Provider: PCI College
Address: Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Contact: Kelley Farrell
Telephone: 01 464 2268
There is a growing awareness of the widespread harm caused by addiction to individuals, families and society at large and an evolving shift of reliance from a medically based model of treatment to engaging in Talking Therapies. In an experiential and participative environment, this course offers students the opportunity to acquire key skills and theoretical knowledge to effectively engage with the addiction recovery process.
Each module is 30 hours duration
Year 1 modules: 60 credits (equivalent to 30 ECTS credits)
Year 2 modules: 60 credits (equivalent to 30 ECTS credits)
MSc component: 60 credits (equivalent to 30 ECTS credits)
Additional course requirements:
This course is intended for Professionals currently or considering working within addiction services in professions including Counsellors/Psychotherapists, doctors, nurses, youth workers, social carers, social workers, psychologists etc. who wish to solidify and enhance their qualifications and to gain contemporary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work therapeutically with those affected by addiction.
Applicants are required to hold a relevant honours degree (Level 7 FHEQ (Comparable to Level 9 NFQ); Final grade 2.2 or above).
Applicants who do not meet these criteria may be eligible to enter the course on the basis of prior learning and experience in the area. Students applying on the basis of prior learning must provide evidence of their knowledge, skill and ability to pursue this programme of study. This should be in the form of a career portfolio outlining and demonstrating your career path as is relevant to this course (including transcripts of any relevant results, statements of prior learning based on systematic reflection) and be must be submitted with your application.
Applicants should ideally have access to opportunities for client work in their current role and be able to apply theoretical principles and practice in their current workplace.
There are a limited number of places available (18). Selection is based on application and interview. Please see course website for selection procedure https://www.pcicollege.ie/master-addiction-counselling
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