CPD Certificate in Pluralistic Counselling & Psychotherapy (Level 8 Module)

Grow your knowledge, skills and competencies in Pluralistic Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • Award: Certificate of Attendance and Participation. CPD: 23 hours

  • Cost: €650.00. Deposit of €195 required to secure place

  • Duration: 14 classes (1.5 hours each)

  • Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday option available.

Programme Content

This module aims to provide learners with knowledge, skills and competencies related to pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy. Learners will engage with key theory and practice related to this innovative integrative approach to therapy and client collaboration.

The syllabus will include the following themes:

  • An exploration of the philosophic underpinnings of pluralism, which holds that there are several conflicting but still true descriptions of the world, and that no single explanatory system or view of reality can account for all the phenomena of life;
  • Introduction to a pluralistic framework for counselling and psychotherapy and a detailed examination of the three domains making up the framework: goals, tasks and methods:
  • Goals: The identification of goals; exploring, clarifying and negotiating goals with clients, helping the therapeutic conversation to remain goal-focused, and embracing a client-driven approach to counselling;
  • Tasks: The collaboration between the counsellor and client in facilitating the client to undertake actions associated with the goals identified at the outset, or during the process of therapy; and
  • Method: The learner will examine the specific and practical ways the client and counsellor can realize the tasks identified during therapy in this domain of the pluralistic framework.

Written Assignment

Learners are required to complete a 3,000-word case study, which commences with a 1,500-word evaluation of the theory, defining concepts and underlying principles of pluralism as it applies to counselling and psychotherapy. Learners must then present 1,500-word clinical case study in which they have applied pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy. Learners will demonstrate ability to use the pluralistic approach, including process and outcome based feedback tools, assessment strategies and case formulation.


Tuesday Option Wednesday Option Saturday Option
29 January 2019 26 September 2018 02 February 2019
05 February 2019 03 October 2018 09 February 2019
12 February 2019 10 October 2018 16 February 2019
26 February 2019 17 October 2018 02 March 2019
05 March 2019 24 October 2018 09 March 2019
12 March 2019 07 November 2018 16 March 2019
19 March 2019 14 November 2018 23 March 2019
26 March 2019 21 November 2018 30 March 2019
02 April 2019 28 November 2018 06 April 2019
09 April 2019 05 December 2018 13 April 2019
23 April 2019 12 December 2018 27 April 2019
30 April 2019 09 January 2019 04 May 2019
07 May 2019 16 January 2019 11 May 2019
14 May 2019 23 January 2019 18 May 2019


  • Tuesday Option: 2:00-3:00pm
  • Wednesday Option: 2:00-3:00pm
  • Saturday Option:9:30-11:00am

Suitable For

This course is suitable for counsellors and psychotherapists who wish to further their knowledge, skills and competencies in pluralistic therapy. The module serves as a theoretical underpinning to Pluralistic Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Entry Requirements

A Level 7 Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy (or equivalent) is required to apply for this CPD certificate.


Certificate of Attendance and Participation – 23 CPD Hours. Includes 05 ECTS Credits at Level 8, which may be applied to our BA (Hons) Degree at a later stage. Only those with a previous Level 7 Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy (or equivalent) can apply these ECTS credits to our BA (Hons) Degree.


IICP College, Killinarden Enterprise Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24.


€650.00 (Deposit of €195 required to secure place on course.)

Getting Started

You have the option of either applying online through our online application form or else by downloading an application form and sending it along with your payment to the IICP office.

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