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Institution / Trinity College Dublin /

Cognitive Psychotherapy

Course Details
Cognitive therapy is a collaborative, structured approach to helping individuals with psychological difficulties. Prospective candidates pursue a two-year part-time Master of Science course in Cognitive Therapy. Emphasis will be on helping participants gain a high level of clinical competence in utilising this approach in hospital-based and community-based health care settings to a level that they will be able to apply for accreditation with appropriate accrediting bodies including the Proposed Registration Board for Psychological Therapists in Ireland. The course offers post-qualification training in the theory and practice of cognitive psychotherapy, as applied in a variety of mental health settings. Competence is developed through a combination of clinical supervision lectures, workshops and written assignments. Assessment is based on the submission of case studies and theoretical reviews, oral presentations and standardised rating of therapy sessions. Students will complete a research project that is submitted as a dissertation in the Hilary term of the second year.

Entry requirements

This course is offered as a specialised post-qualification course that builds on relevant knowledge and skills already possessed by prospective candidates. Suitable candidates for the course will:

- have achieved a recognised third level qualification in a health profession (e.g. psychology, nursing, social work, medicine) and

- hold a postgraduate diploma in a cognitive or behavioural psychotherapy or an equivalent training qualification in a cognitive or behavioural psychotherapy and

- have in addition conducted a further 40 hours of supervised cognitive or behavioural psychotherapy since completion of their diploma course or equivalent qualification.

Duration

2 years part-time.

Further enquiries

Course Coordinator(s): Mr Craig Chigwedere
Course Administrator(s): Ms Majella Moloney
Course Email(s): cbtmsc@tcd.ie
Course Tel(s): 353 1 249 3561

Application date

Closing Date 30 June 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake September 2017

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