This course is unlike any masters level training I have encountered in nearly 30 years of practice as a psychotherapist. Whilst maintaining the academic rigour of a masters-level course, the way in which the programme is structured and delivered is student led in a way which personifies the person-centred philosophy of teaching.
There is inevitably a core structure to the course but most of the time is spent in group discussion, with each member being granted the space to voice and explore any questions or concerns they may have. These discussions are facilitated by tutors but each student's contribution is considered and respected.
This is not a therapy training nor a 'how to work with trauma' course. It deliberately attracts students from a broad range of backgrounds and careers - nurses, doctors, emergency services staff, teachers, aid workers and many more. Their shared purpose is to learn more about the concepts of post-traumatic growth and resilience and how these concepts may inform their careers and, indeed, their lives.
If you want lecture style training with detailed PowerPoint slides, where you are talked AT, this is not the course for you. In this programme, you are talked WITH and listened TO by both staff and fellow students as you pursue your unique, organic journey towards the research YOU choose.