• Greenane Training

    All Diploma courses are IACP CPD Approved and Recognised

  • Creative Psychotherapy

    Creative Psychotherapy ......


    CPD Recognised and Approved by The Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP )


    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


    10 weekends as below:


    Day 1

    Course Orientation Day

    Day 2

    Legal Issues Pertaining to Working Therapeutically with Adolescents


    Day 1

    Adolescent Psychosocial Development

    Day 2

    Parental Involvement


    Day 1

    Theory and Guiding Principles of Utilising Sand Trays with Adolescent Clients

    Day 2

    Theory and Guiding Principles of Utilising Sand Trays with Adolescent Clients


    Day 1

    Developmental Trauma

    Day 2

    Trauma Informed Psychotherapy


    Day 1

    Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents

    Day 2

    Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents


    Day 1

    Integrating Mindfulness in Adolescent Psychotherapy

    Day 2

    Integrating Mindfulness in Adolescent Psychotherapy


    Day 1

    Therapeutic Art Principles and Practices

    Day 2

    Therapeutic Art Principles and Practices


    Day 1

    Solution Focused Brief Interventions

    Day 2

    Solution Focused Brief Interventions


    Day 1

    CBT with Adolescent Clients

    Day 2

    CBT with Adolescent Clients


    Day 1

    Proactive Responding to Self Harming Behaviours and Suicidal Ideation

    Day 2

    Student Presentations

  • 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.


    10 weekends from September 2020.


    Class time will run from 10 am – 5.00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

    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

    • Lectures
    • Interactive Workshops
    • Skills Demonstrations
    • Experiential Learning
    • Student Presentations
    • Group Process

    All modules have both a theoretical and practical component. Some are more theoreticality based with an in-built practical application, whereas others are largely experiential with theoretical underpinnings.


    Reflective Learning Journals

    3000 Word Essay

    Book Review

    Supervisors Report

    Programme Fee & Payment Schedule

    Full Fee: €1,950


    €250 due on application

    €1,000 due 15th February (programme start date)

    €700 due on the 28th March

  • Application Process

    Request an application form by emailing liz@greenane.ie or completing the contact form below.


    Return completed application form with £250 deposit to:


    Liz Quish

    The Greenane Centre

    Cross of The Tree


    Tipperary Town


    Please make all payments payable to Liz Quish


    When your application has been received a phone interview will be arranged.

  • Contact

    The Greenane Centre, Greenane, Tipperary Town, E34 CX13

    The Greenane Centre, Liz Quish, Greenane, Tipperary Town, E34 CX13
    087 7800500