The Greenane Centre, Greenane. Tipperary Town, E34 CX13

Diploma in Integrative Adolescent Psychotherapy

Commencing in February 2023



Adolescent Psychotherapy

Integrative 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.

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.


Diploma in Integrative Adolescent Psychotherapy

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.

CPD Recognised and Approved by The Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy Awarded 143 IACP CPD Points. Delivered by a team of highly experienced and accredited therapists who have expertise in Adolescent Psychotherapy.

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.



Course Orientation: Wednesday, 1st February 2023, 7pm – 9.30pm via Zoom – Facilitator: Liz Quish


Saturday 4th February 2023,
Sunday 5th February  2023.

Adolescent Psychosocial Development

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu


Saturday 18th February 2023.

Integration of Psychosocial Theories

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu


Saturday 4th March 2023.

Parenting Theories & Approaches

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu


Saturday 25th March 2023.

Therapeutic Needs Assessment

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu


Sunday 26th March 2023.

Case Conceptualisation

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu


Saturday 15th April 2023.

Legal Issues in Adolescent Psychotherapy

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Margaret O’Brien


Saturday 20th May 2023,
Sunday 21st May 2023.

Motivational Interviewing

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Brian Foley


Saturday 24th June 2023,
Sunday 25th June 2023.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Beverley Cummins


Saturday 26th August 2023,
Sunday 27th August  2023.


10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Kati Simpson


Friday 15th September 2023.

Suicide and Self Harming Behaviours

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Liz Quish


Saturday 14th October 2023,
Sunday 15th October 2023,
Saturday 21st October  2023,
Monday 23rd October 2023.


10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Patricia Allen Garrett


Saturday 11th November  2023 (Group 1),
Sunday 12th November 2023 (Group 2).

Therapeutic Art Theory

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Joanne O’Dwyer


Saturday 25th November 2023 (Group 1),
Sunday 26th November  2023 (Group 2).

Therapeutic Art Practical

10am – 5pm. Classroom
Facilitator: Joanne O’Dwyer


Saturday 9th  December 2023.

Sand Tray Theory

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Helen Hawkins


Saturday 13th January 2024 (Group 1),
Sunday 14th January 2024 (Group 2),
Saturday 27th January 2024 (Group 3),
Sunday 28th January 2024 (Group 4).

Sand Tray Stories Practical

10am – 5pm. Classroom
Facilitator: Liz Quish


Wednesday 31st January 2024.

Closing – Group Process

7pm – 9pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Liz Quish



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


Wednesday April  19th 2023 (Group 1),
Thursday April 20th  2023 (Group 2).

Tutorial 1

7pm – 9:30pm – Zoom
Facilitator: Liz Quish


Wednesday 6th September 2023 (Group 1)
Thursday 7th September 2023 (Group 2).

Tutorial 2

7pm – 9:30pm – 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 & Fees

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 facilitated through a blended learning format with 2 days facilitated through class-based learning and the remaining modules facilitated via Zoom.


Reflective Learning Journals
3000 Word Essay
Book Review
Supervisors Report

Programme Fee & Payment Schedule

Full Fee: €2,550

  • €550 due on registration
  • 4 monthly payments of €500

Please read our Terms & Conditions before registering.