The Greenane Centre, Greenane. Tipperary Town, E34 CX13

Specialist Diploma In Neurodiversity Informed Practice

October 2024

Delivered via Zoom

Course Fee: €1,950

€550 deposit on registration

€350 monthly for 4 months

training for counselors

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.

Programme Modules & Timetable

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Wednesday, October 2nd 2024.

7:30 – 9:30 pm

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

Facilitator: Liz Quish, Programme Director.

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

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

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

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

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

Medical and Social Perspectives on:

  • Autism
  • PDA
  • ADHD

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

10am – 5pm on Zoom

Medical and Social Perspectives on:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Acquired Neurodivergence

Saturday 11th January 2025,
Sunday 12th January 2025.

10am – 5pm on Zoom

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

Participants are expected to attend one online tutorial.

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

Tuesday 21st January 2025 – Group 1,
Tuesday 28th January 2025 – Group 2.

7:30 – 9:30pm on Zoom

Facilitator: Liz Quish, Programme Director.

Saturday 1st February 2025,
Sunday 2nd February 2025,
Saturday 1st March 2025,
Sunday 2nd March 2025.

  • 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.

Saturday 5th April 2025,
Sunday 6th April 2025.

10am – 5pm on Zoom

  • Gender, Sexuality and Neurodiversity
  • Masking
  • Stigma

Saturday 10th May 2025,
Sunday 11th May 2025.

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

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

Thursday, 15th May 2025.
7:30 – 9:30pm

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

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

Terms & Conditions

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

Programme Fee & Payment Schedule

Full Fee: €1,950

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