|Course Title||:||Certificate Course in Child Psychology (CCP) – Saturday Batch
|For whom (target group)||:||This is an essential basic or foundation course for all mothers and mothers-to-be, fathers and fathers-to-be, montessori and primary school teachers, baby sitters and nannies, child care and child protection workers and staff, priests, medical and para-medical officers, social and community child care/health workers, and other professionals and enthusiasts including school leavers interested in gaining a broad and comprehensive understanding and insight of child psychology and child development.This course will also help you increase your effectiveness in understanding the complex and often dynamic and fascinating biological and psycho-social inter-personal dynamics of early childhood behaviour, problems and developments. It will also contribute to your own personal self-development as a parent, caregiver or teacher, by fostering the ability to better appreciate, evaluate and analyze, empathize, synthesize and communicate with and relate to infants and children more effectively and caringly. Successful completion of this foundation course will also act as a springboard for entry into higher academic or professional Diploma / Advanced or Higher Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree level courses of study in Child Psychology, Psychology, Social Work, Human Behaviour, Counselling and Psychotherapy.|
|Entry Requirements||:||Good G.C.E. A/L’s or O/L’s – minimum 5 passes including Maths and Sinhala (or Tamil or English) Language|
|Course Duration||:||3 Months – 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 (class contact time)|
|Class Times||:||10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m. (on Saturdays for the group class) Individual Class: Flexible (3 to 4 hours per week – on weekdays)|
|Course Modules (Syllabus Outline)||:||
Mode of Final Examination and Assessment
The IMH Certificate in Child Psychology (CCP) will carry a 2-hour MCQ and True / False based internally set unseen written paper to be answered on a closed book examination mode.
|Total Course Fees (Group Class)||:||Total Course Fees (Group Class) : Rs. 48,000/- + Rs. 1,000/- for registration (Inclusive of an A/C class room and all course materials – Maximum of 10 students in a group only due to the Covid-19 Health guidelines). Please note that the total course fees of Rs. 49,000/- has to be paid in full by cash, card or by cheque drawn in favor of ‘Institute of Mental Health’.|
|Resource Person / Lecturer||Ms. Natasha Perera, B.Sc. in Psychology (UK)|
|Individual Fast-track Course Fees||:||Rs. 89,000/- + Rs. 1,000/- for registration. Please note that the for the individual class total course fees could be paid in two equal installments of Rs. 45,000/-|
|Distance Learning / Online Course Delivery||USD $130 (for foreign students and other professionals and healthcare workers living out of the Western Province in Sri Lanka will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis).|
|Course Start Date (Group Class)||:||Saturday 18th of February 2023 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Please enroll yourself for this course by paying the full course fee of Rs. 49,000/- by cash, card or cheque.
Individual Class: On a mutually agreeable date and time (to be decided jointly by the participant and the resource person).
|Individual Course Start Date||:||Individual classes can be started at any mutually convenient day and time.|
|Course Accreditation||This course is fully accredited by the Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH), UK
|Course Accreditation||This course is fully Accredited by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH), Ireland