Assessments take multiple forms to offer students the best possible chance for success. Our assessments include critical essays, presentations, case reports, reflective accounts and two exams.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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