Advanced Diploma in Person-centred Counselling & Psychotherapy

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We are taking expressions of interest along with deposits for this exciting new Advanced Diploma in Person-centred Counselling & Psychotherapy.

For a long time, Temenos has had many requests to run a course for Temenos graduates and colleagues who are working as Counsellors and Psychotherapists who want to return to the learning environment to consolidate their learning and confidence. This Advanced Diploma is an offering to meet this need.

The educational philosophy of Temenos is one that seeks to nourish the person of the practitioner so that the student is able to grow more fully into themselves, this will be the focus of both the tutors on the course. To get to know and support each of the students in a way that supports their growth towards becoming more fully the practitioner that they are. It is our belief that the congruent practitioner is the most potent practitioner. The nature of the group meetings enables the exploration and challenge of individual ways of being along with high levels of care and empathy which loosen conditionality and create an inevitable movement towards growth as a person and a practitioner.

 

Who Is This Course For?

This course is for Temenos graduates and graduates of other programmes who are currently practicing and are members of a Counselling & Psychotherapy Professional Association.

 

What Is The Structure Of The Course?

The tutor contact time on this course will be equivalent to the Temenos Diploma Group. The year will begin with a three day encounter group in October 2019 and will then continue with one module of 2 days per month between November and June 2020, with no module in May 2020.

These 2 day modules will be accompanied by 7 online seminars which will include participation from the course tutors and a number of different visiting tutors who will bring an advanced perspective to the theory and practice of the Person-centred approach. The online seminars will be held between 7.30pm and 9.30pm UK time on one evening per month beginning in November 2019 and concluding in May 2020.

The first module in November will be focused on students communicating their learning agreement for the year, as they discuss with the group who they are and what they want from the course.

As the course progresses through the year, each of the students will be required to prepare and deliver a presentation on an aspect of advanced Person-centred theory and how it relates to the practice of Counselling & Psychotherapy. Presentation topics are to be chosen by the students so that the area of investigation is one that sparks the students drive and curiosity in an area that they feel they most want and need to learn.

The modules do not follow a published curriculum, however, the student presentations delivered throughout the year create a curriculum that is bespoke to the learning needs of the group. The curriculum is therefore created from the impassioned learning of each of the students as they communicate what they have found to be most relevant to their personal development and professional practice.

To receive the Advanced Diploma in the Person-centred Approach students will be required to complete 2 pieces of writing. The first piece of writing will be an essay on an advanced understanding of Person-centred theory and how this theory can support an understanding and critique of psychopathology in their practice. The essay title will be chosen by the student and then agreed by the course tutors to make sure that the area of investigation is one that is relevant to their practice and most likely to stir the student’s curiosity and appetite for learning.

The second piece of writing will be a transcript and process analysis on a piece of work with a current client. The analysis will be focused, not on an analysis of the client, but on an analysis of the work of the practitioner. The invitation will be to re-examine their work in the light of their current understanding of theory, opening up areas for development and also acknowledging the experience and expertise that has been developed in their practice.

Both pieces of writing will need to be submitted in April 2020 and passed before the June module in order to successfully pass the year and receive the Advanced Diploma in Person-centred Counselling & Psychotherapy. Students who do not pass the written work by the end of the course will be awarded a certificate of attendance which can be used as part of their ongoing commitment to Continuing Professional Development as required by their Professional Association.

The course will conclude in June 2020 and the last module will be the opportunity to present an end of year learning report where each of the students will reflect on their learning journey throughout the time on the course, consolidating their learning and the impact on their practice.

All students will be required to be in practice at the time of application to the course and will need to support their application with a statement from their supervisor declaring their intention to support the student through the course.

 

Can I Register For The Course?

At this time we are taking expressions of interest supported by deposits only, if we receive enough expressions of interest we will then begin the application process for this course. There will be a maximum of 10 students on the course and admission will be on a first come first served basis with regard to successful applications received.

Deposits will be refunded if we do not have enough applications to run the course by 1st November 2019. Deposits can also be refunded to anyone who withdraws their expression of interest before the 1st November 2019. Any expressions of interest or applications that are withdrawn after the 1st of November 2019 will not be refundable. Students who withdraw within 2 weeks of the course start date will be liable for 100% of the course fees.

What Are The Course Fees?

The fees for the Advanced Diploma in Person-centred Counselling & Psychotherapy will be equivalent to the 2019-20 Course Fees for the Diploma in Person-centred Counselling & Psychotherapy, which is £2,362.50. The deposit for the course is £285.00. This is the same fee to attend the October 2019 Temenos Encounter Group as a participant. If the course isn’t able to run, it will be possible to use the deposit as payment for the Encounter Group.

 

What Are The Course Dates?

Encounter Group
17th to the 19th October 2019

Module 1
21st & 22nd November 2019

Module 2
12th & 13th December 2019

Module 3
16th & 17th January 2020

Module 4
6th & 7th February 2020

Module 5
19th & 20th March 2020

Module 6
23rd & 24th April 2020

Module 7
18th & 19th June 2020

 

Please note that these dates are currently provisional and subject to change along with the start and finish times for each module.

Dates for online seminars are to be confirmed

 

Course Staff

The course will be staffed by two facilitators who both together have more than 20 years of experience training of Counsellors & Psychotherapists and are deeply passionate about the ongoing development and growth of practitioners. The Course will also be staffed by a number of external tutors who will be present at the online seminars.

 

Course Tutors

Fabienne Chazeaux has been facilitating in Person-centred Psychotherapy training programs in France and in the UK for more than 10 years. Fabienne is currently working on the Temenos Counselling & Psychotherapy Programme and the ACP France European Certificate in Psychotherapy Programme. She has a private practice in Paris and online where she offers Psychotherapy for children and adults and supervision to individual Psychotherapy practitioners. Fabienne is currently offering group supervision for psychologists who specialize in working with children and young people who have been orphaned and psychologists and support workers who specialize in working in an educational setting with children and young people who are living with Autism. Fabienne is also an experienced business coach and works with senior leaders and leadership teams within global corporations, she also offers individual and group supervision to coaches. Fabienne is an accomplished artist and has a special interest in how the creative arts can support therapeutic process. Fabienne has developed creative therapeutic tools which she uses with students, supervisees, psychotherapy and coaching clients. These tools have been developed to be particularly powerful in supporting therapeutic movement where there are no words available, which is often the case for clients who have experienced body and relational trauma or who find themselves paralysed within seemingly intractable organizational settings.

John Wilson has been facilitating in Counselling & Psychotherapy programmes in the UK for more than 10 years. John is the current director at Temenos Education which he has been part of since 2010 when he joined to stabilize the business following the emigration and exit of the organization’s founders. John has a passion for integrating ethical business models into the Psychotherapy world, his compassion and capacity for clear business thinking and decision making has steered Temenos through stormy transitions and into it’s next chapter of contemporary Counselling & Psychotherapy training provision with a blended learning model. John has a private practice where he offers online Psychotherapy and Supervision using video and chat communication platforms along with virtual environments. He is also the co-founder of onlinevents.tv which has grown to the world’s largest library of online video and audio content with instant certification and a learning log. John is also past chair of the Association for Counselling & Therapy Online (ACTO) and has served for 6 years on the board of the World Association for Person Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy & Counselling. John’s passion to bring online learning into the field of Counselling & Psychotherapy has also led to the development of online experiential learning within the Temenos programme, facilitating the exposure of temenos students to external tutors who are located in different parts of the world. Along with the inclusion of experiential learning of online Counselling & Psychotherapy for Temenos students so that they qualify with knowledge and practice in online communication and relationship.

 

External Tutors

To be announced