Director of Studies
This is an exciting and pioneering programme, the first dedicated qualification in the teaching and learning of the psychological therapies. Training in counselling, psychotherapy and applications of the psychological therapies requires trainers/ lecturers to have specific, highly specialised, skills in facilitating the development of self-awareness, reflexivity, and the therapeutic use of self in participants in order that they are able to reach the competence requirements for professional practice to work at depth in the therapeutic relationship and therapeutic process. Therefore, a discipline specific training/teaching qualification that addresses the planning, creation and facilitation of curriculums and experiential learning forums to support the development of these skills/ attributes alongside robust theoretical knowledge and ethical professional practice seems a natural development.
The post-holder will also be responsible for the Certificate in Therapeutic Skills and Studies, which is an introductory course, open to anyone interested in learning how to use therapeutic skills in their personal or professional lives.