Specialist Diploma in Counselling Psychology


About this Course

Introduction to the programme

The programme has been designed for :

participants who have no experience in counselling but are willing to gain a basic entry qualification to professional counselling

professionals who wish to develop counselling skills and knowledge for application in their work areas such as in health, social services, education, customer service, human resource and supervisory work settings

The programme provides participants with :

a professional basic entry qualification to counselling

opportunities for personal growth

acquisition of crucial interpersonal skills and related knowledge

The programme aims to :

provide a basic level of knowledge about major approaches to counselling and psychotherapy

provide training in basic counselling skills and practice

introduce the ethical and professional issues faced by counsellors in human service industries

introduce a basic level of knowledge and skills in working with different client groups and specific client issues

The Programme features

Integrate the 3 areas salient to counsellor training programmes:

personal growth

theoretical and research-based knowledge in counselling psychology

skills in counselling

Students are taught a range of counselling skills that can be applied across work settings and client groups

Focus on developing counsellor awareness including:

how the student’s interpersonal style affects the counselling process

students will be taught to reflect and learn from their training experiences

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

diploma holders in any field

be at least 18 years of age

mature applicants not meeting the admission requirements are invited to apply as the program recognises relevant life experiences that students bring with them

application will be considered on a case-by-case basis; in some circumstances, interview might be needed

Graduation Requirements

Student must achieve at least 75% attendance for all modules and a minimum passing mark of 50 for all assignments to be awarded the Specialist Diploma.

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