Weekend Diploma in Child Psychology & Psychological Counselling

CCS Academy, a Unit of Chennai Counseling Services offers 6 Months Weekend Diploma in Child Psychology & Psychological Counselling for those who want to use psychological counselling in their respective fields.

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 : Forth Saturday and Sunday 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM

Duration: 12 days – From August to January

Total Seats : 20

Eligibility : Any Degree -Preferably Psychology/Social Work/Counselling or its allied disciplines

Venue : 
Chennai Counseling Services,
New No. 16, Gr Floor, Inside Anugraha Building, Zakaria Colony 1st Street, Kodambakkam/Choolaimedu,
Chennai – 94. (Next to Rasim Cresent and Slightly Opp. to Altrox Security World)

You can reach easily via Arcot Road of Kodambakkam.

Fee : : Rs. 9000/- (includes Lunch and Materials). Read Refund and Cancellation Policy before you pay.

Seats are over for the batch. You can consider enrolling in the other course that starts from October 6th, 2018 (Saturday). Details of the course is available here: https://counselingchennai.com/diploma-school-corporate-family-counselling/

Seats are allotted on First-Come-First-Served Basis. For more details, please SMS/ whatsapp +91 9840924035 and then call or fill the contact us form. Students will be evaluated through Viva Voce at the end.

CCS Academy – Chennai Counselling Services is an independent body which  is registered under Ministry of MSME, Government of India. The registration number is TN02D0050529. 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.


  1. Basics in Psychology
  2. Child Psychology
  3. Adolescent Psychology
  4. Abnormal Psychology
  5. Counselling Psychology
  6. Skills and Qualities of an effective counselor
  7. Difference between Counseling and Psychotherapy
  8. Ethics of Counseling Practice
  9. Art and Play Therapy for Children
  10. How to choose a therapy/approach for an adult/adolescent client?
  11. Rogers’ Person Centered Therapy
  12. Application of Abraham Maslow’s Needs theory in Counselling
  13. Gestalt Therapy
  14. Cognitive  Therapy
  15. Rational Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  16. Transactional Analysis
  17. Reality Therapy
  18. Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  19. Life Skills Approach
  20. Behaviour Therapy
  21. School and College Counseling
  22. Corporate Counseling
  1. Hospital/Health Care Counseling
  2. Career Guidance & Counseling
  3. Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Counseling
  4. Alcohol Dependence Counselling
  5. Mobile/Internet/Digital Deaddiction and Diet Counselling
  6. Marital Counseling
  7. Questionnaires for Counseling Practice
  8. Psychological Training Methodologies
  9. Study Skills Training
  10. Conquering Exam Anxiety
  11. Parenting
  12. Work Life Balance
  13. Time Management
  14. Stress Management
  15. Leadership
  16. Documentation and Records of Counselling Sessions
  17. 3 hours of Personal Work
  18. Minimum 3 Live Counselling Sessions as a Counsellor

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

Participants' Testimonials
Mrs. Meena Kalyan
15th Batch of Internship
Karthik sir’s honest approach and the way he conducted the course made counselling look very easy for an amateur Counselor like me. The sessions are taken on the topics that we as students choose. Sir taught in a very simple and easily understandable way and Iam so happy and contented and would recommend any budding counsellors for any of his up coming courses. Thank you so much Sir." Google Review : https://goo.gl/maps/VHxSBfakiFq
Mr. Rohit
12th Batch of Internship and 1st batch of Certificate Course
“Finishing 50 hours of the advanced internship programme under Karthik. It has been an extremely satisfying experience for me. Learnt a good deal, and found many concepts that I was already familiar with redefined over here. Sometimes the classes are formal, with imparting knowledge of various psychological frameworks. Regardless, us students were given the freedom to interrupt and ask questions with many of us going as far as bringing up analogous anecdotes from our lives to confirm our interpretations of what we were taught. At other times, the classes would take an informal turn, with brainstorming sessions on certain cases brought up by practising psychologists in need of assistance/supervision. Karthik's conceptual understanding shines through in his application of techniques illustrated in the client-therapist simulations.” Google Review : https://goo.gl/maps/Xj7UiTDVjby
Mrs. Sudha
12th Batch of Internship
“I attended an Observership course and a Career Guidance course conducted by Karthik Sir. He patiently answers every single question asked in class. He ensures we finish the course with our doubts cleared and brimming with confidence. He includes live counseling sessions in all the courses. He also provides expert supervision for our first steps into counseling. His course materials are nothing short of a reference book. In short, you can go into CCS Academy as a novice and come out as a confident counselor.
Google Review : https://goo.gl/maps/ZVh84bRvqsN2