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Post-qualifying Courses for Therapists

These post-qualifying courses are designed for those who already hold a qualification in counselling, psychotherapy, play therapy or psychology. They are designed for therapists who wish to engage in training that will enable them to extend their practice to a new age range of clients, introduce a creative dimension, or offer a new service as part of their practice.

Diploma in Creative Supervision 2018-2019 – (starting 7th September 2018)

Creative Supervision includes the use of action methods and creative approaches in the supervision of therapists and other staff involved in clinical work with clients of all ages, utilising a variety of theoretical frameworks, and in a variety of circumstances. These strategies will also prove useful in the mentoring and consultative roles that are part and parcel of many professional lives. This course focuses on utilising new and innovative approaches utilising the creative arts, lateral thinking, and playful activities in the supervision process.

Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy (suitable for qualified therapists)

This fully accredited Play Therapy course is available as an advanced supplementary training for those who wish to achieve an academically and professionally validated award in creative psychotherapeutic work with children and adolescents. QQI is the awarding body. 2018 course begins in June and in August.  The Postgraduate Diploma is the first 2 years of the MA In Creative Psychotherapy.

MA in Creative Psychotherapy (Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy)

This is the first accredited programme of its kind here in Ireland to offer advanced entry to qualified play therapists who wish to undertake advanced studies in psychotherapy with a major emphasis on the practice of play therapy, to complete professionally validated psychotherapist training, and to gain an internationally recognised academic MA award. Suitably qualified and experienced play therapists are eligible for advanced entry to year 3 of this four-year part-time experiential and eclectic training that is comprised of personal development, theoretical, practical and skills development components.