Diploma in Counselling Skills (DCS) Classroom Course Content


  • Understanding Emotions
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Self-awareness
  • Reaching out to people


  • Families
  • Children
  • Marriage
  • Women's issues
  • Terminal illness/old age
  • Gender roles
  • Special Children
  • Adolescents
  • Child Developmental problems
  • Child Abuse


  • Understanding Counselling
  • Process and stages of counselling
  • Skills of counselling
  • Perception and non-judgementalism
  • Listening and communication
  • Body Language
  • Empathy
  • Qualities of a counselor
  • Goal setting
  • Counselling Men
  • Counselling Women
  • Urban and Midlife Crisis
  • Group Counselling
  • Personal experiences
  • Counselling through writing
  • Counselling children and teenagers
  • Workplace counseling
  • Counseling youth
  • Building bridges of relationships

The human element

  • Depression/Stress
  • Loneliness
  • Spirituality in counselling
  • Values in relationships
  • Transference
  • Counsellor's role & ego
  • Identifying Mental Illness
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Confrontation
  • Self disclosure
  • Difficult clients

Areas of concern

  • Addictions
  • Alcoholism
  • Disability
  • Sexuality
  • Sex education
  • Suicide and Grief
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Recovery and remaking
  • Legal Aspects

The Future

  • Building confidence
  • Limitations of Lay counsellors
  • Time Management
  • Referrals and Networking
  • Action Plan

In addition, common classes by eminent and expert guest faculty (who may not be able to take individual sessions for all batches) will be held periodically at a convenient venue, and these classes will be open to all batches.

Growth Labs at Manthan

Two or more residential camps of two days duration each are offered during the course, as an additional optional input for the students, against payment. These camps are held at our retreat called “Manthan” at Yelahanka on the outskirts of the city and the Retreat is also available to students for further camps if they wish. The labs are on the themes of “Self Awareness” and “Inter personal Relationships” etc.

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