Mental Health Psychosocial Interventions (P.Grad.Cert.)

M.Sc.: 1 year full-time or 2 year part- time / P.Grad.Dip./P.Grad.Cert.: 1 year part-time
20 Places


Course Overview

The aim of the Psychosocial Interventions strand of this programme is to strengthen and develop participants’ knowledge and skills of working with psychosocial interventions, by providing them with in-depth and advanced psychological and social skills and interventions for people who experience psychosis or related experiences and their families/supporters.

Is This Course For Me?

This course is suitable for clinically based professions such as: nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, social work, psychology, or psychotherapy.

Career Opportunities

This course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to work with people who experience psychosis or related experiences. It provides a foundation for graduates to advance their career prospects for specialist practice, both in terms of promotion eligibility and future post-graduate training.

Course Structure

Year One starts with a full week of studying in September and continues thereafter one to two days per week for the remainder of the academic year (depending on whether the course is being undertaken full-time or part-time).

Year Two consists of workshops throughout the academic year. A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments.

Course Content

P.Grad.Cert. students take three specialist modules online: Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives on Human Distress; Working with People Who Experience Psychosis or Related Experiences; Inter-Professional Family Work.

Upon successful completion of the two P.Grad.Cert. modules, students may opt to progress to the P.Grad.Dip. programme and take a further three modules: Advancing Therapeutic Engagement Skills; Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Health Care; Clinical Practicum.

M.Sc. candidates take all P.Grad.Dip. modules in one year. In Year Two, M.Sc. students must complete a dissertation. Students who are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma may progress to undertake a M.Sc. within five years of first entering the programme.

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Course Details

Number of Places

20 Places

Next Intake

September 2024

Course Coordinator

Dr. Peter Kelly

Closing Date

30th June 2024

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Admission Requirements

Candidates should hold an upper second-class (2.1) Honours undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, or otherwise satisfy the selection panel they have the ability to complete and benefit from the programme.

Documentation required for application:

  •  academic and 1 professional reference from the employer or work practice area. Each reference should confirm the potential and suitability of the applicant to undertake the course.  
  • Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses (a record of modules undertaken and results obtained).
  • Copies of official awards (degree certificate) from completed educational courses.
  • Part-time students who will be working during the course must submit a declaration, signed by their line manager indicating that they will be facilitated in attending lectures.

Those applying to do the PSI or CAFMH Diploma or MSc must be registered in clinical practice and have access to a clinical caseload.

All applicants whose first language is not English or who have not been educated through the English language must meet Trinity’s English language requirements. Find out more:

Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting, see for further details.

Course Fees

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Get in Touch

Telephone Number

+353-1-896 3969

Website taught-masters/mentalhealth-psi/

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