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Master of Arts in Integrative Psychotherapy

Programme Code: CR_HINTP_9
Mode of Delivery:Part Time
No. of Semesters:3
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:90
programmeReviewDate:September 2021

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) (Focus on Developmental Issues) Articulate and apply an integrative theory of human development reflecting the major contributions from current theory and research, thus appreciating possible influences on optimal functioning and development and consequently of developmental arrest and trauma and demonstrating a comprehensive therapeutic approach to their treatment and repair.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) (Focus on Self as a central organising principle) Analyse and apply the concept of self as a central organising principle of human development, function, disorder and recovery. This will give due regard to the different dimensions of self – intrapsychic, interpersonal, social/cultural, spiritual and ecological as well as embracing the notion of 'self-in-relationship' as a fundamental ingredient of human functioning and of Psychotherapy.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) (Focus on Relationship) Demonstrate an appreciation of the findings of Psychotherapy outcome research which currently indicate that the quality of the helping relationship in psychotherapy is the most significant component in bringing about therapeutic change. The application of this will involve the intentional use of the co-created relationship, both conscious and unconscious, in the service of the therapeutic outcomes for the client.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) (Focus on assessment, problem formulation and the clinical process of psychotherapy) a) Compile a problem formulation/case conceptualisation in the course of the assessment process. Use this as a basis for conceptualising a treatment direction for the work and to update these initial hypotheses regularly in response to the emergence of new material. b) Work with a wide range of clinical issues that present in Psychotherapy and have developed an integrative approach to therapeutic process that enables students to plan and deliver effective psychotherapeutic responses and to develop and follow a course of therapy.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) (Focus on Personal Process) Demonstrate reflective awareness of the impact of personal process in the co-created therapeutic relationship and identify and analyse the transference and countertransference responses that arise. This will involve the capability for self-reflective practice, self-understanding, interpersonal engagement; a capacity for empathy and attunement and a willingness to acknowledge areas of deficit and core vulnerability when they arise.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) (Focus on Psychotherapy Integration) Articulate and apply their own individual integrative theoretical framework to guide their practice as integrative psychotherapy practitioners. This framework will draw material from many of the major psychotherapy traditions and will also reflect an integration between the different dimensions of Psychotherapy – theoretical, clinical, research, personal process and supervised reflective practice.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) (Focus on the Ethical and Professional Practice) Understand the complexity of ethical and professional issues that arise in clinical work and have developed a competent process for approaching ethical and professional decision making. This will include an appreciation of the need for on-going professional development as well as an awareness of the role of clinical supervision and its contribution to ongoing professional development
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) (Focus on the wider perspective - diversity, difference, context, background - the human adventure) Demonstrate a personal world view which recognises the impact of the social, cultural, ecological and political contexts that shape the individual’s formation and identity. This will include the ability to show respect for such diversity and also to demonstrate a compassion and a concern with the suffering human being as a whole – body, mind and spirit.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
COUN9008 Clinical Assess & Case Formul
COUN9010 Personal & Relational Process
COUN9002 Supervised Clinical Practice 1
COUN9004 Develop Theory & Adult Adaptat

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
COUN9006 Clinical Process of Psychother
COUN9011 Personal &Clinical Integration
COUN9003 Supervised Clinical Practice 2
COUN9005 Trauma and Dissociation
COUN9009 Practitioner Research Methods

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
COUN9001 Mental Health Placement
COUN9007 Reflect. Practit. Dissertation

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