Module
descriptions

for Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy

Cognitive-Behavioural Approaches

The cognitive behavioural school is one of the four major traditions in psychotherapy, and has recently been identified by NICE as the therapy of choice for certain psychological disorders. It is, therefore, a skill and training that is being increasingly sought by the NHS and private health insurers.

Critical Psychopathology

It is essential for professional practitioners in mental health to have knowledge of the nomenclature of psychopathology and diagnostic systems used in clinical settings and interdisciplinary teams. It is also important to have a critical perspective of the issues, concerns and dilemmas that arise in the use of such systems.

Gestalt and Focusing Approaches

The experiential paradigm is one of the major influences within the profession of psychotherapy; an experiential base allows practitioners to ground their approach to practice in something more than theory or technique. You are encouraged to integrate the way of being you develop from your experiential training into your use of other modalities.

Issues in Professional Practice

This module explores the practical and ethical aspects of working professionally as a psychotherapist beyond acquisition of theory. We will examine how theory and the integrative perspective apply in practice through discussion about the day-to-day activities of the therapist in context.

Jungian and Transpersonal Approaches

This module includes a consideration of the journey towards individuation (Jung’s term for the psyche’s seeking after wholeness and therefore towards a person becoming ‘who they are’), in particular relation to trainees’ journeys towards becoming psychotherapists. The module draws on a Jungian understanding of this journey and on other transpersonal approaches.

Systemic and Psychosexual Approaches

This module sets out the main premises of the systemic and sex therapy approaches and offers perspectives on their integration. The application of theory and concepts to practice is presented through clinical examples supported by recorded client sessions.