Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Counselling and Psychotherapy
The BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACAP) award, consists of: experiential training groups, personal development through the experience of psychotherapy and process groups and supervised clinical practice. These components are represented throughout the modules over the four years of the BA (Hons) programme. Personal psychotherapy, undertaken at the latest in the second year of the programme, is a requirement that is not represented in the modules of the course. The other major component of personal exploration and development, namely the Process Group Work is represented. The orientation of the programme is integrative/humanistic, and learners are introduced to the principles of psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, existential psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and so on. The programme is centred around the learners’ personal development, and also provides them with experience of counselling and psychotherapy through both group and individual settings. Alongside the learners’ own experiential learning, the programme develops knowledge of different forms of psychopathology and theories of psychotherapy and counselling. The programme includes the required counselling skills, personal development and theoretical components which mean it is recognised by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). The programme is constructed as a four year part-time programme of 30 modules leading to an award of BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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