Counseling skills Diploma online provides students with the skills and knowledge to provide counseling sessions effectively. It allows students to understand that each client has their own unique strengths and experiences and will provide students with a broad overview of the various counseling approaches that can help students build a therapeutic toolbox to address the needs of most clients.
This online certificate will allow you to explore various therapeutic modalities in-depth and provide you with opportunities to practice the skills you are learning so you’ll be able to confidently begin using the skills with your clients.
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 for the vulnerable sector, able to operate a computer.
This program is open to anyone who would like to increase and enhance their knowledge and skills in providing counseling and psychological support to individuals, groups, couples, or children in any mental health-related setting.
Upon completion and passing the online theory, Case studies, or clinical practice the student will be awarded the Diploma in Counselling Skills.
Course duration is 8 months
What Is Counseling?
Counseling Conditions and Their Effects
Characteristics of Effective Helpers
THE LANGUAGE OF COUNSELING
Communication in Counseling
Nonverbal Skills of Counseling
Basic Verbal Skills of Counseling
Advanced Verbal Skills of Counseling
THE ESSENTIAL STRUCTURE OF COUNSELING
The Counseling Process
The Client’s Experience in Counseling
INITIATING AND MAINTAINING A WORKING RELATIONSHIP
Characteristics of a Therapeutic Relationship
Functions of a Therapeutic Relationship
Effects of Therapeutic Relationships on Clients
Children and the Counseling Relationship
ASSESSING CLIENT PROBLEMS
Purposes of Assessment
Dimensions of Assessment
Clinical Assessment with Children
Clinical Assessment with Couples and Families
Using Assessment Information
Skills Associated with Assessment
DEVELOPING COUNSELING GOALS
Functions of Counseling Goals
Parameters of Goal Setting: Process and Outcome Goals
Skills Associated with Goal Setting
Effects of Goal Setting on Clients
Goal Setting with Children
Assessing Counseling Goals
DEFINING STRATEGIES AND SELECTING INTERVENTIONS
Theory and Case Conceptualization
Conceptualizing Presenting Problems
Diagnosis and Case Conceptualization
Goals and Treatment Planning
Strategies for Working with Adults Couples and Children
Helping Clients Express Affect
Verbal and Nonverbal Affect Cues
Helping clients Sort Feelings
Theories That Stress the Importance of Cognitive Processes
Goals of Cognitive Interventions
Assessment of Cognitive Problems
Case Illustration of A-B-C-D Analysis
Client Reactions to Interventions
Behavioral Interventions and Theory
Goals of Behavioural Interventions
Basic Behavioural Interventions
Client Reactions to Behavioral Interventions
Applying Interventions to Dialectical Behavior therapy
TERMINATION AND EVALUATION
The Termination Stage
Termination as a Process
The Referral Process
Blocks to Termination
Evaluation of Counseling
Students will be expected to complete 20 counseling skills case studies sessions using the techniques learned. Or complete a clinical placement in a mental health setting for 200 hours
The course is Tax deductible.