These years aim to develop critical skills and practice, and to provide the necessary training for students to become a reflective practitioners in a variety of settings; and enable students to meet the training requirements for applying for individual accreditation with the BACP. The two years concentrate on the application of the theory and practice introduced in the Foundation Year. These years have a strong focus on the individual and group process. Given that students are also working with clients, the practice component focuses on the supervision and development of professional practice in small group work as well as in the larger group. In small practice groups we focus on facilitating the learning of individuals/practitioners (rather than using the traditional observer ‘feedback’ model which derives from behaviourism).
Learning is derived from a variety of contexts: formal contact time in training training time, including attendance at Professional Training Workshops, private study time, reading, research and preparation, as well as working on assignments, work with clients and supervision. (See attached sheet for current dates and timetable).
Entry requirements for Diploma Years 2 & 3
Completion of the Foundation Year including a pass in all required assessments and a satisfactory end of Year report.
Psychotherapy & Counselling Practice
Temenos encourages trainees to be working with clients from the early stages of Year 2. Temenos supports trainees working in a variety of settings: statutory, voluntary and independent/private practice. It is a course requirement that trainees are counselling clients from the beginning of Year 3.