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"The brain is wider than the sky." - Emily Dickinson

At a Glance

  • Live online course
  • 2 hours a week
  • Tuesdays 18:00 - 20:00
  • 10 weeks: January to March
  • Tutors: Various leading members of the UKCP
  • Fees from £120 to £205
  • Imperial College Attendance Certificate (T&Cs apply)
  • COURSE NOW FULL
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THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING BOOKINGS

This course is organised in partnership with the UK Council for Psychotherapy

Delivered in partnership with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), this ten-week course will take the fundamental concepts of psychotherapy out of the consulting room and into our everyday lives.

Through scenarios, individual and group exercises, you will gain first-hand insight into the day to day working lives of UKCP psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors.

The course will begin with a general introduction to the profession, its key concepts and ethics, and will then delve, week by week, into workshops that demonstrate psychotherapy’s efficiency in a range of contexts.

Delivered by highly experienced experts, you will also learn from the professionals how looking at experiences and events through a psychotherapeutic lens can help.

No prior knowledge of history, medicine or psychotherapy is required to join this course. Also please note that this course is not designed to train people in the practical skills of psychotherapy.

Online Access to Course

This is a taught live online course which means you will be taught alongside other students on the course by a tutor at a specific time on a specific day of the week. To take part in the course you will need a suitably equipped and internet-enabled device. Please find full details and instructions below under 'Course Delivery'.

Attendance Certificate

Those who attend at least 80% of the course sessions will receive an attendance certificate from Imperial College London upon completion of the course.

Course Information

Course Programme

Course Programme (subject to possible last minute alteration)

  • Week 1 / 19th January: Introduction – ethics, overview, agreed protocols - Prof Sarah Niblock
  • Week 2 / 26th January: My Very First Patient - a case study - Prof Brett Kahr
  • Week 3 / 2nd February: Negotiating Identity in the 21st century - Pam Gawler-Wright
  • Week 4 / 9th February: Illuminating the Inner Landscape: therapeutic use of the arts - Michèle Bartlett
  • Week 5 / 16th February: Urban Psychology - Chris Murray 
  • Week 6 / 23rd February: Environmental crisis and Inner Worlds - Tree Staunton & Judith Anderson
  • Week 7 / 2nd March: Our Family Schema - Dr Reenee Singh
  • Week 8 / 9th March: Organisational Systems - Matthew Adam
  • Week 9 / 16th March: Dreams and Myths - Martin Pollecoff
  • Week 10 / 23rd March: Interpersonal skills, empathy and listening - Prof Divine Charura
  • Convenor: Professor Sarah Niblock (CEO, UKCP)
  • Facilitator:  Jovana Perzic (Head of Academic Enterprise & Innovation, UKCP)

Additional Reading

There is no compulsory reading required for this course, and there is no set course text.

About Your Tutor

Logo of the UK Council for PsychotherapyThe tutors for this course are all members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and experts in the field. By combining their expertise into one course this is a truly broad-ranging and enlightening series of classes that draws on the knowledge of some of the best people working in psychotherapy today.

The course convenor is Professor Sarah Niblock who is the Chief Executive of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The lecture series will be facilitated by Jovana Perzic, Head of Academic Enterprise and Innovation.

For more information on the UK Council for Psychotherapy please visit the UKCP website.

Course Delivery: Live Online Taught Courses

All our online courses are taught live which means you will be taught alongside other students on the course by a tutor at a specific time. To take part in the course you must be able to attend the online session at the time stated for the course description.

All times stated are British Standard Time.

To take part you will need a computer, or laptop, or tablet computer, connected to the Internet. The device you use will also need to have a camera, microphone and speakers. Most devices now have these built in, but if not you might have to buy them from a computer shop and to connect them to your device.

Zoom

This course will use Zoom as its online delivery method. Zoom is very easy to use and you do not need to set up a Zoom account to use it. Near the date of your first online session you will be sent an email with a web address (or URL) that will allow you to access the course. This is called the Course Link. All you need do is click on the Course Link in the email and you will be asked to enter your name. This is the name that will be seen by your tutor and other students in the class.

Once you have entered your name you might be asked to enter a password to enter the class. The password will be included in the email sent to you. Once you enter the password you will either be taken directly into the class, or asked to wait in a virtual waiting room until the tutor is ready to let you into the class.

We have also produced a Handy Guide to Zoom [pdf] which gives you basic information on how to use it.

Talks and any participants' questions will be recorded. If you do not want your image or sound to be recorded please ensure the camera and microphone on the device you are using to access the course is switched off.

Course Fees and Rate Categories

HoursWeeksStandard RateInternal RateAssociate Rate
 20  10  £205
£120
£160
All fee rates quoted are for the whole course. Please note there is no early-bird discount available for the January intake courses

Rate Categories and Discounts

Standard Rate

  • Applicable to all except those who fall under the Internal Rate or Associate Rate category, respectively.

Internal Rate

  • Applies to current Imperial College students and staff (incl. Imperial NHS Trust, Imperial Innovations, ancillary & service staff employed on long-term contracts at Imperial College by third-party contractors).
  • Current Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication (CLCC) staff, current CLCC PhD students, Science Communication (Sci Comm) postgraduate students, and students enrolled on an Imperial College 'Language for Science' degree programme should email eveningclass@imperial.ac.uk before completing the online enrolment form.

Associate Rate

  • Students (non-Imperial College)
  • Alumni of Imperial College and predecessor colleges and institutes
  • City & Guilds College Association members
  • Members of the Friends of Imperial College
  • Francis Crick Institute staff, researchers and students
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council staff
  • Harrods staff
  • Historic Royal Palaces staff
  • Natural History Museum staff
  • Science Museum staff
  • South London Botanical Institute Members
  • Victoria and Albert Museum staff
  • Royal Geographical Society staff
  • Royal College of Art and Royal College of Music tutors and other staff
  • Austrian Cultural Forum staff
  • Staff of Exhibition Road Cultural Group (Discover South Kensington) organisations
  • Lycee Charles de Gaulle staff
  • Tutors and other staff of other universities and higher education institutions
  • Tutors and other staff of institution members of the Association of Colleges
  • Residents of postcodes SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10 and W8
  • Members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Members of the South London Botanical Institute (SLBI)
  • Members of the London Zoological Society
  • Members of the Kennel Club

Late enrolment

It is possible to enrol on many CLCC Evening Class and Lunchtime Learning programmes after the course has started. For non-language courses this is subject entirely to agreement by the tutor. For language courses it is subject to agreement by the language Coordinator conducting level assessment. If you want to join a course late do bear in mind there might be work you will need to catch up on, particularly in language courses.

Applicable terms & conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions [pdf] before enrolling on any course.

Term Dates

HoursWeeksAutumn termSpring termSummer termSummer School
 20  10 n/a w/c 18 Jan - w/e 27 Mar 2021 (10 weeks)* n/a n/a
* This is a 1-term course

Enrolment Process

Web enrolment starts 23 November 2020

Enrolment & payment are through the Imperial College eStore. Please use above booking link noting below instructions:

  • Our rate categories are explained on this page and your applicable category must be selected on the eStore
  • First-time eStore users please create an account by entering an email address and password. These credentials should also be used for future bookings. Imperial College users please note the eStore is not a single-signon College system
  • The booking process involves entering payment details before your course choice and applicant details are queried on an in-built questionnnaire which completes the process
  • The following email notifications will be sent
What is sentWhen is it sentWhat does it contain
1. Payment confirmation Instantaneously following submission of your online application
  • Confirms your payment, date of payment and order number
  • Should not be treated as a course-enrolment receipt and therefore does not show your course however these details are sent to us via the system
2. Enrolment confirmation Sent in due course but likely not before the end of September. Please treat your payment confirmation as confirmation that your applicant details and payment have been received
  • Confirms your course choice
  • Shows the programme your course is part of as well as the term dates
  • Confirms your course' day of the week & time
3. Programme information Usually sent Friday late afternoon the week before term starts
  • Contains further course details incl. classroom location and teacher contact information
  • Provides further general programme details
If you need further help with the above information please ring 020 7594 8756

Any Questions?

  • Questions regarding the content and teaching of this course should be sent to the lecture series facilitator, Jovana Perzic, Head of Academic Enterprise and Innovation at UKCP, at jovana.perzic@ukcp.org.uk
  • Questions about your enrolment and payment should be sent to the Programme Administrator, eveningclass@imperial.ac.uk

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