Course Description

MSc Child and Adolescent Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills

This course is designed for students who wish to gain specialist training and a Middlesex University Masters qualification in counselling & psychotherapy for teenagers and children under 18.

It will provide you with the theoretical background and practical skills to work with children and adolescents in a therapeutic setting, with particular emphasis on working through creative approaches.

Exploring creative media such as art, sandplay, therapeutic storytelling, drama, music and other approaches, this course places significant emphasis on experiential learning and the acquisition of key skills for work with young clients. It draws on established and current theory in counselling and psychotherapy, up to date approaches in child and adolescent mental health, lifespan development, family systems and trauma.

Students will also engage in clinical placement work of 100 hours over the duration of the course to put into practice the skills and knowledge gained in the programme. Individual clinical supervision will be required and personal therapy is required for students.

The course is suitable for counsellors/psychotherapists, social workers, guidance counsellors, psychologists, youth workers, teachers and other related disciplines that work therapeutically with those under 18.

CollegePCI College
Course LocationClondalkin, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 22
Course CategoryCounselling & Psychotherapy, Medicine & Healthcare
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding Body DetailsMiddlesex University MSc Child & Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills
Course DurationTwo years (24 months) part-time. The course will take place at weekends (Saturday & Sunday, approx. 1 weekend per month from October to June) and the full provisional timetable will be available shortly.
Course FeePOA
Carear PathStudents who graduate from the MSc in Child and Adolescent Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills will be equipped to work with children and adolescents (under 18) in a therapeutic setting. Career opportunities may include working for state and voluntary organisations, schools, community care centres, mental health organisations, youth organisations, integrating the skills with any qualifications that students have already achieved.
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PCI College
Corrig House, Old Naas Road
Clondalkin, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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