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The counselling and psychotherapy diploma program is an online program that is open to any one who meet the prerequisites and who would like to enhance their knowledge and skills in practicing counselling and psychhotherapy as outline and define by the College of Registered Psychotherapist. This course is open to registered nurses, addictions counsellors, correctional facilities workers, physicians, physiotherapist, child and youth care workers, nurse practitioner, registered practical nurses, mental health nurses, community service workers, mental health counsellors, or psychiatric nurses practicing counseling or psychotherapy in their clinical settings. Prior learning credit may be granted to those who qualify.
Course duration 2 year online after login access is issued.
The course requires 450 hours of supervise practicum/internship that can be split in 50 % individual and 50% in a group setting or can be facilitated in their own clinical setting under the supervision of a registered psychotherapist, registered social worker or registered psychotherapist with extensive experience in providing individual or group therapy in an outpatient clinical setting.
Student will be expected to find their own clinical placement in their respective communities. Clinical placement will require approval from the college.
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to provide counselling and psychotherapy in various clinical mental health setting, hospitals, mental health outpatient clinic, public and private agencies, schools, colleges and university settings.
Counselling and Psychotherapy Diploma online is a flexible and convenient online course. If you like working with people and helping others overcome their problems, our enjoy providing Counselling and Psychotherapy support to others then this course could provide the stimulus you require.
Many people today need Counselling and psychotherapy to help them cope with problems such as Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Eating disorder, Addiction, Anxiety, Stress, Divorce, Sexual Orientation, Anger to name but a few.
This online learning course will provide you with an excellent foundation in becoming a qualified Counsellor or Psychotherapist. It will provide you with the theoretical knowledge of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and examine the theories and strategies to enable you to prepare for the practical aspects of being a counsellor or psychotherapist. The course also deals with the practical aspects of being a psychotherapist to ensure you are operating within professional guidelines.
Course duration 1 year from course start date and after log on access is issued.
Program duration 2 years
Counselors work in clinics, hospitals, group homes, public and private agencies, private practice, schools and college settings.
Prerequisite: Grade 12 English or equivalent, able to read and write English, criminal reference check, able to operate a computer. Prior learning assessment will be granted for those who qualify.
Enrollment in this program is restricted to a limited number of students per year. A bachelors degree is strongly recommended in any of areas the social sciences, health care, education, psychology.
Prior learning assessment is granted to those who qualify
Fitness for counselling and providing psychotherapy requires a high level of psychological health, including self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-knowledge, self-confidence, courage, resilience, and purpose in life, balance, moderation, and emotional stability.
Students enrolled in the program are evaluated on an ongoing basis. The purpose of the Course Evaluations is to assess the student’s psychological health and to identify any potential encumbrances or impairments that may prevent a student’s successful completion of the program of study in counselling and their ultimate professional practice.
This program is open to anyone who would like to increase and enhance their knowledge and skills in providing counseling and psychotherapy, and psychological support to individual, groups, couples, or children in any mental health related settings. This online program is aligned with the standards of the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario, council for Accreditation for Counseling and related Educational Program (CACREP).
PSY 311 INTRODUCTION IN COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
PSY 310 SAFE AND EFFECTIVE USE OF SELF IN PSYCHOTHERAPY
PSY 312 CAREER DEVELOPMENT COUNSELING
PSY 313 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EFFECTIVE COUNSELOR
PSY 327 ESTABLISHING THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP
PSY 328 INVITATIONAL INTERVIEWING
PSY 314 COUNSELING IN MENTAL HEALTH AND PRIVATE PRACTICE
PSY 315 COUNSELING THEORY
PSY 316 CURRENT TRENDS IN COUNSELING
PSY 317 ETHICAL AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
PSY 318 FAMILY COUNSELING
PSY 319 GROUP COUNSELING
PSY 320 HISTORY OF COUNSELING PRACTICE
PSY 321 LICENSURE AND CREDENTIALING
PSY 322 MULTICULTURAL COUNSELLING.
PSY 323 MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICUM 1
PSY 324 RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
PSY 325 SCHOOL COUNSELING
PSY 326 SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTIONS COUNSELING
PSY 329 DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT AND CASE MANAGEMENT
PSY 327 PHARMACOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH
PSY 330 FORMULATING GOALS CASE MANAGEMENT
PSY 340 COGNITIVE INTERVENTIONS
PSY 341 BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS
PSY 342 HUMANISTIC INTERVENTIONS
PSY 343 PSYCHODYNAMIC INTERVENTIONS
PSY 344 SYSTEMS INTERVENTIONS
PSY 345 PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL INTERVENTIONS
PSY 346 MAINTAINING CLINICAL GAINS, PREVENTING SETBACKS, AND RELAPSE PREVENTION
PSY 347 COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
PSY 348 FAMILY SYSTEMS
MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICUM 2
Undergraduate bachelor degree or equivalent preferred, able to operate a computer, criminal reference check, prior learning assessment will be granted for those who qualify
Upon completion of the program Counselling and Psychotherapy Diploma will be awarded.
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