Taught course

Clinical Skills in Integrative Psychotherapy

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above in an honours degree course or overseas equivalent related to the allied health/social care professions (e.g. psychology, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, social work, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, education). Each applicant will be judged on an individual basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Explore the Person-Centred therapeutic process, brief interventions, and different approaches to psychotherapy. Practise core therapeutic skills, from active listening to paraphrasing. And, reflect on practitioner resilience and self-care.

On this course you’ll explore the theories behind therapeutic methods related to promoting psychological wellbeing, and develop practical skills.

You’ll study topics including the principles of therapeutic approaches (such as developing positive therapeutic relationships with clients and Person-Centred care), therapeutic strategies of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT (including cognitive restructuring), and cognitive analytic therapy.

In skills sessions, you’ll complete role plays and scenario-based tasks to practise core therapeutic techniques, such as reflecting, identifying internal/external frames of reference, and Socratic questioning.

You’ll also reflect on practitioner wellbeing and development. Some of the themes you’ll consider include boundaries and safe practices, privilege and social responsibility, and core values and beliefs.

We’ll help you to develop your awareness of self-care through experiential learning groups based on your experiences and you’ll complete a practitioner log and reflective diary, too.

You’ll have the opportunity to complete a service-based dissertation relevant to the service you’d like to work in, such as with particularly vulnerable groups, children or in community settings.

At Manchester Met, our teaching team includes practitioner psychologists (clinical, counselling and health) with experience in working in NHS and private settings in the UK and internationally.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk