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Advanced Certificate in Psychology & Counselling

Understand the human mind and the counselling process with this internationally advanced psychology & counselling course.

You’ll learn the theory behind the skills and techniques used to successfully help people work through their problems and issues with counselling. This includes listening, reflection, questioning and interview techniques.

This online course has been developed by psychology and counselling experts. No prior experience necessary  – start today!

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Key Benefits

  • Gain a professional certificate in psychology & counselling
  • Gain employment or extend your understanding of psychology and counselling
  • Developed and delivered by Psychology and counselling experts
  • Learn the skills to counsel people and help them resolve their problems
  • This online course has been developed by psychology and counselling experts. No prior experience necessary  – start today!

This course is designed for

  • People looking to further their knowledge in the field of psychology
  • Those pursuing a career in psychology and counselling

What our students say

★★★★★Thank you for the pleasant time during my time in the career academy student I’m so proud to have finished my course in Psychology and mental health and am currently now enrolled as a student in bachelor in Psychology and Youth social work but couldn’t have done it without these course thank you ” – Sammy Roberts


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★★★★★ “It is hard to say one thing I like about the course because I am enjoying all of it. I am happy with the resources I have received and would rate my overall experience 5/5 so far.” – Krista Michelle Clapham

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Course summary

Investment:  $1995 + GST or from only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan


Assessments: Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments


Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone


Duration:  600 hours.  Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete this course in six months (ie one module per month)


Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 12 months until you complete


This comprehensive course covers six modules

Module 1: Introduction to Psychology

  1. The Nature and Scope of Psychology
  2. The Neurological Basis of Behaviour
  3. Environmental Effects on Behaviour
  4. Consciousness and Perception
  5. Personality
  6. Psychological Development
  7. Needs, drives and motivation


Module 2: Certificate in Psychology & Counselling

  1. Stress
  2. Abnormal behaviour
  3. Individual behaviour
  4. Group behaviour
  5. Methods of dealing with abnormalities
  6. Conflict resolution
  7. Interpersonal communication skills


Module 3: Counselling Skills

  1. Learning specific skills
  2. Listening & bonding
  3. Reflection
  4. Questioning
  5. Interview Techniques
  6. Changing Beliefs and Normalising
  7. Finding Solutions
  8. Ending the Counselling


Module 4: Advanced Counselling Skills

  1. The Counselling Session
  2. Focus on the Present
  3. Telephone Counselling
  4. Dealing with Crisis
  5. Problem Solving Techniques I – Aggression
  6. Problem Solving Techniques II – Depression
  7. Problem Solving Techniques III – Grief and Loss
  8. Problem Solving Techniques IV –  Suicide


Module 5. Counselling Techniques

  1. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy l – Freud, Erikson, Jung
  2. Psychoanalytical psychotherapy ll – Adler
  3. Humanistic/Existential approaches I – Gestalt Therapy
  4. Humanistic/Existential approaches II – Person-Centred Counselling; Carl Rogers
  5. Rational emotive therapy – Albert Ellis
  6. Behavioural therapy
  7. Solution Focussed Counselling
  8. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


Module 6. Professional Practice in Psychology

  1. Understanding Counselling
  2. Ethics & Confidentiality
  3. Understanding the Self
  4. Personality
  5. Emotions & Behaviour
  6. Supervision
  7. Referral Practice

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