PG DIP - IAPT psychotherapeutic counselling

Postgraduate School of Psychology

This programme provides the education for trainee Psychotherapeutic Counsellors to become qualified High Intensity IAPT Practitioners.

PG DIP - IAPT psychotherapeutic counselling
Entry Tariff

3 years (Trainees will be studying part-time while being employed full-time in their IAPT service).

Duration

120 credits

Degree Type

PGDip

Modules

September 2023 intake

Students will normally be in on xxx and xxx.

 

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Skills

Image -

On our BA Digital Design, our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a creative, professional skillset. This incorporates;

  • Communication design through typography, images and messaging, craft and digital skills drawing on typography
  • Graphics and user experience/interfaces (UX/UI)
  • Social design: using data as raw material for design, and the ethos of “design for good.”

These three strands will ensure that you are ready for the practical realities of digital design work. This could mean working to a brief, pitching design concepts, collaborating with other industries and engaging in user research, fieldwork and ethnography.

How you'll learn

Your studio-based workshops and seminars will be supplemented by lectures, technical demonstrations and open studio sessions where teams will collaborate on projects – all based in our new, state-of-the-art media centre – the Sir David Bell Building.

You will work to brief, build project management skills, and work with external "clients" in the community on live projects, as well as participating in design competitions.

You will also be well supported in our School of Arts and Digital Industries, as the design provision at Roehampton will draw on existing strengths in computer science, media production and performing arts. There are fantastic opportunities for collaboration across the School with other courses and teams.

Image -

Test content

How you'll be assessed

Image -

You’ll be set authentic assessment, meaning that your projects, tasks and exercises will replicate the working world of digital design, ensuring that you are fully prepared for life after graduation.

Between Years 2 and 3, you can also opt for a professional placement year, meaning you have the opportunity to apply for a placement and gain valuable real-world experience in digital design.

Career options

Graduates of BA Digital Design will be prepared to go into communication design and digital design roles in businesses.

  • Agencies and consultancies
  • Public sector
  • Third sector (e.g, charities, NGOs, social enterprises)

Your potential roles could be:

  • Digital designer
  • Content designer
  • UX/UI designer
  • Web designer

Additionally, you could find a home engaging in user research that shapes the consensus around design for the future.

Image -

Application Info

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

You can now apply for any programme for any entry point in 2023.

All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2023 entry tuition fees

This programme is funded by Health Education England (HEE) (NHS). 

Students will need to self-fund 50 hours of personal therapy.

Specific Entry Requirements

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Validation and curriculum review

What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.

The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

What is curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.

The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

Need help before you apply?

Postgraduate, Master's and Doctoral On-Campus Open Evening

Wednesday 1 November 2023, 5–7.30pm

Course and Module Details

Overview

This programme is funded by Health Education England (HEE) (NHS) and offers a new training pathway that provides trainee Psychotherapeutic Counsellors with advanced conceptual understanding and skills in the practical application of psychotherapeutic counselling and a defined standard of competency in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) for depression.

You will train to work as psychotherapeutic counsellor delivering Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) for adults with depression in NHS IAPT services. During training, you will be employed by an IAPT service in England and you will be expected to carry out an average of two to three days per week of clinical practice in the IAPT service. The 20-Day Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy training component will be provided by the Anna Freud Centre in years 2 and 3 of the PGDip. 

Trainees will develop the qualities and skills to engage in and sustain strong therapeutic relationships and work effectively with IAPT service users with depression.  

This includes developing core psychotherapeutic counselling practitioner competencies and the integration of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), in line with the needs of service users, families and carers.  

The training will also promote personal and professional development and self-awareness essential to successful psychotherapeutic counselling.

In the first year, trainees are expected to:

  • Study topics including initiating, maintaining, and developing the therapeutic relationship, the nature of depression and its impact on wellbeing, the range of counselling and psychotherapy modalities, safeguarding, and developing personal resilience.
  • Complete three non-credit bearing modules covering the fundamental principles and practice of psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapeutic counselling and an overview of the principles and practice of the IAPT modality (DIT) they will be training in.
  • Undertake a minimum of 30 hours of skills practice in assessment and therapy, before being assessed individually for readiness to work with service users.
  • Following sign off, trainees will undertake a minimum of 100 supervised client hours working with adults with mild to moderate depression in an IAPT service.

In the second year, trainees are expected to:

  • Build their knowledge and understanding of their chosen theoretical base and develop ways of working with simple and more complex presentations of human distress and depression.
  • Complete three 20 credit modules, aiming to extend and refine the application of psychotherapeutic counselling theories to gain a deeper understanding of the therapeutic process.
  • Continue the development of the skills required to provide a therapeutic service to service users with depression within IAPT services.
  • Gain critical knowledge and understanding of the theories and principles underpinning Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT).
  • Undertake a minimum of 150 supervised client hours working within the selected modality with service users with depression in an IAPT setting in line with the IAPT Manual.

In the third year, trainees are expected to:

  • Complete another three 20 credit modules to prepare to work as High Intensity Therapists working in IAPT services delivering Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT).
  • Complete the teaching and learning hours, required period of supervised clinical work, supervision requirements and assessment of competence in line with the national curriculum for Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy. This will include a minimum of 200 supervised client hours, thereby achieving a minimum of 450 hours over the three years.

Modules

 


These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.

Timetable

Teaching for this course in the 2023/24 academic year will be:

  • Monday

Teaching

Teaching is online-lead blended learning, with on-campus teaching delivered in block weeks. This may include clinical simulation in small groups, viewing and discussing video recordings of therapy delivered by experts, supervised practice with service users in the workplace, lectures, seminars, discussion groups, feedback, guided reading, independent study, experiential processes in large and small group settings, peer feedback and personal therapy.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2022 entry tuition fees

This programme is funded by Health Education England (HEE) (NHS). 

Students will need to self-fund 50 hours of personal therapy.

Career Options

At the end of the three-year training, graduates will be High Intensity IAPT Practitioners.

You can find out more information at:

How to apply

You need to have completed a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills to apply for this programme. Please read the entry requirements listed on this page before applying.

Complete the application form here to apply for this programme.

Doing all we can to support our students' lives at Roehampton 

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options. 

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.