Certificate Course in Abnormal Psychology

Course Title : Certificate in Abnormal Psychology (CAP)

For whom (target group) : Abnormal Psychology is a complex, controversial and a very fascinating field of study in applied psychology. The modern psychological community has made tremendous strides in better understanding, diagnosing and treating abnormal disorders of the mind compared to centuries and even decades ago. While there is still much stigma attached to this branch of mental illness, it is less so than in the past.  This course will introduce you to the many faces of abnormal psychology. It will discuss old and new ideas surrounding this branch of psychology and will offer general information about how abnormal and clinical psychologists and psychiatrists identify and treat these types of mental illnesses.

Whether you are considering an education or a career in abnormal psychology or if you are simply interested in learning more about this fascinating field of study, this course will introduce you to a better understanding of the intricacies of the human mind and the ever evolving study of Abnormal Psychology and Psychopathology.

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 Education, Psychology or Counselling, and Age not less than 19 years, and Fluency of the English language is essential.
Course Duration : 2.5 Months – part time study
Contact Hours : 3 Hrs. per week
Total No. of Classes : 10 class-contact sessions (10 Weeks duration)
Total No. of Contact Hrs. : 30 Hrs. of Lectures and discussion time
Class Times : Fridays: 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
Course Syllabus Outline :
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
  • Lesson 2: History of Abnormal Psychology
  • Lesson 3: Overview of Abnormal Psychology Types
  • Lesson 4: Anxiety Disorders
  • Lesson 5: Eating Disorders
  • Lesson 6: Mood Disorders
  • Lesson 7: Personality Disorders
  • Lesson 8: Schizophrenia
  • Lesson 9: Sexual Disorders
  • Lesson 10: Sleep Disorders
  • Lesson 11: Delusional Disorders
  • Lesson 12: Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Lesson 13: Dissociative Disorders
  • Lesson 14: The Personal Impact of Living with Mental Illness
  • Lesson 15: Treatment Options for Abnormal Mental Illnesses
  • Lesson 16: New Discoveries and Hope in Identification and Treatment

Mode of Final Examination and Assessment

The award of the IMH Certificate in Abnormal Psychology (CAP) will be contingent upon passing a 2.5 hour internally set unseen Essay type final Examination paper to be answered on a closed book examination mode under supervision at the IMH premises.

Regular Group Course Fees : Rs. 31,000/- +  Rs. 1,000/- for registration (Could be paid by cash, credit card or cheque in two equal installments of Rs. 16,000/-)
Individual Course Fees : Rs. 63,000/- +  Rs. 1,000/- for registration (Could be paid by cash, credit card or cheque in two equal installments of Rs. 32,000/-)
Distance Learning / Online Course Delivery Fees : USD $100 (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).
Next Course Start Date : Group Class: May 2020 (A maximum of only 20 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 : Prof. Romesh Jayasinghe, OLS, Ph.D.(Psy.) Dh.C.(Florida) Grad.Dip.Ed.(UK) FRSM(UK) FRSPH(UK) FACCPH(UK) FTBCCT(UK) MBCS(UK) Dip.CBT(UK) Dip.HR(SL)
Psychotherapist, Certified Master Life Coach (USA)
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (ICBCH, USA)
Course Accreditation This course is fully accredited by the Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH), UK