Independent Scholarship - Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - Level 7
About this module
At this stage of your academic and professional programme you should be rapidly moving towards developing a sound critical knowledge of theory and practice moving towards eligibility for registration or accreditation.
This module supports the process of accreditation whilst also enabling you to undertake a piece of scholarly work that will further prepare you for professional practise, support professional development and be a prerequisite for Doctoral level study.
This module reflects the complexity of the interaction of many different aspects of counselling, psychotherapy and therapy practice. There will be an emphasis on the continued development of theoretical learning, advanced development of clinical skills and an emphasis on independent scholarship.
Independent study will focus on both the use of research to support the development of a therapeutic style, and the development of an evidence based review of contemporary theory or a small scale research project. The aim is to equip you to reach the level of independent, evidence-based practitioner.
There will be a continued emphasis on anti-discriminatory, reflective and ethical practice throughout the module.
Continuing Professional Development
CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.
Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health and Social Care Professionals
Start dates are usually: September
Module level: Level 7
Module credits: 60 credits
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
- Understand academic discourse associated with your chosen area of investigation and make use of the conventions of modern scholarly writing in the formulation and completion of a coherent and realisable dissertation, work based project or small scale research project.
- Handle advanced critical methodological and theoretical arguments germane to the issues addressed within the dissertation, work based project or small scale research study.
- Understand by the synthesis of personal insight, theory and practice, issues and problems relating to practice whilst meeting specific professional body requirements for accreditation/registration and competencies in an ethical and professional way.
If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.