Psychotherapy Diploma

UKCP Accredited Psychotherapy Diploma  in Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy

Covid-19 update: We expect to run all our training online at least until the end of 2020. The situation is being constantly monitored by staff and trustees and we hope to return to working face to face in the building as soon as it is safe. 
Admin staff will respond to any queries sent to info@re-vision.org.uk, though please bear with us if there is a delay in responding
The 2020 intake is now full and the next two-year part-time post-qualifying training course starts in September 2022.  The outline of the training in 2022 will be similar to the outline below. 
The training is a creative, contemporary approach to psychotherapy, integrating developmental, relational and archetypal perspectives in a soulfully grounded way.
For graduates of our counselling training, the Psychotherapy training is the final two years of a five year training. The Psychotherapy diploma has an entry point every other year and we invite applications both from graduates of Re-Vision’s counselling diploma and from those who have qualified elsewhere.
Please contact us as soon as possible to find out more and to be informed when 2022 details are finalised..
“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an Intelligence and make it a soul?” John Keats
Character of this training

Relationship, integration and soul are the three principles that underpin Re-Vision’s method. At the heart of our approach to psychotherapy is the field of the relationship – a space that contains both therapist and client. We hold a creative tension between the Psychodynamic emphasis on frustrating narcissistic demands and that of the Transpersonal for the deep yearnings of the soul. Within a mutual synergetic field the question, “Who does this experience belong to?” loses its importance. Psychotherapy from a Soulful Perspective, the heart of the Re-Vision approach, is a mutual process for transformation and renewal in which both parties are deeply engaged. The size of training groups at Re-Vision is maintained at a modest level to reflect the need for close and intimate contact in this profession, giving each student the personal attention they need for their development.

Aims and outcomes

The overall aim of the training is to combine a transpersonal and soulful perspective with clinical excellence. Grounded in a trauma-informed model of distress, this two year Post-Diploma course is intended to deepen previous training to establish a psychotherapeutic basis for long-term soulful engagement with clients. Practical outcomes include developing the ability to:

  • step outside frames of ‘what is wrong’ and explore what troubles the soul
  • use mythology as a source for clients’ history
  • work in a trauma informed way with the ‘deep body’
  • give a soulful re-frame to psychopathology
  • creatively utilise counter-transference to read the field
  • link intuition, imagination and play with a creative practice
  • work with shadow material and the split in the healing archetype
  • understand issues of power, abuse and threat and how we make meaning

“This is an organisation that carefully nurtures each student, gradually empowering them till they reach a point where they feel fully equipped both professionally and personally to function as responsible psychotherapists.” HIPS (Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy) quinquennial re-accreditation of the training 2013

Who is it for?

This training is for qualified counsellors who want to deepen their work within a psychospiritual context and achieve UKCP registration.
Applications are welcomed both from Re-Vision counselling graduates and those who have trained elsewhere.

Training format and method

This programme is intended to complete a psychotherapy training of five years’ duration of which the first part comprises the Counselling Diploma. The Post-Diploma training takes an additional two years. Courses are experiential with an emphasis on inner connection to thinking rather than conceptual abstraction. This building on inner experience is part of the ‘inside-out’ learning method which supports the development of creative learning.

Stage 4 (2020/2021)
  • 4 weekend courses (1 residential)
  • 8 seminars fortnightly in the third term
  • 15 three-hour group supervisions
  • 15 alternate interpersonal or tutorial meetings
  • 4-day residential summer intensive
Stage 5 (2021/2022)
  • 2 weekend courses (1 residential)
  • 3 Saturday seminars
  • 15 five and a half hour seminars
  • 14 three-hour group supervisions
  • 16 alternate interpersonal or tutorial meetings
  • 4-day residential summer intensive

Stage 4

Thursday Modules
 TERM ONE – Bridging Course – Context and the Field 

This module forms term 1 of Stage 4. Here, non Re-Vision counselling graduates will be introduced to our method and the whole new stage 4 cohort is enabled to orient and form as a group. During these seminars we will bridge the space between being a counsellor and becoming a psychotherapist via re-orienting to the Re-Vision Approach, exploring the wounded healer archetype and reconnecting with and dreaming on themes from the counselling training. During these seminars we will explore the two subtle and powerful ideas of Context and Field as developed at Re-Vision for the creative use of counter- transference within a soulful perspective. Includes Thursday seminars and a training weekends on Field Constellations and the Wounded Healer.

TERM TWO – Growing Down

Thursdays during this term will alternate between: supervision groups, tutorials, IPGs and theory seminars (three theory seminars). The aim of this term is to give space for reading, consolidating the concepts from term one and applying them into client work.

TERM THREE – Stories of Soul-Making

We will discover how wounds and shadow are portals to soul-making and the ‘not yet told story’ via embodied participation in myths and tales. We will be working at the personal, clinical, cultural and soulful levels exploring with story, movement, dreams and shadow material as ways to engage clients’ stories at depth.
Saturday/Sunday themes:
Field Constellations, Wounded Healer, Shame, Mid-Life, Images of Self, Working at the Threshold

Stage 5

Thursday Modules
– A Soulful Psychopathology

What ails thee? What might soul be saying through psychopathology? How do presenting symptoms speak to us? We’ll explore symptoms/wounds through both archetypal (Jung/Hillman) and developmental lenses (trauma informed/neuroscience) using the interactive Relational Soul-Field of the Re-Vision approach. We will work with myth, archetype and body via a mixture of conversational seminars and practice sessions that aim to re-frame psychopathology giving soul’s suffering a place.

– The Craft of Therapy

This course aims to develop the quality of attention that therapists give to soul, creativity and play, exploring through an alchemical lens and the craft of attuning with the relational soul-field. Topics include: alchemy and transformational cycles, Eros and the erotic field, cultural complexes, Anima Mundi and the shadow and soul of the world. The main emphasis is to develop and hone your creative capacities for holding, attending to and attuning with the deep body.

– The Wounded Researcher

Psychotherapy is a lived experience always relative to the story-telling of the author(s) and always grounded in uncertainty. Using a Participator-Researcher model we aim to increase awareness of research methods giving attention to heuristic, autoethnographic and hermeneutic methods. The module leads into incubation of students’ own unique research.

Saturday/Sunday themes:

Power and the Therapist’s Shadow, Alchemy and Psychotherapy, Trauma and Dissociation.

Entry requirements
Applicants should have completed a BACP recognised course, have covered equivalent ground to Re-Vision’s three-year counselling diploma, and have at least 200 hours’ client practice. We attempt to honour a practitioner’s previous training through an accreditation of prior learning (APL) procedure. Those without an equivalent background may be asked to complete some aspects of the counselling training. This will be discussed at an individual interview. The training begins with a bridging module which both introduces non-Re-Vision students to the Re-Vision approach and introduces all students to the differences between counselling and psychotherapy practice. Non Re-Vision graduates are also asked to complete the five-day ‘Transitions’ course at Re-Vision prior to the training.

Application procedure
This programme is offered biennially. The next intake for the full training is September 2020.  Application forms will be available in early 2020, but in the meantime do look at our Transitions training which is a prerequisite for the course.

Qualification
Students who successfully complete the training are eligible for UKCP registration. Graduates of our psychotherapy training can also apply for the European Certificate of Psychotherapy (EAP) and/or European Certificate of Integrative Psychotherapy (ECIP).

Fees
Fees include all residential costs and fortnightly supervision – click on the link for details _Counselling & psychotherapy fees 2020 – 2021 updte July

We offer a discount on fees through a bursary system for students who would otherwise be unable to afford the training and specifically those who come from groups underrepresented in the profession.  Unfortunately our training is not eligible for student or adult learner loans.

For further information, please contact: The Administrator, Re-Vision, 97 Brondesbury Road, London NW6 6RY Tel: 020 8357 8881   info@re-vision.org.uk

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
“The course helped me to mature as a therapist by encouraging me to find my own voice, and allowed me to integrate various therapeutic approaches within my own thinking.”     Katerina Gadjanski

“This is the qualification I value the most, it took considerable effort to get it and it was worth every exciting moment.”  Sophia Neville

 

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