Diploma in Cyberpsychology

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Nov

Diploma in Cyberpsychology

Course Details

Full Course name:
Diploma in Cyberpsychology

Course Dates

Next course commencing:
 January 2019

Duration:
10 weeks, evenings from 6.30 to 9.30 pm

Course Award

Awarding body:
City Colleges

 

Cyberpsychology: from cyberbullying to online dating sites

Cyberpsychology is the study of how online environments impact on human behaviour, relationships and cognitions. Much research is being undertaken into the effect of the cyberworld on groups and individuals.

The cyber or online environment is having an increasing impact on our lives and relationships. Some research is uncovering associations between mental health issues (such as anxiety and depression) among the young and social media use. Other studies suggest that online environments can help develop social skills and reduce isolation.

Whether it’s via a smartphone or a PC, from cyberbullying to online dating sites, many significant life encounters are now experienced, and in many examples directed by others, within computerised contexts. Many of the effects of the cyberworld are, as yet, unknown. However, emerging research is confirming that the impact on our online interactions, and the way we live so much of our life through electronic environments, is significant.

The Diploma in Cyberpsychology is a ten-week course designed to give counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists. psychiatrists, teachers and parents an up to date insight into our state of the art understanding of Cyberpsychology and its impact on our culture.

1. Online Therapy and Computer-Based Interventions
2. Children and Adolescents Online
3. Cyberbullying and Net Anonymity
4. Online Relationships
5. Addiction, Pornography, Gaming and Gambling
6. Consumer Cyberpsychology and Cybercrime
7. Research and Online Experiences
8. Virtual Reality and AI: the Future for Cyberpsychology
9. Social Media and Impact

Dr Finian FallonDr. Finian Fallon is a Chartered Psychologist and holds a Doctorate in Psychotherapy from DCU. In addition to providing a range of counselling services, his past work experience includes providing online and face to face therapy for clients with PTSD, survivors of childhood abuse and survivors of torture. In 2018 he completed a widely reported survey of over 2,000 Irish Police exploring trauma prevalence and wellbeing issues among frontline police in Ireland. His doctoral dissertation explored the future of psychotherapy in Ireland.

Finian has a number of other academic works to his credit, including presenting at the BACP research conference. He is interested in developing research that provides practical clinical benefits, to bring together the science and art of psychotherapy. He is Dean of Psychology at City Colleges and is delivering and developing psychology courses that are relevant to the challenges of living today.

A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma. A fail grade will result in a Certificate of Attendance for the course but without the Diploma being awarded. Students must attend at least 8 of the 10 evenings to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided. Similarly, the Project must be handed in on the due date unless a sound reason for lateness is provided. In such instances, an extension may be awarded at the discretion of the lecturer.

Course Fee

Classroom-based: €995
(€1,095 if paying  in instalments)

Online course: €895
(€995 if paying in instalments)

Non-EU students: €1,295

  • Why City Colleges?
    • Courses for students who are passionate about their subject, delivered by leaders in their field.
    • Live lectures which are also streamed live on Moodle and recorded for review
    • City centre location in South Great George’s Street, convenient for bus, LUAS, DART
    • Southside Dublin location in Dundrum
    • Study rooms and library in our City Centre and Dundrum locations
    • Limited class size
    • Parking