Please note that the application process for 2017 is now closed. Applications for 2018 intake will open in December 2017, with interviews taking place in April 2018.
The MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy is a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) accredited programme that leads to professional registration in adult or child psychotherapy or counselling. UKCP operate separate child and adult registers, and the programme at Newman offers entry onto either or both registers, depending on the chosen pathway.
The programme has been accredited by the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA). UPCA is an institutional member of UKCP.
Professional standards specify that Psychotherapy training should be at a postgraduate level of competence, and of at least 4 years duration. Counselling training can be at a graduate or postgraduate level, and at least 3 years long. The programme at Newman fulfills this professional requirement via two linked academic awards – a one year long Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling Studies followed by a three year MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy OR the one year Graduate Certificate, followed by a 2 year PG Dip in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Both programmes are designed to fulfill the requirements for registration as either an adult, or a child and adolescent practitioner. For the psychotherapy route only, there is an option for dual registration as both an adult and child and adolescent psychotherapist.
The programme revolves around the development of a well-articulated integrative practice base, with teaching and learning differentiated according to the chosen professional registration option.
Psychotherapy and Counselling with Children:
Professional standards recognise that while there are similarities between counselling and psychotherapy with adults and with children, there are also significant differences. By fulfilling the requirements of both sets of standards, it is possible to achieve professional registration as both an adult and a child and adolescent psychotherapist.
Newman Health and Wellbeing Centre
In October 2016, a new Health and Wellbeing Centre opened at Newman University. This includes a counselling and psychotherapy service for both adults and children. Students have the opportunity to apply to work on clinical placement at the centre.