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Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy


Solution Focused - Brief Strategic - Psychotherapy Course 
Let Yourself Grow 

INTRODUCTION  Let Yourself Grow 

The Brief Strategic Psychotherapy Diploma course 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 
Brief Strategic Psychotherapy Diploma - Psy Dip 
Please note, this is not a stand alone course. 
This course is designed to offer greater depth of understanding to graduates of the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma course. 
By completing & meeting the requirements of the SCCP Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma Course & The Psychotherapy Diploma courses the delegate will receive a Brief Strategic Psychotherapy Diploma, Dip Psy.  
If you have prior learning please contact James Golding to discuss a bridging course, APL will apply 
Supported By: 
NSPYsy - National Society of Psychotherapists, The NSPsy, is a register managed by the SCCP. 
Time Commitments 
6 modules each of two days, attendance is one weekend a month for 6 months, 12 days attendance. 
Allow Yourself To Grow 
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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 current issues.  
We consider the theories of Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung & Alfred Adler & how we use these understandings in the contemporary practice. 
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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. 
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ABRAHAM MASLOW (Saturday One Day)  
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. 
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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. 
To learn more about the steps to becoming assertive whilst enhancing relationships, click here. 
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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. 
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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. 
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WEEKEND SIX - Existentialism - Practising of Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy  
"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. 


This course is designed to offer greater depth of understanding to graduates of the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma course. If you have prior learning please contact James Golding to discuss a bridging course, APL will apply 
What qualification will I receive? 
Brief Strategic Psychotherapy Diploma, Psy Dip. To achieve a diploma in brief strategic psychotherapy accredited by the NSPsy the delegate would need to complete the SCCP Advanced Diploma Course, although any prior learning will be taken into account. Ex SCCP graduates wishing to attend the Brief Strategic 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 to gain the Psychotherapy Diploma, Psy Dip electronically. 
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. 
All received assignments will be timed and date logged, delegates will receive an email receipt for all assignments. The SCCP receipt for assignments is proof of receipt, not the date on the assignment or the email date sent. 
Full support and supervision is available for all weekends & assignments, if required. 
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 for and full attendance completed; please click Dates, Fees & Conditions for details. 
For those wishing to complete their Brief Strategic Psychotherapy Diploma, Psy Dip, by attending this course and separate weekends of the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma Course, this may be achieved over two years or longer if required. 
Delegate Behaviour And SCCP Terms And Conditions 
The SCCP Psychotherapy Diploma course is accredited by the National Society of Psychotherapists, NSPsy. The NSPsy is affiliated to the 
SCCP. Please see accreditation page for details. 
The National Society Of Psychotherapy 
The NSPYsy is an international register for psychotherapists that we in tend to develop into a governing body. 
The Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy offer approved training, accredited by the NSPsy who represent complementary therapists internationally. The NSPsy is committed to ensuring the highest possible professional standards amongst it's members. The NSPsy is a not for profit organisation, independent of the NCH, HA & NCFE, to be developed into a leading independent professional body in Britain, representing approved therapists in active practice. 
Registering your interest by submitting an application form for the SCCP psychotherapy diploma course reserves your place. 
The fees include all training materials.  
1. A non-refundable, non transferable deposit of £300 
2. The final payments of £1500 required five weeks prior to course commencement. 
3. Making a total payment of £1800 
Bank transfer, credit card, PayPal. 
Their are NO additional costs. 
To Read The Terms & Conditions 
Course Requirements 
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 four to six hours. 
The questions to be answered, content, and the answers, are discussed on the relevant weekend. 
Each assignment is usually 500 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, and received, by the following course weekend; usually three to four weeks. 
On receipt of your assignment, you will receive a time, dated, email receipt. 
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 four to six 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, if assignments 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, a delegate has 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 which include the standard SCCP suitability terms and conditions: 
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