MSc Psychological Therapies Practice and Research
This programme forms the first part of the qualifying training consisting of a two year part time MSc in psychological therapies practice and research, designed in partnership with the University of Exeter. The MSc may also be taken as a free standing programme.
As well as the clinical trainings, successful completion of the MSc also makes participants eligible to apply for the Doctor of Clinical Practice programme and in this way continue their academic studying in a way that is complementary to their clinical work.
It has been uniquely designed to accommodate trainees from across the UK.
The programme offers an excellent standard of academic and clinical teaching delivered by experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapy practitioners, academics and researchers. The first two years of the programme consist of academic and clinical work leading to the award of a MSc in Psychological Therapies. Successful completion of a third year of seminars leads to qualification as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, or with a fourth year as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Trainees will be competent to work independently and gain membership of the British Psychotherapy Foundation and registration as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with the British Psychoanalytic Council.
Who is it for?
The programme is orientated to people who have an existing mental health qualification, such as psychologists, social workers and nurses. However, applications will also be considered from other suitably qualified and experienced people. To take part on this course applicants must have an Undergraduate Degree (or equivalent) and must also have suitable clinical experience.
It is also oriented to suitably qualified and experienced people who plan to continue training to become a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist.
The British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf) is one of the largest psychotherapy membership and training organisations in Europe. We are also a charity. Our approach is based on the rich tradition of psychoanalytic and jungian theory and practice, while also drawing on scientific advances in our understanding of the human mind and development.