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The MSc in Psychotherapy is a four-year part-time programme at Level 9 NFQ (120 credits). Students may exit after two years with a Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (60 credits). The programme comprises taught modules including the principles and practices of humanistic, cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic and systemic approaches. The M.Sc programme fosters an inquiry based attitude in psychotherapy theory, practice and research. The programme, based on an integrative approach, provides students with an opportunity to work psychotherapeutically with a diversity of clients with complex and multifaceted needs. The MSc in Psychotherapy is accredited by the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) http://www.iacp.ie and by the National Association for Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy (NAPCP)
For admission to the M.Sc. in Psychotherapy, entrants will normally:
Have a relevant level 8 undergraduate degree (on the NFQ: National Framework of Qualifications; or its equivalent outside of Ireland; for example, in social care/work, psychology, nursing, education, etc.)
Have a minimum of one year's recent relevant professional experience in a caring or helping role, which has included some training and supervision (for example, voluntary counsellor/helpline work, social care, nursing, special needs teaching or guidance counselling, psychology assistant or pastoral care experience).
See website for more entry requirements.