The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy is a pioneering, innovative and comprehensive programme of study. The programme is delivered over four stages, with a suite of internal awards available which provides the learner with a number of exit points, should they not be in a position to complete the programme. The IACP recognise the first three stages of the programme for professional purposes and those who complete the entire BA (Hons) programme at IICP also achieve the IACP Diploma.
The programme is delivered on a part time basis (weekday or weekend option), with one full day from 9.30am to 5pm over the academic calendar. Learners are also required to complete clinical placements as part of their core requirements at stage three and stage four.
At IICP, we desire to contribute a community dimension to the development of mental health care and counselling through the use of a practical, cutting-edge and integrative model, which forms the basis for this pioneering and innovative programme. We consider that training in counselling and psychotherapy is an inter-disciplinary endeavour, a combination of art and science to include, amongst others, the disciplines of philosophy, psychology, sociology and anthropology. IICP’s core philosophical ethos, which offers a theoretical framework encompassing humanistic-existential, cognitive-behavioural and multicultural psychotherapeutic models, is a contemporary integrative framework.
This unique approach offers a broad structure to professionals who are dealing with a diverse range of clients and presenting problems. IICP offer a unique learner-centred environment. At the heart of the training provided in IICP lies the belief that people are experts in the story of their own lives. The therapeutic process can encourage the client to make effective change in relation to life direction and the ensuing process of decision making. IICP holds that it is not enough to simply teach the skills of counselling and psychotherapy. Learners are given the space to learn, practice and be supported as they develop for themselves a style and model of counselling which is both personal and effective.
Learner’s exit the programme with two qualifications: the IACP Recognised Diploma and the QQI Level 8 BA (Hons) Degree.
This programme is designed for people who wish to become professional therapists or for those who have an opportunity to use counselling skills as part of their work, either in a paid or voluntary capacity. It is of special interest to those who work within the caring profession, from community workers to human resource professionals, hospital and other health-care personnel, teachers, Gardaí, workplace supervisors, trade unionists and to anyone who works in formal helping settings.
Year 1: €4,400 Year 2 & Summer Semester: €4950 Year 3: €4,850 (inclusive of €200 QQI registration fee of €200 in the final year)
For more details please visit our website: www.iicp.ie
Dean of Academic Affairs & Registrar Email: Triona@iicp.ie Phone: 086 0499154
Chairperson and Programme Director: Email: Marcella@iicp.ie Phone: 086 2609989