Overview: Diploma in Counselling Skills (DCS) Course

A very unique course - actually a unique opportunity to take a fresh look at life - that is open to people from all walks of life and of all ages. The one year, part-time course has no theory, textbooks, or exam. It helps you to introspect about your own life, and prepares you to become a practical and effective counsellor to others. Individual interviews for admission to the Diploma in Counselling Skills (DCS) Course at RT Nagar, Bangalore North, have started, the inaugural session begins in the last week of June 18, and practicals in July 18. Regular classes end in Feb 2019 and the first week of March 2019 is spent on extra classes, practicals, and presentations. The valedictory program will be held in the second week of  Mar 2019.

You can choose from convenient batches (morning, evening, and weekend), twice a week for two hours each - at our centre in RT Nagar, Bangalore North. Contact on 8861792260 or our offices on 080-23535787 23330200, 23535766. Or, you can fill in the form on the right and we will give you a call or message you so that we can discuss your admission to the course.

The focus of this course is primarily on improving the quality of your life and that of the people around you. The diploma also widens your employment opportunities as the skills you learn make you more adaptable and useful in any working environment and moreover there is a great demand for people with counselling skills.

The main objectives of the course are as follows:

  • To improve your understanding of the human mind.
  • To help you understand yourself better.
  • To improve your interpersonal skills thereby helping you build better relationships both at home and work.
  • To arm you with in-depth counselling skills which will help you to reach out to people. Many corporates and other institutions are in desperate need for people with this skill set.
  • To help you face life positively and thus contribute to improving the quality of your life.

Here is a course with a practical orientation  to understand, master, and practice the skills of psychological counselling at workplace, community, institutions, and in informal set ups. The course has been designed from many years of experience of people working in and teaching counselling, and is conducted by a broad cross section of counsellors, psychologists, medical professionals, special educators, human resources experts, and wonderful human beings.

Managed by professionals, the course is tutored for even those who have not had prior theoretical knowledge of psychology, and is conducted with the explicit aim of empowering the students in the practical realm. More than eight hundred students have successfully completed the course since it was given a formal structure in 1999, and many thousands have benefited from short term courses of the Academy.

This course highlights the philosophy that each person is unique in his or her own right; that in certain conditions each one has the ability to grow and develop; that learning is best achieved when the person takes responsibility and is willing to ‘experience’ a range of different skills.

This course will help those who wish to improve their own relationships and practice counselling in the following areas:

In offices and factories, educational institutions, adolescents, hospitals, nursing homes, alongside busy medical professionals, women’s or community organizations, old age homes, hospices, de-addiction centres, with families, youth and children, for marital harmony, or even informally in the community.

The program simultaneously nurtures personal growth and development by making one understand one’s own strengths and weaknesses.

Happier, better, more understanding human being.
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