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Integrative Psychotherapy

Overview
The programme aims to equip practitioners with the advanced knowledge and clinical capability of best practice within the Psychotherapy profession.

Client work and supervision:
Students will be required to carry out 100 hours of Counselling work with clients during each year of the course. They will be required to obtain supervision for this work from their own Supervisor. Additionally, during Year 1 they will participate in monthly group supervision arranged by the course. Payment for individual and group supervision will be made directly by students and is not included in the course fee.

Personal Therapy:
Students will be in weekly personal therapy throughout the course. The cost of this is separate to the course and is arranged directly between the student and the therapist.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants must:
• Have successfully completed the Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Counselling or Psychotherapy (minimum H2.2) or an equivalent* professional training in Counselling and Psychotherapy that satisfies the training requirements for professional accreditation.

• Have competed two years post qualifying supervised clinical practice with a minimum of 150 hours of clinical practice which is verified by an accredited supervisor.

• Be assessed through interview.

• Submit two written references (for applicants who have not already been on a prior stage of the course).

*Where an applicant has not completed the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Counselling or Psychotherapy, equivalence is assessed through the formal Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process used in Cork Institute of Technology. This involves applicants preparing a portfolio in which they would demonstrate how they have achieved the learning outcome of the modules in the BA (Honours) in Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as the two years post-qualifying supervised clinical practice.

All applicants who enrol in the MA in Integrative Psychotherapy will be required to undergo Garda vetting.

Duration

Delivery
The programme has 90 credits and will be offered as follows:

Year 1 (60 Credits) is a taught year where students will attend at College and supervision, thus completing the taught modules of the course. The regular sessions will be held on a combination of weekday evenings (generally 6.30pm to 9.30pm) and on Saturdays and Sundays.

Year 2 (30 Credits) will involve a programme of directed/supervised learning where students will research and write the Reflective Practitioning dissertation. During this year they will also carry out their Mental Health Placement.

Number of credits

90 ECTS

Further enquiries

Una Coakley
E: una.Coakley@cit.ie
M: 087 6691584

Dr Geraldine Sheedy
E: Geraldine.Sheedy@cit.ie
T: 021 4335315

Subjects taught

All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.

SEMESTER 1
Developmental Theory & Adult Adaptations
Clinical Assessment & Case Formulation
Personal & Relational Process
Supervised Psychotherapy Practice

SEMESTER 2
Trauma, Dissociation and their treatment
Clinical Process of Psychotherapy
Personal and Clinical Integration
Practitioner Research Methods

SEMESTER 3
Mental Health Placement
Reflective Practitioning Dissertation (25 ECTS)

Comment

Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus.

Accreditation
The process of establishing training standards to prepare for the statutory registration of Psychotherapists in Ireland is continuing.

The present overall training programme at CIT combining the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Counselling and Psychotherapy, two years post-qualifying supervised clinical practice and the MA in Integrative Psychotherapy, represents the best interpretation of the requirements as they currently prevail.

Application date

EU Applicant: Closing date: June 30th 2018.
International Applicant: May 31st 2018.

Course fee

Course Fee: Year 1 €3,500
Course Fee: Year 2 €1,200 for
Dissertation and Mental Health Placement.

Students should note that the Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions.

Full-time (On Campus) EU Postgraduate Students will also be liable for the €7 USI Levy.

For further information on the USI levy please go to: http://www.citsu.ie/_7-levy

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Students can check their account balance and pay their fees online at www.cit.ie/pay

Failure to pay fees on time will result in a late payment fee of 10% being applied and students will no longer have access to IT Facilities.

• Where course fees are being funded by an employer, you are asked to seek payment or reimbursement from your employer. Where an employer requires an invoice in their Company name the employer must e-mail fees@cit.ie with the relevant details and the amount of Fees they will be funding.

• For Semesterised courses, students pay for the relevant modules at the beginning of each semester. Payment of fees by laser, debit or credit card can be made online at www.cit.ie/pay or by phoning +353 21 433 5440.

Students should familiarise themselves with the relevant section of the Student Regulations.

Please note that the Fees Office will use your CIT email account for important communications.

Withdrawing from a course
Students who wish to withdrawn from a course must notify the admissions office and complete a withdrawal form. Where Students fail to inform admissions of their withdrawal they will remain liable for any unpaid fees on their accounts. E-mail admissions@cit.ie

Refund Policy
All courses at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a course cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

• A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.

• A full refund will be given to students who withdraw before 5th September.

• Where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer they have 14 days in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the course has not commenced.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for short courses, if requested up to one week after course commencement. No refunds will be given thereafter. A short Course is less than 12 weeks duration.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for semesterised and full year courses if requested up to one month after the commencement of Semester 1 and before the end of February for Semester 2. No refunds will be given thereafter.

• All applications for refunds must be made on the appropriate Refund Form which can be requested from the CIT Fees Office (email fees@cit.ie).

NB: Students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable).

Enrolment and start dates

Application
For details visit http://www.cit.ie/course/CRHINTP9

Closing date: 10th May 2019.

This programme is run over a two year cycle (next intake is September 2019).

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