Certificate Course in Psychology – Saturday Batch

Course Title : Certificate in Psychology (General Psychology)

For whom (target group) : This is an essential basic or foundation program for all school leavers, teachers, trainers, lecturers, counsellors, lawyers, executives, priests, medical and para-medical officers, HR and HRD managers and executives, social and community health workers, police officers, and other professionals and enthusiasts interested in gaining a broad and comprehensive understanding and insight of general psychology with an introductory overview of the various branches of applied psychology. This course will also help you increase your effectiveness in understanding the complex and often unpredictable psycho-social intra-personal and inter-personal dynamics of human behaviour in the family, work and social environment. It will also contribute to your personal self-development, by fostering the ability to better appreciate, evaluate and analyze, empathize, synthesize and communicate with and relate to others more effectively as individuals, in groups and within organisations. 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 Psychology, Social Work, Human Behaviour, Counselling and Psychotherapy, in Sri Lanka or internationally.
Entry Requirements : University Graduates in any discipline, or Members of recognized Professional bodies, or Three passes at the G.C.E A/L in any stream, or Professional / Academic Diploma or Advanced / Higher (National) Diploma holders, or G.C.E. O/L’s with 6 passes including Mathematics and English with relevant work experience, and Age not less than 18 years, and Fluency of the English language is essential.
Course Duration : 6.0 Months – part time intensive study
Contact Hours : 3 Hrs. of Lectures per week
Total No. of Classes : 24 class-contact sessions over 24 weeks
Total No. of Contact Hrs : 72 Hrs. of Lectures
Class Times : 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. (3 Hours)
Class Days : Saturdays only
Course Syllabus Outline :
  • Introduction and the historical development of general psychology and its schools of thought
  • Introduction to applied psychology and its various branches
  • A brief study of the biological foundations of human behaviour (bio-psychology)
  • Elements of Child development and psychology
  • An overview of Developmental psychology
  • Personality psychology theories
  • Cognitive psychology
    – Sensation and perception
    – Intelligence
    – Thinking and language
    – Memory and forgetting
    – Emotions and sentiments
    – Motivation
    – Creativity
  • Overview of Psychological Research
  • Stress and Stress Management

Basic introduction to the many branches of Applied Psychology:

  • Experimental psychology
  • Physiological psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Industrial-Organisational psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Human sexuality / sex psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Sports psychology
  • Abnormal psychology and psychopathology
  • Counselling Psychology and psychotherapy
  • The Freudian School of Psychoanalysis
  • Introduction to Parapsychology

Mode of Final Examination and Assessment

The IMH Certificate in Psychology (CP) will carry a 2-hour internally set unseen MCQ exam paper to be answered on a closed book examination mode. The minimum pass mark is a 60% performance.

Progression Pathway(s) : 1. IMH Diploma in Psychology and Counselling

2. IMH Diploma in Educational Psychology

Total Course Fees (Group Class):





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Next Course Start Date (Group Class):

Rs. 60,000/- + Rs. 1,000/- for registration (Inclusive of an A/C class room and all course materials) Maximum of 10 students in a group due to the current Covid-19 Health guidelines.

Please note that the total course fees of Rs. 61,000/- can be paid in two installments of Rs. 31,000/- and Rs. 30,000/-  by new students by cash, card or cheque.

Prof. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe, OLS, Ph.D.(Psy.), Dh.C.(Florida), FRSM(UK), FRSPH(UK), FACCPH(UK), FTBCCT(UK), MBCS(UK), Grad.Dip.Ed.(London), Adv.Dip.(Psychology), Adv.Dip.(Child Psychology), Dip.(Adv. Counselling & Psychotherapy), Dip.(Forensic Psychology), Dip.(Couples Therapy), Dip.CBT(UK), Dip.(Hypnotherapy), Dip.(Nutrition Science), Dip.(Human Rights) – Counselling Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (USA), Certified Master Life Coach (USA), Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist – Advanced (ICBCH, USA), Certified Relationship Coach (USA), Certified Human Rights Consultant (USA), Certified NLP Practitioner (USA), Certified Law of Attraction Coach Practitioner (UK), Certified Flow State Practitioner(UK), Health and Wellness Coach (USA), Certified Nutritionist (UK), Nutritional Therapist (UK)


Course Accreditation:

Saturday 17th June 2023 from 1 pm to 4 pm (3 Hour class). 

This course is fully accredited by the Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH), UK




This course is also fully endorsed and accredited by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH), Ireland

See the Complete List of Past IMH Certificate Holders and Diplomates 2009-2023 by clicking this page link.