Post Graduate Diploma In Counselling Psychology

Program Overview

The courses in this programme are planned to give a balanced selection of academic and experimental education. Through the planned sequence of courses, preparation is provided to encourage each student to achieve maximum professional competence through emphasis on: i) a thorough background in knowledge of persons, problems and interventions models; ii) mastery of skills and techniques of counseling; iii) personal development of oneself as part of the counseling process-increasing motivation for self-awareness and self- improvement, and increasing commitment in helping others to achieve fuller self-realization. This is a one year programme categorised in the structure below.

Course Duration: 1 Year

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Here are some potential career paths that graduates can explore:

  1. Clinical Psychologist: Clinical psychologists work with individuals to help them manage and overcome mental health issues. They may work in private practice, hospitals, clinics, or mental health facilities. Graduates with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology can become a clinical psychologist by obtaining further education and training and obtaining licensure.
  2. School Counsellor: School counsellors provide support and guidance to students to help them deal with emotional, social, and academic issues. They may work in elementary, middle, or high schools, as well as universities and colleges. Graduates with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology can become a school counsellor by obtaining certification or licensure.
  3. Mental Health Counsellor: Mental health counsellors work with individuals to address mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and addiction. They may work in private practice, community centres, or mental health facilities. Graduates with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology can become a mental health counsellor by obtaining further education and training and obtaining licensure.
  4. Marriage and Family Therapist: Marriage and family therapists work with couples and families to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen relationships. They may work in private practice, hospitals, clinics, or mental health facilities. Graduates with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology can become a marriage and family therapist by obtaining further education and training and obtaining licensure.
  5. Substance Abuse Counsellor: Substance abuse counsellors work with individuals who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction. They may work in private practice, community centres, or mental health facilities. Graduates with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology can become a substance abuse counsellor by obtaining further education and training and obtaining licensure.
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