Course information

C14 - M.A. IN ADDICTION COUNSELLING

Provider: Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences (ICHAS)

Address: Walton House, Lonsdale Road, National Technology Park, Castletroy, Limerick

Web: http://www.ichas.ie/

Contact: Administration offices

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Email: info@ichas.ie

Telephone: 061 216 288

Category C : Courses leading to a professional or academic qualification (NFQ level 6 and higher)
Objectives

This Masters programme in Addiction Counselling is designed for graduates in health and human sciences as well as disciplines such as nursing, social care, social work, psychology and programmes in cognate areas. It is suitable for graduates who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of the human condition and the contribution of advanced level addiction counselling practice using a variety of approaches that focus on the person’s perceptions of his or her present circumstances and assists the person in identifying his or her own answers to problems or obstacles in life.

Content

This programme will provide students with both theoretical and practical opportunities for working in addiction counselling within a variety of contexts in the statutory, community and voluntary sector. The programme has been designed to facilitate students who wish to become professionally accredited by Addiction Counsellors Ireland to meet their pre-accreditation criteria.

The opportunities embedded within the programme for the development and demonstration of critical thinking skills and theoretical knowledge transfer should mean that graduates of the MA in Addiction Counselling will be prepared to lead, plan, educate, consult, manage, design, evaluate and advocate effectively in the contexts in which they are working.

Please go to the structure section on the course website for an overview of the content covered in this programme.

Target Group

The M.A in Addiction Counselling is designed for practitioners who hold a Level 8 degree in health or human science areas and who wish to specialise in Addiction Counselling. It is attractive to professionals who, for example, work with diverse and marginalised groups of people with addiction difficulties or are experiencing social exclusion because of the consequences of addiction. The primary focus of this programme is for working with individuals and groups but also at community and policy levels as leaders in their field.

Entry Requirement

This programme is designed for graduates in health and human sciences and in particular graduates of Counselling or addiction related programmes as well as, nursing, social care, social work, psychology and programmes in cognate areas who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of the human condition.

The knowledge, skills and competence required to successfully participate in and complete this Level 9 Programme will normally require applicants to have successfully achieved a Level 2:2 award in a relevant Human Science Level 8 degree.

Please see further information at https://ichas.ie/course/m-a-in-addiction-counselling/

Selection Procedure
Qualification
NFQ Level 9 - Master of Arts in Addiction Counselling
Assessment
Assessments
Accreditation
QQI – Quality and Qualifications Ireland. The programme has been designed to facilitate students who wish to become professionally accredited by Addiction Counsellors Ireland to meet their pre-accreditation criteria.
Background

The ICHAS also has a B.A. (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy with Addiction Studies.

Dates / Availability
September: Part time over 2 years.
Location
Available in Limerick and Dublin campuses.
Region
Connacht,Dublin,Munster,Leinster
Application
Please contact our Administration Office on 061 216288, or apply online.
Cost
The tuition fees for the programme are €7,200 (this includes a 2% PEL levy of €144). In addition, students who opt for monthly instalments will incur an extra fee of €100 to avail of this facility. All fees are fully protected under our Protection of Enrolled Learners’ Policy. Fees for international studients are being updated.