Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology

Course Title:Diploma in Child & Adolescent Psychology (DCAP)

For whom (target group):This is a structured and comprehensive Diploma program for all those who wish to study and obtain the advanced body of knowledge (BOK) and training in the many theories and principles of Child and Adolescent Psychology. This is an intermediate level course for practicing primary and secondary school teachers, special education teachers, trainee teachers, assistant teachers and teacher aides, social workers, child care and child protection workers and officers and other teacher training and psychology students who want to broaden their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of child and adolescent development and mental health. This course is also suitable for those who wish to embark on further academic and/or professional studies and practical training in the field of General Psychology, Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychology and Mental Health, Teacher Training, Educational Psychology, Education Management and Pedagogy in Sri Lanka or abroad.
Entry Requirements:University Graduates or Members of recognized Professional bodies, or School Teachers or Assistant Teachers, or Professional / Academic Diploma or Advanced / Higher (National) Diploma holders or Holders of a Certificate / Diploma in Child Psychology, Teacher Training, Education, Psychology or Counselling, and Age not less than 21 years, and Fluency of the English language is essential.
Course Duration:16 Weeks (4 Months) – part time study
Contact Hours:3 Hrs. per week
Total No. of Classes:16 class-contact sessions
Total No. of Contact Hrs:48 Hrs. of Lectures and teaching/discussion time
Class Times:Wednesdays: 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon (on a weekday for the group class). Individual Fast-Track Class: Flexible (4 hours per week – on weekdays)
Course Modules:
  1. Early Childhood Development (12 Hrs.)
  2. Advanced Child Psychology (18 Hrs.)
  3. Adolescent Psychology (8 Hrs.)
  4. The Developing Child & Mental Illness (6 Hrs.)
  5. Introduction to Child Counselling (4 Hrs.)

Mode of Final Examination and Assessment

The award of the IMH Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology (DCAP) will be contingent upon passing a 3-hour internally set unseen essay type final examination paper to be answered on a closed book examination mode at the IMH premises

Regular Group Course Fees:Rs. 44,000/- +  Rs. 1,000/- for registration (Could be paid by cash, credit card or cheque in three equal installments of Rs. 15,000/-)
Individual Fast-Track Course Fees:Rs. 89,000/- +  Rs. 1,000/- for registration (Could be paid by cash, credit card or cheque in two equal installments of Rs. 45,000/-)
Next Course Start Date:Group Class: Wednesday 21st August 2019 – 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
(A maximum of only 10 students will be enrolled for the group class) Individual Class: On a mutually agreeable timetable schedule – date and time (to be decided jointly by the participant and the resource person).
Resource Person:Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe FRSPH(UK) FTBCCT(UK) M.Inst.Psy
Educator / Trainer, Psychotherapist, Certified Master Life Coach
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist – Advanced (USA)
Certified Coach in Self-Esteem Elevation for Children (USA), Certified Relationship Coach (USA)
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