Counselling Skills Module

Comprehensive workshop providing key skills in attending and joining, empathic responses through reflections and summaries, and use of questions will be revised and practised.

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  • Certification: IICP Certificate of Attendance and Participation – 21 CPD Hours. Completion of this IICP Certificate will enable learners to apply for RPL equivalent to 10 ECTS on our BA (Hons) programme.

  • Cost: €435 (Deposit €130 to be paid upon booking)

  • Dates:

    Fri 17-July-2020 9.30am-4.30pm
    Sat 18-July-2020 9.00am-5.00pm
    Sun 19-July-2020 9.00am-5.00pm

  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Introduction

“In order for you to be a non-judging, reliable, and attentive listener, you must develop an increasing awareness of yourself and what you’re bringing to the helping relationship.” (Evans, 2013, p18)

Course Content

This module aims to introduce the learner to the basic and intermediate skills of counselling.
Learners will be coached in a range of key skills that will facilitate effective listening within the helping relationship. Learners will explore the characteristics of an effective listener and examine the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard within the helping relationship.Through lectures, practice and participation, learners will become increasingly aware of listening blocks. With an experiential and practice-based focus, those who complete this module will have gained knowledge, skills and competencies in creating a helping relationship through the application of counselling skills.

Dates:

  • Fri 17-July-2020 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Sat 18-July-2020 9.00am-5.00pm
  • Sun 19-July-2020 9.00am-5.00pm

Who Should Apply:

  • This course is suitable for those either working in the helping professions,
    or interested in seeking to develop their awareness of what is involved in training as a counsellor/ psychotherapist. It is ideal for HR Managers, Teachers, Nurses, Social Care Workers and anyone working directly with people.

Certification:

  • IICP Certificate of Attendance and Participation – 21 CPD Hours. Completion of this IICP Certificate will enable learners to apply for RPL equivalent to 10 ECTS on our BA (Hons) programme.

Cost:

  • €435 (Deposit €130 to be paid upon booking)

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!

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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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  • Email the completed application form to triona@iicp.ie
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Why attend this CPD Course?

  • Past attendees have described workshop structure, content and delivery as outstanding.

  • Helps practitioners to identify, practice and expand on current skills.

  • Understand key personal blocks and triggers.

  • Hugely popular course with participants consistently providing positive feedback.

About the Programme Facilitator

Pam Patchell
Pam PatchellIICP CPD Facilitator
Pam holds an MA in Pluralistic Counselling & Psychotherapy, a BA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, and Professional Certificates in both CBT and Child and Adolescent Counselling. Pam practiced as a child-carer for fifteen years before moving into therapeutic practice and has also worked in Youth Advocacy. Pam has worked therapeutically with children and adolescents (from 5 to 17 years) for several years in both voluntary and private practice settings.