Postgraduate programmes

Integrative Psychotherapy

Advanced Diploma

Develop a comprehensive approach to psychotherapy with this varied, practical programme

January
Part Time
Psychotherapy & Psychology
  • NameIntegrative Psychotherapy
  • QualificationAdvanced Diploma
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Study modePart time
  • Duration2 years
  • Tuition fees£7,366 *
  • ScholarshipsNo *
  • Next start dateJanuary 2019
  • Future start dateJanuary 2020
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationNot applicable

* Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa. *

This programme is best suited to those who have previous experience of working within the field of psychotherapy, or in a related area.

It is ideal for people who want to understand the complexity of human experience and to develop approaches that help those in need.

Integrative Psychology is based on the belief that no single approach will be suitable for every client. This varied programme provides a comprehensive view of psychotherapy and will give you an understanding of a range of approaches, including:

  • Cognitive-behavioural
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Systemic

Alongside a robust knowledge of each of these areas, and how they interact, you will learn to think independently and explore ethical research methods.

You will have the chance to develop your own integrative approach, and supported by your supervisors and peers, reflect on your own clinical practice. This will include role play and the use of video- and audio-recordings of your clinical work.

Practical experience is crucial, as the programme is based on the understanding that the therapeutic relationship between client and practitioner is more important than the specific theoretical approach of the therapist.

On successful completion of the programme, you will be able to register with UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as an integrative psychotherapist.

Length

This part-time programme starts in January and takes two years to complete. It consists of one full day’s attendance for 30 weeks a year, arranged into six 10-week modules.

Clinical Placement

You must complete a minimum of 200 hours of supervised clinical practice during the programme. This means meeting with three of your own adult clients at least once per week. At least two of these clients should be .

This will count towards the total of 450 hours needed for UKCP membership.

Individual Therapy

You are required to undertake with an approved UKCP member therapist throughout your training.

Modules

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Approaches
  • Critical Psychopathology
  • Gestalt Therapy and Focusing Approaches
  • Issues in Professional Practice
  • Jungian and Transpersonal Approaches
  • Systemic and Psychosexual Approaches

See module descriptions

Study methods

The programme comprises of seminars, lectures, small-group training supervisions, participation in personal and professional development groups, and further clinical practice guided by experienced professionals.

There are also occasional and optional half-day or full-day seminars on subjects of topical or significant clinical interest.

The programme emphasises in experiential practice and training supervision using video and audio taping equipment, and the developmental and integrative arena of the personal and professional group experience.

Supervisors are allocated for blocks of two terms, after which you will have the opportunity to select either psychodynamic or experiential supervision.

Academic Calendar

Contact hours and expected workload

The programme requires you attend one full day of classes for 30 weeks each year. Each of the days you spend on campus is structured as follows:

  • Academic seminars and lectures - around 10 students
  • Small-group training supervision - 3 or 4 students
  • Personal and professional development group

You should expect around 360 hours of contact time in total across the two years.

You will also be expected to undertake independent study and complete assignments. This will take around 180 hours in total across the two years.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by practicing therapists who are highly experienced within their specialism. Many are also recognised as academic authorities with published papers in their fields. Most of the tutors are PhD level and experts in their fields.

The programme team includes psychodynamic, experiential and integrative tutors and training supervisors.

Assessment structure

During Year 1, you are required to submit:

  • A case study of 4,000-4,500 words
  • A theory essay of 4,000-4,500 words
  • A Self Evaluation of Learning (SEL) essay of 3,000-3,500 words
  • A 300-word abstract of the SEL essay

During Year 2, you are required to submit:

  • One DVD-recording and Process Report of 3,500 words
  • One final Self Evaluation of Learning Essay of 4,000-4,500 words
  • One combined Final Theory/Case Study of 8,000 words

 

Methods of assessment

You will primarily be assessed through written work as follows.

Year 1

  • A 4,000–4,500 word case study
  • A 4,000–4,500 word theory essay
  • A 3,000 –3,500 word Self Evaluation of Learning (SEL)
  • A 300 word abstract on the SEL essay

Year 2

  • One video recording and 3,500 word process report
  • One 4,000–4,500 word Self Evaluation of learning essay
  • One combined 8,000 word final theory/case study

 

Disability Support

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions. 

Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you​. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us

Future opportunities

The programme will prepare you for your next step in your professional career. Many of our graduates go into private practice, while others go on to work for the NHS, mental health charities or residential programmes.

 

UKCP membership 


The School is an accrediting organisation within the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

On completing the full Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (including completing 450 hours of supervised clinical practice, which is supervised by a training supervisor of the Regent's School of Psychotherapy and Psychology) you can become professionally registered with UKCP.

 

BACP accreditation

At the end of your first year, you may have completed 450 hours of supervised clinical practice. If you can show evidence of this, you can individually apply for accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Academic requirements

You should have completed either the taught components of the MA Psychotherapy & Counselling or an equivalent master's level professional training in psychotherapy, counselling or counselling psychology.

You will also need a minimum of 100 client contact hours in a formal clinical placement and a minimum of two years’ regular individual psychotherapy.

Applicants are required to demonstrate emotional maturity and an ability to be self-reflective, function effectively and ethically under pressure, and to manage conflict constructively.

Please note: you will be expected to attend an interview before an unconditional offer can be made.

English requirements

* Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa. *

If your native language is not English you must provide evidence of your English proficiency, such as IELTS with an overall score of 7.0

For more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact admit@regents.ac.uk. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to admit@regents.ac.uk.

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from relevant university studies (i.e. Master’s Degree/PG Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling)
  • One letter of academic recommendation
  • One letter of reference detailing your professional/clinical experience
  • A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience, if applicable.
  • A 1000-1500 word personal statement in support of your application. Please use the following points as guidance for its content: your background, your rationale for your choice of an integrative approach to psychotherapy, your expectations from the programme and why you are a good candidate
  • A brief 500 word case discussion that illustrates your clinical work
  • Evidence that you have or will complete 100 clinical placement hours and a minimum of two years of regular individual psychotherapy
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

Your completed application along with all the relevant documentation will be assessed to determine whether you meet our entry requirements. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview day. These are normally group interviews.

Shortly after the interview date the Admissions team will notify you of the decision via email. 

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.

Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place 

Closer to the start of the term the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme. 

Annual Tuition fee

Starting January 2019: £7,366

 

Non-refundable advance deposit

Home/EU students: £1,000

 

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms.

 

What other costs should I budget for?

You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips and visits, that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.

The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your programme of study.

You will also need to budget for the following:

  • Psychotherapy sessions (min 40 sessions per year) - the cost is usually £50+ per session
  • Private supervisors (where necessary) - the cost is usually £50+ per session

 

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing

 

Calculating fee increases

  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes
  • As a registered charity, all fee increases are subject to approval of the Trustee Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

 

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