The two courses, when combined, aim over a four-year period to educate students in the principles and practices of humanistically-orientated integrative psychotherapy. This involves critical engagement with relevant theories of psychotherapy, the development of therapeutic skills, awareness of and engagement with personal process, practice to high ethical standards and the undertaking of a research project relevant to the practice of psychotherapy. Experiential learning in an individual and group-work setting, reading literature at a level appropriate to postgraduate studies, reflection on practice are hallmarks of this course, and emphasis is placed on integrating these elements.
Candidates are expected to possess:Minimum of an approved one-year training in counselling skills at foundation level and either Appropriate Bachelor's Degree (Level 8 ), normally 2.2 or higher, in the human sciences, such as social science, philosophy, psychology, the health sciences, education etc. or equivalent professional qualification at level 8: candidates in this entry group must be able to demonstrate an ability to study and write at Graduate Diploma levelAll candidates are subject to a competitive selection process involving short-listing, individual & group interviews. UL policy on Recognition of Prior Learning will be applied.
Recipient: University of Limerick
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