This comprehensive programme in Systemic Psychotherapy/Family Therapy has particular relevance for professionals in the health, social services, education, and related disciplines. This programme, which is recognised as one of the foremost psychotherapy training courses in Ireland has been running, subject to review and revision, for twenty-five years. This programme has recently been modified to fit with academic and professional training requirements emerging from both Irish and European Academic and Professional bodies.
This course is aimed at students who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in working as Systemic Psychotherapists with individuals, couples and families.
•Enables graduates to practice as family therapists in Ireland and abroad.
•The subjects of Theory, Clinical Practice, Personal Professional Development (PPD), Research and Diversity and Inclusivity are integral to the development of systemic Practice.
•Live Supervision of Clinical Practice is a unique feature of this course and a mentorship approach to learning clinical skills.
•Clanwilliam course places a significant emphasis on reflective practices and the key supporting theoretical underpinnings of collaborative dialogical practices and systemic ideas.
•Students are provided with opportunities to reflect on practice form the outset in multiple domains including PPD groups.
•Students undertake a dissertation utilising a newer methodology 1st person enquiry which is coherent with the ideas and practices of family therapy and reflective practice.
•Students are expected to have clinical practices opportunities throughout the duration of the course.
Who should apply
Anyone who has an interest in training as a Psychotherapist. Such as:
•Child Care Professionals
•People in Business
•Teachers and Guidance Counselors
•Those wishing to change career pathway
Direct entry routes are for graduates of the human sciences
Indirect/ Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) routes are available to other applicants who may wish to change career.
Clanwilliam's Course has had students from a wide variety of disciplines
Accreditation and and Awards
Graduates are eligible for registration with the Family Therapy Association of Ireland, the Irish Council of Psychotherapy and the European Association of Psychotherapy.
The Clanwilliam Institute is accredited by EAPTI (European Accredited Psychotherapy Training Institutes), which is an accredited Training Institute with EAP (European Association for Psychotherapy). The Clanwilliam Institute is also accredited through FTAI (Family Therapy Association of Ireland). The first three years are accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). The Four-Year Programme is accredited by EAP and FTAI as leading to an award of European Certificate in Psychotherapy.