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Systemic Psychotherapy

The Clanwilliam Institute is offering a four year part time training programme in Systemic Therapy. This programme is accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI) and European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP). The main objective of the programme is to provide the fundamentals of good practice as a systemic family therapist. The core learning outcomes associated with this objective are the demonstration of the following:

The skills, knowledge and competence to practice as a systemic family therapist;

An ethical positioning that allows them to scrutinise and reflect on their practice;

A familiarity with theory and research that allows them to review and update their clinical work;

A reflexivity that allows them to review and manage the place of their own self in their clinical and research practice;

An awareness of the importance of the therapeutic relationship in psychotherapy.

Entry requirements

Direct Entry

A. To be considered for admission, applicants should hold an honours primary degree (National Framework of Qualifications Level 8) in a field of study in the human sciences or its equivalent.

OR

B. Hold an Ordinary degree (National Framework of Qualifications Level 7) in a field of study in the human sciences or its equivalent and have obtained a minimum of three years relevant post-qualification experience.

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)

Applicants who are not entitled to direct entry may be considered for entry on the basis of their prior learning that is their knowledge and skills acquired through life, work experience and study, not attested through formal certification. Applicants will be considered provided they can demonstrate equivalence to Direct Entry Requirements which can be verified through the Clanwilliam Institute RPL process. Applicants will be required to demonstrate an ability to contribute to and benefit from the programme. Applicants who are considering application through this route are encouraged to make informal enquiries to the Head of Training. Applicants will be required to satisfy the Head of Training and the Programme Committee as to their capacity to contribute to and benefit from the programme.

Note:
RPL applications take a minimum of 9 weeks to prepare and one week for a decision. Therefore RPL applications should commence at least 10 weeks prior to the closing date for direct entry applications. Late applications may result in less time for preparation of portfolio.

All applicants are required to or be willing to seek a clinical setting in a work setting or hold a role which will provide opportunities for the student to implement the learning from the programme, such as counselling, psychotherapy, support services, or project/community work in either a paid or voluntary position. Clanwilliam can advise applicants about suitable placements, therefore please contact us for further information.

For non-native English speakers tested evidence of competency in English is required.

All candidates will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the programme. At interview candidates are expected to demonstrate:

• An interest and engagement with the field of psychotherapy and with the Institute’s approach and ethos;

• A reflexive awareness of their own learning experience;

• A willingness to engage with supervisory and support structures;

• A sensitivity to group and team processes.

Duration

4 years part-time

Further enquiries

Please contact us to express your interest at trainingadmin@clanwilliam.ie or 01-6761363.

Subjects taught

This four year training programme is structured as follows:

• Year 1 Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Psychotherapy Part 1 and Foundation Level Professional Training Programme in Systemic Psychotherapy.

• Year 2 Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Psychotherapy Part 2 and Intermediate Level Professional Training Programme in Systemic Psychotherapy.

• Year 3 M.Sc. Programme in Systemic Psychotherapy This programme is accredited by Quality and Qualification Ireland (QQI) as an MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy. Professional Level Training Programme in Systemic Psychotherapy (Part 1).

• Year 4 Professional Level Training Programme in Systemic Psychotherapy (Part 2). This programme is accredited by FTAI.

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