Griffith College

BA in Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies

BA in Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies

BA in Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies

The BA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies is one of the leading academically based professional programmes for those wishing to pursue a career in counselling.

Dublin: Part-Time
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Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:Level 7
Course Level:Undergraduate, Short Course
Duration:3 Years
Overview

Delivered by the Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences (ICHAS), the BA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies is one of the leading academically based professional programmes for those wishing to pursue a career in the field of counselling. Its uniqueness is related to the fact that it facilitates learners to develop in an integrative manner the practical skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to work within a social and therapeutic model of counselling. This counselling degree is highly interactive and draws upon a mixture of academic and experiential learning approaches across the programme.

The BA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies is designed to allow students to develop professional skills, in-depth academic knowledge and attitudes necessary to work within a social and therapeutic model of Counselling. 

This course is delivered by Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences (ICHAS) which will take place in Griffith College Dublin. 

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Structure

Year 1:

  • Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practices 1
  • Theoretical Perspectives in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Human Development
  • Research and Inquiry for Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Theoretical Perspective in Therapeutic Engagement in Practice
  • Ethics & Professional Issues
  • The Mental Health Continuum
  • Introduction to Personal Development

Year 2:

  • Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practices 2
  • Group Facilitation
  • Cultural Issues in Professional Practice
  • Theory of Psychological & Psychometric Assessment
  • Experiential Learning
  • Psychodynamic Approaches in Interpersonal Practice
  • Humanistic Approaches in Interpersonal Practice
  • Personal Development & Self Care Practices

Year 3:

  • Elective/Independent Study Module
  • Bereavement, Loss & Grief
  • Application of Psychological & Psychometric Assessment
  • Integrative Approaches in Integrative in Interpersonal Practice
  • Family & Systems Theory
  • Cognitive Behavioural Approaches in Interpersonal Practice
  • Theory/Practice Integration (work placement 100 hours)   
  • Facilitating Personal Development

This course is delivered by Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences (ICHAS) which will take place in Griffith College Dublin.  

 

 

 

Timetables

BA in Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies

This course is scheduled to commence in September 2017 in Griffith College Dublin.  Contact shortcourses@griffith.ie for further details on course details and dates.

Entry Requirements
General Requirements

Leaving Certificate/Under 23 Years of Age: Applicants must have a minimum of 250 points. A minimum of grade D in at least five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination, including Mathematics and a language, is also required. FETAC Award: Candidates holding a relevant FETAC Major Award at Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications may be eligible for entry to the programme. Such candidates must apply through the CAO system. Mature Applicants: Candidates over the age of 23 will be considered as mature applicants. Such candidates should complete the application form above and return it to the Office of Student Services and Academic Administration.

Fees
Campus: 
Dublin
Study Mode: 
Part-Time
Fee: 
EUR 3,750.00
How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department

Apply Online

Progression
Academic Progression: 

Graduates who successfully complete this Level 7 programme may access the BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 8) at ICHAS.

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about this course, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of our admissions team.