25/08/2020

Categories: Psychology, Postgraduate

Why Positive Psychology Courses Are Important for a Career in Therapy

Being able to apply positive psychology to therapy sessions allows you to work with clients or patients who are struggling with depression in a more constructive way. If you are interested in becoming a psychotherapist or counsellor, positive psychology training could be hugely beneficial to your practice.

Positive psychology courses help you develop core counselling skills, while exploring this relatively new subject area within psychology. Our MSc Counselling and Positive Psychology course is a great platform to develop your career in an emerging field. At the University of Bolton, we are also offering a master’s bursary with up to £3,000 to support your studies. Find out more here.

Positive psychology alters our outlook

By applying positive psychology practices to your work as a therapist, you can help to boost client self-esteem and improve their outlook on life. This field of psychology re-establishes the “good life” definition, helping to remove material desires. Instead, the focus is on gratitude, social connection, kindness and other important values.

It can inspire good thoughts and positive growth

Through altering negative attitudes in counselling sessions with clients, you can help them develop optimism in different areas of their life. By encouraging positive thoughts, you can help them grow and find success. Positive people tend to have more resilience, making it easier for them to bounce back when faced with setbacks.

Positive psychology courses enhance therapy practices

The Counselling and Positive Psychology course at Bolton University combines the theoretical models of psychotherapy with the applications of positive psychology. At the end of the course, you will gain the ABC level 4 Diploma in Counselling, and you will also get support from our team to meet the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registration requirements.

Our course will let you explore and critically debate new techniques and research, and will place you in a great position when it comes to the recruitment process. To find out more or to download a brochure, visit the MSc Counselling and Positive Psychology course page.

In addition to our financial bursaries for Postgraduates, we offer a supportive and friendly learning environment to help you reach your potential. Our students always come first, and our award-winning student services team will ensure that you have everything you need during your time on campus.

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Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

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BSc (Hons) Criminological and Forensic Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

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BSc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
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The University of Bolton

MSc Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
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BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Part-time
Mode of study
48 months
Duration
112
UCAS Points

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MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
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Mode of study
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Part-time
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3 years
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Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
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Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

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PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies
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Mode of study
2 years
Duration

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BSc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

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MSc Psychology (Conversion)
Full-time
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1 year
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Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
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MSc Social Neuroscience
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
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MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
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12 months
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MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
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MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

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MSc Counselling and Positive Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

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MSc Psychology (Conversion): January Start
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Criminological and Forensic Psychology
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

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MSc Positive Psychology
Part-time
Mode of study
30 months
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MSc Psychology
Part-time
Mode of study
30 months
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MSc Social Neuroscience
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