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The programme is addressed to:
- University or College graduates in any discipline with some academic or professional experience in Counselling
- Holders of professional certificates and proven experience in Counselling or Psychotherapy
Requirements for registration:
*Candidates without a first degree are also encouraged to apply for the programme. Factors like the possession of other professional qualifications, proven experience in Counselling and commitment to continuing personal & professional development, may contribute to the admission to the programme.
** Candidates without official English language certificates can sit the English language placement test of Mediterranean College.
The ΜSc Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy is a programme structured in order to equip students with all the necessary skills and knowledge to work in the field of psychotherapy as independent counsellors – psychotherapists of the integrative approach. Students are encouraged to develop their understanding of the theoretical, social, cultural and ideological contexts in which their clients perceive, confront and manage problems. They will also consider and analyse major trends and orientations within the integrative therapeutic work and develop their ability to identify and use appropriate sources of supervision within counselling practice.
The programme has been designed by the University of Derby according to the criteria of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), on completion of the course students can apply for individual accreditation with the BACP.
The ΜSc Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy consists of six 20-credit modules and a diploma thesis of 60 credits. Throughout the programme, students are able to approach methodological & theoretical models, comprehend the use of psychotherapy in their working environment, study the nature of counselling and psychotherapy and their relation to theory and practice, learn the significance of ethical and legal implications and the code of practice. Students complete their theoretical training with a compulsory clinical placement of 300 hours (60 hours of supervision). They are also encouraged to engage in individual therapy.
Graduates of this programme may apply for registration with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Hellenic Association for Counselling (EES). They have the ability to work as independent integrative counselors – psychotherapists in a range of counselling settings: