Postgraduate programmes

Integrative Psychotherapy

Advanced Diploma

Focus on an integrative and informed approach to a wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches.

January
Full Time
Psychotherapy & Psychology
  • NameIntegrative Psychotherapy
  • QualificationAdvanced Diploma
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Study modePart time
  • Duration2 years
  • Tuition fees£7,168 *
  • ScholarshipsNo *
  • Next start date17 January 2018
  • Future start dateJanuary 2019
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationNot applicable

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

 

The Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (ADIP) provides a focused psychotherapy training that challenges and contributes to a wide range of understandings of the therapeutic encounter.

The course will prepare you for professional work in both private and institutional practice.

Successful completion brings eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional bodies.

Length

The course is designed to be completed in two years and consists of one full day’s attendance for 30 weeks a year, arranged into six 10-week modules.

Additional information

Clinical Placement
You are expected to work throughout the course with your own clients (normally three adult clients on a minimum basis of once a week. At least one of these clients should be long-term. You must complete a minimum of 200 hours of supervised clinical practice during the course to qualify for the ADIP. This will count towards the total of 450 hours needed for UKCP membership.

Supervision
Every student is expected to undertake individual therapy with an approved UKCP-registered therapist throughout the duration of the course.

The course contains two strands of further training and development as part of the integrative perspective: the psychodynamic and the experiential/humanistic. The course explores the tensions and convergences between these in different ways.

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 course comprises 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 course emphasises experiential practice and training supervision using video- and audio-taping equipment, and the developmental and integrative arena of the personal and professional group experience.

The course team includes psychodynamic, experiential and integrative tutors and training supervisors. Some of the core team will adopt different roles through the duration of the course, including supervision, lecturing and facilitating the PPD group.

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

Academic Calendar

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

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms, or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible. You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Future opportunities

The course will prepare you for advanced professional work in both private and institutional practice.

Successful completion will bring eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional bodies.

UKCP membership 


The School is an accrediting organisation within the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The ADIP is the final stage of training leading to UKCP registration. Membership requires the completion of a minimum of 450 hours of supervised clinical practice.

 

BACP accreditation
At the end of Year 1, you may have enough training hours to apply for individual accreditation with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). The BACP also requires candidates to show evidence of 450 hours of supervised clinical practice. Application to BACP can only be done by the individual and the School is unable to play a role in this process.

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. 

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.

 

Fees January 2018

Annual tuition fee: £7,168
Advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)

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