The Advanced Diploma aims to deepen trainees understanding of Humanistic Integrative Counselling and its application to counselling practice. The course is an advanced practitioner training and assumes that trainees have a solid foundation in the Humanistic Integrative model, and an ability to apply skills from this approach within the counselling setting. On completion of the course, students qualifying for the Advanced Diploma will have met the training criteria in respect of individual accreditation with the BACP and AHPP.
The Advanced Diploma is the second year of the two-year BACP Accredited Course. It is also open to students who have gained a Diploma in Counselling from other institutions (see entry requirements). Students who only take the Advanced year on its own will not be eligible for the BACP Accredited Course Award, which requires a minimum of two years training at CPPD.
The Advanced Diploma is a one-year part time course spanning three terms. Each term consists of 10 weekly evening seminars. The course begins with an intensive weekend of study and also includes two further weekends and three Saturdays. The year also includes attendance at three weekend modules from the CPPD Short Course Programme: CBT, Time-Limited Counselling, and Psychiatry, Psychopathology & Psychodynamics.
In addition, trainees attend a monthly supervision group of three hours and a monthly individual supervision session. All students are also expected to complete a minimum of 100 client contact hours over the year. Students are also expected to complete a minimum of 40 hours of personal therapy during the year.
The Advanced Diploma provides an arena for trainees to develop their understanding of how Humanistic and Psychodynamic theory and practice can be combined, in an effective coherent integrative framework.
Students will be introduced to:
The theoretical training is imparted through didactic teaching, experiential learning, case discussion, selecting their areas of interest, and assistance and support will be offered where necessary. If appropriate, students may continue in their placement from the Diploma year.
To assist trainees with integrating theory into practice, and in their development as competent practitioners. Students attend:
Trainees’ practice is supported in the individual and group supervision through the presentation of clinical material, case discussion, awareness of transference and counter-transference issues and practitioner/client roleplays.
Continuous throughout the year and includes elements of self, peer and tutor evaluation. Students are required to successfully complete three written assignments throughout the year (3000-3500 words each). These include a theoretical essay, case study and a student presentation, which is also submitted in essay format. Clinical practice is supported through ongoing assessment by the clinical supervisor.
Assessment is based on the demonstration of skills through case presentation of their work with clients, including the submission of three audio-taped counselling sessions, as well as active participation within the whole group and in skills based exercises. Students are expected to attend every session and a minimum attendance of 80% is required for the Advanced Diploma to be issued.
Applicants for the Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling must provide evidence of the following:
DATES AND TIMES
Please contact CPPD on 020 8341 4843 for details
Approx. 225 hours