Diploma Course in Clinical Psychology

Course Title : Diploma Course in Clinical Psychology (Dip.Cli.Psy.)
For whom (target group) : This is a structured and comprehensive Diploma program for all those who have studied Psychology or Counselling before at Diploma or Advanced Diploma / HND level and wish to explore and study further and obtain the body of knowledge (BoK) and training in the many theories, concepts and principles of applied Clinical Psychology. This is an intermediate level course for practicing medical doctors, psychiatric nurses, counsellors, special education teachers, psychiatric social workers, occupational therapists, child care and child protection workers and officers and other teacher training and psychology undergraduate students who want to broaden their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of applied clinical psychology 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 Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology and Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Educational Psychology, etc. in Sri Lanka or abroad.
Entry Requirements : Medical Graduates, Nursing Graduates, University Graduates or Members of recognized Counselling Professional bodies with a Professional / Academic Diploma or Advanced / Higher (National) Diploma (HND) holders in Psychology or Holders of a recognized Diploma in Psychology or Counselling Psychology, and Age not less than 22 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 : Saturdays 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Course Modules :
  1. Clinical Psychology: An introduction
  2. Cultural and Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology
  3. Diagnosis and Classification Issues
  4. The Clinical Interview
  5. Intellectual Assessment
  6. Basic Personality and Behavioral Assessment
  7. General Issues in Psychotherapy and Abnormal Psychology
  8. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  9. Humanistic Psychotherapy
  10. Behavioral Psychotherapy
  11. Cognitive Psychotherapy
  12. Group and Family Therapy
  13. Introduction to Health Psychology
  14. Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  15. Current Controversies in Clinical Psychology

Mode of Final Examination and Assessment

The award of the IMH Diploma in Clinical Psychology (Dip.Cli.Psy.) 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 under proper invigilation at the IMH premises.

Regular Group Course Fees : Rs. 57,000/- +  Rs. 1,000/- for registration (Could be paid by cash, credit card or cheque in two equal installments of Rs. 29,000/-)
Distance Learning / Online Course Fees: USD $170 (for foreign students and other psychology and counselling 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 : Physical Group Class: Saturday 07th January 2023 – 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm (A maximum of 10 students will be enrolled for the group class due to Covid-19 Public Health guidelines)
Course Accreditation This course is fully accredited by the Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH), UK

Resource Person-1 : Ms. Bhagya Amukotuwe, MBPsS(UK), BSc.(Hons) Psychology (UK), MSc. Psychology (UK) – Psychologist and Psychotherapist
Resource Person-2 Prof. Romesh Jayasinghe, Ph.D.(Psy.) Dh.C.(Florida) FRSM(UK) FRSPH(UK) FACCPH(UK) FTBCCT(UK) MBCS(UK) Grad.Dip.Ed.(UK) Dip.CBT(UK) Dip.(Hypnotherapy) Dip.(Clinical Psychology) Dip.(Nutrition Science) – Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK), Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (UK), Fellow of the Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (UK), Fellow of the British Council for Complementary Therapies (UK), Member of the International Council of Psychologists (USA), Member of the Association for Psychological Science (USA), International Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Association (USA), Counselling Psychologist / Educator / Trainer, Psychotherapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (USA), Certified Master Life Coach (AUNLP, USA), Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist – Advanced (ICBCH, USA), Certified Relationship Coach (CPR, USA), Certified Nutritionist (UK), Certified Human Rights Consultant (USIDHR, USA), Certified Health and Wellness Coach (USA)
See the Complete List of Past IMH Certificate Holders and Diplomates by clicking this page link.