Course: Diploma in Counselling Psychology
Start date: 26 September 2019
Duration: 10 weeks, Thursday evenings from 6.30 to 9.30pm
Course fee: €995 (or €1,095 if paying the course fee in instalments)
Non-EU students: €1,295
ICM registration: £76 will be payable to The Institute of Commercial Management for registration. Please note that a City Colleges’ Diploma will be issued if you choose not to register with ICM
Multi-Course Discount: Students who register for two or more classroom-based courses with the School of Psychology can do so at a fee of €995 per course.
Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) and recognised for CPD credits by the Psychological Society of Ireland.
The Diploma in Counselling Psychology at City Colleges aims to introduce students to the main theories, strategies, and skills of counselling psychology. Theories covered are derived from the three main basic therapeutic frameworks; humanistic, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioural. Students will graduate with a sound basic understanding of these three main schools and specific examples of each from a theoretical perspective. Attention will also be paid to broad differences between counselling psychology and related professions such as counselling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, etc. Basic skills training will also be covered. Finally, students will gain experience of research through a project to be completed within one month of completion of lectures.
This course is offered from our Dublin City Centre location (South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2) and from our campus in Templeogue, Dublin 6W.
This event has been approved for CPD credits for members of the Psychology Society of Ireland.
Eoin O’Shea, B.A., NUI Cert. (Couns), Prof. Cert (CBT), M.A. Reg. Psychol. PsSI., CPsychol BPS
Eoin graduated with a B.A. in Behavioural Science (Psychology) in 2003 and went on to complete further training in counselling skills through NUI Maynooth. He completed an M.A. in Counselling Psychology at University College Cork and subsequently lectured there on courses in counselling and psychotherapy, guidance counselling, counselling psychology, and social work. Eoin has published a number of articles, reviews, book chapters and has presented at numerous professional conferences. He has been a senior researcher for the National Suicide Research Foundation and has gained experience as the Helpline Coordinator of a missing persons helpline in Dublin. More recently, Eoin has worked with adult survivors of childhood abuse at both the National Counselling Service (NCS) and at Connect. Further training has included a Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Eoin is the General Manager of Turn2me (an online mental health provider) and additionally works in private practice at South Dublin Psychologists, Dublin 2.
The course takes place over 10 weeks with two annual intakes – one in September and one in February. The Diploma is comprised of three separate yet related components:
A ‘Pass’ grade on both the written assignment (Project) as well as participation in the final role-play exercise will be required for awarding of the Diploma in Counselling Psychology. 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 course evenings to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided. Likewise, 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.
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