The Greenane Centre, Greenane. Tipperary Town, E34 CX13

Specialist Diploma in Neurodiversity Informed Psychotherapy

Delivered Online Via Zoom

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Neurodiversity Informed Psychotherapy

Our Specialist Diploma in Neurodiversity Informed Psychotherapy is suitable for qualified Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Art Therapists, Play Therapists, Guidance Counsellors,  and therapists in training, who wish to ensure a strengths based,  neurodiversity affirming and informed approach in their clinical work. Participants will develop a sound understanding of the nature and scope of Neurodiversity  along with the appropriate tools, techniques and skills to work in an informed and effective manner with clients who identify as Neurodiverse.

This Specialist Diploma in Neurodiversity Informed Psychotherapy is Recognised and Approved by The Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and facilitated by a team of neurodiverse  practitioners.

We are honoured to have Dr. Temple Grandin world renowned Autism ActivistKeynote Speaker and Author  along with Jude MorrowAutism Expert by experience, TEDX Speaker and Author present on this programme.


Specialist Diploma in Neurodiversity Informed Psychotherapy

Programme Modules



Facilitator: Liz Quish

Wednesday, March 1st 2023.
7:00 – 9:30 pm

Introduction to Course Philosophy, Principals, and Assessments


Nature and Scope of Neurodiversity

Facilitator: Shona Murphy

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

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


Medical and Social Perspectives

Facilitator: Romy Graichen

Saturday 25th March 2023,
Sunday 26th March 2023.

Medical and Social Perspectives on:

  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Dyslexia


Dr. Temple Grandin – Expert By Experience

Facilitator: Dr. Temple Grandin

Saturday 15th April 2023.
3pm – 6pm

  • Seeing in Pictures
  • Open Forum

Listen to Temple


Medical and Social Perspectives

Facilitator: Romy Graichen

Saturday 22nd April 2023,
Sunday 23rd April 2023.

Medical and Social Perspectives on:

  • Dyscalculia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Acquired Neurodivergence


Interpersonal Victimisation

Facilitator: Dr. Amy Pearson

Saturday 13th May 2023,
Sunday 14th May 2023.

  • Gender, Sexuality and Neurodiversity
  • Masking
  • Stigma


Autistic Nuances

Facilitator: Jude Morrow

Saturday 27th May 2023,
Sunday 28th May 2023.

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

Listen to Jude


Neurodiversity and Mental Health

Facilitator: Romy Graichen

Saturday 10th June 2023,
Sunday 11th June 2023,
Saturday 17th June 2023,
Saturday 24th June 2023.

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



Facilitator: Romy Graichen

Saturday 8th July 2023,
Sunday 9th July 2023.

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


Programme Closing – Group Process

Facilitator: Liz Quish

Wednesday, 12th July 2023.
7:30 – 9:30pm

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



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

Facilitator: Liz Quish

Tuesday 23rd May 2023 – Group 1
Thursday 25th May 2023 – Group 2
7:30 – 9pm


Programme Structure & Fees

Class Times

10am – 5pm Daily (unless otherwise stated)

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 & Music Therapist, who have appropriate experience and accreditation and are seeking to expand their skill set to work in an informed manner with Neurodiversity.

Teaching Methods

This Programme will be facilitated online via Zoom.


Reflective Learning Journal
2500 Word Academic Essay
1500 Word Book Review

Programme Fee & Payment Schedule

Full Fee: €1,950

  • €500 Deposit on registration
  • €1,000 by 2nd December 2022
  • €450 by 24th February 2023

Instalment option available. Call or email for details.

Instalment option incurs a €100 administration fee.