International Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology Skills (IGDCS), Online Course
Ongoing 28 May 14 Batch of IGDCS - Online Comprehensive Counselling Psychology Course.
After twenty-two years of conducting face-to-face, classroom, and distance learning courses (by postal mail) in counselling psychology, the team of veteran, expert counsellors of Banjara Academy started this comprehensive online counselling course for individuals from any part of the world to learn online the basics of psychology and the practical skills of human dynamics and counselling psychology - the International Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology Skills (IGDCS) course. This online diploma course helps you understand human behaviour in the framework of modern psychology and covers all aspects of counselling psychology - counselling persons in all age-groups and in various situations in life. Our comprehensive online course in counselling qualifies you as a Certified Professional Counsellor. Areas of counselling covered include counselling children, adolescents, teenagers, senior citizens; marriage counselling; stress counselling; addiction counselling; grief counselling; family counselling; counselling for depression, loneliness, loss, among others.
Our unique mentoring system and thrust on assignments make IGDCS a very interactive online course for you to develop greater self-awareness, improve your own relationships and, of course, learn to be an effective counsellor who can reach out to your near and dear and others around you in need of emotional support. Do check out this link for the outline of our online counselling course contents.
Eligibility : The online course in counselling psychology is open to persons all over the world, of all ages and from all walks of life. Admissions are subject to an interview with an assessor of our Candidates Selection Board.
Course Expense : Rs 29,550/- (Rupees Twenty-nine thousand five hundred and fifty only) - includes 12.36% Service Tax.
Duration : One year from the date of getting the user name and password to access the course online.
Date for enrollment : In batches, announced from time to time. New Batch started from 28 May 2014. Admissions just CLOSED.
Even if you have no prior theoretical knowledge of psychology, the IGDCS will make you understand, master, and practise the skills of psychological counselling, opening up job opportunities for you in offices and factories, educational institutions, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), 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, etc. You can set up your own counselling practice too.
The IGDCS has been designed from many years of experience of professionals working in and teaching counselling, and is managed and conducted by a broad cross-section of counsellors, psychologists, medical professionals, special educators, human resources experts and wonderful human beings.
The IGDCS simultaneously nurtures your personal growth and development by making you understand your own strengths and weaknesses.
An Outline of the Contents of our Comprehensive Online Course in Counselling Skills, the International Graduate Diploma in Counselling Skills (IGDCS)
- Global scenario of human relationships
Need for counselling & how it can be done
Development of psychotherapies over the ages.
- Significance of the human approach in the 21st century
Understanding emotions and their management
Building and Strengthening Relationships.
- Directive and non-directive counselling
Overview of various psychotherapies
Person centered therapy.
- General techniques of counselling
Stages of counselling process
Developing one's own comfort level, congruence.
- Skills of counselling –
Non-judgmentalism, listening, empathy, positive strokes.
- Sharpening skills
Case studies / practice.
- Empowering counsellee
Problem-solving & coping techniques
Counselling in the world of work.
- Counselling children, adolescents, youth, mid-age and old age
Marriage & sexuality
Family and parenting.
- Depression & suicide
Loss / crisis intervention, Illness/disability & rehabilitation
Addictions – to alcohol, drugs, or relationships.
- Stress management techniques & improving quality of life
Preventing burnout, balancing roles, ethics
Specialised counselling techniques.
- Limitations of counsellor & referrals/networking
Job opportunities or setting up practice
Further study and skills enhancement.
- Further case studies Practical work
Counselling Skills Courses
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FREE Online Psychological Counselling by Banjara Academy for anyone, anywhere in the world
- Are you stressed about your child?
- Is your marriage in trouble?
- Are you stressed about your education?
- Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety and fear?
Just mail your counsellor now, sharing your problems, your worries, your anxieties, your fears. Your counsellor will reply to you, and be there for you until you need her to help you cope and get going.
Leading Banjara Academy's online email counselling team of volunteer-counsellors, I realize it is not an easy task reaching out to a person one has never met, never seen, without the added advantage of gestures, eye contact, a gentle reassuring touch, tone of voice and yet providing empathy, positive strokes, making the person feel heard and understood.
With the aid of only written words, it is quite a task building trust, making people open up and share and helping them cope and feel better. So when in many instances they write back saying thank you and that they feel so much better, the feeling one gets is priceless and incomparable - knowing one has done something right, something good!
Hats off to all the volunteeer-counsellors of Banjara Academy who have been carrying on this work silently, anonymously for the last couple of years. Truly commendable! - Sreedhar MA