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Certificate Course in Counselling & Psychotherapy (CCP)

Course Title : Certificate Course in Counselling & Psychotherapy

For whom

(target group)

:
This is a comprehensive introductory or foundation course for all those who wish to study and obtain essential training in the basic skills and techniques of psychological counselling with an introduction to the different schools and approaches of psychotherapy. This course is also suitable for practicing trainee counselors and other social workers who want to broaden their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in psychological counselling and psychotherapy, or for those who wish to embark on further academic and/or professional studies and clinical training in the field of advanced counselling psychology and psychotherapy.
Entry Requirements :
University Graduates or Members of recognized Professional bodies, or Members of the Clergy, or Humanitarian / NGO / Social workers with Two passes at the G.C.E A/L, or Professional / Academic Diploma or Advanced / Higher (National) Diploma holders or Holders of a Certificate / Diploma in Psychology or Social Work, and Age not less than 20 years, and Fluency of the English language is essential.
Course Duration : 3 Months (36 Hours) – part time study
Contact Hours : 3 Hrs. per week
Total No. of Classes : 12 class-contact sessions
Total No. of Contact Hrs : 36 Hrs. of Lectures and teaching/discussion time
Class Times :

10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m. (on Saturdays for the group class) Individual Class: Flexible (3 hours per week – on weekdays or on weekends)

 

Course Modules (Syllabus Outline) :

 

Introduction to the philosophy and the historical development of Counselling and Psychotherapy

 

Types of Counselling

 

The Counsellor’s Role

 

Counselling Goals

 

Introduction to Counselling Skills

 

Confrontation in Counselling

 

Influencing Skills in Counselling

 

Body Language in Communication

 

Counsellors and Psychologists

 

The Three Major Approaches to Counselling

 

The Psychodynamic Approach

 

The Person-Centred Approach

 

The Behavioural and the Cognitive Behavioural Model

 

Coping with Change

 

The Counselling Questionnaire

 

Dealing with Anger and Stress

 

Dealing with Loss, Grief, Depression, PTSD and Suicide tendencies

 

Cultural and Cross-Cultural Issues

 

Ethical Situations in Counselling

 

The Importance of Counselling Supervision

 

Case Studies

 

Mode of Final Examination and Assessment


The award of the IMH Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy (CCP) will be contingent upon passing a 3-hour internally set unseen written examination paper to be answered on a closed book examination mode. The written paper will contribute 80% of the total marks, where the balance 20% of the final examination marks will be awarded on the submission of two separate time-constrained topical take-home assignments.

Regular Group Course Fees :
Rs. 19,000/- + Rs. 1,000/- for registration (Could be paid by cash, credit card or cheque in two equal installments of Rs. 10,000/-)
Individual Course Fees :
Rs. 49,000/- +Rs. 1,000/- for registration (Could be paid by cash, credit card or cheque in two equal installments of Rs. 25,000/-)
Course Start Date :

Group Class: Saturday the 28th of July 2012 from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m (A maximum of only 7 students will be enrolled for the group class)

 

Individual Class: On a mutually agreeable date and time (to be decided jointly by the participant and the resource person).

 

Resource Person   

: Dr. Romesh C. P. Jayasinghe FRSPH(UK)