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Advanced Specialist Diploma in Psychotherapy (Level 5 equivalent)

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Overview

Take the next step in your counselling training.

  • Go to the next level of professional practice
  • Blended learning course – 18 sessions (four sessions being delivered in person)
  • Study in a supportive learning environment
  • This course has Advanced Specialist training recognition with the National Counselling Society (NCS)

Ready to take the next step in your counselling training? This course is designed to deepen your self-development and take you to the next level of professional practice.

This Advanced Specialist Diploma (NCS) course is aimed at qualified counsellors interested in developing and expanding their current practice to facilitate work as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

Level 5

Qualification:
Advanced Specialist Diploma (NCS Advanced Specialist training status) delivered by Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy

Start Date

For more information and start dates, visit Heartwood’s website.

Entry Requirements

Must have completed an Advanced Diploma in Counselling (or equivalent).

Must have completed a minimum of 100 client hours and have a supporting supervision record.

An interview with a tutor or the principal is required

What you will learn

Throughout the course we will use a range of experiential exercises to make accessible the theories which underpin these interventions and approaches.

Further advancing your counselling skills, personal and professional development, we will focus on the following:

  • Develop proficiency in your particular counselling approach
  • Deepen ability to work with the counselling relationship
  • Develop proficiency to work with clients at an emotional depth
  • Exploration of ‘no go’ areas; personality, personal history and interpersonal

 Visit Heartwood’s website for full details of course content and assessment.

Relationships

  • Comprehension of working in different health settings
  • Effectiveness and critical reflection of psychotherapy counselling models
  • Impact of self-awareness on counselling relationship & practice work
  • Self-development and reflection
  • Developing awareness of yourself in relationship
  • Conducting assessments
  • Relate theory of diversity to client assessment and treatment choices
  • Identifying severe or complex mental health problems and support referral

 Pathways

  • Personal well-being, competence and efficacy

 Presentations

  • Difficult thought processes; fixed beliefs or negative ideas, old self-images.
  • Emotional blocks; grief, anger, sadness, regret, guilt, shame.
  • Physical blocks; insomnia, eating disorders, self-harm.
  • Spiritual cognition; dreams, aspirations, shame, hopes.
  • Complex mental health issues

 Content

  • Ethical framework & code of conduct
  • Theoretical models & concepts
  • Risk management, assessments & referral pathways
  • Personal & professional guidance and support
  • Complex dynamics in psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapeutic contracts
  • Making the most of supervision
  • Continuing professional development (CPD) pathways
  • Working within limits of own proficiency
  • Difference, Diversity & Inclusion

 Assessment

  • A minimum of 90% attendance on tuition days
  • Completion of a learning journals
  • Demonstration of practical skills
  • Completion of all course assignments
  • Completion of 60 client hours
  • Completion of the external case review
  • Clinical supervision and completion of supervisors proficiency statement

 A deeper exploration into ‘self’

There is a strong reflective element to this course which runs throughout the whole program. You will be encouraged to reflect on your personal journey so far, the obstacles which you face in your ongoing practice and your fundamentally embedded ‘structures’.

 The primacy of the client- therapist relationship

You will be invited to explore ways in which you can effectively establish and maintain a powerful working alliance with your clients. A range of techniques will be identified as valuable tools to access working with the therapeutic relationship at depth.

 Developing an authentic and individual therapeutic approach

The course seeks to support you in developing your own emerging style and approach

 Making the shift to psychotherapist

The course will provide you with a solid foundation from which to build your confidence as a practitioner, and take you to the next level of your ability as a psychotherapist.

How the course works

This attendance-based course runs fortnightly (10am – 4.30pm) for 12 sessions.

The course will be delivered by Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Heartwood Centre on the Dartington Estate, where Heartwood students have access to outdoor and indoor light and warm recreational spaces with seating for break times and its own refreshment making facilities.

Heartwood create a supportive learning environment and will guide learners through their studies.

Counsellors come to Heartwood from a diverse variety of backgrounds with a vast range of skills and ability, as well as an established understanding of the counselling profession. It offers the opportunity to enhance further career and life skills, and can aid in accessing specialist counselling and therapeutic professions.

Course Length

The course runs fortnightly (10am – 4.30pm) for 12 sessions.

Level and Certification

Upon successful completion you will achieve the Level 5 Advanced Specialist Diploma in Psychotherapy, which will help you to set up in private practice and/or within an agency setting.

This course has Advanced Specialist training recognition with the National Counselling Society (NCS).

For help and advice, call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922.

 

Entry Requirements

Must have completed an Advanced Diploma in Counselling (or equivalent).

Must have completed a minimum of 100 client hours and have a supporting supervision record.

An interview with a tutor or the principal is required

Course fee & how to enrol

For further information or to enrol directly with Heartwood, please visit their website or call them on 01803 865464 or 01803 308604

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