Practitioner Certificate in Contemporary Intimate Partner Therapy

Expand your one to one practice to include working with couples and multiple partnered people.

This is a fully online course for qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists already working with individual clients.

The CICS Practitioner Certificate in Contemporary Intimate Partner Therapy prepares qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists to expand their one to one practice to include working with couples and multiple partnered people.

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COSRT Accredited for 88 hours CPD

You may not be familiar with the term ‘multiple partnered people’ and may wonder why this course is not called a Certificate in Couple Counselling. Intimate relationships are not always confined to being between two people and some relationships may have a consensual non-monogamy or polyamory structure. The term ‘couple’ restricts the perspective of intimate partner therapy to relationships that have two people in them. In contemporary relationship therapy we need to include all intimate partner structures, hence our use of the terms ‘intimate partner therapy’ and ‘multiple partnered people’.

This course is offered as a fully online blended learning programme. The knowledge base of the course is captured in a series of detailed pre-recorded videos and pre-readings accessed via our e-learning platform. We then bring that knowledge to life in the live skills practice days accessed via Zoom.

The course commencement date is 2nd September 2021 when access to the e-learning materials will be released.

e-Learning Modules

Module 1: Theories of Love and Relationships (including bonus videos on Family Law)

Module 2: Principles and Practices of Contemporary Intimate Partner Therapy

Module 3: Diversity and Relationships: Race, Culture, Sexuality, Disability and Neurodiversity

Module 4: Addressing Sexual Themes

The e-learning modules are equivalent to 40 hours of self-directed learning.

Live Skills Practice Dates

The live online practice sessions are equivalent to 48 hours for the full programme.

Total course hours are 88.

Entry Requirements

We accept applications from diploma level qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists currently in clinical practice.

Places are allocated following an online application and suitable references.

Course Assessment

Assessment comprises of the completion of end of module self-reflection submissions.

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This course is COSRT Accredited for 88 hours of thematic CPD.

Fees

£1,800 including VAT for the full course. £300 non-refundable course deposit followed by 6 monthly payments of £250 commencing 1st September 2021.

Course Director

Julie Sale. View our faculty here.

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