Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology – Friday Batch – March 2024

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 / 24 Weeks (6 Months) for the Live online Zoom class on Wednesdays
Contact Hours : 3 Hrs. per week / 2 Hrs. per week for the live online Zoom class
Total No. of Classes : 16 physical class-contact sessions / 24 live Zoom class sessions for the online class
Total No. of Contact Hrs : 48 Hrs. of Lectures and teaching/discussion time
Class Times : Fridays from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm for the physical group class

Wednesdays: 8.30 p.m. to 10.00 pm (for the group online “live” Zoom 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 and Adolescent 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. 69,000/- +  Rs. 1,000/- for registration (the full course fee of Rs 70,000/- has to be paid in full by cash, credit card or cheque. This can also be paid in two easy installments of Rs. 35,000/-
Individual Fast-Track Course Fees : Rs. 99,000/- +  Rs. 1,000/- for registration (Could be paid by cash, credit card or cheque in two equal installments of Rs. 50,000/-)
Distance Learning / On-Line “Self-Study” Course Delivery USD $180 (for foreign students and other professionals and healthcare workers and students living out of the Western Province in Sri Lanka will be considered on a case-by case basis).
Next Course Start Dates : Physical Group Class: 29th March 2024 (A maximum of 10 students will be enrolled for the group class due to the Covid-19 public health guidelines)

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

Online Class with Live lectures: Starts on Wednesday 27th March, 2024 from 8.30 pm to 10.00 pm.

Resource Person-1 : Prof. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe, OLS, Ph.D.(Psy.), Dh.C.(Florida), FRSM(UK), FRSPH(UK), FACCPH(UK), FTBCCT(UK), Adv.Dip.(Psychology), Adv.Dip.(Child Psychology), Dip.(Children’s Mental Health), Dip.(Child Psychology), Cert.(Child Counselling), Dip.(Nutrition Science), Dip.CBT(UK), Dip.(Couples Therapy), Dip.(Human Rights), Dip.(Forensic Psychology), Educator / Trainer, Psychotherapist, Certified Child & Adolescent Counsellor (UK), Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (USA), Certified Master Life Coach (USA), Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist – Advanced (USA), Certified Coach in Self-Esteem Elevation for Children (USA), Certified Relationship Coach (USA), Health and Wellness Coach (USA), Certified Nutritionist (UK), Nutritional Therapist (UK), Public Health Consultant (UK), Certified Human Rights Consultant (USA)
Resource Person-2 : Ms. Maya Dissanayake, M.Sc., CLC, Child Development and Child Education Specialist
Course Accreditation : This course is fully accredited by the Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH), UK

Course Accreditation : This course is fully endorsed and accredited by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH), Ireland.
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