under review / updating in Spring
Who can apply:
The P.G. Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and the P.G. Diploma in Gestalt Therapy are delivered at postgraduate level. Standards of training are deliberately rigorous to ensure that, when qualified, participants feel equipped to deliver therapy of the highest competency. To enter the course the trainee needs to demonstrate their: -
A. Academic Ability -through one or more of the following:
• Professional Qualification e.g. nursing, Dip SW etc.
• Diploma of Counselling leading to BACP registration
• Masters / PhD
Where there is no formal higher education the trainee can demonstrate this by one or more of the following:
• Recognition prior learning - see WPP policy
• Suitable life experience - vocational courses
• WPP academic essay
• Foundation Course/Other Circumstances
B. Personal Development
• All prospective students are required to demonstrate a commitment to self- awareness and personal growth through their journey to date.
• Willingness to engage with personal therapy throughout the duration of the course.
• Have self care skills that can be applied to the training.
C. Clinical Awareness
• Preferably a counselling skills course or demonstrable people skills
• Experience of working with people
• Preferably some knowledge of mental health-ill health.
If you are interested in our training and are concerned there may be any barriers to your admission or learning, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss ways we may be able to support your professional development. At WPP we will assess your prior learning and experiences to discuss ways of gaining acceptance on the course if you should not meet the usual admission criteria.
This is a 4-year part-time course. Each year is taught over 7 x 3 day modules (Friday to Sunday) and 1 x 5 day Module. 100% attendance is required.
The Schedule for each day is approximately the same and comprises:
9am – Breakfast (optional)
9.30 – Group Process
11am – Refreshment
11.30 – Theoretical Themes
1pm – Lunch
2.05 – Small Group Activity (discussion group or skills practice)
3.20 – Refreshment
3.40pm – Large group: practicum/fishbowl, journal and reflection on day
5.30 – End
• The Role of the Therapist
• Introduction to Gestalt, Integrative Models, TA.
• Human Development and Attachment
• Working with Transference Phenomena
• Preparation for Clinical Work
• Neuroscience and Trauma
• Developmental Deficit, Damage and Dysfunction
• Emotional Literacy
• Anti -oppressive Practice
• Creative Psychotherapy
Gestalt Key Components
o Fundamentals of Gestalt
o 3 Pillars of Gestalt-
o Dialogic Theory
o Field theory in the Here and Now
o Body Work and Exploring Fixed Gestalts
o Contact and Relational Meeting
o Projective Techniques
o Phenomenological Enquiry Historical Models of Integration
o Development Model for Gestalt
Integrative Key Components
• Theoretical and Personal Approaches to Integration
• Enquiry, Attunement, Involvement
• Projective Techniques
• Human Development
• Historical Models of Integration
• Contemporary Integrative Models- Including CAT & MBCBT
• Intersubjectivity and co-construction
“The PG Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy is accredited by the National Counselling Society (NCS) and, at the discretion of the Society, is a route onto a national register of counsellors which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority
FEES 2019/20 under review / updating in Spring
Year One –
- Membership Fee £36
Full annual course fee payment: £Non refundable deposit £ then a single payment of £
Deposit of £ on enrolment then a Standing Order of 11 equal payments of £
Deposit of £ on enrolment and 3 equal payments of £
There is an additional fee for the marking of the final Case study and Transcript costs dependent on the year of submission. Submissions on or after Feb 1st 2019 fee will be £720
Once you have begun a training year you are committed to the full fee for that year. Please note that Fees may be subject to increase in future years.
Students are responsible for funding their own therapy and supervision.
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