Certificate in Clinical and Counselling Psychology

Provided by BMC International College

Course introduction



This course lays the basics for studies in areas of counselling and clinical Psychology.It addresses various factors that lead to diverse conditions which inhibit individuals from functioning effectively and cause concern among children, adolescents, adults and the aged. Factors such as physical, mental health conditions, emotional turmoil, stress, grief and addiction are seen to be at rise, leaving people affected, families confused and lost, affecting loved ones and disrupting normal living .This course aims at creating awareness among individuals on leading a balanced life and enables them to look forward for a career in the field of counselling and Psychology through further higher studies. This course is open to all those who wish to learn about counselling & psychology.

Entry Requirements
  • 16 years and above
  • High School English Level

Course Outline

Introduction to Clinical and Counselling Psychology:
  • Schools of Psychology and counselling
  • Prominent Theories, Views and Approaches
  • The Psycho dynamic Approach
  • Behavioural School of Thought
  • Cognitive School of Thought
  • Humanistic School of thought
Basics of Clinical Psychology and Mental Health:
  • Mental Health and Popular Historical views
  • Understanding Abnormality
  • Criteria of Abnormality
  • Classifications and Mental Disorders - DSM IV
  • Advantages and limitations of classification
Foundations of Counselling
  • Introduction to counselling
  • Counsellor - Client relationship
  • Ethics, Roles and Responsibility
  • Counselling skills and processes
  • Counselling Methods
Counselling Issues and contexts:
  • Stress and Adjustment Disorders
  • Understanding Stress, Stressors, Causal factors.
  • Trauma and Grief
  • Introduction to different Anxiety conditions, causes and treatment
  • Coping Techniques
  • Relevance and Importance of Counselling in today's context.

Type Part-Time
Local 24 hours

Method of Delivery


Award Criteria

Candidates must fulfill at least 75% course attendance requirements to obtain the certificate.

Expected date of release of award

Award of certificate will be available to the students within 3 months of the last assessment for that assessment cycle.

Fees & Funding

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