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Postgraduate Certificate in Family Therapy

MSc Family Therapeutic Skills

Validated by Middlesex University


This course is validated by Middlesex University and designed to meet the needs of many practitioners and professionals. It augments and addresses the development of national and strategic policies by statutory, community and voluntary agencies across the health and social care services who, for the first time in Ireland, are focussing interventions firmly at a familial level. The content of this programme will meet the needs of many practitioners and professionals already working with families, couples and young people across a range of professional settings and services, including education, psychology, social care, social work, counselling and psychotherapy, health, community, voluntary and substance misuse contexts and NGO’s. It is aimed at people interested in expanding and building on their existing skills and knowledge in this area, by developing a multi-disciplinary approach to improving the welfare and well-being of families and family groups.


WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

The course is designed to meet the needs of many practitioners and professionals. This includes those already working with families, couples and young people across a range of professional settings and services, including education, psychology, social care, social work, counselling and psychotherapy, health, community, voluntary and substance misuse contexts and NGO’s. It is also aimed at people who may not be currently working with families but have an interest in expanding and building on their existing skills and knowledge at a variety of levels, by developing a multi-disciplinary approach to improving the welfare and well-being of families and family groups.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DOING THIS COURSE?

You will benefit from this programme in a variety of ways by extending your existing skills and knowledge to include a broad range of systemic and family therapeutic theories and perspectives. They will also benefit in the following ways: By immersing themselves in an experientially based learning environment, learners will increase their ability to apply a broad range of relational and systemic perspectives, concepts, interventions and skills to their own lives and a broad range of client practice.

 

 

Course Details

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Venue: Dublin West

 

Duration: Two years, part-time.  

 

Next Start Date:  Autumn 2019 - Applications will be available soon!

 

Application Deadline: 25th August 2019

                                      
Timetable: The course will take place every Tuesday 2-7pm from October to May and the full provisional timetable will be available shortly. 

 

Award: Middlesex University MSc Family Therapeutic Skills 

Level: Level 7 FHEQ (Comparable to Level 9 NFQ)

 

*This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by PCI College, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University. FHEQ (Framework for Higher Education Qualification) is the UK National Framework of Qualifications.

 

Selection Process: There are a limited number of places available (18). Selection is based on application and interview.

 

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Each module is 30 hours in duration.  Modules are assessed by written and practical assignments. 

 

Year 1 Modules: 60 credits (equivalent to 30 ECTS credits)

 

  • Contemporary Family Therapy Theory, History, Current Perspectives & Emerging Dynamics.
  • Therapeutic Relationships & Clinical Skills 1
  • Personal & Relational Development in Family Therapy
  • Emotional Focused Therapy


Year 2 Modules: 60 credits (equivalent to 30 ECTS credits)

 

  • Theoretically Informed Family Therapy Practice
  • Professional Ethics & Family Law
  • Working Therapeutically with Couples Dyad
  • Advanced Clinical Skills 2

 

MSc Component: 60 credits (equivalent to 30 ECTS credits)

  • Case Study & Dissertation


Additional Course Requirements:

  • 100 hours of clinical placement/client work*
  • Students are required to attend an FTAI accredited supervisor for a minimum of *25 hours one-to-one supervision
  • *25 hours Personal Therapy is a requirement for those who are not Counsellors/Psychotherapists.


LEADING TO THE AWARD OF Middlesex University MSc Family Therapeutic Skills

 

*Quantity of hours is subject to change. 

 


Assessment: Written and practical assignments

 

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? 

The programme aims to equip existing counselling and psychotherapy practitioners and related professionals with Family Therapeutic Skills and provides the opportunity to extend their clinical repertoire to working therapeutically with couples, family groups, young people, organisations and related networks. You will learn a broad range of contemporary family therapy theoretical approaches and skills while also developing a range of personal and professional frameworks and concepts, essential to the application of the above learning to a range of casework.  





 

In partnership with Middlesex University

 

 

Validated by Middlesex University

 

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