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New Courses – 2013

We are now taking applications for the BA (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy studies (level 8) commencing September 2013

The BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy studies (level 8) at Independent College provides the highest level undergraduate education in counselling and psychotherapy. It incorporates a multi-disciplinary approach including CBT, psychology, psychoanalysis, philosophy, humanistic and integrative psychotherapy, applied psychotherapy and counselling and psychotherapy practice-based skills. Clinical modules includes counselling and weekly clinical tutorials as well as experiential elements such as personal development and group analysis. In year 3, eligible students engage in supervised clinical practice work in a clinical setting. Please refer to the Syllabus section for a full description of the modules and subjects. The programme provides graduates with an excellent platform further post-graduate studies and specialisation, as well as providing all the essentials for those who wish to advance to gaining accreditation as a counsellor or psychotherapist.

Fordham University, New York

Dr. Eve Watson our Head of Psychotherapy Programmes and a Senior Lecturer in the Arts and Psychotherapy Faculty gave a talk at Fordham University, New York which was held on Friday, April 26th and it was organised by the U.S.-based A.P.W. (Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups). There were attendees from all over the U.S.A.  (New York, Boston, San Francisco, Pittsburgh) as well as from the U.K., Australia, France, Ireland, Canada and Iceland. Dr. Eve Watson’s talk examined what it is about Beckett that makes us laugh out loud at his work. Taking the play Happy Days, the talk shows how the ability to self-deprecate, to laugh at oneself, has the effect of sustaining people in the face of misery and despair. Beckett’s treatment of the character Winnie in Happy Days is a portrayal of loneliness, aging and unrequited love that we can identify without  becoming depressed by it because it is Beckett’s genius to use humour as an envelope for the unbearable.

2012 Graduation Cermony

Pictured: Arts & Psychotherapy lecturing staff

Pictured: Arts & Psychotherapy lecturing staff and students

Pictured: The Arts & Psychotherapy prize winner


Head of the School of Psychotherapy receives Ph.D














Dr. Eve Watson, Head of Psychotherapy Programmes at Independent College Dublin who was awarded a Ph.D. from the School of Medicine and Medical Science at UCD in 2011.



2011 Graduation Ceremony

Dr. Eve Watson Head of Psychotherapy with 2011 Prizewinners in the faculty of Psychotherapy









Pictured L to R: Therese Maguire, School of Psychotherapy 2011 Student of the Year, Dr. Eve Watson, Head of the School of Psychotherapy and HETAC 2011 Student of the Year, Ivana Milivojevic.














Pictured: 2011 Graduates of the MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Programme.


Short Evening Diploma Programmes

Our wide range of diploma courses, orientated to the needs of business executives, professionals and interested individuals that are inspired by a variety of humanities-related fields are available again from February 2012. (Read More)

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