Specialist Diploma in Counselling Psychology

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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


Course Modules

 The 3 areas of study include :

  • Foundations of Counselling
  • Counselling Psychology: Theory and Practice
  • Counselling on Specific Client Issues

Entry Requirements

  • 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

Delivery methods

  • Classroom

Assesment Methods

  • Attendance and Assignment

Graduation and Degree

  • Specialist Diploma in Counselling Psychology

Commencement date

24 Jan, 28 Jan

Full/part time

Part Time

Length of course

6 Months

Course Price

$ 460.00


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