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Specialist Training in Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy

Specialist Training in Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy

Course Code

STP

Accreditation

  • TEQSA

  • PACFA Core Education

Mode

Blended:
In-person Intensives + Online Study

Qualification

PACFA Accredited Advanced Specialist Training

2 Years
(Full Time)

4 years
(Part Time)

Duration

Specialist Training in Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy

A PACFA Accredited rigorous first class counselling training and industry qualification for professional work or private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist.
 

Year One

This training develops specialised practical skills in holistic counselling, designed to support the healing, growth and empowerment of individual's in today’s interconnected world.

It develops process-oriented skills that can be applied to a wide range of mental, emotional and spiritual conditions, and a living understanding of the human as a being of body, soul and spirit.

Year Two

This training builds on the first year to add cutting edge information and more highly developed skills designed to support the evolution of all, including the therapist in training, their prospective clients and the world at large.

The training in psychotherapy uses experiential and holistic education to provide a foundation for diverse practices that can be used in a range of mental health and wellbeing settings. Its key focus is on the transformation of the student into a psychotherapist.

A PACFA Accredited

Our Model

The Metavision model facilitates the formation of graduates as counsellors and psychotherapists. Graduates will display an advanced level of awareness of self and others, integrity, ethics, rigour and conscious development. They will also have knowledge of research, ethics and methodologies and skills for conducting literature based and autobiographical research projects from proposal stage to oral and written presentation of findings. Our aim is to produce graduates who have 'done the work' and can lead others on the same path to integration, flow, and an expanded sense of self.

The Specialist Training course is designed for those wanting to expand a career in these helping, listening and caring professions at the highest level, whether they be graduates of a more conventional Bachelor's degree in psychology, the social sciences or the humanities. It is also appropriate for current practitioners who wish to gain standing within PACFA's colleges, while extending their skills and deepening their knowledge into new territory and broader applications.

Metavision Model

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Course Fees

Payment plans are available

Payment plans are available enabling students to pay fees in instalments.

Credit Points
Cost per point
Total
Year 1
26
$460.38
$11,969.90
Year 2
29
$460.38
$13,351.05
Total
$25,320.95
Course Fees

Other Costs

  • Application fee: $175 + credit card transaction fee 2.3%

  • Non-refundable Deposit: $1500 (allocated to course tuition fees) + credit card transaction fee 2.3%
    *For transaction-fee free options, please contact us

  • National Police Check: $41.50 on the Clear to Work website

  • Textbooks: Students are expected to purchase the required textbooks for each unit

  • Personal therapy: Five sessions with a PACFA registered counsellor or psychotherapist

  • Travel and accommodation for workshop intensives

Bridging Course - $1,500

  • Applicants who have not completed counselling skills training in their previous qualification will be required to attend a bridging course provided by Metavision Institute.

  • More details: Foundational Counselling Skills

Fee Refunds

  • Students may withdraw from their enrolled units prior to the Census Date and receive full unit tuition fee refunds. The enrolment deposit is not refundable.

  • Students who withdraw from their enrolled units after the Census Date will not usually receive a tuition fee refund. However, students who require special consideration may apply for a refund on the Fee Refund Application Form.

  • More details: Fee Refund Policy

Course Dates

Year 1 - 2024
Start Date
Census Date
End Date
Semester 1
11 March
29 March
Intensive 1
11 March
16 March
Semester 2
22 July
10 August
Intensive 2
22 July
27 July
Intensive 3
15 November
17 November

Semester and Intensive Dates

Each table below shows all the available dates for the cohort based on enrolment period (intake). Some dates are to be advised (TBA - not yet defined), dates may be changed ahead of schedule - students will be informed of any date change.

Day
Start
Finish
Intensive Days
9:00am
5:30pm
Final Day
9:00am
1:00pm
Online Discussions
Regularly throughout semester
Course Dates

Part-Time Study Options

Metavision will now be offering part time study for in 2024. Students can follow a study pathway of two-units per semester, and spread their coursework across two years.

  • 2024 current unit price will apply for 2024 only, pricing for following years are indicative to that year’s price increase if any. Pricing will be released by 31st October each year.

  • You can switch between part-time and full-time enrolment, but once the first semester of the academic year has commenced you cannot switch until the end of Semester 2.

  • Before progressing to the next semester, it is essential to finish all required units. If you haven't completed these units in a timely manner, you might need to wait until the following year to fulfil these requirements.

  • Failing to successfully complete a unit within the assigned semester will necessitate your completion of the current unit provided by Metavision, which may differ from the originally designated unit.

  • You will still be required to attend 3 intensives per year, part time will need to attend 3 x 3 day intensives while full time will attend 2 x 6 day and 1 x 3 day per year.

Dr Pol Miles-McCann

Dean of Education
Professor of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Rose Harvey

Course Coordinator
Associate Lecturer in Holistic Counselling

Alexandre Jodun

Course Coordinator
Associate Lecturer in Holistic Counselling

Course Faculty

Course Sequence, Units & Credit Points (55 cp in total)

Core Units

Year One

The unit traces the development of the  holistic counselling profession from the beginning of modern psychology, with Freudian psychoanalysis and Jungian depth psychology.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 1
Mode: I
ntensive & Online Study

(101) 

Models for Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy

The development of skills in self-awareness through inner work is central to the holistic counselling and psychotherapy model.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 1
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(102) 

Inner Work 1

This 3-credit point unit explores holistic theories of consciousness, drawing primarily on the foundational work of Rudolf Steiner and related figures.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 1
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(103) 

The Human Being from a Holistic Perspective

Introduces students to the Process Orientated approach of Arnold Mindell, including the contribution of quantum physics, field theory, levels of awareness, consciousness continuum and the dreambody.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 1
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(104) 

Core Process Orientated Skills 1: Introduction

Learn and practice skills for working safely with unfolding sensory and grounded information present in body symptoms.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 2
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(105) 

Core Process Orientated Skills 2: Working with Body Symptoms and Dreams

Develop a deeper understanding of Process Orientated theory and skills for working with conflict, including deep democracy principals and Mindell's four phase conflict theory.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 2
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(106) 

Core Process Orientated Skills 3: Conflict, Diversity and Relationships

Explore holistic approaches to mental health, including the recovery model and the Process Orientated approach to understanding altered states.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 2
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(107) 

Mental Health Practice

An introduction to the foundational ethic, social and legal aspects of professional counselling practice.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 2
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(108) 

Holistic Counselling Supervision and Practice

Year Two

The unit explores understandings of the developmental phases of life and changing human needs through the lifespan, with a focus on students' own development through these phases to develop applied knowledge and insight.

Period: Year 2 - Semester 1
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(201) 

Biography for the Life Span

This unit will provide students with the Process Orientated approach to working with trauma and abuse.

Period: Year 2 - Semester 1
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(202) 

Trauma and Abuse (202)

This capstone unit introduces students to the role and significance of research in developing the evidence base for counselling and psychotherapy.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 1
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(203) 

Introduction to Research Methods (203)

The development of the person of the psychotherapist is central to holistic psychotherapy education.

Period: Year 2 - Semester 1
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(204) 

Inner Work 2

Students will continue to develop their knowledge of the selected topic through reviewing published research literature.

Period: Year 2 - Semester 2
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(205) 

Research Project

In this unit, students will develop an understanding of the issues and processes of holistic counselling and psychotherapy when working with people experiencing loss and grief, death and dying.