PSYCHOTHERAPY DIPLOMA - Psy Dip 

Solution Focused - Brief Strategic - Psychotherapy Course 
 
Allow Yourself To Grow 

INTRODUCTION 

The Psychotherapy Diploma is based on contemporary therapeutic interventions, this psychotherapy course is the most eclectic up to date training in the UK today. 
Qualifications Gained on course completion 
 
Psychotherapy Diploma - Psy Dip 
or Integrative Counseling Certificate - C Cert 
 
By completing & meeting the requirements of the SCCP Diploma & The Psychotherapy Diploma courses the delegate will receive a Diploma in Integrative Counselling & a Psychotherapy Diploma, Dip Psy. If you have prior learning please contact James Golding to discuss a bridging course - APL will apply 
 
By completing the Psychotherapy Diploma requirements only, the delegate will receive a Diploma in Integrative Counselling 
Accreditation 
NSPY - National Society of Psychotherapists 
Time Commitments 
 
6 modules each of two days, running monthly from June 24th & 25th 2017 to December 2nd & 3rd 2017. 
 

COURSE SYLLABUS Allow Yourself To Grow 

THE MODULAR COURSE COMPRISES: 

WEEKEND ONE - THE PSYCHOANALYTIC EXPERIENCE June 24th & 25th 2017 

Psychoanalysis comprises several interlocking theories concerning the functioning of the mind. In the past 70 years infant and child research and new discoveries in adults have led to further modification to theory. During psychoanalytic treatment, the client tells the analyst various thoughts and feelings.  
 
The analyst listens carefully, formulates, then intervenes to attempt to help the client develop insight into unconscious factors causing the problems. The specifics of the analyst's interventions typically include confronting and clarifying the client's pathological defences, wishes and guilt. Through the analysis of resistance (unconscious barriers to treatment) and transference to the analyst of an important other, psychoanalysis aims to unearth wishes and emotions from prior unresolved conflicts, in order to help the client perceive and resolve lingering problems.  
 
We consider the theories of Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung & Alfred Adler & how we use these understandings in the contemporary practice. 

WEEKEND TWO - CARL ROGERS & THE PERSON CENTERED THERAPY July 15th & 16th 2017 

Carl Ransom Rogers (1902-1987) was a psychologist and psychotherapist who initiated what Abraham Maslow later called the "third force" of psychology, following the behaviourism of Pavlov (and later B. F. Skinner) and Freudian psychoanalysis. This "third force" of humanistic psychology has been so closely identified with Rogers that it is often called Rogerian, a term its namesake objected to.  
 
His innovation was to treat clients as if they were essentially healthy, and he felt that growth would occur when a non-judgmental, non-directive (later, "person-centred") therapist created a warm, accepting environment to nurture the client and allow self-knowledge and self-acceptance to occur. Rogers is considered by many to be the most influential psychologist after Freud. The SCCP consider the person centred approach to be the basis of our therapeutic interactions and so believe this module to be an integral part of psychotherapy training. The SCCP advocates working with the client and not the issue, understanding that the issue is the client's adaption to the world. 
 
 

ABRAHAM MASLOW September 2nd (Saturday One Day) 2017 

An American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization. importance of focusing on the positive qualities in people, as opposed to treating them as a series of symptoms. 
 
Maslow described human needs as ordered in a prepotent hierarchy. A motivationed requirement would need to be satisfied before the client would give their attention to the next highest need. Maslow supplies an excellent framework of understanding required to translate the clients conversation into an understanding of motivational requirements. 
 

WEEKEND THREE - BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES September 3rd (Sunday One Day) 2017 

Behavioural science is the systematic analysis and investigation of human and animal behaviour through controlled and naturalistic observation and disciplined scientific experimentation. 
 
It attempts to accomplish legitimate, objective conclusions through rigorous formulations and observation. We discuss Pavlov, Watson, Skinner, Thorndike & Bandura to understand the way that we passively and proactively learn. 
 
Behaviourist theory goes further in its rejection of the unique nature of mental events. It does so by declaring that psychology is the study of only observable behaviours. Therefore, purely mental events, events that occur outside the realm of behaviour are not the subject matter of psychology. 
 
In terms of a definition, behaviourism is the study of the relationship between individuals' environments and their behaviour, without consulting hypothetical events that occur within their minds (Carlson & Buskist, 1997). 
 
This movement gained much attention and praise from the vast number of scientists who claimed other theories in psychology were invalid because they were not empirical, and as a result not quantifiable. Behaviourism, in contrast, maintains an objective stance to ensure that research findings will be valid and capable of being relied upon. Behaviourists achieve this objective stance by refusing to deal with what they call the "black box" of the mind. 
 
The contemporary Clinical Hypnotherapist employs these understandings in the modern practice daily. 
 
High Self Esteem is evident when we are empathic and assertive. 
 
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WEEKEND FOUR - ATTACHMENT - LOSS & BEREAVEMENT October 28th & 29th 2017 

We will be discussing and practising many theories & techniques including Bowlby's attachment theory; a psychological model that attempts to describe the dynamics of long-term interpersonal relationships between humans. However, "attachment theory is not formulated as a general theory of relationships. It addresses only a specific facet" (Waters et al. 2005: 81): how human beings respond within relationships when hurt, separated from loved ones, or perceiving a threat.  
 
Essentially, attachment depends on the person's ability to develop basic trust in their caregivers and self. In infants, attachment as a motivational and behavioural system directs the child to seek proximity with a familiar caregiver when they are alarmed, with the expectation that they will receive protection and emotional support. John Bowlby believed that the tendency for primate infants to develop attachments to familiar caregivers was the result of evolutionary pressures, since attachment behaviour would facilitate the infant's survival in the face of dangers such as predation or exposure to the elements. 

WEEKEND FIVE - HYPNO - COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPIES November 25th & 26th 2017 

CBT is the NHS choice of talking therapy's because it is measurable, one might say scientific empirical quality, however this is not the case once people, the clients, are introduced to the process. the reason for this is that CBT is dependent on the client committing to homework & practice for change. 
 
For those who have any experience of working with clients will know, this will reduce success to less than forty percent; hence the introduction of hypnosis. 
 
By weaving words into hypnotic outcomes & metaphors using the foundation of rationality your clients will change quickly in a way that fits with their own reality. 
 
The SCCP is the originator of this weaving of rational thinking into an interspersal suggestion based technique, reducing client resistance whilst facilitating permanent change within the client. 

WEEKEND SIX - Existentialism - Practising of Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy  December 2nd & 3rd 2017 

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way that I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." - Steve Jobs 
 
Existentialism is a term applied to the work of certain late 19th- and 20th-century philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences, shared the belief that philosophical thinking begins with the human subject; not merely the thinking subject, but the acting, feeling, living human individual. The individuals starting point is characterised by what has been called "the existential attitude," or a sense of disorientation and confusion in the face of an apparently meaningless or absurd world. 
 
This weekend explores existentialism and how we might employ this philosophy in the contemporary practice. 
 
Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy 
 
By practising the above techniques we are developing an integrative model; allowing flexibility for the individual client to change and develop. 
 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS 

APPLICANTS 
Any one can attend this course, regardless of prior learning. Some might wish to attend this course due to an interest in counselling and psychotherapy or to learn more about ones self; if the delegate is attending for these reasons no extra work is required. 
What qualification will I receive? 
 
Integrative counselling certificate. C Cert. To receive a certificate in integrative counselling accredited by the NSP these six weekends will need to be attended, each weekend has a brief write up to be completed, demonstrating an understanding of the weekend, written to a satisfactory standard. 
 
Psychotherapy Diploma, Psy Dip To achieve a diploma in psychotherapy accredited by the NSP the delegate would need to complete the SCCP Advanced Diploma Course, although any prior learning will be taken into account and a financial adjustment made to course fees. Ex SCCP graduates wishing to attend the Psychotherapy Diploma Course are required to up date their skills by completing any outstanding subjects not addressed on the Advance Diploma course to be able top gain the Psychotherapy Diploma, Psy Dip.. 
 
There are six short assignments to be completed after each Psychotherapy Diploma weekend of between 500 and 1500 words, the word count is the students choice, each assignment must be completed by the next Psychotherapy Diploma weekend, usually a month to complete. 
 
Late assignments will not be accepted, for the student to receive the qualification, the weekend will need to be paid for and attended again with the assignment completed in the appropriate time.. 
 
Full support and supervision is available for all weekends & assignments. 
ATTENDANCE 
We realise that it is not always possible for students to attend every weekend; as always we request any unattended time be completed on the following course. Graduation is only available once the full course fees have been paid and full attendance completed; please click Dates, Fees & Conditions for details. 
 
For those wishing to complete their Psychotherapy Diploma, Psy Dip, by attending this course and separate weekends of the Advanced Diploma Course, this may be achieved over two years or longer if required. 

COURSE ACCREDITATION 

WHY THIS HYPNOTHERAPY DIPLOMA COURSE IS CREDIBLE  

The SCCP Psychotherapy Diploma course is accredited by the National Society of Psychotherapists, NSP. Please see accreditation page for details. 
 

THE National Society Of psychotherapy 

The NSPY is an international governing body for psychotherapists. 
 
The Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy offer approved training, accredited by the NSP who represent complementary therapists internationally. The NSPY is committed to ensuring the highest possible professional standards amongst it's members. The NSP is a non-profit making organisation and is a leading independent professional body in Britain representing approved therapists in active practice. 
 

COURSE FEES 

APPLYING FOR THE COURSE 

 
Registering your interest by submitting an application form for the SCCP hypnotherapy diploma course does not commit you at all, it simply reserves you a place on our schedule and until we have time to discuss the course in detail with you.. 
 
Upon receipt of booking form we will contact you to arrange a meeting, this meeting can be by phone, Skype or in person. Following its successful outcome your place is secured by deposit. For student’s committed to taking the course we aim to make the cost affordable. To that end we have two payment options which we think offer unrivaled flexibility and value. Fees can be paid by bank transfer or standing order or PayPal. 
 
The fees include all training materials. For those students wishing to complete their HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma) a £120 assessment and certification fee will be payable at the time of submission. 
 
FULL COURSE FEES - £1200 
 
1. A non-refundable, non transferable deposit of £200 
 
2. The final payments of £1000 required three weeks prior to the course 
weekend. 
 
3. Making a total payment of £1200 
 
TRAINING FEES CAN BE MADE BY: 
 
Bank transfer, credit card, PayPal, cash or cheque. 
 
CONCESSIONS 
 
If you prefer to take advantage of a prepayment discount this can be gained by making a one off payment of £1080 pounds prior to attending the course, saving you £120. This concession is only available if you are paying by cheque or bank transfer and not by credit card or PayPal. 
ADDITIONAL COSTS 
 
Their are NO additional costs. 
 
TRAVELLING & ACCOMMODATION COSTS 
 
If you have far to travel and require accommodation for one or more nights please make it clear on your APPLICATION FORM. We can provide a distance allowance on your fees and suggest reasonably priced hotels, guest houses/ bed & breakfast. 
 
Traveling & Accommodation allowances are only available with Bank Transfers & cannot been gained if the prepayment concession is applied. 
 
POST CODE ALLOWANCE COURSE FEES 
 
KT, GU21, 
GU22, GU23 Standard Fee - £1200 
 
OTHER concession 
TW, RH, other GU's - £1140 
 
All other post codes 10% - £1080: 
Only available with a Bank Transfer payment of £1080. 

TERMS & CONDITIONS 

SCCP reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course if there are circumstances beyond our control. Fees paid will be repaid in full. 
SCCP reserves the right to remove a participant from the course due to incompatibility; this has not happened in twenty one years, however, we reserve the right. 
SCCP reserves the right to change the staff. 
SCCP reserve the right to change training venues 
SCCP reserve the right to update the course content, to remain in line with governing body requirements & therapeutic advancement. 
SCCP reserves the right to update the course requirements and terms and condition without notice. 
We hold an informal meeting to ensure you understand what is required from the course. 
Course fees must be paid in full & on time, three weeks prior to course commencement. 
If student study time, day or weekend is missed; the SCCP will do everything possible to offer a place for the lost time on the next course, this will be subject to space. 
To date we have been able to offer a place on the next course for missed time.  
 
Course Requirements 
Homework
There are six assignments to complete within the syllabus time frame. 
Each theory is to be practised within the group, at the relevant weekend. 
There is a short assignment to complete after each weekend, we estimate this to take no more than two hours. 
The questions to be answered, content and the answers are discussed on the relevant weekend. 
Each assignment is usually 400 to 1500 words, 1 to 4 A4 papers. 
The assignment is purely for you to demonstrate that you have understood the weekend. 
The information that you require to complete the assignment is supplied and discussed over the relevant weekend. 
All assignments must be completed to an acceptable standard by the following course weekend; usually three to four weeks. 
In the case of the last weekend of the course, delegates will have four full weeks to complete the last assignment, if required. 
Extensions, due to the ease of requirements for the assignments, and the allowed time , no more than two hours work in three weeks or more; there is no need for extension times. No extension times will be granted. 
Due to the ease of the assignments and time allowed, assignments that do not meet the requirements of the course, by standard or time allowed, the student can re-attend the relevant weekend on the following course, and resubmit the assignment, at the students expense; the relevant weekend will need to be paid for. 
All therapeutic interventions and theories will need to be practised to an acceptable standard, to meet the requirements of the course. 
Delegates will only qualify for the relevant qualification, providing they meet the requirements of the course. 
Delegates who do not meet the requirements of the course, will not gain a qualification. 
The reason for these conditions are?  
Unfortunately in the past delegates have attended, and expected to gain a qualification with out addressing these basic course requirements? 
 
Having a qualification might help you gain an appointment with your client, becoming a therapist, will help that client make further appointments, whilst developing your practice.  
 
By attending SCCP courses students agree to these reasonable terms & conditions. 

BOOKING FORM 

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