The BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy programme is designed to prepare graduates to work as counsellors and psychotherapists and for professional accreditation. The College aims to be at the forefront of training and developments in the profession for counselling and psychotherapy
The programme offers a qualification in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Experiential learning, personal development, reflective journaling, working in dyads and triads are important components of the course in addition to the traditional lecture, tutorial, seminar and workshop formats.
Accreditation: When students have successfully completed the first three stages of the BA programme they are awarded a diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy by PCI College. This award meets the training criteria set by the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) and the National Association for Pastoral Counselling & Psychotherapy (NAPCP). Students can then begin working towards full professional accreditation with either or both of these organisations.
Venue: Dublin City Centre
Next Start Date: October 2012
Duration: Four years, part-time.
Timetable: Every Tuesday 14:00-19:00
Assessment: Examinations and Assignments
Award: HETAC BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy
This course is designed for people who wish to become professional therapists or have an opportunity to use counselling skills as part of their work (either in a paid or voluntary capacity) or simply want to broaden their qualifications. Many of our graduates enter the profession from diverse careers such as finance, engineering, and the wider world of business, as well as homemaking, nursing, teaching, and social work. It is of particular interest to people who have found counselling to be helpful.
Students can expect to be provided with advice and support concerning any learning difficulties that they may encounter. Any diagnosed learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia, must be noted on application.
Students require sufficient IT skills to complete the course. Workshops including essay skills will be provided to assist with the practicalities of written work. These workshops are currently provided free and attendance is mandatory.
In years 3 & 4 as degree students become more independent learners, tutorials, seminar, and career development sessions will be provided.