CPD Certificate in Play, Creative Media & Expressive Arts  (Level 9 Module)

  • Award: IICP College will issue a CPD Certificate in Play, Creative Media and Expressive Arts [a college certificate of credits will also be issued for those who complete the assignment]

  • Cost: €900.00. Deposit of €270 required to secure place

  • Duration/Dates: 5 teaching days, plus additional self-directed learning. Learners who also wish to obtain the college certificate of credits will have until 30 April 2021 to complete the assignment.

Programme Content

This module is the equivalent of 10 credits from the first year of our MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. Suitably qualified therapists who meet the entry requirements have the option to progress onto the MA should they wish to do so.

The purpose of this module is to provide learners with the skills, knowledge, and competencies to employ play, creative and expressive interventions in work with children and adolescents. Learners will be able to intervene, utilizing creative methods, applying it to clinical work in a real-world setting. Learners who wish to obtain the CPD Certificate and the Certificate of Credits obtained will be required to write an assignment.

Dates & Times:

Sunday 14th February 2021 (09:30am-5:00pm)

Friday 12th March 2021 (09:30am-5:00pm)

Sunday 14th March 2021 (09:30am-5:00pm)

Friday 16th April 2021 (09:30am-5:00pm)

Saturday 17th April 2021 (09:30am-5:00pm)

Entry Requirements

Those eligible to apply are practising therapists who hold either an honours degree, Level 8 on The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), in counselling and psychotherapy, or equivalent. Or an honours degree, Level 8 on the NFQ, plus a professional diploma in counselling and psychotherapy that meets with IACP/IAHIP course recognition standards (or equivalent). The diploma must have counselling and psychotherapy at its core.


Learners who wish to obtain the college certificate of credits will have until March 2021 to submit the assignment. Learners who just wish to obtain the CPD Certificate will be issued with this upon completion of the final.


Generally our programmes are delivered onsite in our Tallaght Campus. At present, due to social distancing they are being delivered online.

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


€900.00 (Deposit of €270 required to secure place on course.)

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.

Simply click the below button to be brought to our online application process. When prompted, please select ‘Long Term CPD’, then select ‘Play, Creative Media & Expressive Arts‘ and complete the form.

Online Application Form

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.