Postgraduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling

  • 1. [For students starting before MT 2017: Course]

    • (a) The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, classes, and workshops on psychodynamic theory, philosophy, and techniques. Self exploration will be undertaken in small experiential groups. The course will be taken on a part-time basis [For students starting before MT 2017: over a period which shall be of one year's duration] [For students starting from MT 2017: over a period of one year].

    • (b) The course will consist of three study terms, each of ten weeks, covering respectively: (i) The Psychodynamic Approach-Definition: (ii) Process and Skills in Early Sessions: (iii) Practicalities, Technique, and Ethical Implications.

  • 2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    [For students starting before MT 2017:
    • (a) attendance at weekly classes, a weekend school, individual tutorials, and review and revision days;

    • (b) two written assignments, each of no more than 3,000 words and each on one key psychodynamic concept;

    • (c) one written assignment, of no more than 4,000 words, to provide a critique of interpersonal processes and techniques in action;

    • (d) an extract from the student’s Reflective Journal, of no more than 5,000 words;

    • (e) annual reports from a candidate's course tutor.

  • The assignments under (b)–(d) will be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department for Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JA, for consideration by the examiners by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates before the start of the academic year in which the assignment is due.]

  • [For students starting from MT 2017:
    • (a) two written assignments, each of no more than 3,000 words and each on one key psychodynamic concept;

    • (b) one written assignment, of no more than 4,000 words, to provide a critique of interpersonal processes and techniques in action;

    • (c) an extract from the student’s Reflective Journal, of no more than 5,000 words;

    • (d) annual reports from a candidate's course tutor.

    The assignments under 2(a)–(c) will be submitted, through an approved online submission system to the examiners, for consideration by the examiners by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates before the start of the academic year in which the assignment is due.]

  • 3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies.

  • 4. [For students starting before MT 2017: Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in 2(b)–(d) above may be permitted to resubmit work in the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure. Approval for deferral must be obtained from the relevant board of studies.] [For students starting from MT 2017: Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in 2(a)–(c) above may be permitted to resubmit work in the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.]

  • 5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the certificate.