Social work and social science

Award for life-changing music therapy tool

School of Humanities and Social Science academic Rebecca Atkinson has won a national award for groundbreaking research behind a new digital music therapy portal called DUET. DUET’s life-improving potential has been recognised with a 2022 UK Advancing Healthcare Award for Dr Atkinson, shared with her colleagues Irene Lo Coco and Elizabeth Nightingale at Chiltern Music…

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“I worked as a psychotherapist in the NHS, then worked for the Trauma and Counselling Service at the London Fire Brigade and in private practice”

Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy graduate Christine Hopfgarten on studying at Brighton, her career since, and her new book. Christine Hopfgarten was awarded A PGDip in Psychodynamic Counselling in 2011. She got in touch to share her memories of her studies and what she’s up to now…. “I fondly remember my studies at Brighton. I would…

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Preliminary reading for prospective counselling and psychotherapy students

Thinking of applying to one of our courses? Take a look at our reading lists, covering both the humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. If you want to gain an understanding of the humanistic approach, you may wish to read some of the following texts: Bazzano M. and Webb J. (2016) Therapy and the Counter-Tradition: The edge…

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Read our counselling and psychotherapy courses FAQs

Wondering whether to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic or Psychodynamic Counselling, whether you need to do a placement, or be in therapy while you study? Read these frequently asked questions. Should I apply for the Humanistic or Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling Postgraduate Diploma? We can provide a few pointers for you, but ultimately you…

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Meet some our counselling and psychotherapy lecturers

Take a look at the research profiles and the published work of the lecturers who teach on our counselling and psychotherapy Postgraduate Diplomas and MSc. Pamela Howard, Principal Lecturer Take a look at Pam’s research profile Read her book The Therapeutic Encounter: A Cross-Modality Approach co-authored with lecturer David Bott. Dwight Turner, Senior Lecturer Read…

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Psychotherapeutic Counselling PGDips online event

Thursday 3 December 2020 2pm to 4pm Join us for our online Q&A event where you can learn about our Psychotherapeutic Counselling PGDips: Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy PGDip Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy PGDip During the event you will be able to watch live presentations on each course as well as chat to staff. Book your…

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International Scholarships of £2,500

We are offering undergraduate and postgraduate international scholarships of £2,500 for courses starting in the 2020/21 academic year. The deadline to apply is 15 May and applications are open to all students who qualify to pay international fees. Find out more on the University of Brighton website: Undergraduate international scholarships Postgraduate international scholarships We look…

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Professor Kate Bullen, Head of the School of Applied Social Science

Honorary Doctorate for Professor Kate Bullen

Professor Kate Bullen, Head of the School of Applied Social Science swapped her office at Falmer for the splendour of a graduation ceremony at the University of Buckingham recently.   Professor Bullen was collecting an honorary Doctor of Science degree in recognition of her distinguished career in the NHS and her academic career which has…

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New student? Enrol online today :-)

New student? Congratulations to everyone who’s received an offer. If you’ve had your place confirmed, you’ll be able to enrol online from today.

Starting with us next month?

Starting at the us next month? Has it sunk in yet? We’re really looking forward to seeing you! 🙂   Student life is about more than just study. From volunteering opportunities to sport and fitness, there’s something for everyone.  We have lots of useful advice and information on our website.  

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