Graduates are entitled to Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society. This enables students to begin post-graduate professional training in any applied psychology route including clinical, health, forensic and educational psychology. It is particularly suited for entry onto PsychD Counselling Psychology programmes, the necessary route to qualifying as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist.
Throughout the course, there is a focus on study skills to help you improve your performance in different modes of assessment at both foundation level and Honours level.
In the first year you study two modules in Counselling: Interpersonal Communication for Counselling, and Practice of Counselling Skills. You also study core introductory modules in Psychology: Research Methods; Social and Developmental Psychology; and Mind, Body and Brain, as well as undertake an exploration of psychology in practice.
You will gain a deeper understanding of models of counselling, and the Reflective Practice in Counselling module will develop your experiential learning and personal development. You will also further your understanding of social and developmental psychology, and prepare for an extensive research project in the third year with training on qualitative and quantitative research methods.
You complete your research project. You also study cognitive and neurological psychology and modules in Psychological Assessment in Counselling, and Managing the Counselling Process. During this final year you will explore career possibilities in health and caring professions for applications to relevant postgraduate training programmes, many of which are offered by Roehampton.