You will also take the Research Methods in Counselling Psychology (20 credits), which will develop your knowledge, skills and competence in research and research ethics, to prepare you for the first stage of your doctoral research.
In the second year, your taught modules are assessed at Level 8 (Doctoral).
There is a significant amount of independent study within each module to prepare you for assessments, personal development and placements.
Please visit our Graduate School for details of support for research students.
The remainder of the year is devoted to you developing your research thesis under supervision.
Your taught modules in the third year are assessed at Level 8 (Doctoral).
You will take the third core module in Counselling Psychology Theory and Practice 3 (20 credits), which has a strong focus on integration and developing a counselling psychology professional identity.
You will also take a module in Clinical Supervision and Leadership in Counselling Psychology (20 credits).
The HCPC approved and BPS-accredited Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology is the first of its kind in Wales, offering training in three therapeutic modalities, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, Integrative Psychotherapy and Systemic practice.
The programme is underpinned by a Relational and Pluralist philosophy and value base, with a strong focus on social justice.