Psychotherapy Studies

University College Dublin


Course Name Psychotherapy Studies
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code X838
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters HDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment NEXT INTAKE:2021/2022 September
Application Date The following entry routes are available:

HDip Psychotherapy Studies FT (X838)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised
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Duration 1 Year Full-Time
Course Fee HDip Psychotherapy Studies (X838) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 6000
nonEU fee per year - € 12500

***Fees are subject to change
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Open to applicants with a Honours Level 8 (NFQ) qualification or equivalent experience-based prior learning.

Most relevant to workers in the field of mental health practice and health work generally as well as those involved in education and socia...


Expand+Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Graduates with Level 8 (NFQ) BA or BSc, or equivalent Recognition of Prior Lea...

Course Content

Expand+HDip Psychotherapy Studies
Graduate Taught (level 8 nfq, credits 60)
This one year full-time Higher Diploma programme provides an introduction to the major modalities of psychotherapy, to psychoanalysis and to psychiatric/mental health practice. It...

Subjects Taught Stage 1 - Core
Theoretical Overview of the PsychotherapiesMDCS30010
The Therapeutic Relationship in PsychotherapyMDCS30020
Psychotherapies I: Transference based Therapies and Integrative/interpersonal TherapiesMDCS30030
Psychotherapies II: Cognitive/Behavioural Therapies, Group & Family PsychotherapiesMDCS30040
Research and Clinical Applications SeminarMDCS30050
Thesis DissertationMDCS30060
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Number of Credits 60
Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities
Postgraduate psychotherapy degrees are becoming an integral part of a professional career path, which requires recognition of formal psychotherapeutic study. The Higher Diploma is taught by practitioners in the field and is suited not only to trainees or practitioners in disciplines within the mental health arena but also to applicants from non-cognate areas who may be considering embarking on a clinical training in psychotherapy.
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