This M.A. in Addiction Counselling is currently within the validation process with Quality Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and will be offered from September 2018, subject to validation by QQI. It is expected that it will complete validation processes between April to June of this year. The programme meets the educational requirement for professional accreditation with Addiction Counsellors Ireland and Counselling Membership of the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists but it also looks beyond the current minimum education requirements for professional accreditation in Ireland. Taking a lead from the North American system, it is intended that this programme will enable learners to critically evaluate institutionalised practices and values, and act as agents for challenge and change in their professional contexts.
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