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Professional Cert in Child and Adolescent Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


It is expected that this course will provide the student with an understanding of cognitive behavioural therapy with young people.  Through a blended learning approach incorporating theory and experiential exercises students will become familiar with this therapeutic approach and its place in the world of therapy with young people.   Students will learn how to structure sessions, work collaboratively with young people in addressing concerns through situation, thought & feeling analysis using the latest advances in the field direct from the USA.  

This course is suitable for those already qualified in the area of psychological well-being (counselling & psychotherapy), social care, social work, guidance counselling, psychiatry, and teaching.   Student assessment will include a 2,000 word case study showing the application of theory to practice (submission date will be agreed with students).  Students are required to complete 20 client hours with clinical supervision with a course approved supervisor.  Full attendance, the completion of client hours, clinical supervision and the case study are necessary in order to receive the Professional Certificate in Child & Adolescent Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Dates & Times:   Cost: €750.00

Friday evenings:   17th November; 15th December & 19th Jan’18 @ 6.30p.m. to 9.30p.m.  
Saturday:                18th November;16th December & 20th Jan’18 @ 10.00a.m. to 5.30p.m.

Location: Newbridge (This training may run in other locations dependent upon numbers upon request)

Course facilitator:  Linda McGuire MA, MIACP.  Has led university level degree programmes throughout Ireland in the field of counselling & psychotherapy and addiction counselling.  She was Counselling Coordinator of a large HSE funded service for young people aged 11-25 and their families and in addition has worked within schools for over 15 years.  Over the last three years Linda has studied with the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Philadelphia USA completing their advanced training in this specialised area.  Linda is passionate about teaching and her work with young people and their families.    For further details please contact