• Adolescent Psychotherapy

    Adolescent Psychotherapy is an expanding and specialist area of practice. In ensuring principles of best practices when working with this client group therapists need to possess the appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies in order to ensure they are working ethically, professionally and effectively with this population group.

     

    This Diploma In Integrative Adolescent Psychotherapy has been developed in response to the ever growing demand for competent and appropriately trained adolescent counsellors and psychotherapists.

  •  Diploma in Integrative Adolescent Psychotherapy 

    Diploma addresses and incorporates the core competencies for working therapeutically with adolescents as set out in IACP’s  "Standards for Working with Under 18’s" document.
     
    CPD Recognised and Approved by The Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy Awarded 143 IACP CPD Points.   Delivered by a team of highly experienced and accredited therapists who have expertise in Adolescent Psychotherapy.
     
    THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE FACILITATED THROUGH A BLENDED LEARNING FORMAT
     
    Course Orientation: Friday 3rd September 2021, 7pm - 9.30pm via Zoom - Facilitator: Liz Quish
    1

    Saturday 11th September 2021,

    Adolescent Psychosocial Development

    10am - 5pm. Zoom

    Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu

      2

      Sunday 12th September 2021,

      Integration of Psychosocial Theories

      10am - 5pm. Zoom

      Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu

        3

        Saturday 18th September 2021,

        Therapeutic Needs Assessment

        10am - 5pm. Zoom

        Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu

          4

          Sunday 19th September 2021,

          Parenting Theories & Approaches

          10am - 5pm. Zoom

          Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu

            5

            Saturday 2nd October 2021,

            Legal Issues in Adolescent Psychotherapy

            10am - 5pm. Zoom

            Facilitator: Margaret O'Brien

              6

              Saturday 6th November 2021,

              Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

              10am - 5pm. Zoom

              Facilitator: Nettie Bowie

                7

                Sunday 7th November 2021,

                Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

                10am - 5pm. Zoom

                Facilitator: Nettie Bowie

                  8

                  Saturday 4th December 2021,

                  Motivational Interviewing

                  10am - 5pm. Zoom

                  Facilitator: Brian Foley

                  9

                  Sunday 5th December 2021,

                  Motivational Interviewing

                  10am - 5pm. Zoom

                  Facilitator: Brian Foley

                  10

                  Thursday 13th January 2022,

                  Trauma

                  10am - 5pm. Zoom

                  Facilitator: Patricia Allen Garrett

                    11

                    Saturday 22nd January 2022,

                    Trauma

                    10am - 5pm. Zoom

                    Facilitator: Patricia Allen Garrett

                      12

                      Sunday 23rd January 2022,

                      Trauma

                      10am - 5pm. Zoom

                      Facilitator: Patricia Allen Garrett

                        13

                        Saturday 19th February 2022,

                        Solution Focused Therapy

                        10am - 5pm. Zoom

                        Facilitator: Brendan Madden

                        14

                        Sunday 20th February 2022,

                        Solution Focused Therapy

                        10am - 5pm. Zoom

                        Facilitator: Brendan Madden

                        15

                        Saturday 12th March 2022,

                        Mindfulness

                        10am - 5pm. Zoom

                        Facilitator: Kati Simpson

                          16

                          Sunday 13th March 2022,

                          Mindfulness

                          10am - 5pm. Zoom

                          Facilitator: Kati Simpson

                            17

                            Saturday 2nd April 2022,

                            Suicide and Self Harming Behaviours

                            10am - 5pm. Zoom

                            Facilitator: Liz Quish

                              18

                              Saturday 16th April 2022 (Group 1),

                              Sunday 17th April 2022 (Group 2),

                              Therapeutic Art Theory

                              10am - 5pm. Zoom

                              Facilitator: Joanne O'Dwyer

                                19

                                Saturday 23rd April 2022 (Group 1),

                                Sunday 24th April 2022 (Group 2),

                                Therapeutic Art Practical

                                10am - 5pm. Classroom

                                Facilitator: Joanne O'Dwyer

                                  20

                                  Saturday 7th May 2022,

                                  Sand Tray Theory

                                  10am - 5pm. Zoom

                                  Facilitator: Emma Steadman

                                    21

                                    Saturday 14th May 2022 (Group 1),

                                    Sunday 15th May 2022 (Group 2),

                                    Saturday 21st May 2022 (Group 3),

                                    Saturday 28th May 2022 (Group 4),

                                    Sand Tray Stories Practical

                                    10am - 5pm. Classroom

                                    Facilitator: Liz Quish

                                      22

                                      Friday 10th June 2022,

                                      Closing - Group Process

                                      10am - 1pm. Zoom

                                      Facilitator: Liz Quish

                                      •  Tutorials

                                        Participants are expected to attend 2 tutorials online via Zoom.

                                        You will be assigned to either Group 1 or Group 2 on registration.

                                        1

                                        Thursday 7th October 2021 (Group 1)

                                        Friday 8th October 2021 (Group 2)

                                        Tutorial 1

                                        7pm - 9:30pm - Zoom

                                        Facilitator: Liz Quish

                                          2

                                          Thursday 10th February 2022 (Group 1)

                                          Friday 11th February 2022 (Group 2)

                                          Tutorial 2

                                          7pm - 9:30pm - Zoom

                                          Facilitator: Liz Quish

                                          • Learning Outcomes

                                            Participants who complete this Diploma will become proficient in working integratively with adolescents in a manner appropriate to their level of need, ability, developmental level and social context.

                                            Acquire a clear understanding and appreciation of the legal and ethical issues specific to adolescent psychotherapy.

                                            Examine and evaluate theories of adolescent development across all developmental domains.

                                            Become cognisant and competent in implementing a systemic approach to adolescent psychotherapy facilitating the building of a therapeutic alliance with both adolescent and parents.

                                            Understand and appreciate the complex nature of developmental trauma and associated defence mechanisms in the adolescent years and the importance of utilising a bottom up approach in therapy.

                                            Gain a sound understanding and proficiency in utilising creative mediums with adolescent clients.

                                            Acquire in-depth knowledge and develop the necessary skills to effectively utilise a range of empirically validated psychotherapy modalities in an integrative manner.

                                          • Programme Structure & Fees

                                            Entry Requirement

                                            This CPD Diploma is open to practitioners who have successfully completed

                                            • A Degree or Diploma in Counselling/ Psychotherapy

                                            This programme may also be of interest to Play Therapists, Art Therapists, Drama and Music Therapists who have appropriate experience and accreditation and are seeking to expand their skill set to work therapeutically with Adolescents.

                                            Clinical Practice

                                            Participants much complete 35 hours of one to one client work with adolescents.

                                             

                                            Participants must also complete 7 hours of one to one clinical supervision with an accredited supervisor who has expertise in working therapeutically with adolescent clients.

                                            Teaching Methods

                                            This Programme will be facilitated through a blended learning format with 2 days facilitated through class-based learning and the remaining modules facilitated via Zoom.

                                            Assessment

                                            Reflective Learning Journals

                                            3000 Word Essay

                                            Book Review

                                            Supervisors Report

                                            Programme Fee & Payment Schedule

                                            Full Fee: €2,300

                                            • €600 due on application, closing date for applications 16th April 2021.
                                            • €1,000 due by 18th June 2021
                                            • €700 due by 6th August 2021
                                          • Contact

                                            The Greenane Centre, Greenane, Tipperary Town, E34 CX13

                                            The Greenane Centre, Liz Quish, Greenane, Tipperary Town, E34 CX13
                                            087 7800500