Adult Continuing Education

Higher Diploma in Relationship Mentoring - Certificate NFQ Level 8 (60 credits)

This course is substantially rooted in the theories and practices of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, sociological theories and experimental psychology.

The overall aim to develop expertise in creating effective and mature environments within and between people in the key social systems in which individuals operate – home, school, workplace and community.

  • To introduce participants to the influence of the different social systems – couple relationship, family, classroom, school, community, workplace, church, country on how individuals communicate.
  • The core of the programme is the development of the participant’s own level of personal and interpersonal maturity.
  • Based on that foundation, in individual and group situations, participants will have the skills to identify the current relationship dynamics, develop an appropriate intervention programme and evaluate the outcome of the programme.
  • Participants will also be trained to provide 10 week programmes on Family Wellbeing, The Teenage Years, and Workplace Relationships for the public that can be adapted to conflict situations within a variety of social settings.

Who teaches the course?

Dr Tony Humphreys and his team of Lecturers

Why this course?

This course is substantially rooted in the theories and practices of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, sociological theories and experimental psychology.

Year 2

THE CONTRIBUTION OF PSYCHOANALYSIS TO ADULT RELATIONSHIPS (5 CREDITS)

The Oedipal Relationship (Feud); Projection and Introjection (Klein); The process of Individuation (Carl Jung); The Holding Environment (Winnicott); Current Thinking (Adam Phillips, Neville Symington)

THE CONTRIBUTION OF PSYCHOANALYSIS TO ADULT RELATIONSHIPS (5 CREDITS)

Being at least 21 years of age by 1 January 2018.  A detailed application form prior to the closing date which will request applications to present a 500 word statement outlining their reasons for wishing to register on the programme.

RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN WORK ORGANISATIONS (5 CREDITS)

Types of organisations; organisational cultures; power within organisations; change theories; the process of change; resistance to change; organisational conflict; methods of conflict resolution; the art of negotiation; types of management; staff relationships.

EVALUATION OF RELATIONSHIPS WITH DIFFERENT SOCIAL CONTEXTS, OBSERVATIONAL AND RESEARCH SKILLS (5 CREDITS)

Assessment interviews and tools; Observation – objectivity and intersubjectivity, Methodology in the Human Sciences; Staying up to date with current thinking, accessing information.

PERSONAL AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS – PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN PRESENTATION AND FACILITATION SKILLS (5 CREDITS)

Group dynamics, conflict assessment and resolution, active listening; listening to inner experience and using it to communicate and facilitate communications; facilitation and presentation practice and feedback.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS (5 CREDITS)

Case studies, theoretical input and practice of relationship mentoring interventions in different work/social settings

Duration and Admission

The programme will be taken part-time over 2 years. Applicants will be admitted to the course on the basis of:

  • Being over 21 years of age at the time of application.
  • Successful completion of the foundation course Certificate in Interpersonal Communication (Level 7 – 30 credits) or relevant qualifications and/or professional experience.
  • Interview ( For applicants who have not completed the foundation course)

Methods of Assessment

Continuous assessment and end of year written examinations.

Fees and Costs

€3,350 for the academic year 2018/2019

How do I apply?

Contact Caroline at Dr. Tony Humphrey’s office
Tel: 021 4642394 (10.00 – 4.00p.m Monday to Thursday)

email: tonyhumphreys1@eircom.net

W: www.tonyhumprheys.ie

Course Duration

Part-time, 2 years

Award

Certificate NFQ Level 8 (60 credits)

Fees

€3,350 for the academic year 2018-2019