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Course modules

Diploma Year 1- Fundamentals of Gestalt Psychotherapy

The ten units in Diploma Year 1 provide a thorough grounding Gestalt Psychotherapy theory. Emphasis is placed on experiential learning, especially paying attention to the principles of Gestalt psychotherapeutic practice, ethics, and professionalism. This year lays the Fundamentals for working with clients as a Gestalt practitioner.

Diploma Year 2

The ten units in Diploma Year 2 will extend and refine the application of Gestalt concepts, develops students’ clinical work and their identity as Gestalt psychotherapists. This year includes an emphasis on Gestalt assessment and implications for clinical work.

MSc Year 1/Diploma Year 3: (60 Credits at Level 7)

The ten units in Advanced Year/MSc year 1 (60 credits at Level 7) comprises advanced theoretical and clinical development which links Gestalt therapy with its roots in existential dialogue and phenomenology and includes an emphasis on developmental theories, working with trauma, sexuality and diversity. This year is dedicated to deepening theoretical understanding and integration into practice.

MSc Year 2/Diploma Year 4: (60 Credits at Level 7)

The ten units in Clinical Practice Year/MSc year 2 (60 credits at Level 7) will focus on the integration of advanced Gestalt theory and practice and continuing to deepen clinical practice. Emphasis will be placed on working with specific presentations.

MSc Year 3/Diploma Year 5: (60 Credits at Level 7)

In this module, students consolidate their learning, write the dissertation and prepare for the oral examination. It provides the opportunity to receive exam-focused supervision and guidance on dissertation case study preparation. Students will attend a minimum of 6 Metanoia Institute Gestalt exam preparation days as part of this module.

Optional Award

Please note there is an extra optional award that students on the Gestalt psychotherapy programme can enroll on during year 3/MSc Year 1, which leads to a qualification as a psychotherapeutic counsellor. The award which involves the writing of an 8000-word case study and an oral examination which leads to a Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Full details of this award will be supplied to you as you complete Diploma Year 2