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Integrative Psychotherapy

Aim
The programme aims to equip practitioners with advanced knowledge and increased clinical capability.

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 coordinator. 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.

Garda Vetting: All applicants who enro 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

Further enquiries

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

Comment

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.

Award
Master of Arts in Integrative Psychotherapy (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Application date

Closing date for application is 5th May 2017.

Course fee

€3,500. Fee for dissertation and Mental Health placement year: €1,200.

Enrolment and start dates

Information/Registration
Institute staff will be in attendance during each session to offer career guidance and assistance.

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Information/Registration for the academic year beginning September 2017 will take place from 6.00pm to 8.00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 5th September 2017
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Business: Business Studies & Accounting, Marketing, and Human Resource Management.

Humanities: Cookery, Bar Operations, Hospitality Management, and Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Media: Media Production, Radio Broadcast Media, Journalism, E-learning, and Digital Media.

Wednesday 6th September 2017
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Engineering: Biopharmaceutical, Civil, Structural & Environmental, Good Manufacturing Practice, Construction, Mechanical, Biomedical, Advanced Manufacturing & Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain & Transport Management, Transport & Automobile, and Welding.

Science & Informatics: Applied Physics & Instrumentation, Quality Assurance/Management, Computing, and Mathematics.

Thursday 7th September 2017
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

Please note: Enrolment will take place at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

Art Therapy, Art & Design Education, Teaching Visual Arts for Primary & Early Years Education, Weekend Courses, and Short Courses (Life Drawing/Painting/Photography/Pottery/Stained Glass/Art Portfolio Preparation).

The next intake will be in September 2017.

Course & Module Information, visit www.cit.ie/course/HINTP9

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