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Postgraduate Certificate in Family Therapy

MSc in Family Therapeutic Skills

This programme is designed to provide students with clinical skills and theoretical underpinnings to inform their work with families.

Students will gain an understanding of the major theories and models of family psychotherapy, as well as an overview of the social, practical, ethical and cultural issues that arise when working with families.

Course Details

This course will appeal to those who are interested in family therapy, theory and training. Family Therapists work with relationships in the context of families, couples and other groups. It is a creative, innovative and thought provoking model of Psychotherapy which places sound ethics at the heart of the work.

 

The principle which informed Family Therapy from the time of its inception in the 1950s has been to transcend simple cause and effect explanations which located deficits within the individual, and to include those aspects of the client’s context in the therapy process which will enable them to manage, resolve or better understand their difficulty. It is this ecological view which attends to the interconnectedness of people, of beliefs and of all things, which characterises Family Therapy rather than the number of people sitting in the therapy room.

 

Students can expect a high quality cutting edge programme that captures and imparts a modern understanding of family therapy informed theory and practice that can be incorporated into a variety of practitioner’s contexts such as counselling, teaching, psychology, social care and the allied health professions. It is designed to provide students with clinical skills and theoretical underpinnings to inform their work and to gain an understanding of the major theories and models of family psychotherapy, as well as an overview of the social, practical, ethical and cultural issues that arise when working with families.
 

Read Programme Leader, Brian O'Sullivan's Course Blog here

 

Venue: PCI College, Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Next Start Date:  28th September 2017

 

Upcoming CPD Lecture: Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples
6-8pm, Thursday 30th March  - PCI College, Corrig House, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Free to attend but Booking Essential
                                      
Duration:
Two years (24 months) part-time.  The course will take place Every Thursday 2-7pm from October to May.


Assessment: Written and practical assignments

 

Selection Process: There are a limited number of places available (18). Selection is based on application and interview.

 

Garda Vetting: Students will be required to participate in Garda Vetting procedures in relation to programme and accreditation requirements


Award: MSc in Family Therapeutic Skills (subject to final validation by Middlesex University)

 

If you have more questions now about the course, call Maria now at 01-464 2268 or add your details to the purple Questions Box above and we'll get back to you shortly.

Each module is 30 hours duration.  Modules are assessed by written and practical assignments. 

 

Year 1:

  • Contemporary Family Therapy Theory, History, Current Perspectives & Emerging Dynamics.
  • Personal & Relational Development in Family Therapy
  • Emotional Focused Therapy
  • Therapeutic Relationships & Clinical Skills 1


Year 2:

  • Theoretically Informed Family Therapy Practice
  • Professional Ethics & Family Law
  • Working Therapeutically with Couples Dyad
  • Advanced Clinical Skills 2
  • Case Study & Dissertation


Additional Course Requirements:

  • 100 hours clinical placement / client work*
  • Students are required to attend an FTAI accredited supervisor for a minimum of 25 hours one-to-one supervision
  • 25 hours Personal Therapy is a requirement for those who are not Counsellors/Psychotherapists.


LEADING TO THE AWARD OF: MSc in Family Therapeutic Skills (Subject to Middlesex validation)



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What our Students Say

Very well presented but not an overwhelming amount of information. Jean Notaro is an excellent lecturer, great facilitation of the group.
Daniel O'Mahony-Emotional Intelligence for success

What our Students Say

"Feedback from participants of the Professional CBT training held in the Family Life Centre Boyle was extremely positive. It was experienced as valuable in equipping the students with the knowledge and skills of the CBT approach. It was carried out in an atmosphere most conducive to learning. Working with PCI College has proved to be a valuable partnership.”
Denise O’Dowd, Boyle Family Life Centre - Tailor-Made Training
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