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DPsych Counselling Psychology

 

Gain integrated clinical training and extensive professional development through GCU’s DPsych Counselling Psychology – the only programme of its kind in Scotland. Counselling psychology is a rapidly growing area of applied psychology, and a wide range of diverse settings are in need of highly skilled HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologists.

In this doctorate programme, you’ll expand your ability to work with complex client groups and contribute impactful research to the field of psychological health.

We draw on our relationships with active practitioners to give you a world-class and highly relevant education, with clinical training in both humanistic (person-centred) and cognitive-behavioural approaches. We take a holistic and comprehensive approach to instruction, and you’ll develop your skills in applied psychological theory and research as well as complete work in ongoing clinical placements.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 3 years (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £12,600 (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

Here, you’ll be a part of a thriving, open and diverse community with a shared investment in social responsibility and a commitment to the common good.

Career Opportunities

On graduation, you will qualify for Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society and you are eligible to apply for HCPC registration.

Our graduates benefit from the growing demand for in-depth training and leadership abilities in the field of psychological therapy – and from GCU’s excellent academic reputation and world top 5% ranking. Our alumni work as registered counselling psychologists, making a positive impact in independent practice and academia, the NHS and in social care, organisational, educational and forensic settings.

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There were a lot of opportunities to gain a breadth of experience in terms of placements such as third sector organisations and within the National Health Service.

Dr. Sophia Vezza

Counselling Psychologist with NHS Lanarkshire Addiction Psychology Service 

Course Contents

  • DPsych covers Psychotherapeutic Competencies and Skills
  • Critical Enquiry in Counselling Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods and Dissertation
  • Personal and Professional Development in modules ranging from 15 to 60 credits

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