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Counselling & Psychotherapy Diploma

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Counselling and Psychotherapy Diploma is a flexible and convenient in-class and 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 Disorders, Addiction, Anxiety, Stress, Divorce, Sexual Orientation, Anger to name but a few.

This online hybrid onsite 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 is 2 years from course start date and includes onsite and online learning.

The program requires 450 hours of practical /internship.

Counselors and Psychotherapist work in clinics, hospitals, group homes, public and private agencies, private practice, schools, and college settings.

Admission Requirement or Pr-Requisite: A bachelor’s degree preferable, criminal reference check, hepatitis B vaccine, TB skin test, First Aide CPR. An undergrad bachelor’s degree in any discipline is preferable, or a diploma in any health sciences, psychology, or social allied health sciences will be an asset.
For Mature Student Standing:
Applicants who graduated five or more years ago without achieving strong academic standing may be considered for admission by completing the CAAT – Canadian Adult Achievement Test level D

Enrollment in this program is restricted to a limited number of students per year.

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 or address 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 also 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 hybrid program is aligned with the standards of the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario.

Course content covered in this course includes

  • INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
  • CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EFFECTIVE COUNSELOR AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
  • ESTABLISHING THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP
  • SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OF SELF IN PSYCHOTHERAPY
  • COUNSELING IN MENTAL HEALTH AND PRIVATE PRACTICE
  • ETHICAL AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
  • GROUP COUNSELING
  • WORKING TOWARD CHANGE
  • MULTICULTURAL COUNSELLING.
  • DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT
  • FORMULATING GOALS
  • COGNITIVE INTERVENTIONS
  • BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS
  • PHARMACOLOGY FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
  • RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
  • SUPERVISION
  • MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICUM

    Upon completion and passing the online theory, clinical practice and passing the online competency exams the student will be awarded the Diploma in Counselling Psychotherapy

INTERNSHIP PRACTICUM
This program includes a total of 450 clock hours of supervised practicum experience. Placement will include individual and group therapy can be completed in the student place of work if the student work in a mental health outpatient clinical setting.

The practicum and related course build upon the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the previous courses. At the end of this course students will be able to:

Integrate Counseling Theory, Psychotherapy Theory, Research Literature, and Practice in Case Conceptualization, Planning, and Implementation of Counseling, Cognitive, and Behavioral Interventions.
Demonstrate an Acceptable Level of Proficiency in Interviewing and Counseling Skills
Reconstruct Psychotherapy and Counseling Process for One or More Clients, Using Case Studies and Online Contents.
Self-Evaluate Levels of Psychotherapy Competencies
Summarize Counseling and Psychotherapy Process in cognitive behavioral intervention and Client Progress in Interim and Final Reports.
Enrollment in this program is restricted to a limited number of students per year.
For inquires please contact us at (905) 452-8139 or (905) 965-1966 or fill out the form and submit.

To book a counselling appointment contact the schools office at 905-452-8139 or call Romy’s counselling at 905-452-7227 or 647-400-8467