Parenting Classes


Through our Killarney Practice, it is our intention to hold a number of Parenting Classes throughout 2016. 

In our New Street premises, we can cater for groups of 10/12 adults. We are also aware that there are groups who have requested holding classes in other locations throughout the county and we are open to this also. Our preference is that groups would be no larger than 15.  We can offer a six week course which can be extended to ten weeks if participants desire to do so or indeed the ten week course can be organised from the outset.

Our practice is run in association with Dr Tony Humphreys and Dr Helen Ruddle. Tony is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, national and international speaker. He is also the author of many books. Helen is a Counselling Psychologist and researcher who has published widely in the field of social policy. Phone (021) 4642394 Email:

Please note that Parenting Classes and other Relationship courses will be run at various times throughout the year.

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Postgraduate Training in Co-Creational Psychotherapy

Applications are currently being accepted

Postgraduate Training in Co-Creational Psychotherapy is being run by the Institute of Co-Creational Psychotherapy and Education and is presented by Dr. Tony Humphreys BA, HDE, MA Qual., MA, PhD Clinical Psychology. 

The training is for Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors.

The purpose of the training is to engage participants in developing a core consciousness and practice of Co-Creational Psychotherapy which they can incorporate into their existing professional practice. A central aspect of the programme is the conscious integration of the principles of the approach into their own personal and interpersonal lives.

The programme is primarily about the participants’ own inner course and from that place of consciousness applying the course principles to their work with clients. 

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Certificate in Interpersonal Communication

– NFQ Level 7; 1 year, part-time

Applications are currently being accepted

This Certificate is designed for various non-professional people and those professional groups primarily within health and social care systems who have expressed a need for a broad based practical course related to communication.

The aim of the course is to help people who have responsibility for the care and direction of others to become effective communicators. Communication is the life-blood of any relationship. Effective communication entails having an understanding of the dynamics of relationships and the types of communication that operate typically within them. The agent of communication is the self and, indeed, most communication is determined by how the individual communicates with self. The course, therefore, will focus on both the personal and interpersonal aspects of communication within and across the particular relationships of which course participants are members. The particular needs of managers and leaders will also be addressed.

The course has the status of a continuing education course offered by the Department of Applied Psychology and Centre for Adult Continuing Education, University College, Cork.

The course runs at University College Cork weekly on Wednesday evenings, 5.15 – 9.30 p.m. and Thursdays, 11- 4 p.m. at the Glenview Hotel, Glen O' The Down, Co. Wicklow, between September and May and has three 2-day workshops. 

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Higher Diploma in Relationship Mentoring

– NFQ Level 8; 2 years, part-time

Applications are currently being accepted

This course is based on co-creative understanding of human relationships but participants are supported and encouraged to come to their own conclusion of what makes sense to them. Participants are also trained to evaluate what happens within and between people in different family, school and work settings and to devise appropriate relationship intervention where conflict exists. Training, too, is given in the delivery of Training Programmes on Personal and Relationship Development within the different settings mentioned.

The course is offered by the Centre for Adult Continuing Education, University College, Cork. Course runs Tuesday evenings, 5 - 9.30 p.m. between September and April at University College, Cork and Thursdays, 11-4.30 pm at the Glenview Hotel, Glen O’ The Downs, Co. Wicklow.

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