south manchester centre for psychotherapy

Psychotherapy Weekend Training Programme                                                                       . smcplogo3



Part Time - Weekend Psychotherapy Training

smcp is an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

a member of the BACP Private Practice Division

a member of the BACP Healthcare Division


smcp is also a UKATA Registered Training Establishment.


Once registered on the smcp training programme you will be entitled to apply for BACP student membership.

Once the smcp Certificate award is achieved students will be entitled to apply for
individual membership with BACP.

You can then take the BACP online test (over 95% of people pass first time) in order to achieve BACP registration.

Once you have achieved the smcp Diploma you will be eligible to apply for
fully accredited membership with BACP.

smcp was established as a psychotherapy centre in 1990 and has been delivering psychotherapy / counselling training since 1997. All training, once all the criteria have been met, can lead to qualified membership with BACP.

The programme is part-time and takes place at weekends.

2018 -19 Group A - all weekends. Group B includes 14 weekend days and 1 Friday. Delivery is within a very flexible structure: qualified status and professional membership can be achieved in ways that suit individual circumstances.

Entry is at any time of the year depending on place availability and training can be achieved alongside full time employment.
Most people begin the main training programme in September.

Missed training days can be made up within the same training year and this flexibility of approach has received an 'excellent' by 100% of students in their end of year feedback for the last eight years.





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Who is the psychotherapy training programme for?


Transactional Analysis (TA) is a theory of personality and interpersonal behaviour, and a method of psychotherapy. The primary modality is TA but several other modalities are also included in the 4 year syllabus. You might want to attend for your own learning, development, understanding of your self, understanding of your relationships or for enjoyment. You only sign up for one year at a time.

If you are seeking professional membership as a psychotherapist or counsellor you can achieve this by meeting all the criteria throughout the 3 or 4 year part- time training - meeting all the criteria for either award can take longer if you want.

You may want to consider training if you are:

Interested in Psychotherapy, Counselling, personal development, professional development, or improving your communication skills and relationships both professionally and personally.

OR - would like to enhance your understanding and skills in working with people.

OR - are practising as a counsellor and want to develop your effectiveness with a wider range of clients and problems.

OR - are somebody who would like to explore a new career as a psychotherapist or counsellor.

OR - would like to personally develop your understanding of yourself with like minded people.



Psychotherapy Weekend Training Programme                                                                       . smcplogo3

What's on offer?

smcp offers:

Two day Introductory courses: Understanding Human Personality - available throughout the year.

Part time, flexible, weekend, training in psychotherapy and counselling. There are two main parallel training groups.

Adult learners entering the main training programme at smcp do not do so with the same experience - some people have
read a lot and some haven't, some have attended their own psychotherapy or counselling and some haven't and some have worked in professions that are related to the delivery of counselling or psychotherapy and some people have done none of these.

smcp provides an approach and structure that recognises individual experience and each person's uniqueness. 98% of students, in their end of year feedback, rate the training structure as excellent and this has been the case for every training year since 2008.

The main intake is in September but you may join one of the main training groups at any point during the year - dependent on place availability.



Psychotherapy Weekend Training Programme                                                                       . Entry Criteria smcp prog Jan 2017

Entry Criteria

For the Certificate and Diploma courses: completion of the two day introductory course - see introductory two day courses in the main smcp menu on this website. It is a pre-requisite for entering the main programme. However, if you are unable to attend the introductory course, prior to the first year of training, then attendance during the first year of the main training programme will be essential.



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Accreditation and Time frame

Participation in the three or four year, part-time core training programme is flexible - hours do not need to be accumulated within consecutive years. You may take breaks from your training and return into the next year at the end of your break. Any break longer than 2 years may mean a repeat of prior training.

The Certificate award takes a minimum of 3 years part-time study but can take longer - you can determine the pace at which you achieve the criteria - subject to certain time limits.

The Diploma award takes a minimum of 4 years part time study but can take longer - you can determine the pace at which you achieve the criteria - subject to certain time limits.

As well as the core delivery of theory and practise hours - awards contain a placement and supervised practice element (part of BACP criteria), your own personal therapy and on-going assessments. Students are responsible for finding their own placement and can begin when they have met the 'Fitness to Practise' criteria - most people achieve this about half way through their second year but it is up to the individual student.

Certificate Award: will lead to BACP registered membership on completion of an online BACP test (over 95% of people pass this test first time).

Summary of criteria

Completion of an introductory two day course

Training hours

Supervised placement

Personal psychotherapy hours

Assessments

Student membership of BACP throughout the period of training - about £75 per year.

Diploma Award: Will lead to BACP fully qualified membership on completion of all BACP criteria and an online BACP test (over 95% of people pass this test first time).

Summary

Completion of an introductory two day course

Training hours

Supervised Placement

Supervision

Personal psychotherapy hours

Assessments

Student membership of BACP throughout the period of training - about £75 per year



Structure

The programme is structured as four modules over four years. smcp offers two identical training options:

Group A : 15 weekend days per year beginning September 2018

Group B: 14 weekend days and 1 Friday per year beginning September 2018

Contact Carol Lucas directly with any questions regarding psychotherapy or counselling training - you will have a personal response within 24 hours



Psychotherapy Weekend Training Programme                                                                       . How to Appy Programme Jan 2017

How to Apply 2018 - 19

For details please download the document.

The application process for entry in to the main psychotherapy training programme is the same for the Certificate and Diploma Award.



Psychotherapy Weekend Training Programme                                                                       . Application form new 15.2.2017

Application Form for September 2018 - 19


The Application Process begins 1st March 2018. Please make your application electronically. If you would like the application form in word format please email Carol Lucas via this link.



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Dates and Costs 2018 - 19

The Programme Information Leaflet for 2018 - 19 is accessible via the Download.

Dates and costs for 2018 - 19 (entry in September 18). Applications (electronic applications only) will start being accepted - 1st March 2018.

Each year of the training programme is paid for during that academic year. You only sign up for one year at a time and you can exit at the end of any academic year. If you attend for 4 years then each year's fees are payable during the academic year you are attending. Fees are subject to annual review.

2018 -19 - deposit payable on the acceptance of a place and either payment in full (prior to the course start date with a 2% reduction) or payment with an agreed instalment plan payable August 18 - May 19

If you join the first year in September 2018 your first year training fees would be:
Year 1 £1,700 - payable as a deposit of £200 and 10 x £150 - Aug 18 - May 19

If you join the second year in September 2018 your second year training fees would be:
Year 2 £1,700 - payable as a deposit of £200 and 10 x £150 - Aug 18 - May 19

If you join the third year in September 2018 your third year training fees would be:
Year 3 £1,770 - payable as a deposit of £200 and 10 x £157 - Aug 18 - May 19

If you join the fourth year in September 2018 your fourth year training fees would be:
Year 4 £1,770 - payable as a deposit of £200 and 10 x £157 - Aug 18 - May 19

Monthly payments are by SO / frequency of payment options can be negotiated.

There are other costs over and above the training fees.

Here are some realistic estimates as to how much other costs might be: supervision (required as and when you begin your placement) - this is roughly £60 per 3 hour group and attendance is once a month. Personal therapy is roughly £35-£40 per hour and you have to attend a minimum of 20 hours per year, group therapy may be cheaper than this. Professional student membership - about £75 per year.

Payment Options

You may pay by:

1. Standing Order - Deposit payment and 10 monthly payments from August - May.

2. BACS transfer - Deposit payment and payment in full by 1st September (2% reduction) or agreed instalments over the year.

3. Paypal - please email for full details re payment.

If you would like further information please contact smcp on email Carol Lucas via this link



Psychotherapy Weekend Training Programme                                                                       . Certificate replacement request form

Replacement Certificate / Record of training hours

If you require a replacement Certificate / Record of training hours, please download the form, complete and return by post after making the appropriate payment via the PayPal drop-down menu below.








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Psychotherapy Weekend Training Programme                                                                       . 2017-18 prog info leaflet new 15.2.17

Dates 2017 - 18


Please download for 2017-18 dates.



















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