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).
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
- Yolander 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
- Retta Bowen
MA Child Psych, UKCP
- Bozena Merrick
MSC. Psych (Eqv) Dipl. Psych Supvn, Adv Psych, UKCP, MBACP Addiction and Substance Abuse
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students are required to attend a minimum of 40 hours of personal therapy per training year with a UKCP registered psychotherapist.
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.
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.
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.
First and Second Year
- Child Psychiatry, Child Mental Health
- Working with complex mental health and developmental disorders
Drug and substance abuse
- Addiction and Codependency
- 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
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
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.
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.
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.