The programme consists of four full teaching days, plus a half day tutorial. Learners have eight months to complete their practice work, and should be working/volunteering in a supportive capacity 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.
Blended Learning Delivery
This programme is delivered via Blended Learning. It consists of both onsite classroom based teaching inputs, and live online teaching inputs, as well as at your own pace teaching and learning activities on our Virtual Learning Platform, Moodle. For onsite inputs, learners attend our campus in Tallaght, and for online inputs, learners utilise Zoom and Moodle, which involve students and their lecturer logging into our online learning platform Moodle and use the 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.