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.
This module aims to give the learner a solid foundation in the theoretical and clinical underpinnings of child and adolescent counselling and psychotherapy, with a particular focus on Geldard and Geldard’s Sequentially Planned Integrative Counselling for Children (SPICC). For this module assessment, learners who wish to obtain both the CPD cert and the certificate of credits will submit a 4,000-word essay that critically evaluates the theoretical and clinical underpinnings of the SPICC model.
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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 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. If social distancing requirements are lessened we hope to be able to deliver this in the classroom; however it is possible that it will be a blend of some students on site and some attending remotely.
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 as 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.)