COMMENCING OCTOBER 2018
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The MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy is validated and awarded by University College Cork and commences in October each year and is the flagship programme for Turning Point Institute. At TPI, we believe in the ability of the individual to actualise within a developmental, Transpersonal framework and be guided by their own ability to effect change. Our integrative approach is embedded within a Humanistic framework and informed by the Transpersonal approach of Psychosynthesis and the developmental insights of a Psychodynamic orientation. This unique synthesis infuses all aspects of the course: through experiential training, clinical practice, supervision and academic teaching and research. A key aim of the course is to enable students to develop their own approach to integration, both for themselves and for the practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Recognising the co-created nature of the Psychotherapeutic relationship, involving the person of the therapist as well as the client, we place special emphasis on developing self-reflexive practice.We at Turning Point Institute believe that the qualities and skills required to ‘teach’ Counselling and Psychotherapy are complex and unique, and that life-long learning and self-development are central to individual and professional development. Graduates of Turning Point Institute are respected and welcomed throughout the profession.
The Professional Training Programme is accredited by the following professional bodies:
The Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP),
The Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP),
The Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP),
The European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP)
The European Association of Integrative Psychotherapy (EAIP).
Duration of Programme
The part-time MSc (Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy) runs over four academic years from the date of first registration for the programme. Students take modules to a total value of 100 credits. Students take taught modules to the value of 60 credits over three years incorporating approximately 640 hours of structured contact time. Lectures and experiential group learning take place over 8/9 three-day (Fri. 1.30 – 8, Saturday and Sunday 10 – 6) weekends during the academic year. Students take a ‘Use of clinical supervision 2’ module to the value of 10 credits in year 4. A research dissertation (30 credits) is submitted in the Summer of Year 4.