This B.A (Hons) course is highly interactive, it has been designed primarily for those who want to study towards becoming competent professional practitioners in counselling related areas.
The syllabus covers a diverse combination of theory and competence development. Designed with a balanced mix of theory, skills and personal development. Students will gain real life experience through work-based learning and will be supported through this process. Blended learning provides a flexible learning environment for students.
This course is delivered over a 4 year full time / part time basis .
· Full time lectures occur in Limerick 3 days per week Tuesday – Thursday during term time (September – May).
· Part time lectures occur in Dublin & Limerick 1 evenings a week from 6-9pm and on Saturdays form 9.30am – 4.30pm during term time September – May)
It is taught using a combination of classroom-based and blended learning that allows the learner to access theoretical based classes in person or using on-line facilities, where skills classes will be available in person.
Having a student-centred approach that offers mentoring and placement support is a cornerstone of this course. Therefore, during work-based learning, each student will be required to undertake 200 hours of Direct client work under strict Clinical Supervision arrangements.
All students are supported with Personal Development Modules in the early stages of the Programme and are required to engage in a minimum of 50 Hours of Personal Psychotherapeutic Experience (or equivalent) across the programme. Personal psychotherapeutic experience (PPE) may commence from the Second Semester of Stage 2 of the programme and will continue until Programme Completion. In certain modules (mainly Skills Based) attendance is a mandatory requirement.
For more information please see www.ichas.ie