• 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

     

    SCHEDULE

    1

    Saturday 15th February 10am - 2.30pm

    Course Orientation Day

    Sunday 16th February 10am - 5pm

    Legal Issues Pertaining to Working Therapeutically with Adolescents

    2

    Saturday 28th March 10am - 5pm

    Adolescent Psychosocial Development

    Sunday 29th March 10am -5pm

    Parental Involvement

    3

    Saturday 25th April 10am - 5pm

    Theory and Guiding Principles of Utilising Sand Trays with Adolescent Clients

    Sunday 26th April 10 am - 5pm

    Theory and Guiding Principles of Utilising Sand Trays with Adolescent Clients

    4

    Saturday 30th May 10am - 5pm

    Developmental Trauma

    Sunday 31st May 10am - 5pm

    Trauma Informed Psychotherapy

    5

    Saturday 20th June 10am - 5pm

    Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents

    Sunday 21st June 10am - 5pm

    Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents

    6

    Saturday 22nd August 10am - 5pm

    Integrating Mindfulness in Adolescent Psychotherapy

    Sunday 23rd August 10am - 5pm

    Integrating Mindfulness in Adolescent Psychotherapy

    7

    Saturday 12th September 10am - 5pm

    Therapeutic Art Principles and Practices

    Sunday 13th September 10am - 5pm

    Therapeutic Art Principles and Practices

    8

    Saturday 24th October 10am - 5pm

    Solution Focused Brief Interventions

    Sunday 25th October 10am - 5pm

    Solution Focused Brief Interventions

    9

    Saturday 5th December 10am - 5pm

    CBT with Adolescent Clients

    Sunday 6th December 10am - 5pm

    CBT with Adolescent Clients

    10

    Saturday 19th December 10am - 5pm

    Proactive Responding to Self Harming Behaviours and Suicidal Ideation

    Sunday 20th December 10am - 5pm

    Student Presentations

  • 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
    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.

     

    Schedule

    Commencing Saturday 15th February 2020.

     

    10 weekends from February 2020 to December 2020.

     

    Class time will run from 10 am – 5.00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

    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

    • 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.

    Assessment

    Reflective Learning Journals

    3000 Word Essay

    Book Review

    Supervisors Report

    Programme Fee & Payment Schedule

    Full Fee: €1,950

     

    €250 due on application

    €1,000 due 15th February (programme start date)

    €700 due on the 28th March

  • Application Process

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

     

    Please note registrations close on Friday 24th January

     

    Return completed application form with £250 deposit to:

     

    Liz Quish

    The Greenane Centre

    Cross of The Tree

    Greenane

    Tipperary Town

     

    Please make all payments payable to Liz Quish

     

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

  • Venue

    Training Unit, CARI Foundation, Ennis Road, Limerick

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