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IICP Level 9 Masters of Science in Pluralistic Counselling & Psychotherapy

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IICP Level 9 Masters of Science in Pluralistic Counselling & PsychotherapyIICP



Developed in conjunction with Professor John McLeod, this programme aims to enable existing professionals working within the field of counselling and psychotherapy to achieve a Master of Science in in Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.

A pluralistic perspective is an integrative approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy that embraces and considers multiple causes and responses to psychological distress. The aim of the programme is to equip practitioners with an up to date, cutting edge training to meet the needs of contemporary society. It also aims to identify and develop leadership and collaborative qualities in those involved in therapeutic practice. With a strong research focus, graduates from this programme will have the necessary knowledge, skills, and competence to act as research-practitioners.

The programme aims to enable graduates to analyse their own practice and the profession. We strive to facilitate learners in the creation of evidence-based solutions to the current problems they face as individual practitioners and dilemmas that exist within the profession. As pluralism is the unifying theme in the programme, the programme will foster a spirit of enquiry where learners will engage in the pursuit of multiple truths, drawing from diverse disciples, approaches, and orientations.

Who Should Apply


This two-year programme will be of interest to practicing therapists who wish to extend their existing qualification in Counselling & Psychotherapy to master’s Level, or who are progressing from another counselling and psychotherapy training programme.


Entry Routes

  • If English is your second language you are required to submit an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) cert at Level 6.5, or equivalent. For more information, please click HERE
  • An honours degree, Level 8 on The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), in counselling and psychotherapy, or equivalent and evidence of completion of 50 hours of personal therapy and 120 hours of supervised clinical practice.


  • An honours degree, Level 8 on the NFQ, plus a professional diploma in counselling and psychotherapy (or equivalent).

Start Date: October 2023.


Course Fees:

  • Application Fee €75 (non-refundable)
  • Deposit €1162.50 – 3 weeks of receipt of official offer
  • Balance €2712.50 – Due 2 weeks before the start of programme
  • Alternative – Sign up for payment plane by Direct Debit. €50 administrative fee


Structure: Blended Learning Delivery

This programme is delivered via blended learning, whereby students rotate monthly between onsite and online. Onsite classes take place in our Tallaght Campus. Our blended learning classes are run as tutorials, that involve students and their lecturer logging into our online learning platform Moodle and use the online portal Zoom™ simultaneously.

Zoom™ provides and integrative online environment for students and Lecturers to interact and engage in the learning. This platform facilitates discussion polls, sharing of slides, videos resources and much, much more.

To foster more intimate learning environments the use of breakout rooms is also implemented, allowing for the safe and experiential triadic learning practice that we have found so successful.

All our sessions are accessible through computer and mobile devices, and we have a structured and robust technology department to support all faculty and students through their online learning journey. To encourage flexibility, and the best practice, we also record all our sessions, these are made accessible only to the students in that class to review content whenever is convenient to them.




For further information call IICP College on 087 905 5330 or book online at

or contact:

Triona Kearns

Vice President & Registrar

086 049 9154 or [email protected]


Dr. Marcella Finnerty

College President

086 260 9989 or [email protected]

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