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IICP College: QQI Level 7 Certificate in Suicide Postvention

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IICP College: QQI Level 7 Certificate in Suicide PostventionIICP

The aim of this award is to support practitioners who are dealing with those bereaved by suicide.

Introduction

This programme consists of one 10 ECTS module that is conferred as a minor award. It is designed to allow learners to understand the complex nature of suicide bereavement and the psychological havoc that is created in the lives of suicide survivors. It will also introduce the learners to a range of individual and group interventions to help facilitate the healing process. Learners on this programme will engage in teaching, discussion and engagement with key scientific literature related to the post-suicide landscape, the key principles of intervening with this client group and the therapeutic resources and responses that are appropriate.

Student benefits and support

As this award is conferred at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), it evidences the rigour required for a quality programme of learning. The dynamic mix of theory, skills, and clinical considerations ensures learners grow academically, professionally, personally and interpersonally within frameworks that are on the cutting edge of best practice.

 

Who Should Apply

This certificate is designed for those who work therapeutically with clients and wish to increase their knowledge, skills and competencies in the area of bereavement following a suicide. It will be of interest to therapists, social workers, nurse practitioners, addiction workers, youth workers, social care workers etc.

 

Course Content

The purpose of this minor award is to help the learner understand the complex nature of suicide bereavement and the psychological havoc that is created in the lives of suicide survivors. It will also introduce the learners to a range of individual and group interventions to help facilitate the healing process.

While many programmes include some input on bereavement, grief and loss, there is a need, when working with suicide survivors, for a deeper appreciation of the complicated psychological distress and emotional problems that emerge in the wake of suicide. This distress is not confined to the families, friends and loved ones of the deceased but also impacts profoundly on therapists, health care professionals, first responders and communities, in some cases resulting in early exits from their chosen profession.

This Minor Award will help learners to understand and to examine the nature of suicide bereavement and will equip them to support suicide survivors, their families and communities in their healing journey. It will also help them recognize and understand their own often disenfranchised grief and strengthen their personal and professional resources for working in this area.

Dates:

  • Friday 6th May
  • Friday 13th May
  • Friday 27th May
  • Sunday 29th May

Time:

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm on each teaching day

Award: 

  • This programme is a Minor Award validated by QQI at level 7 on the NFQ

 Cost:

  • €850.00
  • A €255.00 deposit can be paid to secure your place on this course, with the balance due before the course commences.

Due to Covid 19, the course will be fully online.

For further information visit our website https://www.iicp.ie/qqi-level-7-certificate-in-suicide-postvention/

or contact the IICP Office

Phone: 01 466 4205

Mobile: 087 905 5330

Email: [email protected]

 

Triona Kearns

Director of Registry & Operations

Phone: 086 049 9154

Marcella Finnerty

College President

Phone: 086 260 9989

 

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