City Colleges' April 2017 Diploma Courses

City Colleges offers a number of exciting diplomas in Psychology, Criminology, Law, Arts, Digital Marketing and Event Management.  The programmes offer industry-related education and training using a student centric approach, with lecturers, facilities and course materials of the highest quality. Lectures are delivered from two venues in Dublin (City Centre, Dublin 2 and Dundrum, Dublin 16) and online.

Diploma in Applied Behaviour Analysis (Autism and Related Conditions)

Location: Dublin & Online
Start date: Monday, 24 April
The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of the practical applications of the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) with particular attention paid to persons with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, children and adolescents in care, and persons presenting with learning and/or behavioural challenges in school. This intensive course provides training in ABA for complete beginner’s as well as those with some experience who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of behavioural approaches. Upon completion students will have a greater understanding of the principles of ABA and how to apply them, how to determine the function of a challenging behaviour and how to design behavioural interventions to both decrease and increase behaviour as necessary. A main goal of the course is to give students the tools needed to improve the quality of life of others in a meaningful way.

Diploma in Addiction Studies

Location: Dublin & Online
Start date: Monday, 24 April
This course gives a comprehensive overview of current thinking and practice in the area of addictive behaviours and substance use/abuse. It focuses on the historical evolution of the various conceptualisations of addiction, the underlying causes attributed to the development and maintenance of addictive behaviours, models for understanding patterns of addiction and the treatments of addiction associated with those models. It further addresses the impact of addictive behaviours on society in terms of health, culture and criminality, paying particular attention to the Irish context.

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Location: Dublin
Start date: Tuesday, 25 April
This course presents student with a sound – and practice-focused – introduction to this modern and evidence-based treatment approach for a variety of psychological problems. CBT seeks to examine and challenge clients with the manner in which their thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes to various events and circumstances negatively affects their mood and behaviour.

Diploma in Criminology & Criminal Psychology

Location: Dublin & Online
Start date: Thursday, 27 April
The purpose of the Diploma in Criminology & Criminal Psychology programme is to equip learners with a basic understanding of the fields of Criminology and Criminal Psychology from a historical, contemporary and progressive perspective.  In addition, fundamental psychological concepts will be considered, including Personality Disorders, Learning Theory and Social Psychology.  

Diploma in Mindfulness

Location: Dublin
Start date: Monday, 24 April
The Diploma in Mindfulness Studies at City Colleges is offered as both a theoretical and practical introduction to mindfulness practice and to the rapidly growing field of mindfulness-based approaches used in healthcare, science and in wider society.

Diploma in Counselling Psychology

Location: Dublin
Start date: Thursday, 27 April
The Diploma in Counselling Psychology at City Colleges aims to introduce students to the main theories, strategies, and skills of counselling psychology. Theories covered are derived from the three main basic therapeutic frameworks; humanistic, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioural. Students will graduate with a sound basic understanding of these three main schools and specific examples of each from a theoretical perspective. Attention will also be paid to broad differences between counselling psychology and related professions such as counselling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, etc. Basic skills training will also be covered. Finally, students will gain experience of research through a project to be completed within one month of completion of lectures.

Diploma in Social Care Studies

Location: Dublin & Online
Start date: Thursday, 27 April
This Diploma was developed in response to the continuing education needs of professionals in social and community settings in Ireland. In the context of professionalization of social care work, this course reflects the area of social care in Ireland from two perspectives: Psychological Aspect of Social Care and Contemporary Social Care Practice in Ireland.
The course is designed primarily to meet the needs of employees of the industry that have practical experience in statutory, voluntary and private service and settings including independent and residential services for individuals with disabilities, residential and aftercare services for children, homeless services, services for older people and community support services.
The aim of the Diploma is to educate reflective practitioners who can continue to learn and develop their professional knowledge, interpersonal skills and self awareness appropriate for careers in social care.

Diploma in Psychology

Location: Dublin & Online
Start date: Monday, 24 April
This course aims to introduce students to the main topics often taught on modern psychology courses. These topics include developmental and lifespan psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, biological basis of behaviour, personality theory and individual differences, abnormal psychology, research design and methods, and psychological therapies. Students will also gain experience of research through a project to be completed within one month of completion of lectures. The focus of the Diploma is theoretical although discussion and practical examples of relevance will be discussed throughout. Graduates will possess a broad, basic understanding of modern psychology following completion of the Diploma. They may use such learning to decide if further studies in psychology would be of interest to them. Alternatively, students may simply complete the Diploma out of interest regarding the manner in which modern psychology aims to investigate and better understand the human mind and behaviour.

Diploma in Bullying Behaviours

Location: Dublin & Online
Start date: Monday, 24 April
This module looks at the phenomenon of bullying and examines it from multiple perspectives including current thinking on the various causes of bullying, bullying in a number of different social contexts (across the lifespan) with a particular focus on school and workplace bullying, and an analysis of bullying from the perspective of applied social psychology. The module also considers bullying from a philosophical perspective, utilizing Foucauldian conceptualisations of power to understand bullying in different contexts. The module will address practical means of addressing bullying in interpersonal, dyadic, familial, institutional and cultural systems and will discuss approaches to challenging the power imbalances implicit in bullying relationships.
It is envisioned that this course will be of benefit to anyone working with children and adolescents in any setting. It offers insights into how bullying may operate ‘below the radar’ in large institutions i.e. the Guards, Health service, the military, Schools etc.

Diploma in Child & Parenting Psychology

Location: Dublin & Online
Start date: Wednesday, 26 April
This course will help parents understand how to raise happy and healthy, well-adjusted children who are resistant to mental health difficulties. It is for parents, teachers and others interested in the development of children and adolescents.
You will learn how best to raise a child to have positive mental health, good social and emotional intelligence and how best to meet the needs of those children experiencing difficulties in these areas.

Diploma in the Psychology of Retail & Consumer Behaviour

Location: Dublin & Online
Start date: Wednesday, 26 April
The subject takes elements from psychology, sociology, social anthropology, marketing and economics, especially behavioural economics. It examines how emotions, attitudes and preferences affect buying behaviour.
Kahle, Minton et al, consider the characteristics of individual consumers such as demographics, personality lifestyles and behavioural variables such as usage rates, usage occasion, loyalty, brand advocacy, willingness to provide referrals, in an attempt to understand people’s wants and consumption are all investigated in formal studies of consumer behaviour. The study of consumer behaviour also investigates the influences, on the consumer, from groups such as family, friends, sports, reference groups, and society in general.
There are various types of marketing mix decisions examined on this Diploma and each one focuses one a type of decision (e.g., pricing, advertising, creating experiences). Within this context the course we then consider psychological principles that predict how consumers typically respond to different decisions the marketer could take.

You can register for these courses online through our website www.citycolleges.ie or by contacting the College on 01-4160034.  If you would like to receive information on any of these courses, or have any queries, please email info@citycolleges.ie or call 1850 252740.

Region: 

Dublin 2, Dublin 16 & Online

Expiry date: 

27/04/17

Date Entered/Updated: 

14/03/17