Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy is a specialised area of practice. This Master's programme will equip learners with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to meet the therapeutic needs of children and adolescents.
With a strong focus on excellence in clinical practice, learners are fully supported in making the transition from being a practising therapist with adults to clinical work with children and adolescents. A safe, nurturing environment is fostered through established links with an on-site placement centre.
Who Should Apply
This 2.5 year programme will be of interest to practising therapists and play therapists who wish to extend their existing qualification in counselling and psychotherapy to Master's level and work with children and adolescents.
This part-time programme consists of ten modules over 2.5 years. It is a taught Master's with a strong research component. The programme utilises a continuous assessment strategy and learners accumulate credits though a variety of assessments over the duration of the programme.
The programme contains ten mandatory modules over the duration of two and 1/2 years. Year 2 spans 1.5 years and covers three semesters.
First Year Modules
The Sequentially Planned Integrative Counselling for Children (SPICC) Model
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Children and Adolescents
Child and Adolescent Development
Play, Creative Media and Expressive Arts
Clinical Skills for Working with Children and Adolescents
Second Year Modules (Spans three semesters 1.5 years)
Advanced Research Methods
Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Children and Adolescents
Theory and Practice of Child and Adolescent Therapy
Clinical Practice and Development
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An honours degree, Level 8 on The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), in counselling and psychotherapy, or equivalent.
An honours degree, Level 8 on the NFQ, plus a professional diploma in counselling and psychotherapy that meets with IACP/IAHIP course recognition standards (or equivalent). The diploma must have counselling and psychotherapy at its core.
Learners will be invited to an interview with faculty as part of the application process.
Please note due to the current Covid -19 restrictions, our office team are working remotely. Therefore we would encourage you to apply online for speedy process of your application. Should you have any questions in relation to making your online application please contact Triona on 086-0499154.
Learners are assessed through a continuous assessment strategy, which includes a variety of mediums such as individual and group projects, skills training assessments, case studies and process recordings, written assignments, essays and a research portfolio
The programme is facilitated through monthly three day blocks (usually Friday – Sunday) or Friday option (every Friday from 9:30am-5:00pm)
Start Date: Friday 2nd October 2020