This is a fully online course for qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists already working with individual clients.
The CICS Certificate in 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.
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.
Module 1: Theories of Love and Relationships and Family Law
Module 2: Principles and Practices of Contemporary Intimate Partner Therapy
Module 3: Diversity in Relationships: Race, Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Non-monogamy, Disability and Neurodiversity
Module 4: Psychosexual Intimate Partner Therapy
The live online practice sessions are equivalent to 48 hours for the full programme.
Total course hours are 142.
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.
Assessment comprises of the completion of end of module self-reflection submissions.
This course is COSRT Accredited for 48 Guided Learning Hours and 142 hours Total Qualification Time of thematic CPD.
£1,800 including VAT for the full course. £300 non-refundable course deposit followed by 6 monthly payments of £250 commencing 1st September 2023.
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