Counseling Psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counseling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of individuals, including those experiencing distress and difficulties associated with life events and transitions, decision-making, work/career/education, family and social relationships, and mental health and physical health concerns. In addition to remediation, counseling psychologists engage in prevention, psycho-education and advocacy. The research and professional domain of counseling psychology overlaps with that of other professions such as clinical psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, and mental health counseling.
Mode of Study
100% Online (Live classes) via Zoom and Microsoft Team.
Medium of Instruction
English (with Sinhala and Tamil explanation upon request).
Assignments are given by the instructors at the end of each module or capstone project.
3- 4 Months (30 classroom learning + 20 hours of experiential learning).
– Basic knowledge of English and passed GCE O/L.
Programme Aims and Objectives
Our Diploma in Psychological Counselling will provide you with essential knowledge and skills in counselling required to effectively and compassionately support individuals with mild or moderate mental health problems and normal developmental issues. You will undertake 20 hours of valuable experiential learning during your course which will equip you with practical counselling experience and enable you to develop relationships that will support your future employability.
The objectives of the Diploma in in Psychological Counselling qualification are to:
- Ability to critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of the major approaches in individual and group counselling and psychology.
- Achieve competence and to practice within the guidelines and ethical codes of counselling.
- Advance to a professional qualification and attain authentic counselling experience.
- Develop critical evaluation skills to assess and implement intervention strategies
- Ability to comprehend personal growth and self-awareness through self-exploration.
- Recognise and respect human diversity across populations, age groups, culture and contexts.
- Self Awarness
- General Counselling Skills
- Ethical Practices
- Introduction to Psychology
- Defining Psychological disorders
- Development Psychology
- Bereavement and Greif Counselling
- Crises Intervention