Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy is a collaborative, structured approach to helping individuals with psychological difficulties. It views key beliefs and assumptions which an individual holds as being pivotal to maintaining their distress and rendering them vulnerable to recurring difficulties.
Competence is developed through a combination of weekly clinical supervision, lectures, workshops and written assignments. Assessment is based on the submission of case studies and theoretical reviews, oral presentations and standardised rating of therapy sessions. Prospective candidates may pursue the option of a one year part-time (every Friday over three terms) postgraduate diploma course in cognitive therapy. Emphasis will be on helping participants gain clinical competence in utilising this approach in hospital-based and community-based health care settings.
The Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy programme of Trinity College Dublin substantially contributes to academic and theoretical requirements for accreditation as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and provides the opportunity to engage in introductory supervised clinical casework. Students would be required to complete further supervised clinical work to meet the clinical requirements for accreditation.
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- The curriculum emphasises a knowledge of cognitive behavioural models, concepts and methods; competence in developing cognitive case formulations; devising and implementing individual treatment programmes for a range of emotional disorders, and evaluating their effects; understanding the links between cognitive therapy and developmental and cognitive psychology; ethics issues in practising psychotherapy.
- 12 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Cognitive Sciences View 42 other Masters in Psychology in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
This course is offered as a specialised post-qualification course that builds on relevant knowledge and skills already possessed by prospective candidates. Suitable candidates for the course will:
- be currently employed in a healthcare setting and providing counselling or psychotherapy as part of their work, and;
- have achieved a recognised third level qualification in a mental health profession (e.g. psychology, nursing, social work, medicine) and;
- have relevant clinical experience and/or evidence of recognised foundation training in counselling/ psychotherapy and;
- have two years postgraduate experience.
Please note that a CV and a completed supplementary form is required as part of the online application process.Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting
International26401 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26401 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA12594 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12594 EUR per year during 12 months.
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