The MA Conversion Course at Terapia provides psychotherapy and counselling practitioners with an opportunity to supplement their previous trainings and clinical experience and to obtain registration as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist.
- Alix Hearn
BA (Hons), MA Child Psych, UKCP
- Andrea Katz
Dipl Psych, BA (Hons) UKCP
- Bozena Merrick
MA C. Psych (Eqv), Dipl. Psych Supvn, Adv Psych, UKCP, BACP
- Dr Martin Newman
MB, ChB, MRCPsych
- Alex Noble
Dip.Couns., AdDipPsych, UKCP, MBACP
- Helen Abrahamson
MA Child Psych, Dipl. Psych Supvn, UKCP
The Conversion Course is validated by Middlesex University and offers MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling. (210 Credits)
Terapia is also accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Upon successful completion of the Conversion Course students are eligible for Registration with UKCP as Child Psychotherapists
1. UKCP training in Adult Psychotherapy or:
2. Other training in Adult Psychotherapy which was equivalent to UKCP training standards and the following requirements were met:
minimum of three year duration course
personal therapy requirement throughout the course
minimum of 450 client hours requirement
other than UKCP professional body/university recognition
3. Evidence of experience of professional or personal involvement with children or adolescents in caring capacity
4. Personal qualities and aptitude to work with vulnerable children
5. Clear Enhanced DBS Check
There will be an individual assessment of candidate’s prior training in order to establish the candidate’s individual training needs
The Conversion Course is spread over two years. It consists of two parts:
The Core training takes place twice a month on Wednesdays from 10 am until 5.15 pm. There are 18 Wednesday meetings per year covering the following:
Child Development from Integrative Perspective
Child Psychiatry and Child Mental Health
Court Report and Expert Witness Skills
Mother & Baby and Toddler Observation
Each student chooses modules he/she needs to attend in order to meet Terapia training outcomes. There are 28 weekend workshops and evening seminars to choose from; details are available from Terapia’s office.
Fees include all charges for the tutorials, course materials, art materials, weekly group supervision and assessments of written assignments.
An initial deposit (non-refundable) will be required to secure your place on the course, after which you have the following options of paying the remaining fees:
- Monthly standing order (over 12 months)
- Three instalments (at the beginning of each term)
- Payment in full (discount of £60 will be applied if paying in full at the start of the course)
First Year 2020
Deposit: £ 550.00
Monthly instalments: £ 290.00
Or 3 instalments (by Term): £ 1,160
Total cost: £4,030.00
Second Year 2021
No deposit required
Monthly payments: £ 344.17
Payments per Academic Term: £ 1,376.67
Total cost: £ 4,130.00
Mini Viva Examination £ 170 if taken in 2020
Viva Examination £ 360 if taken in 2020
Dissertation £ 850 if submitted in 2020
Annual Middlesex University Membership fee - The fee set for 2020 is £ 765.00 and is reviewed by the University each year in September and therefore the fee for 2021 may be higher.
Late fees will incur interest charges.
In the event of student’s change of personal circumstances resulting in difficulty in meeting financial obligation she/he should contact the course Director as soon as possible so that a mutually appropriate solution can be sought.
Due to the nature and the structure of the MA/Conversion Course (five students per training group only) the candidates are required to financially commit to the two years of the course. If a student withdraws from the course the fees are payable for the whole course.
If a student has been asked to withdraw from the training the fees payable are up to and including that term.
Terapia has made every effort to ensure that the fees correspond with the training cost. However, Terapia reserves the right to change the fees.
Students who currently work with children or young people may choose to approach their employer to fund or part-fund the training, particularly if the skills acquired will directly contribute to their current job. Terapia will assist and support students wishing to make such applications.
International students can contact The British Council at www.britishcouncil.org for information on grants and scholarships.