• 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.


    CPD Recognised and Approved by The Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP )


  • 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




    Ethical and Legal Issues Pertaining to Working Therapeutically with Adolescents


    Adolescent Development across all developmental domains


    Parental Involvement in Adolescent Psychotherapy


    Developmental Trauma and Implications in Therapy


    CBT Principles and Practices with Adolescent Clients


    Brief Solution Focused Principles and Practices with Adolescent Clients


    Integrating Choice Theory and Reality Therapy with Adolescent Clients


    Therapeutic Art Principals and Practice with Adolescent Clients


    Theory and Guiding Principles of Utilising Sand Trays with Adolescent Clients


    Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Adolescents


    Responding to Suicidal Ideation & Self Harming Behaviours

  • 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.

    • Gain 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


    • A Diploma in Play Therapy

    Participants must be accredited or working towards accreditation with an accrediting body such as IAHIP, IACP, IAPTP, BACP, PSI or equivalent.


    Commencing Saturday 15th February 2020.


    11 weekends once a month from February 2020 to December 2020.


    The daily schedule will be 9.30am – 5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday.

    Clinical Practice

    Participants much complete 40 hours of one to one client work with adolescents.


    Participants must also complete 8 hours of one to one clinical supervision with an accredited supervisor who has expertise in working therapeutically with adolescent clients.

    Teaching Methods

    • Lectures
    • Interactive Workshops
    • Skills Demonstrations
    • Experiential Learning
    • Student Presentations
    • Group Process

    All modules have both a theoretical and practical component. Some are more theoreticality based with an in-built practical application, whereas others are largely experiential with theoretical underpinnings.



    Academic Essay

    Book Review

    Case Study

    Supervisors Report

    Programme Fee & Payment Schedule

    Full Fee: €1,950


    €450 due on application.

    €1,000 due on programme start date.

    €500 due on first day of Module 2.

  • Application Process

    Request an application form by emailing liz@greenane.ie or completing the contact form below.


    Return completed application form with £450 deposit to:


    Liz Quish

    The Greenane Centre

    Cross of The Tree


    Tipperary Town


    Once your application has been received a phone interview will be arranged.

  • Venue

    Training Unit, CARI Foundation, Ennis Road, Limerick