Master of Arts in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

Start Date

21 Sep 2024

Duration

24 Months Part Time

Mode

Blended Learning

Assessment

Coursework & Practicum

Master of Arts in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

Awarded by University of Roehampton, London

Overview

The Roehampton Master of Arts in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy programme is an intensive dual specialisation programme that is based on a rich understanding of the complexities of human behaviour. It offers a deep insight into why we think and act the way we do, and how to empower people to act differently. 

This programme offers

  • Over 580 hours of face-to-face interaction: 318 hours of face-to-face teaching and practical + 200 hours of supervised counselling + 70 hours of personal therapy sessions.
  • Incorporates 200 practicum hours with clients under qualified supervision
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The programme is delivered by academics and practitioners who are leading experts in their field and taught by means of interactive lectures and seminars, experiential skills workshops, small clinical supervision groups, and personal development work. Much of your learning will be by a process of reflection on the experience of skills practiced and the use of demonstration, observation, self, peer, and tutor feedback as well as more traditional academic study.

Ranked Best Modern University for Research Quality

Jointly Ranked Best Modern University in Research Quality in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 Report. The REF2021 results demonstrate that 77% of the research submitted by the University of Roehampton was “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.

Programme Structure

The 24 Months Roehampton MA includes 11 modules designed to provide you with the necessary skills to work with a wide range of people with a range of psychological issues in a variety of settings. Structured around the work commitments and priorities of working professionals. This is a 100% coursework-based programme.

Start Date

21 Sep 2024

Duration

24 Months Part Time

Time

09:00am - 05:30pm

Admission Criteria

Participants are expected to contribute to the class learning experiences in a cohort and peer learning environment. You will be assessed based on experience, aptitude, potential, and skills.

An undergraduate degree at grade 2.2 or above in psychology or the social sciences or an arts related subject

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A completed basic counselling skills training

Evidence of experience of working in a helping role with vulnerable adults (either employed or voluntary work)

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Minimum of 6.5 IELTS overall with no less than 5.5 in any band, or equivalent (applicable only for graduates from non-English programmes)

Delivery Structure

The Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy programme is taught by means of interactive lectures and seminars, experiential skills workshops, small clinical supervision groups, and personal development work. Much of your learning will be by a process of reflection on the experience of skills practiced and the use of demonstration, observation, self, peer, and tutor feedback as well as a more traditional academic study.

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Course Curriculum

Introduction to Counselling Practice

An introduction to counselling skills and initial preparation for counselling practice.

Integrative Theory and Practice

This module will further develop students’ capacities to think and work integratively, with a particular focus on symbolic and unconscious communications.

Foundations of Professional Practice

Provides students with further opportunities to practice their counselling skills. 

Personal Development 1

Personal development is viewed as a crucial element of the programme. Learning to know and understand oneself is an essential prerequisite to understanding and being able to help others. 

Integrative Theory and Skills

Presents and critically evaluates the person-centered model as a well-established example of theory and practice which is phenomenologically based, contains a generally agreed set of generically applicable therapeutic skills, and emphasises the central importance of the therapeutic relationship. 

Supervised Counselling Practice 1

As competence can only develop through practice, students are required to work with clients to gain practical experience. In order to complete this module, students must complete a minimum of 80 hours.

Assessment of Clients for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Assessment, diagnosis, and knowledge of clinical disorders are 3 strands that are deeply interrelated.

Personal Development 2

Learning to know and understand oneself is an essential prerequisite to understanding and being able to help others. 

Advanced Integrative Theory and Practice

Aims to enable learners to develop and apply an integrative, relational model of therapeutic practice at a professional level and to understand the reasons for working in this manner. 

Supervised Counselling Practice 2

In this module, the focus is on the development of advanced integrative practice.

The Role of Research in Counselling

Provides a critical approach to expert knowledge that informs counselling and psychotherapeutic approaches, particularly addressing contributions from research.

Senior Faculty

Meet the expert faculty guiding your success.

Dr Christopher Fong

Doctor of Professional Studies - The University of Southern Queensland, Australia

  • Lead Clinical Consultant
  • A prolific faculty member that brings leadership from the concert hall to the boardroom
  • 20 years of in the HR & Psychology field including 12 years of teaching experience
  • Masters Degree in Counseling, The University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Mr Kirby Chua

Masters of Arts, Psychology - Ateneo de Manila University

  • Singapore-registered psychologist and a registered clinical supervisor with 15 years of practice in this field.
  • Trained and supervised over a thousand counsellors and psychologists in both Singapore and the Philippines
  • Kirby is the founder and director of Grace Counselling Centre

Mr Anil Singh Sona

Masters of Social Sciences (Sociology)

  • Current Course Leader, Course Developer and Academic Coach, Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • Past Assistant Manager, Community Outreach & Engagement National Addictions Management Service (NAMS), Institute of Mental Health (IMH)
  • Associate Faculty and Course Developer with teaching experience of more than 9 years on psychology & criminology

Ms Jeslyn Lim

Master of Education (Developmental Psychology)

  • Founder and Managing Director of Mind Culture Pte Ltd
  • Co-Founder and Managing Director of Thrive Psychology Clinic Pte Ltd
  • Member of Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)

Success Stories

“I am constantly encouraged to look outside and move outside my comfort zone. The support from the lecturers motivates me to strive for improvement. There is a freedom to choose or work amongst various approaches.”
Ms Sanjini Kedia
“So much support is given from the members of staff, both group tutors and subject lecturers. They are really invested in your wellbeing and achievements, and regularly email me to check how I am progressing and offer support.”
Ms Vita

Degree Awarded

You will be awarded a Master of Arts in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy degree by University of Roehampton, London, the same as that awarded on-campus.

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Career Opportunities

The Care Economy comprises a professional cluster of jobs and skills involved in nurturing and teaching current and future populations.

Almost 40% of job openings in emerging professions globally will be in the Care Economy by 2022.

Our Master of Arts in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy degree equips graduates with skills, knowledge, understanding and personal awareness to become professionals in a variety of locations and settings, such aS

Career options for MA graduates have never been so varied or looked so promising.

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28 to 55 Years Old (Average)
10 to 20 years of Working Experience
Across 15 Industry Sectors
61% Female : 39% Male
46% Senior Management
35% Middle Management
19% Professionals and Executives

University of Roehampton Cohort Profile 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of pursuing a Part-time Masters?

One of the biggest benefits of pursuing a part-time Masters is having the flexibility to continue working. Most students at Aventis are working professionals, and our part-time Masters in Singapore allow them to progress in their careers without sacrificing their studies. Students can also study at their own pace and build a professional network simultaneously.

Does Part-time Masters help in Career and Salary ?

Earning a Masters can certainly increase your earning potential. According to a survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the median base salary for recent Masters graduates in the United States was $115,000 in 2020, compared to $85,000 for those with just a bachelor's degree.

However, the impact a Masters has on salary can depend on several factors, including the industry, location, and job function. Besides salary increment or promotion, a Masters can help you develop valuable skills and knowledge that can be applied to a variety of industries and roles, making you a more desirable candidate for high-paying positions. But it's worth noting that a Masters program can be expensive, and you should carefully consider the potential return on investment before committing to one.

What is the difference between a Part-time Masters and a Full-time Masters?

Full-time Masters tend to be more academically rigorous but take place for only two years. As such, the programme does not accommodate working schedules. On the other hand, part-time Masters are less competitive and grant more flexibility and freedom for working students. Singapore Part-time Masters are typically completed in three years.

Why should I pursue a Part-time Masters in Singapore with Aventis-Roehampton London?

Pursuing a part-time Masters with Aventis-Roehampton London will provide a rewarding academic experience. Ranked 10th in the Times Good University Guide, regarded as one of the largest Masters by the Singapore Business Review, and globally accredited, Roehampton's Masters  can hone your expertise and knowledge in the business field and prepare you to become a global leader.

Is there a maximum age limit to apply for a Masters degree?

There is no maximum age limit for studying a Masters program. Most Masters programs do not have an upper age limit, and individuals of all ages, including older adults, are eligible to enroll in Masters programs.

Masters programs are designed for professionals with varying levels of work experience, and many Masters students are mid-career professionals or experienced executives seeking to advance their careers or transition into leadership roles. As such, older adults who are interested in pursuing a Masters for personal or career reasons can certainly consider doing so.

Should only individuals interested in leadership roles take up a Masters course?

A Masters is a versatile degree which has diverse specializations and multiple applications in different professional domains. Candidates with a good educational background, excellent communication skills, and creativity can be transformed into valuable resources for different domains and sectors. People from different educational backgrounds can join a Masters program to specialize fields like Finance, Human Resources, Education, Fashion, Information Technology etc. in roles as Analysts, Strategists, Consultants, Developers, Advisors, Start Up Business Founders.

Which is the best Masters program in Singapore?

There is no "best" Masters program as it depends on individual preferences, career goals, and programme delivery preferences.

Each Masters programme comes with its own strengths and benefits.

There are numerous reputable Masters programs offered by renowned Singapore Universities including National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University.

What are the factors to consider when applying for a Masters?

Some factors to consider when determining the best Masters program for you may include:

Reputation: Consider the reputation of the University offering the Masters program. Look for Masters program that are accredited and recognized for their successful track record, academic excellence, faculty expertise, and industry connections.

Curriculum and Assessment: Review the curriculum offered in the Masters program to ensure they align with your career goals and interests. Some programs offer 100% Coursework assessments whilst other program requires examination. So choose a program that offers the right mix of courses and assessment for your needs.

Faculty and Resources: Consider the credentials and experience of the faculty members in the Masters program, as well as the resources available, such as networking opportunities, career services, and access to industry leaders and alumni networks.

Networking & Industry Exposure:  Masters programs that offer exposure to international business, networking opportunities, and access to diverse industries and markets are preferred for most busy working professionals

Cost and Financial Grant: Masters programs is a major financial investment, so consider the cost of tuition, fees and available financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, and loans.

Alumni Success: Look for Masters with a strong track record in Singapore and into the success of the school's alumni and their career trajectories after completing the Masters program. A strong alumni network can provide valuable connections and opportunities for networking and career advancement.

To conclude, It's important to thoroughly research and compare different Masters programs based on your unique needs and goals. Consider visiting campuses, attending information sessions, talking to current students and alumni, and gathering as much information as possible to make an informed decision on which Masters program may be the best fit for you.

What are the available instalment payment schemes?

At Aventis, we offer flexible and affordable instalment payment scheme for our MBA and Master degrees. Instead of a lump sum payment, your tuition fees are payable over 4 instalments over the duration of the programme. You may also apply for an educational loan with our banking partners for monthly repayment.

 

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