Psychotherapy of Relationship Mentoring - Thurles

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Psychotherapy of Relationship Mentoring - Thurles

Psychotherapy of Relationship Mentoring (MA, L9, 90 ECTS)
The two-year M.A. programme is designed to advance the co-creational skills of those who have completed a relevant qualification in Relationship Mentoring at NFQ Level 8 or equivalent and who currently operate mainly within the Holding Worlds of family and school. The M.A programme aims to develop the co-creational psychotherapeutic skills to work with troubled children and teenagers, psychosomatic illnesses, 'mental' illnesses, couple conflict and development of conscious leadership and management within organisations.

Subjects taught

What modules will I study?
There are four 10 credit modules, one 5 credit module and one 15 credits module.
1. The Science & Art of Co-Creational Psychotherapy (10 credits)
2. Continual Personal Reflection (CPR) which focuses on the personal development of the Learner and his/her professional work with individuals, couples, and organisations (10 credits)
3. Conscious Leadership and Management (10 credits)
4. Creation of Psychological/Relational Safety in Different Holding Worlds (10 credits)
5. Research Methods – Implementation Science and Evaluation (5 credits)
6. Development of Advanced One-to-One Co-Creational Psychotherapeutic Skills (15 credits)
7. Research Thesis Module (30 credits)

The following is a descritption of the M.A. programme modules:
Module 1 on The Science and Art of Co-Creational Psychotherapy addresses the key skills required for practice and the clinical and research bases to the practice. (10 credits)

Module 2 is focused primarily on the personal development of the Learner and on her/his professional work with individuals and organizations. The latter is carried out through on-going Shared Vision with a Shared-Vision Practitioner who is a fully validated Co-Creational Psychotherapist and specially trained as a Shared-Vision Practitioner (validation as being "fit for practice" is done through the Mentors' Professional Organization – the Irish Association of Relationship Mentors CLG; IARM). The Shared-Vision Practitioner provides a shared safe space for the Mentor/Counsellor/Psychotherapist where together they can consider his/her degree of consciousness when working with an individual or a group and the depth and breadth of the psychotherapy provided. (10 credits)

Module 3 on Conscious Leadership and Management addresses the application of the approach to leaders and managers who play such a pivotal role in the creation of organization climates. (10 credits)
Module 4 on the Creation of Psychological/Relational Safety in Different Holding Worlds (home, school, community, and workplace) is designed for Learners to develop the core skills of creating psychological safety so that relationships within a particular Holding World find a new co-creational grounding where members listen, support, and encourage themselves and each other into conscious selfhood and wholeness. (10 credits)

Module 5 on the Development of Advanced One-to-One Co-Creational Psychotherapeutic Skills aims to extend the skills of those Mentors/Counsellors who completed the Higher Diploma training to working with individuals (adults and children/teenagers) from all the different Holding Worlds in the areas of hallucinations, paranoia, depression, delusions, self-harming, addictions, psychosomatic illnesses, obsessional and compulsive behaviours, and couple conflict. (15 credits)

Module 6 on Research Methods – Implementation Science and Evaluation is focused on developing an informed reading of the research literature and identification of "best fit" of a research design and its implementation to examining the effectiveness of Co-Creational Psychotherapeutic Practice. (5 credits)

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?
It is a mandatory requirement of this programme that applicants be currently practising as Mentors or Counsellors or Psychotherapists in private practice or be employed in a community or voluntary care setting. Employment can be voluntary, paid, or unpaid, full-time, or part-time. Typically, programme participants will be required to draw upon their current or past workplace experience for the purpose of in-class discussion, analysis, and assessment. As such, while placement is not a requirement of the programme, the learning experience is underpinned by workplace experience and participants' own continual personal reflection.

Application dates

Application Deadline: TBC for 2023
Register Your Interest for September 2023:


2 academic years

This programme is offered on a part-time basis and modules will be taught over 2 academic years and will involve face-to-face experiential learning. Learners will be expected to attend college one day per week (Fridays).

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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