Specialist Practice - Mental Health Psychosocial Interventions

Course Description
This P.Grad.Cert. in Specialist Practice programme has been developed, in partnership with associated health service providers, to meet the demands and challenges within the health care system and specifically within specialist care. The programme is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge and clinical expertise that aims to promote excellence in the area of specialist care practice. It is also designed to provide academically robust education for the students and the various modules offered develop and complement subjects undertaken at degree or 'equivalent' level.

Students must accumulate 30 ECTS and successfully complete three modules for the award of P.Grad.Cert. in Specialist Practice. Students who successfully complete the P.Grad.Cert. in Specialist Practice without compensation are eligible for entry to the relevant M.Sc./P.Grad. Dip. programme.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements Interdisciplinary – Mental Health incl the Psychosocial Interventions strand
• be currently working in mental health/mental illness field; and
• normally hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline; or
• otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the programme.

Note, this strand is open to a wide range of professionals. Nurses undertaking this strand must have current registration on the appropriate division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland live register.


1 year part-time.

Further enquiries

Academic Registry
Tel: +353 (0)1 8964500

Subjects taught

The modules are each worth 10 ECTS and are:
Interdisciplinary Mental Health – Psychosocial Interventions
1. Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives on Human Distress
2. Working with People Who Experience Psychosis or Related Experiences
3. Inter-Professional Family Work

Application date

Closing Date: 30 June 2019

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September 2019

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