Course information

C29 - BA (HONOURS) IN COUNSELLING WITH ADDICTION

Provider: Cuan Mhuire and Munster Technological University (Kerry)

Address: Tralee, Co Kerry

Web: http://www.ittralee.ie/en/

Contact: Admissions Officer

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Email: admissions@ittralee.ie

Telephone: 066 7145638

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

This four year course is a collaborative programme between the Insitute of Technology Tralee and Cuan Mhuire/Galilee House of Studies.

Counselling involves talking and listening to clients about their emotions, relationships, thought processes, patterns of behaviour or life events, such as bereavement, addiction, divorce, health issues or job concerns. Counsellors help clients to understand themselves better and find their own solutions to resolve or cope with their situation or issues. Counsellors play a crucial role in improving the health and wellbeing of people in society. The purpose of this course is to provide systematic training in counselling theory and practice at a level that prepares participants to counsel in a variety of settings and to use various counselling approaches.

Content

This BA (Honours) in Counselling with Addiction course is a collaborative course between the Munster Technological University and Cuan Mhuire/Galilee House of Studies. Cuan Mhuire is Ireland’s ‘largest multi-site provider of residential detoxification and treatment for those suffering from addiction (www.cuanmhuire.ie). Galilee House of Studies is an established provider of a higher education undergraduate diploma course in counselling located in Athy, Co. Kildare.

The course will be delivered by a team of experienced practising addiction counsellors and third level academic staff in Galilee House of Studies, Athy, Co. Kildare (Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3) and the Munster Technological University, Co. Kerry (Year 3), with practice placement undertaken in Cuan Mhuire’s residential centres or other relevant clinical sites across Ireland (Year 4).

Target Group

Those interested in counselling.

Entry Requirement

Applicants must: Be over 23 years of age on the 1st of January on the year of entry. AND Hold a Leaving Certificate or equivalent with a minimum of 2 x H5 and 4 x 06/H7. OR • Hold a full QQI (level 5) award with a minimum of 3 distinctions. OR • Have completed a recognition of prior learning (RPL) process with the college (applicants, who hold other qualifications and/or experience, may be considered for a place on this undergraduate programme).

Selection Procedure
Qualification
Ba (Honours) in Counselling with Addiction
Assessment
See course description.
Accreditation
NFQ level 8. Graduates will also be accredited with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI) and the National Association of Pastrol Counselling and Psychotherapy (NAPCP).
Background

Cuan Mhuire is Ireland’s largest multi-site provider of residential detoxification and treatment for those suffering from addiction. Galilee House of Studies is an established provider of a higher education undergraduate diploma programme in counselling located in Athy, Co. Kildare.

Dates / Availability
September
Location
Athy Co Kildare and Tralee, Co Kerry
Region
Munster,Leinster
Application
Apply to Munster Technological University
Cost
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