Dublin Counselling and Therapy Centre - MSc Adolescent Psychotherapy
MSc Adolescent Psychotherapy
In partnership with the University of Northampton
The aim of this two-year in-depth training programme is to understand and appreciate the complexity of adolescent process and to support counsellors/therapists in developing deeper levels of competency in their work with adolescents who are experiencing psychological and developmental difficulties. The training will address adolescent development and psychotherapy from a Gestalt Relational perspective, understanding adolescent development as creative adjustment in context, tracking the interactive evolution of the adolescent’s contact repertoire and the relational field of which the adolescent is a part. Themes for the training will include:
- The nature of adolescent development, including transformation of the adolescent’s relationship with him/herself, the social world & parents.
- Understanding clinical symptoms as developmental field phenomena.
- Utilising a field approach for designing clinical interventions
- The critical role of shame in the clinical situation
- The pragmatics of engaging the adolescent and parents in therapy
The Programme Director is Bronagh Starrs. Bronagh is an adolescent development specialist and has considerable experience as a trainer in adolescent development and therapy throughout Ireland. She also teaches and presents internationally on the developmental implication of trauma on the adolescent journey.
18/01/2019 to 20/01/2019
04/02/2019 to 08/02/2019
09/02/2019 to 10/02/2019