Diploma in Relational Integrative Psychotherapy
Course leader: Paul Mitchell
Teaching team: Angela Carr, Lydia Noor, Andy Ryan, Helen Germaine
There are many forms of integrative psychotherapy. At SCPTI, we take a relational-developmental approach. So, what does this mean?
Through the contexts of our earliest experience of others, we each form patterns of relating. These patterns, or adaptations, can become the blueprint for future relationships, informing what we expect, want and need from others. Within the therapeutic relationship, these ‘enduring relational themes’ (Jacobs, 2017) are communicated and explored. The Relational Integrative Psychotherapist provides the container for integration of aspects of self which have been essential in the past, but are no longer useful in the here-and-now of our lives.
Theoretically, our concepts, are taken from the modalities of self-psychology, object relations, gestalt, intersubjectivity theory and linked to the developmental theories of attachment, human development shame and neuroscience. Concepts are woven into a coherent integration forming the basis of the map for each individual therapeutic journey. Trainees are encouraged to extend this map to reflect their own interests.
Central to the development of relational integrative therapists, is our sense of authenticity, compassion and humanity towards self and others This is a gradual process, as we integrate aspects of ourselves that have not been welcomed or recognised, including our talents as well as aspects of ourselves that we prefer to keep hidden. It is a journey of growth into becoming more of ourselves in relationship with others.
The integrative training programme has four daily components.
The first session of each day is group process where we explore whatever arises in the here-and-now within ourselves, and with each other. The theory for the module is the second component of the day which also includes experiential exercises linked both to our own process and our work with clients. Each afternoon is centred on skills practice and development through supervised small group skills, demonstration and theory into practice.
An essential core component of training in Relational Integrative Psychotherapy is the challenge of how privilege, disadvantage, equality and diversity is present for each person in each moment and how this influences the relational field, including our impact on the natural world.
We aim to support trainees to become creative, reflexive therapists who can provide a grounded, containing, trauma aware and ethical therapeutic presence for each client on their therapeutic journey.
- The Diploma in Relational Integrative Psychotherapy is taught at post-graduate level (so applicants must already hold a degree or equivalent) and leads to national registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
- Trainees attend eight three-day modules per year for four years. In addition, time is allocated for personal and professional development through individual tutorials, brief online workshops and directed study.
- Each curriculum year requires written assignments including a personal development profile based on an ongoing personal development journal.
- Courses accredited by UKCP require trainees to engage in personal therapy during each year of training. From year two onwards, trainees can progress to working with clients and therefore are required to attend individual or group supervision.
- Trainees are also required to complete a mental health familiarisation component.
- After the completion of the taught modules, trainees may take two further years to complete client hours, a case study and a transcript with accompanying commentary.
- SCPTI fees are competitive and can be paid in monthly instalments with the addition of an administration fee of £50 annually.
Training Dates for 2022/23
GROUP ONE GROUP TWO
16 - 18 September 23 - 25 September
4 - 6 November 21 - 23 October
13 - 15 January 9 - 11 December
17 - 19 February 24 - 26 February
24 - 26 March 14 - 16 April
5 - 7 May 26 - 28 May
16 - 18 June 23 - 25 June
14 - 16 July 21 - 23 July
FEES FOR 2023/24: £3000 (+ £50 if paying by standing order)
Training Dates for 2023/24
GROUP TWO GROUP ONE
1 - 3 September 22 - 24 September
20 - 22 October 27 - 29 October
8 - 10 December 12 - 14 January
16 - 18 February 23 - 25 February
22 - 24 March 12 - 14 April
26 - 28 April 24 - 26 May
14 - 16 June 21 - 23 June
12- 14 July 19 - 21 July