Developed in conjunction with Visiting Professor John McLeod, this programme aims to enable existing professionals working within the field of counselling and psychotherapy to achieve a Master of Arts in Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The programme consists of ten modules over two years. It is a taught Master’s with a strong research component. The programme utilises a Continuous Assessment Strategy and learners accumulate credits though a variety of assessments over the duration of the programme.
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.
STUDENT BENEFITS & SUPPORT
IICP is an engaging, dynamic and supportive institute within which to study. We pride ourselves on our ethos of student support, ensuring that learners are guided and encouraged throughout the programme. The MA training promotes respect for all therapeutic models whilst advocating a collaborative approach between learner and lecturer.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
This two year Programme will be of interest to practising therapists who wish to extend their existing qualification in counselling and psychotherapy to Master’s level.
- Evidence of successful completion of a Level 8 Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and evidence of completion of additional course requirements including 50 hours of personal therapy and 100 hours of supervised clinical practice.
- An undergraduate degree (Level 8 on the NFQ) plus a professional diploma programme in Counselling and Psychotherapy that meets with IACP /IAHIP Course Recognition standards.
- Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience is also taken into account.
VALIDATION OF AWARD:
This programme is validated by QQI as a Level 9 Master’s Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The programme contains ten modules over the duration of two academic years. For more detail visit https://www.iicp.ie/courses/masters/