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					Volume 2, Issue 1 Winter 2006

Winter Newsletter
As well as getting its annual lick of paint, Corrig House has been brightened up by the summer tree felling. Skilled surgeons soared the skies to tackle our somewhat precarious trees with much admiration. The tree clearing has not only ensured safety for building, life, limb and car, but poured very welcome light into Corrig House and provided winter fuel for some local families.
This issue of Reflections is crammed with news of progress at the college. From growing student numbers and increased staffing, to awards and achievements it seems like claps on the back all round. And why not. We honour Liam McCarthy’s receipt of the first Carl Berkeley award with a double page feature, there’s details of student ity in all English universities, Middlesex is ranked second in England (Times Higher Education Supplement 17 Nov 06).

External Staff
Dr John Sharry is our new External Examiner

Alan Rowan is our new Link Tutor in Middlesex University

Corrig House, Clondalkin

There’s plenty of opportunity to celebrate. Christmas drinks kick off for the Kilkenny group on the 12th December, the 16th is the date for the weekend groups and Liam Lally will join the new Athlone group to show them how it’s done. While the weekday groups have to wait ‘til the 21st December to get all festive and celebratory. The management, staff, and faculty of PCI College wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a very peaceful New Year.

Inside this issue:

Website / Staff News / Library Low Cost Counselling BSc in Addiction Counselling Feature on Liam McCarthy Student Care / Graduations Dip in Addiction Counselling for qualified Counsellors/ Psychotherapists Adv Dip in Suicide Studies BSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy Upgrade Programme Cert in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

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graduations and bursaries. And while I’m at it, congratulations to Middlesex University. In a new reassessment of teaching qual-

Growing Student Numbers in Kilkenny
There has been continuing growth in student numbers on our BSc courses, including the establishment of a new First Year group in Athlone, taking place at weekends, and a second First Year group in Kilkenny, taking place on Wednesdays. We have also started another group in An Cosán in Tallaght, this time a First year group rather than a group with module exemptions

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Continuing Professional Devel- 12 opment

Dr. Mairi Keenleyside has been appointed to the role of Course Coordinator for the Kilkenny courses to help meet the needs of our growing number of Kilkenny students. Claire Lalor is our Student Care Officer for our students

in the Kilkenny centre. And a notice board for students in Butler House is now in place.

Butler House Kilkenny

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New Website
We have invested in a completely new look website. Check out the changes at Here you will find the latest information from the college, details of professional certificate, diploma and degree courses, workshops and short courses. Please direct your friends to the website. Brochures and Application Forms for 2007 courses are now available. Phase two of the website update will include a new interface for students. We’ll talk more about this in the next issue but what we can expect is the ability for students to: manage their contact details, including change of address etc.; download standard forms; request standard letters and even copies of their own transcripts. Sounds great.

Do we have your up to date email address? Send new details to

Joanna Byrne, Student Services Manager, ensures the smooth running of college services with her staff. Lucia McGrane has special responsibility for Student Assignments while Debbie Brennan replaces Pauline Passmore as Student Services Secretary. Pauline has moved to the country and we wish her well in her new adventure. Debbie is joined in the front office by Elaine Carney to provide Student Services. A feature on Student Services is promised for our next issue of Reflections In housekeeping, Joyce O’Neill, who has already helped to create a lovely homely atmosphere at Corrig House is joined on weekdays by Teresa Doyle. We also welcome Liam Lally who has been newly appointed College Director with responsibility for Student Care. See details of Liam’s Student Care Team Page 7. Congratulations to Eoin Stephens, PCI College Director of Education & Training, on his appointment to the Executive Committee of IACP (Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy). See Eoin’s update on the new BSc in Addiction Counselling for first timers, addiction counsellors, and option for counsellors & psychotherapists to gain IAAAC accreditation on the opposite page. Liam McCarthy has shed administrative duties in order to concentrate on teaching and curriculum development. His new title is President of the Academic Council. See our full feature on Liam’s achievements to date Page 45 and his initiative on Suicide Studies Page 9. Josephine Murphy is taking a well earned sabbatical year and will rejoin us in autumn 2007. We sympathise with her on the recent loss of her brother. And we wish our Professional Development Manager, Sarah Mc Dermott, a speedy recovery as she recuperates from her recent surgery. See details of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) on the Back Page.

Welcome To:Debbie Brennan & Elaine Carney new Student Service Secretaries & Liam Lally new College Director & Teresa Doyle new Housekeeper

Investment in Library
So far, more than fifteen thousand euros has been invested in the Library. The layout has been improved. We’ve de-cluttered, invested in new storage solutions and display units that provide more space, making it a more pleasant environment. But our biggest investment has been books of course. It is newly restocked with books that are most relevant to the modules we provide in PCI College. 2 If you are a graduate please consider donating any relevant books that you no longer have a use for. My sincere thanks to those donors who have already contributed. We now have a library that is efficient, up to date and accessible. The library is open:-

Ger Byrne Library Co-ordinator

1pm to 2pm 6pm to 7pm

Mon—Turs & Fri

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Low Cost Counselling Initiatives
The initiatives are staffed in making referrals to a by mature adults who are Low Cost Counselling Sercurrently undergoing profes- vice based in Clondalkin. sional training in Counselling & Psychotherapy LOW COST COUNSELLING with PCI College and are supported in their work An initiative of PCI College by experienced Supervisors. The Low Cost Counselling Service is affordable, confidential and accessible. In Kilkenny, a Low Cost Counselling Service is offered by students of PCI College on Wednesdays and Saturdays. In Dublin, Colm Early has been liaising with local community groups who have expressed an interest of the H.S.E. Asylum Seeker And Refugee Support Service in Drogheda (ARCSS). He works as a supervisor, facilitator and tutor on training courses in Trinity College, The Tivoli Institute and PCI College. He has an interest with Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) schemes and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) work and he maintains a private practice in Dublin. Colm is Placement and Supervisor Co-ordinator at PCI College.

Colm Early MIACP, MAPPI, is a founder member of The Centre For The Care Of Survivors Of Torture (CCST) in Dublin and

Colm Early Placement & Supervisor Co-ordinator

BSc in Addiction Counselling Update
We are currently preparing our new BSc in Addiction Counselling for validation by Middlesex University. The course will start in October 2007. The emphasis of the course is on the current most effective approaches in this area. The course content will include: Substances of Abuse, Treatment Settings, Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Therapy, Recovery Issues, Research Methods etc. In addition, it trains students in the specific theories and interventions which are needed for working with a variety of addictions. Three course programmes are available. 1. The BSc in Addiction Counselling is a four year part-time course designed for people who wish to gain a professional qualification in addiction counselling. Applicants will have completed a foundation course in Counselling. 2. An Upgrade Programme is available for Addiction Counsellors who wish to gain an academic qualification. They’ll gain a BSc degree in two years! Applicants will have successfully completed a diploma course that meets the criteria of IAAAC (Irish Association for Alcohol and Addiction Counselling). It is a requirement of Middlesex University that they will have successfully completed the equivalent of the Diploma syllabus. We can arrange for them to take any modules that they have not yet covered in advance of entering the degree programme in May, June and July 2007. 3. An Upgrade Programme is available for qualified Counsellors & Psychotherapists who wish to gain accreditation by IAAAC (Irish Association for Alcohol and Addiction Counselling). They can gain accreditation in as little as two years! Applicants will have successfully completed a diploma course in counselling / psychotherapy of 450 hours duration. During this course students will complete at least 300 hours of addiction counselling work with clients and attend 30 sessions with a qualified Supervisor to review client work. This work is carried out in placement situations, which PCI

We offer a programme for people who already hold a Diploma or Degree in Counselling and wish to gain IAAAC accreditation

Eoin Stephens Course Director BSc in Addiction Counselling

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Founder of PCI College receives the first Carl Berkeley memorial award.
Liam McCarthy, who together with Josephine Murphy, founded PCI College, was presented with the first Carl Berkeley award on Friday 10th March 2006. The award is a beautiful Genesis sculpture representing Vision and Determination. Liam has been recognised for his contribution in counselling and psychotherapy. Liam McCarthy has received the first presentation of the Carl Berkeley Award for his contribution to Counselling and Psychotherapy in Ireland. The presentation was made by Ms Claire Missen, Cathaoirleach of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy at the AGM dinner held on Friday, March 10th 2006 at the Royal Dublin Hotel. In 1969, while he was principal of St Mochta’s National School, Clonsilla, he was trained as a Marriage Counsellor with Accord. Later he studied Family and Group Counselling under Prof. Dwight Webb at the University of New Hampshire, U.S.A., and was a member of the counselling tutorial team at Maynooth N.U.I. College. He was also a tutor on the Master’s in Family Counselling at Marino Institute of Education and part-time lecturer at the Mater Dei Institute of Education. In 1987, together with Josephine Murphy, he produced and facilitated a FAS Training Programme to cater for the long-term unemployed and was a key figure in writing the Family Matters Programme which won European acclaim in Malta in 1988. The McCarthy – Murphy team founded the Personal Counselling Institute at Clondalkin where counsellors and psychotherapist are trained. The Institute became an outreach College with Middlesex University and awards the degree of BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy to its many successful students. Liam and Josephine also wrote, produced and facilitated a core-course in Suicidology and have been offering this training in support of those bereaved by suicide at seventeen locations nationwide. Most recently, Liam’s vision and determination has been channelled into developing an Advanced Diploma in Suicide Studies to include Prevention, Intervention and Postvention When asked why he thought he had been selected to receive the Carl Berkeley Award, Liam said that, with the support of a remarkably committed team, he was privileged to offer a leading edge in the development of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Ireland. In essence, this meant that practitioners would be training to honours degree level employing adult and community educational principles. This was an innovative endeavour in the 1990’s and owed its origins to the training that both he and Josephine Murphy received at Maynooth N.U.I. Adult and Community Education Department.

Pictured at the award ceremony are:Kitty McCarthy, wife of Liam, Liam McCarthy, winner of the Carl Berkeley memorial award and co-founder of PCI College; Josephine Murphy, co-founder of PCI College; Rita Connelly, representing administration of PCI College; and Majorie Travers, representing faculty at PCI College.


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Liam was formerly the main Irish contributor to World Book Encyclopaedia, has written and published eleven second level textbooks and was U.N.E.S.C.O. Commissioner with a brief in the Education field during the ministry of the late Brian Lenehan then Minister for Education. He is currently reading at Doctoral level in the area of suicide prevention and is engaged in providing courses at Health Board and Community levels in suicidology. Liam is married to Kitty, and five of their six adult children are involved in education at either primary or secondary levels. “This award”, he said, “has been the highlight of my 36 years in the world of counselling and I am happy to dedicate it to my family, my support team and the many clients whom we hope we have helped throughout the years. I owe a particular measure of gratitude to Dr Tom Collins and Mary Ryan at Maynooth N.U.I. and Prof. Gerard Corey at Fullerton University, California, for their inspiration and support and to Dr Michael Carroll for his man y va lued consu lta ti ons throughout the years.” Liam was a member of the St Brigid’s G.A.A. Club for fifteen years winning Junior and Intermediate honours and helping the Club to achieve Senior status. He played with the Dublin Junior and Senior teams and was a member of the Crokes-Kilmacud Hurling Team in the early 70’s. The Award offered by the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy is a fitting memorial to the life and work of the late Carl Berkeley whose contribution to counselling in Ireland is posthumously honoured.

Liam McCarthy, founder of PCI College, receives the first Carl Berkeley memorial award from Claire Missen, Cathaoirleach of IACP, in recognition of his contribution to the field of counselling and psychotherapy.

Who was the late Carl Berkeley?
CARL BERKELEY, (1936 2003) the late psychotherapist, inhabited many Dublin worlds: counselling, the gay and Jewish communities, journalism and theatre. At the heart of Carl Berkeley's counselling philosophy was something called "unconditional positive regard". And it wasn't reserved for clients: he bathed his friends in it. Carl's sudden death at the age of 67 has left a void for those who loved him. During the early Seventies he travelled the world but in 1976 he settled in Dublin, setting up a craft workshop, but all the time, he pursued his interest in the human mind through counselling. From his first job as a clothes designer to later incarnations as jewellery maker, counsellor, psychotherapist and journalist, Carl showed an ability to reinvent himself. Carl joined the MA class in Journalism at DCU at the age of 58. Despite sharing a classroom with people barely out of school, he was never the senior citizen. He blended his journalism with his own deepest interests when he set up and edited the counselling and psychotherapy journal now known as Eisteacht, and when he presented an RTE radio series on Jewish music. For Carl, work was never something you did just for money. It was about engaging with the world and exploring your humanity. When HIV and Aids first emerged in Dublin, Carl was responsible for innovative group work with HIVpositive gay men at a time nobody else was offering it. He was also a key figure in counselling at the Hirschfield Centre and with the Gay Helpline. In 1981, he was a founder member, with Odette Thompson, of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, earning international renown as a trainer, supervisor and practitioner of Carl Rogers’ People-Centred counselling. 5

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Student Care
PCI College’s Student Care Service was established initially by Josephine Murphy and as the number of students in the College grew, so did the number of Student Care Officers. This year Josephine has taken a well earned sabattical and it falls to me to take on the roll of Student Care Co-ordinator. We have a team of eight officers in the field: Terri Porter, Bernadette Jewell and Pamela May for First Year Groups; Ger Byrne for Second Years, Kathleen Graham for Third Years and Ailis King for Fourth Years. Claire Lalor is our Student Care Officer for our students in the Kilkenny centre and Tadhg Kilcummins is based in the Athlone centre. Our Student Care Team are charged with the following responsibilities:They are available to students who need to address questions arising from participation in the programme. They help students to select the pathway to the education award that is most appropriate to their needs when options are offered. Each of our Student Care Officers are concerned with any difficulties you may have with regard to aspects of the programme. If you struggle with the sense or meaning of some part of the course, or experience inner conflict, dilemmas, or contradictions you will receive care and support. They monitor the client work of the students. They will also discuss issues regarding your personal and professional development as they arise. For First and Second Year students there are two formal meetings per year for each student, and one formal interview for each Third and Fourth Year student. These meetings afford students an opportunity to discuss their progress in the College with the Student Care Officer and to seek her/his advice regarding issues that concern them. Of course the Student Care Officers are available to students outside of those formal meetings - students have a contact number for their S.C.O. and an appointment can be arranged as required. This year we have added Colm Early to our team with the specific responsibility to help students to find placements and/or supervision. Colm can be contacted at 087 6529187. I hope the year ahead will be a good one for you, both personally and professionally.

Liam Lally College Director

Student Care Officers help students to select the pathway to the education award that is most appropriate to their needs.


Liam McCarthy President of the Academic Council

Graduates arriving at Wembley Conference Centre

Eoin Stephens with graduates preparing for the ceremony

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Minister for Health, Mary Harney, TD, presented two PCI College and Irish Hospice Foundation joint bursaries at a ceremony conferring BSc Degree awards to our students. Together, the bursaries were worth almost €25,000. The recipients of the bursaries were Irish Hospice Foundation bereavement support volunteers Mary Byrne of Clontarf and Bernadette Farrington of Raheny. The two students were nominated through the Irish Hospice Foundation’s selection process and passed PCI College application requirements and interview process. Each bursary covers tuition fees for all four years of the BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy degree programme as well as with Middlesex University registration fee. The Irish Hospice Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and PCI College is delighted to honour their work by providing the bursaries in partnership. Mary Harney agreed to present the awards of BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy to last year’s graduates whose ceremony was affected by the London bombings. Third year graduates also received their Dip in Counselling Competence from the Minister. The conferring ceremony took place in the beautiful St Anns Church, Dawson Street.

Josephine Murphy Co-founder of PCI College presents Mary Harney with flowers

“To catch the reader's attention, place an interesting sentence or quote from the story here.”

Citywest Hotel 2006 Mary Byrne receives her bursary from Mary Harney Mary Harney presents a bursay to Irish Hospice Foundation’s Bernadette Farrington

Dip in Addition Counselling for qualified Counsellors/Psychotherapists
PCI College offers a part-time training course, on a weekend basis, leading to the award of: PCI College Diploma in Addiction Counselling (2 years) which meets the criteria of IAAAC (the Irish Association for Alcohol and Addiction Counselling).

Our Upgrade Programme is for qualified Counsellors / Psychotherapists who want to gain IAAAC accreditation!
An initiative of PCI College

Our courses are designed for people who wish to become professional Addiction Counsellors or have an opportunity to use addiction counselling skills as part of their work (either in a paid or voluntary capacity) or simply want to broaden their qualifications. They are of special interest to human resource personnel, health-care workers, teachers, Gardaí, hospital personnel, work place supervisors and anyone who has a bona-fide opportunity to work in formal helping settings. Our Diploma in Addiction Counselling meets the accreditation criteria of IAAAC (the Irish Association for Alcohol and Addiction Counselling). On completion of the PCI Diploma in Addiction Counselling, graduates have the necessary educational basis to work towards accreditation as an addiction counsellor with IAAAC. Currently, a recognised Diploma is the academic requirement for working towards accreditation, but this standard may rise at some stage in the future. PCI College therefore provide a Batchelor of Science Degree (B.Sc.) in Addiction Counselling and this course is being submitted for validation by Middlesex University, for those students (including Diploma graduates from other Addiction Counselling training institutes) who wish to add to their qualifications. Taught Modules:

Education and Training in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Corrig House Old Naas Road Clondalkin Dublin 22 Tel : 01 464 2268 Fax:01 464 2060 E :

Should you decide to apply, and be accepted, you will be taught in individual modules. The course is Humanistic and Evidence-based in approach, and includes Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and other styles. Your course modules will cover these different theoretical approaches as well as focusing on skills training and various special issues. Each course module is assessed separately, usually by a written assignment. Client Work & Supervision: During the course you will complete at least 300 hours of addiction counselling work with clients and attend 30 sessions with a qualified Supervisor to review your client work. This work is carried out in placement situations, which PCI College will help you to organise.

Request an Information Pack for full details and application form.
PCI College is a collaborating college with Middlesex University


Advanced Diploma in Suicide Studies
This course is designed for people who are currently or who intent to offer their services in the area of Suicide Prevention and Postvention. It will be of special significance to health-care workers, Gárdaí, fire officers, medical and para-medical personnel, teachers, workplace supervisors, and support volunteer in community settings. The course addresses three specific areas: Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention. It aims to provide participants with sufficient knowledge, skills strategies, and theoretical background to enable them to serve those who are at risk of taking their own lives, or those who are survivors of suicide. Should you apply and be offered a place on this training course, you may expect the training to have a combined Person-centred and Cognitive Behavioural quality. Course Outline

Price: Date: Time: Start:

€2,800 30 Monday Evenings 7.15pm - 10.15pm January 2007

• Introduction and course overview. • Suicide in the Western World and International comparisons. • The present provision for Prevention in Ireland. • Patterns and trends in recent years in Ireland. • Suicide in specific populations: the ‘at risk’ factors. • The Task Force and ‘Reach Out’ reports. • Two complementary dimensions of suicide theories:(a) the Medical Model for treating causes of suicide. (b) the Psychotherapeutic Model of treatment. • Schneidman’s Ten Commandments. • Suicide risk protocol. • Patterns and trends in suicidal behaviour. • Suicide and substance abuse. • Theoretical frameworks for dealing with crisis and overwhelming traumas. • Counselling as support for suicidal and para-suicidal people. • The role and function of psychotherapy in treating isolation, guilt, and despair. • The impact of suicide on the family and community. • The impact of parasuicide or suicide on the individual. • Developing methodologies for intervention in the wake of suicide or attempted suicide. • Organisational and other practical issues in prevention, intervention, and postvention. • Grief work – why is grieving so difficult. • Models of grieving and mourning. • Skills needed to apply key models. • “Life is worth living” – a challenge for all. • Ethical issues in suicidology.
This programme is designed and presented by: Liam F. Mc Carthy M.A., M.I.A.C.P., H.Dip.Ed., Dip.Ad.Ed. (PCI College Director of Studies) Josephine C. Murphy M.Sc. (Family Counselling), M.A., S.R.N., S.C.M., Dip.Ad.Ed., Dip.Couns.Comp., M.I.A.C.P., M.N.A.P.C.P (PCI College Director of Student Care)
Liam McCarthy President of the Academic Council PCI College


BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy Upgrade Students
Currently, a recognised Diploma is the academic requirement for working towards accreditation, but this standard may rise at some stage in the future. PCI College therefore provide a B.Sc. in Counselling and Psychotherapy, validated by Middlesex University, for those students (including Diploma graduates from other Counselling and Psychotherapy training institutes) who wish to add to their qualifications.

Applicants wishing to join the BSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy Upgrade Programme must produce the following documentation to substantiate their application:-

Our BSc Upgrade Programme is for anyone who wants to complete a degree programme in just two years!
Entry requirements? Applicants need to have successfully completed a foundation course in counselling skills or in-service training with a substantial counselling element. The foundation course must have been of 100 hours duration. Otherwise, you will be considered if you can show evidence of having substantial formal experience in one of the following areas: critical reflection on personal growth; group or family work; reflecting on life’s experience and placing this learning at the service of others; coping with the emotional and intellectual demands that this type of course may place on you; searching for meaning or purpose in the world in which you live. The diploma course which you have successfully completed, or are due to complete shortly, must have counselling and psychotherapy at its core and be of 450 hours duration. It is a requirement of Middlesex University that you will have successfully completed all of the first twelve modules of the programme. We can arrange for you to take any modules that you have not yet covered in advance of entering the degree programme in May, June and July 2006. Entry to our BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy programme is by interview. Completion of the attached application and fulfilment of all of the conditions does not guarantee you a place. Personal Therapy, Client Work & Supervision: Personal growth and awareness are seen as central to the development of a Counsellor/Psychotherapist. As a BSC Upgrade Student you will therefore be asked to provide evidence that you have attended a minimum of 50 hours of personal therapy with a recognised counsellor within the last three years. Any shortfall will have to be made up. It is expected that you will have completed at least 100 hours of one to one work with clients and have attended 20 sessions with a qualified supervisor to review your client work. You will have to supply supporting documentation to this effect, corroborated by your supervisor. Any shortfall in hours will have to be made up

Copy of Core Course Prospectus / Core Course Outline Transcript of Results of all assessments / examinations Copy of all relevant qualifications Completed Course Comparison Form Letter from counsellor to verify 50 hours of personal therapy Letter from supervisor to verify 100 hours of client work

Request an Information Pack for full details and application form.


Professional Certificate In Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
This 30 hour programme consists of five one-day workshops, each of 6 hours duration. Workshops can be taken individually, and/or combined to make up the requirements for the Certificate Course. The course will commence with an introduction to the history and evolution of CBT, and will focus on cognitive processes and behavioural laws of learning. The approaches presented are usable, up-to-date and strongly evidence-based. You will learn to observe, assess, evaluate, and formulate treatment using the client’s environmental influencers as well as their thoughts, moods and emotions, and behaviour. A series of specific-issue CBT workshops are also being offered and you will choose two of these to learn how to apply a CBT approach to common presenting issues such as depression, trauma, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety disorders, and anger. Part 2 workshops on a topic can only be attended if Part 1 has already been attended. You will provide evidence of completion of 20 hours supervised client work with clients using CBT, and submit a 2,000 word essay on a topic relating to CBT prior to attending the Integration Day. The Integration Day will solidify the learning, and provide an opportunity for case discussion and supervision.

Price: Dates:

€780 DAY 1 Sat 24th Feb 07 DAY 2 Sun 25th Feb 07 DAY 3 & 4 Choice of Saturdays & Sundays between March & June 07 DAY 5 Sat 22nd Sep 07
9.30am to 5.00pm

WHO SHOULD APPLY? This new certificate course is designed to equip helping professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate Cognitive Behaviour Therapy into their practice. Applicants will ideally have a professional qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy or similar - accreditation is not necessary. Students currently in training will be considered, on the understanding that the Certificate qualification cannot be used until after they have qualified. Venue: Corrig House

DAYS 1 & 2 - Introduction
DAY 1 DAY 2 Foundation level theory and practice Behavioural & Cognitive Strategies in CBT Mairi Keenleyside 24 Feb 07 Mairi Keenleyside 25 Feb 07

DAYS 3 & 4 - Two of the following workshops
Trauma Part 1 - A Cognitive Behavioural Approach Trauma Part 2 - A Cognitive Behavioural Approach Depression Part 1 - A Cognitive Behavioural Approach Depression Part 2 - A Cognitive Behavioural Approach Addiction Part 1 - A Cognitive Behavioural Approach Addiction Part 2 - A Cognitive Behavioural Approach Anxiety Disorders Part 1- A Cognitive Behavioural Approach Anxiety Disorders Part 2- A Cognitive Behavioural Approach Anger & Violence Part 1 -A Cognitive Behavioural Approach Anger & Violence Part 2 -A Cognitive Behavioural Approach Mairi Keenleyside Mairi Keenleyside Eoin Stephens Eoin Stephens Eoin Stephens Eoin Stephens Mairi Keenleyside Mairi Keenleyside Eoin Stephens Eoin Stephens 03 Mar 07 04 Mar 07 31 Mar 07 01 Apr 07 21 Apr 07 22 Apr 07 26 May 07 27 May 07 30 Jun 07 01 July 07

Book all 10 optional workshops & get 15% discount


- Integration Day
22 Sep 07

Eoin Stephens or Mairi Keenleyside Clinical Requirement 20 hours client work Academic Requirement 2,000 word essay


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Corrig House Old Naas Road Clondalkin Dublin 22 Tel : 01 464 2268 Fax:01 464 2060 E :

CPD Continuing Professional Development
CPD is the means by which professionals maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, skills and develop the personal qualities required in their professional lives. We will always provide workshops, seminars and conferences to ensure that you continue your professional development. In 2007 you can choose from 1 Day or 5 Day Workshops, Professional Certificate in CBT, Adv Dip in Suicide Studies, Dip in Addiction Counselling with IAAAC accreditation, or gain a BSc if you don’t already have one.

Series of Saturday Cognitive Behavioural Workshops
As requested, we’ve produced more Cognitive Behaviour Therapy workshops. Eoin Stephens and Mairi Keenleyside, both experienced practitioners and trainers in the field of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy will provide participants with the theoretical models and practical interventions they need in order to do focused, goal-orientated therapy. It is possible to participate in any of Days 1 to 4 on an attendance basis, without completing the written assessment. The workshops are €130 each. 15% discount is available for those who wish to do all 10 optional workshops. See Page 11 for details. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided for each day completed. Participants may attend consecutive days and build up to a Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The Certificate Course is €780. Students who wish to complete the clinical work and written assignment will be awarded a PCI College Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. We are now accepting credit card payments for CPD Workshops.

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Professional Master Class in Integrative Therapy
Graduate students interested in brushing up on counselling & Psychotherapy skills won’t want to miss the Professional Master Class in Integrative Therapy.. This will be a 5 day intensive course held at the beginning of the summer. The mornings will comprise a master class in each of four of the most popular therapeutic approaches: Humanistic; Family Systems; CBT; and Gestalt. And the afternoons will involve an experiential skills master class where participants will practice integrative therapy. The final day will consolidate learning and participants will have developed the professional skills to bring it all together as integrative therapy practitioners. Certificate of Completion of 5 Day Professional Master Class in Integrate Therapy will be provided. Prices & dates to follow.

Adv Dip in Suicide Studies
With suicide and parasuicide rates increasing, training in this area is invaluable to counsellors but also to anyone in the helping professions. This course includes Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention. Participants will gain sufficient knowledge, skills strategies and theoretical background to serve those who are at risk of taking their own lives, those who are survivors of suicide, and the family members of those who have taken their lives This course is one evening per week from January to November 2007 and costs €2,800. An Information Pack is now available.

Series of Experiential Workshops
We’ve also planned a series of experiential workshops. Details are not yet finalised but an interesting programme is promised, with useful topics such as dream work being tackled. The experiential nature of these workshops means that practitioners can use them as part of their self-care programme.

PCI College is a collaborating college with Middlesex University

Sarah McDermott Professional Development Manager