Counselling & Psychotherapy is professionally regarded as the most sophisticated approach to clinical practice with clients. It is a multidisciplinary approach, which means it is a psychotherapy that considers equally the biological, cultural, sociological, psychological, philosophical, spiritual, and psychodynamic factors when working with people. While the course therefore draws from all these diverse fields, it is in teaching the integration of these disciplines that makes the Ikon syllabus on par with the most advanced and up-to-date research and practice in psychotherapy available today.
Our Counselling & Psychotherapy course structure allows students the option to exit at either a Diploma or Associate Degree stage, or continue their journey to achieve the Bachelor qualification.
Our Bachelor qualifications have Diploma and Associated Degree qualifications nested within them. This means that you can study for 1 year (full-time) and graduate with a Diploma or 2 years (full-time) and graduate with an Associate Degree. Feel free to enquire for more information on the Diploma and Associated Degree exit points to our Bachelor courses.
Bachelor of Integrative Psychotherapy
3 years full time
There are a total of 24 Units plus a 240-hour placement.
Course delivery will be through a combination of facilitated classroom training, out of class self directed learning and on-the-job placement. Each trimester is 13 weeks in duration, consisting of 12 teaching weeks and 1 week of self directed learning. Please refer to timetable in each state, for specific delivery format, as this may vary from state to state.
About the Bachelor of Counselling & Psychotherapy
The Bachelor of Counselling & Psychotherapy is designed to provide graduates with a broad and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of psychotherapy, with a specific emphasis to embed a conceptual framework, and model of psychotherapeutic practice for the ‘whole person’.
This degree provides you with the practical skills and theoretical foundation you need to integrate Psychotherapy into your existing vocation or to establish a new career as a private practitioner. This unique course is inclusive of traditional healing methods and incorporates, in a live fashion, cutting edge science. You will learn to assist your clients in moving forward in a healing and holistic sense.
Through your personal experiential learning and personal development you will learn the skills to personally engage with each and every client. You will learn various approaches and techniques and most importantly learn to adapt and utilise your knowledge and approach to the needs of your client with a unique and specialised Mind, Body and Spirit approach.
This course is for:
The course aims to develop graduates who will be able to work appropriately and professionally in therapeutic settings in both the public and private sectors.
Graduates from this program will be well placed for employment opportunities in Australia and other Western societies because of their comprehensive skill and knowledge set underlying their flexible and encompassing practice.
Eligible students may be able to obtain an Australian Government student loan for all or part of their tuition fees