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New 2024 CPD offerings from the UCD Centre for Disability Studies

There are four disability courses available to be taken as CPD from January 2024. Each course is approximately 30-40 hours on campus tuition. The fee for each course is 500 euro. There is no entry requirement for these courses as they are offered by the UCD Centre for Disability Studies to expand the reach of our student base to those who may not reach the entry criteria for a university award. The CPD option enables students to attend class, take assignments, and exit with a Certificate of Attendance from the UCD Centre for Disability Studies. If you are interested in taking these courses for a university award, you can read about our Professional Certificates, Graduate Diploma and MSc in Disability at this link https://www.ucd.ie/psychology/ucdcentrefordisabilitystudies/

Person Centred Programme Development (PSY40490) 
This module will introduce students to the steps involved in producing an accredited training programme for persons with disability. As well as inputs on current and emerging national standards for the provision of services and training in the disability sector, students will be required to engage with issues of quality assurance and the programme validation process pertinent to the national awarding body QQI. This module will also consider issues relating to the evaluation of programmes. There is an emphasis on workshops in the delivery of this module, where students will have to opportunity to work on elements of programmes individually and/or in groups.

When:Monday January 22nd– April 28th2024
Time:14.00-16.50
Where: UCD Belfield Campus
How: Registration below

Applied Research Methods (PSY40540)

The main aim of this module is to introduce students to the challenges of applied research. In the first part of the module, we consider a range of research designs and methods that are available in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research. The course also provides students with the skills required to critically evaluate research. The second part of the module has a more practical focus, which will assist students in developing a clear research question and identifying the approach and specific research design that best suits their research question.

When:Wednesdays from 22ndMay to 3rdJuly (excluding Wednesday 12thJune) 2024
Time:09.00-16.50
Where:UCD Belfield Campus
How: registration below

Multielement Behaviour Support PSY 40870

This module introduces the student to a biological, psychological, social and environmental understanding of the role behaviours of concern serve for someone living with a disability. Informed by a Human Rights Based Approach the Multi-Element Behaviour Support Framework will be covered. The student will develop their competencies in working collaboratively with assessment methods, intervention design and writing of a support plan along with implementation and evaluation techniques included in this Framework. Legal, ethical, risk and decision making are all explored in the context of relevant legislation and local, national and international policies. This module is delivered by members of the Callan Institute, St John of God who are Adjunct academics with the UCD School of Psychology. 

When: Tuesdays from 21st May to 23rd July 2024
Time: 09.00-11.50
Where: UCD Belfield Campus
How: registration below

 Identity, Sexuality and Mortality  PSY 40880

This module introduces theoretical debates, issues, narratives, concepts and current constructs on identity, sexuality, mortality and trauma for individuals with disability. Identity formation is explored using a number of models to aid understanding which is then used to consider disability support and representation in society. A broad definition of sexuality informs current perspectives as they relate to the expression, support and celebration of sexuality and sexualities. Mortality, death and dying through a disability informed lens is explored. his module is delivered by members of the Callan Institute, St John of God who are Adjunct academics with the UCD School of Psychology.

When: Tuesdays from 21st May to 23rd July 2024
Time: 13.00-16.50
Where: UCD Belfield Campus
How: registration below

CPD summer modules flyer

Previous offerings

Autumn 2023 workshops

Mindfulness Inquiry in MBSR/MBCT: Open to UCD MBI MSc past pupils

Teacher: Helen Byrne, Director of The Mindful and Compassion Centre
Date: Sat 25th Nov, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm, Newman Building, UCD

Helen is one of the founding teachers on this Masters programme in Mindfulness Based-Interventions in UCD and one of the most experienced mindfulness teachers in Ireland.  Helen is also the director of The Mindfulness Centre Teacher Training Programme. This training will allow teachers to develop their inquiry skills though Helen's teaching and through experiential practice. Developing and refining inquiry skills is a lifelong practice as a mindfulness teacher.

Mindfulness & Trauma Awareness in Teaching: Open to UCD MBI MSc past pupils
Teacher: Anne Kirwan, Director of Ashe House
Date: 21st Oct, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm, Newman Building, UCD

Anne is a trained neuromedical nurse and qualified as an Advanced Practitioner (Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist) by the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI). Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® draws from somatic therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, and cognitive approaches. Anne is a highly trained and very experienced teacher of MBSR and Mindful Self Compassion. This session will offer teachings on trauma sensitive mindfulness, which is an increasingly important area of learning for mindfulness teachers. 

Summer 2023 workshops

PSY 40870 Multielement Behavioural Support 
This module is delivered face to face on UCD Belfield Campus every Tuesday morning 09.00 - 12.00 from May 23 - July 25

PSY 40880 Sexuality Mortality and Trauma in Disability
This module is delivered face to face on UCD Belfield Campus every Tuesday from 13.00 - 16.00 from May 23 - July 25

PSY 40540 Applied Research Methods
This module is delivered face to face on UCD Belfield Campus every Wedmesday from 09.00 - 17.00

Click here to reserve your place

 
The fee for each CPD offering is 500 euro

PSY40890 Disability Policy & Law
This module is delivered face to face on UCD Belfield campus every Thursday morning 10.00-12.45 from Thursday 15th September to Thursday 24th November 2022.
 
PSY40640 Advanced Disability Studies
This module is delivered face to face on UCD Belfield campus every Thursday afternoon 14.00-16.45 from Thursday 15th September to Thursday 24th November 2022.

Summer 2022

 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Summer Programme which offered three courses, two in partnership with colleagues from the Callan Institute, St John of God.

  1. Multielement Behaviour Support introduces a biological, psychological, social and environmental understanding of the role behaviours of concern serve for someone living with a disability.

  2. Identity, Sexuality, Mortality and Trauma in Disability introduces theoretical debates, issues, narratives, concepts and current constructs on identity, sexuality, mortality and trauma for individuals with disability.

  3. Applied Research Methods will be of interest to those who want to undertake applied qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research.

You can click on each course title for details of content.

Applicants who successfully completed these modules as CPD exit with a Certificate of Attendance from the UCD Centre for Disability Studies. 

2019 offerings

The School of Psychology offered a series of supervision workshops for Senior Clinical Psychologists; these are broadly developmental and build on each other over the years.  Twenty places were available in each workshop.  Please also note that you must have completed Level 1 and Level 2 before you are allowed entry to Levels Intermediate and Advanced (Levels 3, 4, & 5).

The early levels (Levels 1 & 2) are an introduction to supervision and especially useful for new supervisors.  The Workshops cover areas such as understanding the role of the supervisor and supervisee, contracting (practical and psychological) the UCD programme and structure of review/evaluation and how to build a self-reflective space for the trainee.

Supervision Level 1 & 2:  Wednesday 27th November 2019, Facilitators: Sara Hollwey and Niamh Clarke: Introduction to Supervision (Click HERE to Book)

Levels 3 and 4 are focused on deepening the supervisory relationship, including looking at the different levels of supervision and building the internal supervisor and capacity for compassionate overview, the challenges of feedback and evaluation.

Supervision Level 3 & 4: Thursay 28th November 2019 Facilitators: Sara Hollwey and Niamh Clarke: Intermediate (Click HERE to Book)

Levels 5 workshops are individually organized around specific topics, including conflict in the supervisory relationship, power and rank issues in supervision, the disturbing other as a noble friend in supervision, Process Supervision, supervising transference and countertransference, empowering the supervisee for self–reflective practice. This year the focus will be on Process Supervision.   

Supervision Level 5: Friday 30th November 2019, Facilitator: Sara Hollwey Advanced Supervision Level 5 (Click HERE to Book)

 

 

 

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