About this course
This programme delivers professional academic education combined with experiential training to produce graduates who are competent in delivering evidence-based psychological therapy.
The programme emphasises a reflective practitioner approach, allowing the integration of psychological theory, skills and research alongside a highly developed capacity for self reflection and awareness. The core theoretical philosophy of the doctorate is that of an integrative/relational stance - recognising the primacy of the therapeutic relationship. As such, the course is an integrated programme of study, utilising critical appraisal of psychological theory, practice and research.
- A good honours degree in psychology (this should normally be a 2.1 or above, although applicants with a lower degree classification and other postgraduate qualifications/experience are also considered)
- Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society
- Relevant therapeutic/counselling training to at least certificate level or equivalent
- Some relevant counselling-related experience is also essential, e.g. as an NHS psychology assistant, an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies face to face worker, a support worker, a volunteer in a non-government agency or paid employment as a counsellor
- An enhanced check for regulated activity (formerly an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check).