This course has been designed by CPCAB to provide you with a comprehensive and in-depth view of integrative counselling, which is grounded in practice, professional, personal development and theory. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop safe practice of the skills of counselling, within an agency setting or private practice, equipping you to take on a senior counselling role in an organisational context where client assessments, referral and routine evaluation are part of the role. Throughout the course, you will evolve your core counselling qualities, which are central to work of the counsellor, broadenening and deepening your responsiveness to the varieties of human experience.
Topics covered can include:
You will need:
We request evidence of all qualifications. All applicants must have an assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
Demand for this course is very high, we cannot guarantee all applicants a place on the course.
You wiln need to refer to three types of coursework in your portfoliio - documents, tutor observation and testimony - but what does that mean? Here are a few examples:
There is also an Externally Assessed Case Review (3,000 - 3,500 words) - you must pass this alongside your portfolio to be deemed to be Proficent.
Personal Counselling - a minimum of 40 Hours of personal counselling by the end of the course. This can include hours undertaken prior to the start of the course but at least 10 hours of personal therapy must be undertaken during the training year itself.
Clinical Supervision - this is not always provided by the agencies where you complete client work and you may need to pay. This can be either group or one-to-one supervision - as per the supervision ratio requirements of your chosen ethical framework or professional membership association.
Progression can be to: