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

Admission Requirement or Pre-Requisite: A bachelor’s degree preferable, Grade 12 English or equivalent, able to read and write English, criminal reference check, able to operate a computer. 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. Prior learning assessment will be granted for those who qualify.

Enrolment 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 program is aligned with the standards of the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario.

Prior learning experience credit will be granted on a case by case basis.

  • PSY 311 INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
  • PSY 312 CAREER DEVELOPMENT COUNSELING
  • PSY 313 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EFFECTIVE COUNSELOR
  • PSY 327 ESTABLISHING THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP
  • PSY 321 SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OF SELF IN PSYCHOTHERAPY
  • 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 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, PHARMACOLOGY
  • PSY 330 FORMULATING GOALS
  • 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
  • PSY 348 FAMILY SYSTEMS
  • PSY 349 HUMANISTIC THEORY
  • PSY 200 MENTAL PRACTICUM 2
    Upon completion and passing the online theory, clinical practice and passing the online competency exam 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, Research Literature, and Practice in Case Conceptualization, Planning, and Implementation of Counseling Interventions
Demonstrate an Acceptable Level of Proficiency in Interviewing and Counseling Skills
Reconstruct the Counseling Process for One or More Counseling Clients, Using Case Studies and Online Audio/Video
Self-Evaluate Levels of Counseling Competency
Formulate Self-Directed Learning Goals and Strategies for Ongoing Professional Development, Based on Analysis of Appropriate Self-Assessment
Summarize Counseling Process and Client Progress in Interim and Final Reports
This course is aligned with the standards of the College of Registered Psychotherapist Ontario.

Enrolment in this program is restricted to a limited number of students per year.
For enquires 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