Course Description

Introduction to Counselling and Motivational Interviewing (QQI Level 6)

An Cosán Virtual Community College



Programme Overview 

The aims of Introduction to Counselling and Motivational Interviewing module are to Introduce participants to a range of counselling theories and concepts. Explore key components of each counselling methodology from an addiction perspective. Explore ethical principles of addiction counselling. Introduce participants to the key concepts of Motivational Interviewing. Facilitate the practice of motivational counselling skills and techniques. 

Format

  • Induction Day: Full Day Face to Face workshop (10am-4pm)
  • Online Sessions: Once a week for 2 hours every week for 8 weeks 
  • Midway Workshop: Full Day Face to Face Workshop (10am-4pm)

* Format may be modified if part of a tailored or Certificate Programme. 

Learning outcomes 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to: 

  •  Demonstrate an understanding of a range of counselling theories and concepts. 
  • Describe the relationship between addiction and counselling. 
  • Recognise the range of public and private provision of addiction counselling services in Ireland. 
  • Apply motivational interviewing techniques in a competent manner. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues involved in addiction counselling, e.g. boundaries, confidentiality, keeping case notes, values, reflective practice, referrals. 

 

Assessment component 

As part of the assessment for this programme, learners will be required to produce an academic essay and be assessed though a skills evaluation.  

Teaching, Learning and Assessment 

Students will acquire in-depth knowledge and develop research and problem-solving skills through work and enquiry-based learning, more formally structured tuition, and self-directed learning.  They will develop competencies in the following transferable skills: written and oral communication, critical thinking, digital literacy, group collaboration, problem solving, planning & time management.  A variety of assessment methods such as reflective journals, presentations, research projects, portfolios and assignments are used on the programme. 

Learner Supports  

At VCC, we support our learners fully so that they can achieve their full potential.  

  • Technology moderators provide technical support and encouragement to learners in advance of and during online sessions. 
  • Qualified tutors with in-depth classroom experience and subject matter expertise are readily available to discuss programme content. 
  • One-to-one online mentors are available throughout the programme. 
  • Learners are actively encouraged to support one another and build collaborative learning communities.   

 

Time commitment 

For accredited programmes, you need to be available for two full day workshops (2 x 6-hour face-to-face workshops) and 8 online sessions (2 hours per week). It is recommended that participants allocate minimum of 3 hours per week for self-directed study to cover suggested readings and videos. 
* Format may be modified if part of a tailored or Certificate Programme. 

Entry Requirements 

Applicants must be 18 years+.  Applicants should have completed the Leaving Certificate or a QQI (FETAC) Major Award at Level 5 preferably in the area of leadership, community development studies or a related area. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Institute of Technology Carlow policy on recognition of prior learning (RPL). Applicants may be required to attend for an interview.  

 

Admissions 

We are currently receiving applications for programmes commencing in 2020.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis.  Closing date for applications is 3 weeks before start date of programme. 

Fees 

All 10-week accredited programmes are €300 per participant.  The course fee includes a non-refundable deposit of €50 payable to secure a place. Please note that 50% of the fees must be paid upfront with the balance to be paid before the course finishes.  Bursaries and phased payment options available for individual learners.  

For more information and to register a place contact: 

Phone: 01 534 1847Email: info@ancosanvcc.com Web: www.ancosanvcc.ie    


College Name An Cosán Virtual Community College
Course Category Addiction Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Type Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Qualification Special Purpose Award / Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Start Date 4th April 2020
Course End Date 20th May 2020
Course Fee 300
Course Duration 7 weeks
Course Times 6-8.30pm
Awarding Body Institute of Technology Carlow
Title of Awarding Special Purpose Award
Entry Requirements Entry Requirements  Applicants must be 18 years+.  Applicants should have completed the Leaving Certificate or a QQI (FETAC) Major Award at Level 5 preferably in the area of leadership, community development studies or a related area. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Institute of Technology Carlow policy on recognition of prior learning (RPL). Applicants may be required to attend for an interview.  
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