The Greenane Centre, Greenane. Tipperary Town, E34 CX13

Specialist Diploma In Neurodiversity Informed Practice

Delivered Online Via Zoom

Next Intake - February 2024

Neurodiversity Informed Practice

Our Award Winning comprehensive and evidence based Specialist Diploma in Neurodiversity Informed Practice is suitable for qualified Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Art Therapists, Play Therapists, Guidance Counsellors, and therapists in training.

This programme is also open to Life Coaches, Educators, Family Support Workers, Residential Staff, Youth Workers, and Social Workers who wish to ensure a neurodiversity affirming, strengths based, and informed approach in their work.

Participants will develop a sound understanding of the nature and scope of Neurodiversity  along with the appropriate skills to work in an informed, ethical and effective manner with clients who identify as Neurodiverse.

Our  Award Winning Specialist Diploma in Neurodiversity Informed Practice is Recognised and Approved by The Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and facilitated by a team of neurodiverse  practitioners. This programme has been Awarded 105 IACP CPD Points.

Current Programme Modules & Timetable

Thursday, February 1st 2024.

7:30 – 9:30 pm

  • Introduction to course philosophy, principals and assessments.
  • Student Portal, support & expectations.

Facilitator: Liz Quish, Programme Director.

Saturday 3rd February 2024,
Sunday 4th February 2024.

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

  • Medical and Social Model
  • Ableism and Neurodiversity
  • Neurodiversity Paradigm
  • Neurodivergent Brains and Neurotypical Brains

Facilitator: Romy Graichen.

Saturday 2nd March 2024,
Sunday 3rd March 2024.

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

Medical and Social Perspectives on:

  • Autism
  • PDA
  • ADHD

Facilitator: Romy Graichen.

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

10am – 5pm on Zoom

Medical and Social Perspectives on:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Acquired Neurodivergence

Facilitator: Romy Graichen.

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

10am – 5pm on Zoom

  • Expressive Language
  • Sensory Experiences
  • Stimming
  • Executive Functioning
  • Double Empathy

Facilitator: Romy Graichen.

Saturday 15th June 2024,
Sunday 16th June 2024.

10am – 5pm on Zoom

  • Gender, Sexuality and Neurodiversity
  • Masking
  • Stigma

Facilitator: Dr. Amy Pearson.

Saturday 6th July 2024,
Sunday 7th July 2024,
Saturday 7th September 2024,
Saturday 8th September 20242.

  • Barriers to quality of life in Neurodiverse Individuals
  • Primary Clinical Presentations
  • Adapting and Modifying your Therapeutic Approach
  • Modifying the Therapeutic Environment

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

Facilitator: Romy Graichen.

Saturday 28th September 2024,
Sunday 29th September 2024.

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Regulation and Co Regulation
  • Regulation Tools and Strategies

Facilitator: Romy Graichen.

Tuesday, 1st October 2024.
7:30 – 9:30pm

Group Process, Exploration of Knowledge and Implications for Professional Practice.

Facilitator: Liz Quish.

Participants are expected to attend one online tutorial.

You will be assigned to either Group 1 or Group 2 on registration.

Tuesday 21st May 2024 – Group 1,
Thursday 22nd May 2024 – Group 2.

7:30 – 9:30pm on Zoom

Facilitator: Liz Quish, Programme Director.

Programme Structure & Fees

Entry Requirement

Our IACP CPD Approved and Recognised  Specialist Diploma is open to practitioners working in the Mental Health, Education,  Social Sciences and Social Care professions. Participants are required to have core training to Diploma Level.

Teaching Methods

This Programme will be facilitated online via Zoom.


Reflective Learning Journal
1500 Word Book Review

Programme Fee & Payment Schedule

Full Fee: €1,950

  • €550 Deposit on registration
  • €350 monthly for 4 months, automatically debited to payment card.