Friday, 7 June 2013

Watch this space...

In my new role as programme manager for the professional doctorate in counselling psychology at UWE, I intend to be much more active on this blog.

Some thoughts I will be posting on in the near future:

1) What is the psychological view of transference?
2) Does client choice matter?

Based on some interesting papers I have been reading recently.

Announcing new programme manager and curriculum review for prof doc at UWE

I am very excited to be able to reveal that from August, 2013, I will be the new programme manager for the professional doctorate in Counselling Psychology at UWE.

We have lots of exciting plans for the professional doctorate in counselling psychology, here at the University of the West of England.

In particular, we intend to launch a revamped, full time, programme from 2014. This will allow students to complete the programme in 3 years (whereas at the moment it takes 5).  It will still be possible to study the programme part time, taking either 4 or 5 years for trainees that prefer to take a little longer.

We will also be refreshing the curriculum, looking at how we can use technology better to support student learning etc.

The philosophy will however remain the same - students will build on the solid cousnelling skills they acquired before coming on the programme.  During the three years they will learn to practice from a relational perspective, but will couple this with sound skills in cognitive beahvaioural therpay. Thus our intention is to produce counselling psychologists that are ready and able to take up their position within the profession, and that are highly attractive to potential employers.

Anyone that would like further information should feel free to contact me.