Psychotherapy - Neurodiversity

This course is primarily targeted towards:
- Any disciplines or professionals who interface with neurodiverse populations
- Practitioners working / training in Primary Care
- Practitioners working / training in Psychiatry and Mental Health
- Educators in primary, post-primary and further education
- Senior Managers / Leaders and Human Resource professionals in public and private sector environments
- Public Health professionals

What will I learn?
Trimester 1

Distance and Online learning

Distance and online learning components allow students to develop a rich understanding of the range of conditions which are encompassed within the spectrum of neurodiversity, approaches to evaluation and best practice standards to inform multifaceted, multisystemic support approaches for people who are neurodiverse. In addition, full day workshops are provided to allow students to put into practice their assessment techniques, develop deeper understanding in recognising the different ways in which neurodiversity affects people and how to respond in practice, and to develop proficiency in managing issues in special circumstances, such as education and workplace contexts.

Online resources allow students to work at their own pace during the trimester. This flexible, student-focused approach to course delivery takes account of and caters for time and work pressures experienced by busy professionals.

Entry requirements

Applicants should:
-Hold an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Education, Human Resource Management, Leadership or cognate areas
-Possess an equivalent professional qualification, or
-Have relevant clinical experience in mental health, education, social care.

To participate fully in this online programme, we recommend that participants have:

PC or a laptop with an up to date operating systems
High Speed Broadband (a minimum of 4MB download speed and 1MB upload speed)
Access to a modern standards' compliant web browser.
Camera for virtual classroom

Application dates

The next intake for the Professional Certificate - X918 / Diploma - X919 in Neurodiversity

To apply for this programme, please submit a direct application. A detailed, step-by step guide to the online application process is available on the registry page.

The School welcomes applications from eligible international applicants.

For more information on studying at UCD as an international student please see the UCD Global website.

If you have any problems or queries with the online application process, email: or telephone: + 353 1 716 1476.


2 Trimesters

More details
  • Qualification letters

    ProCert / ProfDip

  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ),Special Purpose Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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