PCPA is pleased to announce that the new Postgraduate Accrediting Diploma in Constructivist Psychotherapy will be starting in 2017.

This Postgraduate Diploma leads to registration as a Personal Construct Psychotherapist with PCPA and UK Council for Psychotherapy.

The Personal Construct Psychology model focusses on human uniqueness approaching change through the exploration of personal meaning. The emphasis is on understanding how individuals hold together their meaningfulness and positive outlook in the social and cultural contexts of their everyday lives.

PCP is a particularly relevant and robust theory for application to clinical, organisational, learning and business settings and has a substantial research foundation.

Practitioners are to be found internationally in varied cultures in universities, clinics, schools, businesses and a wide range of organisations.

The programme extends over 5 years with attendance at four 4-day blocks for 4 years plus on-line tutorials and groups discussions.

Applications are invited from individuals who reflect the cultural diversity of our population. You will be expected to have a professional qualification and a background in health or social care but those with non-standard qualifications may be considered.

Before applying you will attend a 2-day preparatory workshop to explore whether personal construct psychotherapy training is the right professional course for you.

The training programme includes theoretical, professional and personal experiential components provided by core tutors throughout the course whilst specialist topics will be delivered by external lecturers.

Preparatory workshops will take place over a weekend in either October or December 2016 and the programme will start in the spring of 2017.

If you would like information about the application process, the structure and content of the programme and the costs, please give us a call:
Joady Brennan: 07966 976213
Adele Pile: 0777509 8807   
or send an email.
Adele Pile: adele.pile47@gmail.com

Preparatory 2-day workshops for applicants to the Postgraduate >>

Accrediting Diploma in Constructivist Psychotherapy
All potential applicants to the Postgraduate Accrediting Diploma in Constructivist Psychotherapy are required to attend a 2-day preparatory workshop before applying.

The purpose of these workshops is to allow time and space for participants to consider what it means for them to undertake training as a psychotherapist and whether constructivism might fit with your view of the world.

These workshops are not specifically geared towards people considering the constructivist model, although the days are planned and delivered by practicing constructivists. We will look at the similarities and differences between different psychological models and professions, and how they function in the social world.

What we hope to do is consider what becoming a therapist means to you, and to elaborate and enrich that personal narrative strand in your own life story. It may be that you decide to pursue psychotherapy as a profession, it may be that you decide to do something else – all that matters to us is that you feel satisfied you are able to make that decision in an informed manner, and can be confident about your decision.

To undertake the four or five or more years required to register as a psychotherapist is an enormous step, and one that will have huge significance – not just for the trainee, but also for their family, friends, and colleagues. The investment is substantial, both practically and emotionally. Your time, energy and money would be committed in a specific direction for years – so your own understanding of what it means to be a psychotherapist, and how you hope to see your life develop is worth reflecting on in depth before embarking on the journey.

These days are experiential and combine individual and group exercises following a Kellyan spirit of inquiry. Rather than investing in a course that might turn out not to be right for you, or which had implications you had not foreseen, you will be able to experiment with the personal meanings and constructs involved.

If you would like information about this Workshop and the whole application process, structure and content of the programme and the costs, please give us a call or send an email.

Joady Brennan: 07966 976213 Adele Pile: 0777509 8807    or send an email. Adele Pile: adele.pile47@gmail.com
Joady Brennan: joadybrennan@mac.com