This two-year, vocational, part time, modular, training programme, approved by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), and accredited by Middlesex University, NCP and NCS provides a potential pathway into the Accredited Register (AR).
Graduates may apply for registered membership with COSRT upon having met all the requirements and may progress to accreditation after fulfilling further requirements of the professional bodies.In this way, course alumni may continue to work towards becoming psychosexual and relationship therapists or PRT psychotherapists as well as those who combine PRT with general counselling and psychotherapy. This may involve additional CPD training with organisations such as the NAOS Institute, as well as more supervised practice.
The London Diploma (UK) is an in-class, face to face teaching programme. We are delighted, government instructions permitting, to have returned to the teaching venue this autumn.
Should guidance change, we will align our teaching arrangements to the recommendations of central government and our lead bodies.
The course originally ran from one of London's teaching hospitals, The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, London, from 1990 until 2005 and has since taken its current form. LDPRT focuses on bringing a humanistic-integrative way of working to psychosexual and relationship therapy. Its tutors bring their own professional background in psychotherapy, medicine or related fields, as well as a range of modalities such as Gestalt, CBT, Attachment Theory, Transactional Analysis, Existential and Transpersonal, amongst others. Students are encouraged to find their own unique way of working, within appropriate boundaries and whilst acknowledging the medical, ethical and legal aspects of the work.
LDPRT acknowledges the multi-faceted nature of society; it is designed to support professional practice based on knowledge, integrity, respect, challenge and the life affirming nature of sexuality in all its forms. The LDPRT faculty is comprised of highly experienced, senior practitioners including practitioners representing diverse cultural and sexual identities.
- psychosexual development
- the anatomy and physiology of sexual difficulties, inclusive of organic and non-organic issues
- relational issues and stages of development within a couple's lifespan
- dealing with conflict, encompassing different models of relationship,and appreciative models of conflict and differentiation
Also included in the course curriculum are clinical assessments and diagnostic categories , treatment strategies and tools working with diversity : “Imago”, survivors and perpetrators of sexual abuse, cybersex, the environmental and cultural impact on sex and couples, forensic issues, philosophies and frameworks of integration.
More details are available in the 2022-2024 course information sheet.
We maintain strong links with a variety of placement providers throughout the UK.
The course equips participants to work in either the statutory or voluntary sectors, or in private practice.
Applications for the January 2022 intake will be accepted from February 2021. The 2022-2024 course brochure will be available here for download in early 2021.
Interviews for the January 2022 intake start on April 23rd 2021.
Early application is advised to avoid disappointment as the course is regularly oversubscribed.
Course fees for the 2022 intake will be £7,410. They will rise slightly for 2023.
The 2022 course will take place in Richbell Place, Holborn, London WC1. This is a COVID secure venue.
Please contact course director Judi Keshet-Orr if you have any questions.
Applications are welcome from all those who are suitably qualified, regardless of racial or ethnic origins, nationality, spiritual beliefs or religion, gender, age, social background, or sexual orientation.
The London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy reserves the right to amend, change or rearrange modules, the course design or trainers at its own discretion.
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