PCI College announces annual college scholarship
Kilkenny based PCI College, Ireland’s leading provider of professional counselling and psychotherapy courses, has launched its inaugural annual PCI College Scholarship competition that will award the winner of a public competition with a four year college degree scholarship worth €16,600.
The Liam McCarthy Scholarship, named in memory of the college’s founding father, is a competition open to the general public, and has been developed to help advance the further education of the award winner in obtaining a career in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. For information on the Liam McCarthy Scholarship contact Maria McGrath or visit www.pcicollge.ie
Speaking about the launch of the scholarship, Eoin Stephens, MA, MIACP, MIAAAC, president of PCI College and a leading cognitive behavioural therapist, said: “There is a growing need for professional counselling and psychotherapy services in Ireland, and the roles of counsellor and psychotherapists are now recognised as being part of any best practice holistic response to the health and social care needs of the population in Ireland. We have launched this annual scholarship competition to help raise awareness for both the growing need of counselling and psychotherapy services and to enable the winner of the scholarship to begin a career in this necessary, fascinating, and rewarding field.”
The Liam McCarthy Scholarship will award a BSc (honours) degree in counselling and psychotherapy, validated by London based Middlesex University, and it is open to the general public aged 23 and over. To enter the competition each candidate must be nominated by someone from a relevant field. The winner of the Liam McCarthy Scholarship will be announced in early 2012.
PCI Colleges provides courses throughout Ireland with locations in Cork, Dublin, Kilkenny, Athlone, and Limerick.