CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

This is a national recognised qualification on the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The course is intended for candidates who have acquired the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (or its APL and/or APEL equivalent).



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10128

Campus: Lisburn

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Higher Education

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Course Structure

The course is aimed at qualified practising counsellors who wish to develop their existing knowledge and skills.  It is open to applicants who have completed the Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling Diploma (or equivalent) who are working independently or in an agency.
 
The theoretical and practice focus of the course will be on the psychodynamic approach and CBT with the emphasis on how CBT can be integrated into psychodynamic counselling to best serve the needs of the client as well as meeting agency expectations. It is expected that with some clients amending the psychodynamic counsellor’s approach to include aspects of CBT the counselling relationship will produce better outcomes and ultimately respond to agency or client requirements for work to be short term.

Course participants will have had psychodynamic training but maybe unfamiliar with CBT. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the psychodynamic approach and an awareness of CBT tools and the key principles behind the CBT approach. This understanding will enable counsellors, under the supervision of 2 course tutors and their counselling supervisor to integrate elements of CBT into their client work sensitively, taking account of their client’s unique circumstances.
  • Course content will also include:
  • Approaches to assessment
  • Establish and maintain an appropriate framework for independent practice
  • Practice as a senior counsellor within an agency
  • Develop their proficiency to work with clients at CPCAB Service Level B2
  • Deepen their ability to work with the counselling relationship
  • Facilitate understanding of working in health settings;
It will be an experiential learning environment with appropriate boundaries which will facilitate the learning of theory and practice of skills, students will be expected to present anonymised case sessions to share with the class for group feedback and group learning. 
 
Self-knowledge and awareness are key aspects to training and practising as a counsellor. With this in mind there is a course requirement that counsellors have completed 40 hours of personal therapy by the end of the course. Previous personal therapy can be taken into account however applicants should discuss this with a tutor so that their individual circumstances can be considered.

Course participants must complete 60 supervised counselling hours with the defined approach before completing the course however it is possible that an extension of up to one year can be granted for the completion of hours.  Throughout the training the participants will complete a portfolio meeting CPCAB criteria.

The course takes place one morning a week totalling 120 hours.  Those interested should consult the CPCAB website for details of the course criteria.  www.cpcab.co.uk
 
Accreditation of prior learning is a process by which you may be awarded credits for learning that you have gained in the past and which is relevant to the course to which you have applied.  It may be certificated or experiential learning.  Please ask for additional information from the contact below.

 

Contact Hours

Entry requirement is the successful completion of the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or its equivalent.  Applicants will need to demonstrate the necessary qualities and aptitude to successfully complete the course and its requirements.

 

How do I apply:

You can request this application form by applying your details on the Online App where upon we will email an application form to be returned by email to be considered for interview.

 All correspondence will be by email only.


Entry Requirements

The student who successfully completes the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and the CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling can combine these qualifications with several short distance learning courses from the Open University to obtain an Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling.  www.cpcab.co.uk

This can lead towards positions in being a Counsellor in either statutory/volunteer sector.

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

The successful student is appropriately qualified to work in independent practice or as senior counsellor in an agency setting.

Where will it take me?

Candidate portfolio and externally assessed case review.  Agency and supervision reports.

This can lead towards positions in being a Counsellor in either statutory/volunteer sector.

How will it make me more employable?

This can lead towards positions in being a Counsellor in either statutory/volunteer sector.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this Programme.

Accreditation

CPCAB

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

Related Courses

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

This is a national recognised qualification on the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The course is intended for candidates who have acquired the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (or its APL and/or APEL equivalent).

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This course provides a transition from using counselling skills at an informal level to counsellor practitioner training. The course forms part of the entry requirement for the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4).

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