The Greenane Centre, Greenane. Tipperary Town, E34 CX13

Diploma in Integrative Adolescent Psychotherapy

Now Enrolling for January 2022


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: Saturday 29th January 2022, 7pm – 9.30pm via Zoom – Facilitator: Liz Quish


Saturday 5th February 2022,
Sunday 6th February 2022

Adolescent Psychosocial Development

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


Saturday 12th February 2022,

Integration of Psychosocial Theories

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


Sunday 13th February 2022,

Parenting Theories & Approaches

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


Saturday 19th February 2022,

Legal Issues in Adolescent Psychotherapy

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


Saturday 26th February 2022,

Therapeutic Needs Assessment

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


Sunday 27th February 2022,

Case Conceptualisation

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


Saturday 26th March 2022,
Sunday 27th March 2022

Motivational Interviewing

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Brian Foley


Saturday in April 2022 TBC,
Sunday in April 2022 TBC

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Awaiting Confirmation


Saturday 7th May 2022,
Sunday 8th May 2022


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


Saturday 20th May 2022,
Sunday 21st  May 2022


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


Saturday 11th June 2022,

Suicide and Self Harming Behaviours

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Liz Quish


Saturday 18th June 2022,
Sunday 19th June 2022


10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Kati Simpson


Saturday 4th September 2022 (Group 1),
Sunday 5th September 2022 (Group 2)

Therapeutic Art Theory

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


Saturday 18th September 2022 (Group 1),
Sunday 19th September 2022 (Group 2)

Therapeutic Art Practical

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


Saturday 1st October 2022,

Sand Tray Theory

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Emma Steadman


Saturday 15th October 2022 (Group 1),
Sunday 16th October 2022 (Group 2),
Saturday 22nd October 2022 (Group 3),
Sunday 23rd October 2022 (Group 4),

Sand Tray Stories Practical

10am – 5pm. Classroom
Facilitator: Liz Quish


Friday 4th November 2022,

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.


Thursday 3rd March 2022 (Group 1)
Friday 4th March 2022 (Group 2)

Tutorial 1

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


Thursday 2nd June 2022 (Group 1)
Friday 3rd June 2022 (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: €2,450

  • €600 due on registration
  • €1,000 due by 12th November 2021
  • €850 due by 7th January 2021

Early registration is advisable due to a large waiting list