Certificate Course in Counselling & Psychotherapy

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 to 6 hours per week – on weekdays only)
Course Modules (Syllabus Outline):
  1. Introduction to the philosophy and the historical development of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  2. Types of Counselling: Directive and Non-Directive
  3. The Counsellor’s Role
  4. Counselling Goals
  5. Introduction to Counselling Skills
  6. Confrontation in Counselling
  7. Influencing Skills in Counselling
  8. Body Language in Communication
  9. Counsellors and Psychologists
  10. The Three Major Approaches to Counselling
  11. The Psychodynamic Approach
  12. The Person-Centred Approach
  13. The Behavioural and the Cognitive Behavioural Model
  14. Coping with Change
  15. The Counselling Questionnaire
  16. Dealing with Anger and Stress
  17. Dealing with Loss, Grief, Guilt, Depression, PTSD, Deliberate Self-Harm (DSH) and Suicide tendencies
  18. Cultural and Cross-Cultural Issues
  19. Legal and Ethical Situations in Counselling
  20. The Importance of Counselling Supervision
  21. Counselling and Psychotherapy  Case Studies

Mode of Final Examination and Assessment

The award of the IMH Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy (CCP) will be contingent upon passing a 2-hour internally set unseen MCQ examination paper to be answered on a closed book examination mode. The minimum pass mark is an exam score performance of 70%.

Regular Group Course Fees:Rs. 38,000/- + Rs. 1,000/- for registration (Could be paid by cash, credit card or cheque in three equal monthly installments of Rs. 13,000/-)
Individual Fast- Track Course Fees:Rs. 77,000/- +Rs. 1,000/- for registration (Could be paid by cash, credit card or cheque in two equal installments of Rs. 39,000/-)
Course Start Date:Next Group Class: Saturday the 3rd Agusst 2019 from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m (A maximum of only 14 students will be enrolled for the group class). Please register yourself for this course by paying the first installment of Rs. 13,000/- on or before the 20th of July 2019.

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

Resource Person:Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe, Ph.D.(Psy.) Dh.C.(Florida) FRSPH(UK) FTBCCT(UK) MBCS(UK)

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