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Birkbeck, University of London

Psychodynamic Counselling

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Part-time | 2020

Subject

Social psychology

If you want to develop your helping skills in professional or voluntary roles, or eventually to train as a counsellor, this programme teaches the basic elements and skills of psychodynamic counselling. It can be taken as a progression route on to accredited clinical training, or as a course of study in its own right.

The programme focuses on the development of the capacity for self-reflection, on how the inner and outer worlds relate to each other, how psychodynamic theory informs practice, and how social and organisational dynamics and factors affect the professional context in which counselling takes place.

**HIGHLIGHTS**

- Birkbeck is recognised as a centre of excellence for counselling courses. Our first counselling training was established in 1972.

- You will study in a prestigious academic department, with an excellent reputation with employers.

- The programme provides hands-on, practical experience, requires no prior training, and will teach you a variety of counselling and therapeutic approaches.

- Our teachers are senior and experienced clinicians and active researchers.

Modules

For information about course structure and the moules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment methods

100% coursework, including assessment of counselling skills.

The Uni


Course location:

Birkbeck, University of London

Department:

Psychosocial Studies

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
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Social psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Social psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£27k

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