QQI Level 9 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The aim of this award is to equip practitioners with an up-to-date, cutting edge training in CBT as one approach to therapy.

Online Options Now Available For All Our Courses.

  • Award: This programme is a Minor Award validated by QQI at level 9 on the NFQ.

  • Cost: €945.00

    • A €285.00 deposit can be paid to secure your place on this course, with the balance due before the course commences.
  • Winter Intake Dates:

    • Sunday 27 September 2020
    • Sunday 18 October 2020
    • Sunday 01 November 2020
    • Sunday 22 November 2020
    • Sunday 1/2 Day 6 December 2020
  • Structure: 5 Sundays from 09.00am to 5.00pm

  • Language requirement: If English is your second language you are required to submit an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) cert at Level 6.5, or equivalent. For more information please click HERE

Introduction

The programme consists of four full teaching days, plus a half day tutorial spread out over four months. Learners have eight months to complete their clinical work, and should be practicing therapists upon application. Learners will engage in both theoretical and practical training in CBT (considering both Ellis and Beck). The programme is highly interactive, and utilises a variety of teaching and learning methods.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level 8 Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy; or
  • A Level 8 Degree in an allied field plus a professionally recognised Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • If English is your second language you are required to submit an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) cert at Level 6.5, or equivalent. For more information please click HERE

Online Classroom Delivery

Our online classes are run as tutorials, that involve students and their lecturer logging into our online portal Zoom™ simultaneously.

Zoom™ provides and integrative online environment for students and Lecturers to interact and engage in the learning. This platform facilitates discussion polls, sharing of slides, videos resources and much, much more.

To foster more intimate learning environments the use of breakout rooms is also implemented, allowing for the safe and experiential triadic learning practice that we have found so successful.

All of our sessions are accessible through computer and mobile devices and we have a structured and robust technology department to support all faculty and students through their online learning journey. To encourage flexibility, and ss best practice, we also record all our sessions, these are made accessible only to the students in that class to review content whenever is convenient to them!

Student benefits and support

As this award is conferred at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), it evidences the rigour required for a quality programme of learning. The dynamic mix of theory, skills, and clinical work ensures learners grow academically, professionally, personally and interpersonally within frameworks that are on the cutting edge of best practice.

Dates – Spring 2019

  1. Sunday 27 September 2020
  2. Sunday 18 October 2020
  3. Sunday 01 November 2020
  4. Sunday 22 November 2020
  5. Sunday 1/2 Day 06 December 2020

Time

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm on each teaching day

Who Should Apply:

  • This programme is suitable for  counsellors and psychotherapists who hold  either a Level 8 Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy; or who hold a professional recognised  diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy  plus a   minimum of a Level 8 degree in another relevant field. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can also be considered for entry and should be discussed with the college.

Award:

  • This programme is a Minor Award validated by QQI at level 9 on the NFQ.

Cost:

  • €945.00
  • A €285.00 deposit can be paid to secure your place on this course, with the balance due before the course commences.

Course Structure:

  • The programme consists of four full teaching days, plus a half day tutorial spread out over four months. Learners have eight months to complete their clinical work, and should be practicing therapists upon application. Learners will engage in both theoretical and practical training in CBT (considering both Ellis and Beck). The programme is highly interactive, and utilises a variety of teaching and learning methods.

Assessment

  • Learners are required to submit an audio recording and written evaluation of a client session where CBT was used as an intervention.Learners will critically evaluate CBT and then evaluate their recorded session. Use of outcome measures will inform learners evaluation of their practice.
  • Learners on this programme are required to complete 50 hours of clinical work over 8 months, which should be supervised at the appropriate ratio to their accreditation status. A client log and a supervision report must be submitted upon completion.

Venue:

Getting Started

Please note due to the current Covid -19 restrictions, our office team are working remotely. Therefore we would encourage you to apply online for speedy process of your application. Should you have any questions in relation to making your online application please contact Triona on 086-0499154.

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  • Simply click the below button to be brought to our online application process. When prompted, please select ‘Validated & Accredited Courses’, then select ‘QQI Level 9 Certificate in CBT 2020 – Sept Intake’ and complete the form.
  • Click the below button to download an application form.
  • Email the completed application form to triona@iicp.ie
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If you have any trouble at any stage of the application please click here to get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Why attend this CPD minor award?

  • Of interest to anyone with a professional or personal interest in CBT.
  • Excellent facilitator – creative, engaging and dynamic

  • Examine the theoretical underpinnings to CBT.

  • Foster capacity to integrate CBT interventions into counselling & psychotherapy practice.

About the Programme Facilitator

Paula Lawlor
Paula Lawlor CPD Facilitator
MA, Dip. REBT.
Paula is an Organisational Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. Paula holds both a BA and MA Degree in Psychology and a professional qualification in REBT (the first form of CBT). She studied under Windy Dryden (Prof. of Counselling, Goldsmiths College, University of London) and has been in private practice for 21 years. Paula is a founding member of the Institute for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (ICBT) and currently holds the position of Director of Professional Affairs.