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Counselling and Psychology Diploma

International Career Institute
24-31 weeks
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
Los Angeles
English
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About this program

Counselling and Psychology Diploma

Become a qualified counsellor. The course provides an opportunity to interact with and learn from very successful, highly qualified and experienced professionals. It also allows you to enter one of the fastest-growing professions.

How Will You Benefit?

  • Fast track your career as a counsellor
  • Learn the inside secrets of how to become a counselling pro in months not years!
  • Study a counselling course that was designed in conjunction with senior members of the profession
  • Free up valuable time, don’t waste time and money travelling to classes
  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
  • Have access to a tutor
  • Easy interest-free payment plans from as low as $39 per week

Admission requirements

There are no previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Students may enrol directly into the diploma or advanced diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.


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Program content

Counselling Skills I

  • Learning Specific Skills
  • Listening & Bonding
  • Reflection
  • Questioning
  • Interview Techniques
  • Changing Beliefs and Normalising
  • Finding Solutions
  • Ending the Counselling

Counselling Skills I

  • The counselling session
  • Focus on the present
  • Telephone counselling
  • Dealing with crises
  • Problem-solving techniques I: Aggression
  • Problem-solving techniques II: Depression
  • Problem-solving techniques III: Grief and loss
  • Problem-solving techniques IV: Suicide

Councelling Techniques

  • Psychoanalytic psychotherapy l – Freud, Erikson, Jung
  • Psychoanalytical psychotherapy ll – Adler
  • Humanistic/Existential approaches I – Gestalt Therapy; Fritz Perls
  • Humanistic/Existential approaches II – Person-Centred Counselling; Carl Rogers
  • Rational behavioural therapy – Albert Ellis
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy – Aaron Beck
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Solution-focused counselling

Introduction to Psychology

  • The Nature and Scope of Psychology
  • Neurological basis of behaviour
  • Environmental effects on behaviour
  • Consciousness and perception
  • Personality
  • Psychological development
  • Needs, drives and motivation

Professional Practice in Councelling

  • Understanding counselling
  • Ethics and Confidentiality
  • Understanding the self
  • Personality
  • Emotions and Behaviour
  • Supervision
  • Referral practice

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the Institute website for more information.

Program delivery

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance and assessments take place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you’ll never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.

Course Length

ICI courses allow you to study at your own pace with no assignment deadlines. This means that you determine the pace of the course and within which time period you will ultimately complete your studies in.

  • Completing your course with ICI is flexible as you can fast-track and graduate in a matter of months. You complete activities and submit assignments whenever you are ready.
  • The maximum time given to complete a program is three years.

Tuition

  • Tuition fee for Diploma: $1199
  • Tuition fee for Advanced Diploma: $1599

Qualification

On successful completion of the course you will receive:

  • A graduation certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications as a counsellor
  • Transcripts indicating units completed
  • Letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
  • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification. For example: John Smith, DipCouns

Career paths

Counsellors consult with people to develop rehabilitation plans taking account of vocational, social, medical and psychological needs. Counsellors provide information and guidance on vocational, relationship, social (drug use, employment, ethical issues etc) and educational difficulties and issues, and work with people to help them to identify and define their emotional issues through the use of therapeutic models.

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Average rating 5

Based on 2 reviews.

Sue Manning
Having come from a background in the export industry, which has nothing to do with counselling, I found that the material was easy to comprehend. This course has also sparked a big interest in the profession which has led me to read further on the subjects on a personal and professional level. I am now in the process of establishing my own priva...
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Amanda Farlow
I have just graduated from ICI this year with an Advanced Diploma of Counselling & Psychology, 11 months after first enrolling into the course. As I reflect back on my experience with ICI, I can honestly say that it was a truly positive experience every step of the way. As a student I received impeccable service from the students services depart...
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International Career Institute

8721 Santa Monica Blvd #905
90069-4507 Los Angeles California
United States of America

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