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MA Modules 4 & 5

The MA course is open to those who have previously trained in Child Counselling to Postgraduate Diploma level and have trained in Adult Counselling at a minimum of Certificate level.

The course, comprising all subject related to child mental health and advanced therapeutic skills, is demanding as well as enlightening.

Graduates are eligible for UKCP Registration as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, and to apply for membership to the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP).

Tutors

Core staff:

Helen Abrahamson  MA Child Psych, Dipl. Psych Supvn, UKCP

  • Claudia Campos
    MA,  ACP, UKCP
  • Andrea Katz
    Dipl Psych, BA (Hons) UKCP
  • Dr Martin Newman
    MB, ChB, MRCPsych
  • Alex Noble
    Dip.Couns., AdDipPsych, MA, UKCP, MBACP
  • Carol Nudds
    MA Child Psych, Dipl. Psych Supvn, UKCP
  • Yolande Anastasi
    PG Dipl. Dramatherapy, Dipl Supvn, HCPC, BADth
  • Louis Sydney
    MA, Dipl SV, UKCP
  • Jess Skelton
    MA, Supvn, UKCP,

Visiting tutors - Weekend seminars and Workshops

  • Sibylle Janert
    MA psych, BSc psych Child Development Consultant, Autism Specialist
  • Kate Daniels
    MA, CQSW, BA (Hons) ACP Systemic Family Therapy
  • Di Gammage
    MA Psych, UKCP, BADT Play Therapy
  • Charlie Davison
    M.Phil, D.Phil, BA Research Methods
  • Lorraine Millard
  • MA, UKCP Sexual Abuse
  • Carole Simmons
    UKCP, BACP, HCPC Eating Disorders
  • Antonella Russo-Ball
  • UKCP, Trauma
  • Retta Bowen
    MA Child Psych, UKCP
  • Bozena Merrick
    MSC. Psych (Eqv) Dipl. Psych Supvn, Adv Psych, UKCP, MBACP Addiction and Substance Abuse
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Accreditation

We offer following professional accreditations and academic qualifications:

UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy):

As an accredited member organisation of UKCP we offer our MA graduates UKCP Registration as a Child And Adolescent Psychotherapist.

Middlesex University

Currently there are three awards available to students:

  • Certificate in Adult Counselling Skills: 60 credits (Year 1)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling: 120 credits (Year 2 and 3).
  • MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapist: 210 credits (Year 4 and 5).

All credits are transferable.

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Entry Requirements

Candidates need to fulfil the following entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of a Postgraduate Diploma level training in child counselling and psychotherapy either at Terapia or another organisation, and;
  • Successful completion of a Certificate level training in adult counselling, and;
  • A minimum of 100 clinical hours with children and adolescents.

Training Requirements

Written Assignments and Students’ Assessments

Details of written work and modes of assessments will be provided to students accepted on to the course.  This written work will be at a master academic level of competency.

Personal Therapy

Students are required to attend a minimum of 40 hours of personal therapy per training year with a UKCP registered psychotherapist.

Clinical Work

Students are required to complete 450 hours with clients of all ages in Terapia’s approved placement.

Mother and Baby Observation

Students are required to take an 18 months Mother and Baby Observation with a minimum of 60 hours.

Psychiatric Observation

Students are required to take up 100 hours of psychiatric observation at Terapia’s approved mental health placement. It is required that all students must have experience of observation of children within a multidisciplinary setting where psychiatric or clinical psychologists’ assessments and case discussions take place.

Supervision

Terapia provides weekly group supervision for all the required Toddler Observation and clinical work. For clinical work with children Terapia provides group supervision as part of the course. Students will need to have additional individual supervision, according to their clinical work load.

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Programme

Programme

First and Second Year

Theory

  • Child Psychiatry, Child Mental Health
  • Working with complex mental health and developmental disorders

Drug and substance abuse

  • Addiction and Codependency

Trauma

  • Eating disorders
  • Working with adolescents: sexuality and sexual issues, self-harm and suicide
  • Adoption and Fostering
  • Working with Parents
  • Working with Sexually Abused Children and Young People
  • Group work with children and young people
  • Gender, race and cultural issues
  • Research methods
  • Elements of Family Therapy: Systemic approach
  • Court Appearances and Expert Witness Skills
  • Multidisciplinary and Multiagency work

Practical Placements

Mother & Baby Observation (18 months, 60 hours)

Psychiatric Observation Placement (100 hours)

Ongoing Clinical Placements with:

  • Young children (0 -5 year old)
  • Primary age school (6-11 year old)
  • Adolescents (12 -18 year old)
  • Reflective Practice with parents
  • Group Work
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Fees

Total cost for year:                               £ 4,606.00 (£4,546 if paid in full at start)

Deposit:                                                     £ 550.00  £4,056.00 payable by instalments
Twelve monthly instalments:             £338.00
or three instalments by term:             £ 1,352.00

Fees include all charges for the tutorials, course materials, art materials, weekly group supervision and assessments of written assignments. The cost of individual supervision session is not included in course fees.

Additional Costs:
Viva (if taken in 2018)                                           £ 350
Mini Viva (if taken in 2018)                                 £ 165
Dissertation                                                             £ 400

Five days residential training in elements of Play Therapy (Autumn Term First Year of MA course, full board, Oxfordshire) - cost to be confirmed at time of booking
Cost in 2016                                                                £ 420

Annual Middlesex University Membership fee – the fee below is the amount set by Middlesex University for 2017 and is reviewed by the University each year in September and is, therefore subject to change.

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Funding

You may be eligible to apply for a Career Development Loan - please visit https://www.gov.uk/career-development-loans/overview for further information.

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.

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Equal Opportunities

Terapia is commited to promoting equal oppotunities as a training organisation and as a employer. As part of your commitiment to transparent, objective and fair procedures we ask all our applicants to fill in this Equal Opportunities section.

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