6 Month Diploma in Psychological Counselling

CCS Academy, a Unit of Chennai Counseling Services offers 6 Months Diploma in Psychological Counselling for those who want to become Counsellors in Schools, Colleges, Hospitals, Corporates,NGOs and those who want to start one’s own Counselling Centre.

Chennai Counseling Services is a registered organization under Small Scales Industries Act of Central Government. It has been offering counseling services since 2010 and training programmes since 2016. More than 250 professionals and students from various colleges with UG / PG Psychology / Social Work/Counselling have benefited from its workshops and internships.

Facilitator : Karthik Lakshmanan M.Sc. (Coun. Psy.), M.Phil. (Psy. Onc.), SET (Psy.)
Visiting Counsellor, IIT – Madras/Former Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology, Madras School of Social Work

Timing : Second Saturday and Sunday 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM (August to January/January to June)

Total Seats : 12

Eligibility : UG / PG  in Psychology / Counselling / Social Work

Venue :
Chennai Counseling Services,
I Floor, New No. 65A, Vanniar St.,
Slightly Opp. to TMB ATM, Choolaimedu,
Chennai – 94. Click here for google map .

You can reach easily via Arcot Road of Kodambakkam.

Fee : : Rs. 9000/- (includes Lunch, Refreshments and Materials)

Next Batch will start from August 11th, 2018. Currently 12 seats are available.

At the end of the course, students would be evaluated through 3 Counselling Sessions Audio Recordings and Viva voce examination.  For more details, please call/whatsapp +91 9840924035 or fill the contact us form.

CCS Academy – Chennai Counselling Services is an independent body which is registered under Small Scales Industries Act, Govt. of India. As per the laws of India, any registered organization can provide Diploma and Certificate Courses in Skill Development and no affiliation with universities is required. We, at CCS believe that imparting skills is more important than getting affiliation from a university. We are sure your skills in Counselling would improve by enrolling in the courses.

Curriculum :

  1. Skills and Qualities of an effective counselor
  2. Difference between Counseling and Psychotherapy
  3. Abnormal Psychology for Counsellors
  4. Stages of Counseling
  5. Ethics of Counseling Practice
  6. How to choose a therapy/approach for a client?
  7. Rogers’ Person Centered Therapy
  8. Application of Abraham Maslow’s Needs theory in Counselling
  9. Gestalt Therapy
  10. Cognitive  Therapy
  11. Rational Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  12. Transactional Analysis
  13. Reality Therapy
  14. Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  15. Life Skills Approach
  16. Behaviour Therapy
  17. School and College Counseling
  18. Corporate Counseling
  19. Hospital/Health Care Counseling
  20. Career Guidance & Counseling
  1. Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Counseling
  2. Alcohol Dependence Counselling
  3. Mobile/Internet/Digital Deaddiction and Diet Counselling
  4. Marital Counseling
  5. Psychological Scales for Counseling Practice
  6. Psychological Training Methodologies
  7. Study Skills Training
  8. Conquering Exam Anxiety
  9. Parenting
  10. Work Life Balance
  11. Stress Management
  12. Leadership
  13. Documentation and Records of Counselling Sessions
  14. Tools for Evidence Based Practice and Research Methods
  15. Liaison with other health professionals
  16. How to market oneself as a Counsellor -Employability Skills
  17. Starting ones’ own Private Practice- Entrepreneurship Skilss
  18. Opportunities for Specialization and Higher Education
  19. 3 hours of Personal Work
  20. Minimum 3 Live Counselling Sessions as a Counsellor

Methods of Training : Discussions, Watching Counselling Videos, Movies with Psychological Themes, Observation Live Counselling Sessions and Lectures