Doctorate in Counselling Psychology

This intensive full-time course provides professional training in Counselling Psychology and is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland. Admission is on a yearly basis for approximately 12 to 14 students.

  • Course Director:
    • Dr. Ladislav Timulak
  • Contact Details:
  • Course Office Contact Details:
  • International Student Course Queries:
    • Solange Daini (Global Officer, School of Psychology)
    • Telephone: +353-1-896-1015
    • Email:
  • Course Duration
    • 3 years, full-time
  • Closing date for Applications:
    • 31 January 2024.

Course Overview

This intensive course provides a professional training in counselling psychology for a yearly in-take of up to approximately 12 to 14 students. The three main objectives of the course are (1) to allow students to obtain a level of postgraduate academic and research performance appropriate for the award of a doctoral qualification, (2) to progress this academic and research performance with the practice of counselling psychology, and (3) to acquire professional knowledge and skills. The course emphasizes the scientist-practitioner model and research-informed practice. The scientist-practitioner model is fostered through research classes and work on the research dissertation. Students are informed on a variety of research strategies (including e.g. experimental, quasi-experimental as well as descriptive and qualitative, phenomenological, hermeneutic, discourse analytic and grounded theory approaches) and learn to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different methodologies.

Further information on the course outline can be found in the course outline handbook below.

D Couns Course Handbook