• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

This programme aims to

  • Provide an advanced professional training at Post-graduate level
  • Provide a contemporary framework for theoretically informed practice-based training
  • Provide an innovative theoretical training which integrates practice and clinical supervision
  • Develop practitioners’ ability for independent learning
  • Develop practitioners’ professional skills in order to work creatively with a wide variety of clinical presentations, drawn from a wide variety of social contexts
  • Integrate a wide range of theoretical concepts, research and thinking with the principles of  psychosexual therapy
  • Develop and broaden practitioners’ knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, trauma, shame, medical conditions, paraphilias, sexual behaviour, sexual addiction and female genital cutting
  • Develop and broaden practitioners’ reflexivity in working ethically with a diverse range of clients, striving to overcome internal biases
  • Enhance employability in statutory and voluntary sectors, as well as independent practice
  • Meet COSRT professional requirements
Level
Level 7
Duration
2 years part-time
Awarding Body
University of Hull
Course Fees
£3500 per year
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Units and Structure

Key topics included in the first year include the key principles of psychosexual therapy, CBT strategies, sexual dysfunctions, challenges to sexual expression, including sexomnia, collusive relationships, ethics and safeguarding , gender and sexual discourses.

The second year will build on the principles gained in the first year and explore developments in sexual medicine, change theory, culture, alternative sexualities, chemsex, female genital cutting, neuroscience, trauma, shame, pornography and Cybersex.

Students will complete a self-evaluation form after each block of training, which will be used in supervision and enable dialogue between training staff and supervisors.

This programme is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and practice based skills and a variety teaching and learning strategies are used, such as formal and interactive lectures, group activities and practice based learning.

As part of the course requirements, students will be expected to attend three CPD days per annum. This can be from the UCD CPD portfolio and/or any relevant COSRT approved training and COSRT conferences.

As part of the course approval pending by COST there is a requirement for 50 hours of personal development and experiential work focussed on self in relation to other. This can consist of personal therapy, personal and professional development group work as part of the course and externally, such as experiential group work. COSRT’s membership at a reduced rate is a mandatory requirement.

Whilst on the course students will be granted access to the comprehensive online resources of the University Centre Doncaster Learning Resource Centre.

Assessment

The course is modular, taking  place over a 10 month period in each year, with eight blocks in year one and seven blocks in year two..

There will be an opportunity to access additional online training in year two.

Clinical placements will be in an approved clinical setting and involve 200 hours of practice during the two years.

We aim to offer two venues for study per year, either at our University Centre Doncaster venue or at Birkbeck College in London*.

Students are expected to organise their own supervision whilst on placement;  a ratio of one hour of supervision to six hours of clinical practice is needed to satisfy COSRT’s individual accreditation requirements.

  • There will be a venue surcharge for courses taking place outside of University Centre Doncaster

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

Prospective students must have:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification or APEL
  • Evidence of counselling qualification, including face to face supervised clinical practice  OR
  • Evidence of relevant equivalent training within the sexual heath field (NHS/Social Work)
  • Access to a practice base in an approved clinical setting, such as a counselling organisation, primary care trust or specialist NHS department
  • Competence in the use of IT and regular access to the Internet

Selection process

Applicants satisfying the entry requirements will attend an interview with the Course Director and members of the teaching staff.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

More about this course...

Course Dates

February 2018 – Doncaster Year 1

BlockDates
19 and 10 February 2018
29 and 10 March
327 and 28 April
425, 26 and 27 May
529 and 30 June
67 and 8 September
75 and 6 October
82 and 3 November

January 2018 – Doncaster Year 2

BlockDates
911 and 12 January 2018
10 15 and  16  February
11 12 and  13 April
12 07 and 08 June
13 26 and 27 July
14 06 and 07 September
 15 25 and 26 October

Each day starts at 9.30 and ends at 5

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Higher Education Recruitment
0800 358 74 74
he@don.ac.uk

Michèle Logue
01302 553818
michele.logue@don.ac.uk

Kathryn Holden
01302 553684
kathryn.holden@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

Prospective students must have:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification or APEL
  • Evidence of counselling qualification, including face to face supervised clinical practice  OR
  • Evidence of relevant equivalent training within the sexual heath field (NHS/Social Work)
  • Access to a practice base in an approved clinical setting, such as a counselling organisation, primary care trust or specialist NHS department
  • Competence in the use of IT and regular access to the Internet

Selection process

Applicants satisfying the entry requirements will attend an interview with the Course Director and members of the teaching staff.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, you'll need to fill in our Postgraduate and Professional application form on the page below.

Click here for Application Information