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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. See details of additional course in the section on Short Courses: Advanced Level.

The Seven Eyed Model of Supervision

2nd – 4th November 2019, Limerick, €500

With Joan Wilmot, Certificates issued by Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD)

The seven-eyed model described in Supervision in the Helping Professions is a way of looking and has been found to be equally effective for clinical supervision (both individual and group), managerial supervision, spiritual mentoring and organisational supervision.In this, intensive, interactive, and experiential workshop, Joan Wilmot, one of the “inventors” of the Seven Eyed Model of Supervision, will introduce you to this innovative supervision model. Joan is co-founder of the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD), a leading training organisation for supervision since 1979. In this three day experiential workshop, Joan will introduce you to the
model, and invite you to practice each mode in triads. She also includes exercises designed to integrate the modes for back home situations. We will look at which ‘eye’ you are most and least
comfortable using with the intention that you can move between the eyes or modes comfortably and confidently. CSTD will issue certificates to course participants

Using Creative Supervision in Practice: An Experiential Learning Experience of the use of Creative Techniques in Supervision

Mullingar 16th Novemeber 2019 €110

This day will offer participants a brief introduction to theoretical perspective on the use of creative methods in clinical supervision practice. Supervisors attending this training will then participate experientially in learning or extending their learning on the use of a number of creative techniques for use in supervision. The day will provide opportunity to work in small groups on each technique, discuss the experiences of this in the smaller group and engage in collegiate discussion in the larger forum. The day is an introduction and skill building session that will introduce clinical supervisors with a range of techniques for use in practice. Participants will develop skills which can be used to explore clinical presentations more  deeply, address issues of counter-transference, parallel process and therapist’ use of self, and reflection on therapy practice and on the structuring of practice, and aids to clinical decision- making . There will be lots of play and experiential learning built into the day. It is a practical and thought provoking introduction to the use of creativity in the field of clinical supervision.

There will be a presentation on creative modalities and experientials on use of art, sculpting, dramatizing, sand tray and working with the body.

Legal Issues for Psychotherapists, Play Therapists, and Counsellors 2020 (20th April 2020) Leixlip €130

An essential guide to all you need to know when working with children, adolescents and vulnerable adults. Content will focus on legal issues to consider when involved in therapy work with clients of all ages from childhood up, including consent, confidentiality, contracts, legislations, legal procedures, record keeping, and report writing.

Diploma in Creative Supervision (November 2019- July 2020)

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.

MA 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.

Dates not set for following course/s:

Cancer: Shining a Light on Working with Children and Families Affected by Cancer,   €110

This workshop is part of a series of training events which support this diversification of practice by play therapists and other suitably qualified professionals, including teachers, psychotherapists, social workers, psychologists, early years teachers, family support workers, nurses, and project workers. It is a one day intensive workshop, facilitated by Edel Lawlor, designed specifically to help participants work with and/or support children affected by cancer, including children and teenagers living with cancer, cancer survivors and children who have a family member with cancer.