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Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practices

Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practices

Overview

Develop key life skills essential for counselling and a wide range of other professions

The Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practices is delivered by the Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences (ICHAS) and serves as an excellent introduction to the area of counselling.

Why Study Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practices at Griffith College?

This part-time Certificate in Counselling Skills and Practice is designed for those who have little or no professional experience but wish to extend their knowledge of interpersonal and counselling skills prior to undertaking more advanced educational training in counselling at Degree level. It is also relevant for healthcare professionals, teachers, social workers, managers, customer services, sports coaches and others.

  • Students will gain practical experience in all aspects of counselling which they can later be applied both personally and professionally.
  • Students will learn key life skills including the value of respect and genuineness and listening and understanding communication.
  • Classes conducted on a part-time basis, comprising of one evening a week for 10 weeks.
  • Small class sizes ensure that you get the one-on-one attention needed to perfect your counselling skills.
  • Graduates have the option to apply for further higher-level studies in the field.

Course Highlights

  • The value of respect and genuineness
  • Characteristics of effective counselling.
  • How to question effectively and phrasing inquiries to avoid offense.
  • Attending, listening and understanding communication.
  • The helping relationship & the culture of helping.
  • Goal setting within the client relationship
  • The therapeutic/working alliance.
  • Paraphrasing, clarifying and summarising communication.
  • Reflecting content and feeling

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.

  • September, 2018* (dates to be confirmed)

  • February, 2019* (dates to be confirmed)

*subject to sufficient numbers

Course details

The Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practice is scheduled to commence in February 2018 in Griffith College Dublin and Griffith College Cork.

  • The value of respect and genuineness.
  • Characteristics of effective counselling.
  • How to question effectively and phrasing enquiries to avoid offence.
  • Attending, listening and understanding communication.
  • The helping relationship & the culture of helping.
  • Goal setting within the client relationship
  • The therapeutic/working alliance.
  • Paraphrasing, clarifying and summarising communication.
  • Reflecting content and feeling

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.

Timetables

Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practices

This course is scheduled to commence on Thursday, 19th April 2018 in Griffith College Dublin and Griffith College Cork. Contact [email protected] for further information.

This course will run one evening per week (Thursday) from 6.00pm to 10.00pm over 10 Weeks, course dates outlined below.

Year 2018

  • Apr: 19, 26

  • May: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31

  • Jun: 07, 14, 21 

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Open entry to participants who have an interest in studying the field of Counselling.

How to Apply

To apply fill in the following application form uploading copies of the relevant documentation

Fees

Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 845.00

Progression

Academic Progression 

Graduates of the Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practice course are eligible to advance to progress to any of the Level 7 BA programmes in the field of Counselling Skills & Psychotherapy Studies, Counselling Skills & Addiction Studies or Counselling Skills and Youth Studies within ICHAS.

Career Progression 

Graduates of the Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practice will have a good basis for professional progression in the counselling sector while they will have developed key life skills that can be applied freely to other professions.

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