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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.

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Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:Level 7
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.

The course is highly interactive and it has been designed primarily for those who want to study towards becoming competent professional practitioners in counselling related areas. It is also aimed at those wishing to develop counselling skills that may be useful in their current position for their own personal and professional development.

Delivered over 3 years, it combines a range of comprehensive theory and practical skills development. Each year consists of two 12-week terms. The course will commence in September and can be taken on a full time or part-time basis. The programme is taught using a combination of classroom based and blended learning techniques. This allows the learner to access classes in person or using on-line facilities. In certain modules attendance may be a requirement.

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

The B.A. in Counselling Skills & Psychotherapy Studies is a 3 year programme.

The programme covers a range of subjects which when taken together provide a syllabus designed to develop competent professional practitioners. The subjects covered are designed to be both practical and theoretical as per below.

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
  • Simulated 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

The modules above will be assessed using a range of assessment approaches including continuous assessment, project work, practical exercises and terminal assessments.

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.

Students considering the B.A. in Counselling Skills & Psychotherapy Studies can take this course on a part-time basis. The course will commence in September . The course is delivered over 3 years and each year has two twelve week semesters, September to December and January to April.

Part-time option:

The part-time fees programme runs 1 evening per week (6.00pm to 10.00pm) and Saturdays (9.30am to 4.30pm) over the 2 semesters September to December and January to April.

Entry Requirements
General Requirements

To join the B.A. in Counselling Skills & Psychotherapy Studies, applicants must meet the following requirements;

  • Be over 18 years of age.
  • Complete and submit the completed application form and provide all requested information.
  • For  non-CAO, complete an interview process, which is designed to explore your reasons for taking the programme and to ensure that it is suitable for your needs. ICHAS is committed to ensuring that the programme you are on is right for you.
  • Complete the Garda vetting procedure.
  • English language proficiency certificates (e.g. IELTS of 6 or equivalent) if applicable. Please see http://ichas.ie/prospective-students/international-applicants/

If you are under 23 years of age and applying for the fulltime programme you have to apply through the CAO website on www.cao.ie.  Normally this requires applicants to have successfully completed the Leaving Certificate programme and to have obtained a minimum of 250 points.  A minimum grade of D1 in English is stipulated.

Fees

The fees for the B.A. in Counselling Skills & Psychotherapy Studies are €3,750 p/a including Academic Administration fees. Students can pay in instalments and all fees are fully protected under our Protection of Enrolled Learners’ Policy.

Protection of Learners 

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012. Whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded

 

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

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department

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Progression
Academic Progression: 

Upon successful completion of the B.A. in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies, students will be eligible to progress to the BA (Hons) in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies, which can be completed in 1 year.

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about this course, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our short courses team on + 353 1-415 0429 or email shortcourses@griffith.ie