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.
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.
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.