The Greenane Centre, Greenane. Tipperary Town, E34 CX13

Diploma in Integrative Adolescent Psychotherapy

Delivered via Blended Learning

training for counselors

Adolescent Psychotherapy

Adolescent Psychotherapy is an expanding and specialist area of practice. In ensuring principles of best practices when working with this client group therapists need to possess the appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies in order to ensure they are working ethically, professionally and effectively with this population group.


Diploma in Integrative Adolescent Psychotherapy

This Diploma In Integrative Adolescent Psychotherapy has been developed in response to the ever growing demand for competent and appropriately trained adolescent counsellors and psychotherapists. The diploma addresses and incorporates the core competencies for working therapeutically with adolescents as set out in IACP’s “Standards for Working with Under 18’s” document. It is CPD Recognised and Approved by The Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and awarded 143 IACP CPD Points.

Delivered by a team of highly experienced and accredited therapists who have expertise in Adolescent Psychotherapy.

This programme will be delivered through a Blended Learning format.

Current Programme Modules & Schedule

Tuesday 6th February 2024.

7pm – 9:30 on Zoom

Facilitator: Liz Quish

Saturday 11th February 2024,
Sunday 12th February 2024.

10am – 5pm on Zoom

Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu

Saturday 9th March 2024.

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu

Sunday 10th March 2024.

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu

Saturday 13th April 2024.

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu

Sunday 14th April 2024.

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu

Saturday in May 2024 TBC.

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

Facilitator: Margaret O’Brien

Saturday 15th June 2024 (Group 1),
Saturday 22nd June 2024 (Group 2).

10am – 5pm at The Greenane Centre, E34 CX13

Facilitator: Anna Coonan

Saturday 13th July 2024,
Sunday 14th July 2024.

10am – 5pm on Zoom,

Facilitator: Brian Foley, MI Ireland

Saturday 7th September 2024,
Sunday 8th September 2024.

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

Facilitator: Beverley Cummins

Saturday 5th October 2024,
Sunday 6th October 2024.

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

Facilitator: Kati Simpson

Friday 1st November 2024,
Monday 4th November 2024,
Saturday 16th November 2024,
Sunday 17th November 2024.

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

Facilitator: Patricia Allen Garrett

Friday 13th December 2024.

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

Facilitator: Liz Quish

Saturday 11th January 2025 (Group 1),
Sunday 12th January 2025 (Group 2).

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

Facilitator: Joanne O’Dwyer

Saturday 25th January 2025 (Group 1),
Sunday 26th January 2025 (Group 2).

10am – 5pm at The Greenane Centre, E34 CX13.

Facilitator: Joanne O’Dwyer

Saturday in February 2025.

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

Facilitator: Helen Hawkins

Friday 21st March 2025 (Group 1),
Friday 28th March 2025 (Group 2).

10am – 5pm at The Greenane Centre, E34 CX13.

Facilitator: Liz Quish

Tuesday 8th April 2025.

7pm – 9pm on Zoom.

Facilitator: Liz Quish


Participants are expected to attend an online tutorial on Zoom.
You will be assigned to either Group 1 or Group 2 on registration.

Tuesday 30th July 2024 (Group 1),
Wednesday 31st July 2024 (Group 2).

7pm – 9:30 on Zoom.

Facilitator: Liz Quish

Learning Outcomes

Participants who complete this diploma will:

  • Become proficient in working integratively with adolescents in a manner appropriate to their level of need, ability, developmental level and social context.
  • Acquire a clear understanding and appreciation of the legal and ethical issues specific to adolescent psychotherapy.
  • Examine and evaluate theories of adolescent development across all developmental domains.
  • Become cognisant and competent in implementing a systemic approach to adolescent psychotherapy facilitating the building of a therapeutic alliance with both adolescent and parents.
  • Understand and appreciate the complex nature of developmental trauma and associated defence mechanisms in the adolescent years and the importance of utilising a bottom up approach in therapy.
  • Gain a sound understanding and proficiency in utilising creative mediums with adolescent clients.
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge and develop the necessary skills to effectively utilise a range of empirically validated psychotherapy modalities in an integrative manner.

Programme Structure

Entry Requirement:

This CPD Diploma is open to practitioners who have successfully completed a Degree or Diploma in Counselling/ Psychotherapy.
This programme may also be of interest to Play Therapists, Art Therapists, Drama and Music Therapists who have appropriate experience and accreditation and are seeking to expand their skill set to work therapeutically with Adolescents.

Clinical Practice:

Participants much complete 35 hours of one to one client work with adolescents. Participants must also complete 7 hours of one to one clinical supervision with an accredited supervisor who has expertise in working therapeutically with adolescent clients.

Teaching Methods:

This Programme will be delivered through a blended learning format with 3 days facilitated through class-based learning at The Greenane Centre and the remaining modules delivered via Zoom.


  • Reflective Learning Journals
  • 3000 Word Essay
  • Book Review
  • Supervisors Report

Terms & Conditions:

Please read our Terms and Conditions document carefully. You will be required to indicate your consent on the programme application form.

Programme Fees

Full Fee: €2,550

  • €550 due on registration
  • €500 monthly for the next 4 months, automatically debited to payment card.

February 2024 FULL

February 2024 Class is FULL