Platform: Online learning program through LIVE video-based learning models.
Who can join? Applicants need to be a graduate with a willingness to learn and a passion to empower people through counseling and healing techniques.)
Schedule: Please click here to check the schedule.
Duration: 12 months | Total 150 hours program, 78 hours of training. 22 hours of supervision, 50 hours of asynchronous learning.
Program Cost: Book an Appointment
Part 1: Counseling Skills The part 1 of the program is aimed at imparting knowledge on the basics of counselling, understanding the roles and responsibilities, installing ethics, developing empathy and appropriate questioning with attentive listening skills.. The chapters of the program are outlined in detail as mentioned below.
a. History of Counseling
b. Role of a Counselor
c. Ethical issues in Counselling Process
d. Developing Empathy, Probing Skills, Listening Skills 5. Effective Challenging
Part 2: Cognitive School
The learner understands the application of REBT - Albert Ellis/CBT theory Aaron Beck to further explore emotional disturbances and its impact on behavior in people. The learner also has a deeper knowledge of the process to apply the ABC model to a wide range of issues, identify and restructure a clients’ dysfunctional beliefs, and bring a change in their behaviors and thinking patterns.
Learners understand the application of Mindfulness practice to connect with the present moment without any judgment. This combination of Mindfulness techniques with breathwork is useful for aspiring counselors in application of Mindfulness on self and clients, thereby bringing greater mental clarity.
Part 3: Analytical School This section of the program is dedicated to understanding deeper theories and building one’s analytical skills through the study of Sigmund Freud’s work, Carl Jung’s theory on the human psyche, and Eric Berne’s transformational work of Transactional Analysis.
a. Sigmund Freud’s Theory
Learn the interaction of the ID, the Ego, the Superego that gives a deeper understanding of human behavior. A learner is equipped to know the interconnection while developing the ability to balance this “ego strength”. Knowing this theory with an awareness of a healthy dynamic interaction in the 3 components empowers a counselor to step into various roles. This expanded frame of reference and the ability to use different competencies such as excellent questioning skills and attentive listening skills supports a client to unfold their story leading to successful counselling outcomes.
b. Carl Jung’s Theory
Carl Jung proposed 3 components of the human psyche which are the Ego, the Personal Unconscious, and the Collective Unconscious. Learn these three essential components and their interconnection along with the four main archetypes for understanding different personalities. A deeper understanding of the Persona, the Shadow, The Anima or the Animus, and the Self brings a state of internal harmony. Learners get trained in its application in counselling to create successful results with clients.
c. Eric Berne’s Transactional Analysis
Get trained to be an expert in understanding Ego States, Strokes, Second order Structure, Functional Analysis, Rackets, Games, Symbiosis, Personality Adaptation, Drivers, Injunctions and Mini Script. These components are essential to know how people are structured psychologically, their personality, communication, and their connection with self and the world.
Part 4: Humanistic School of Psychology - Carl Rogers’ Client-centered Therapy
Understand Carl Rogers’ approach to counseling to create a non-judgmental and therapeutic environment in the session. Learn the application of Unconditional Positive Regard to initiate a change in self and others. This is important to build a trusting relationship in a counseling session wherein learners understand the importance of accepting and supporting others irrespective of their background or choices. It develops important abilities to encourage clients to share their thoughts and feelings by making them feel safe to open up and by representing themselves as an unconditionally accepting therapist.
Part 5. Psychodrama Process
Learners understand important techniques of psychodrama which is an experimental form of therapy and an essential component to the counseling/therapy process. It includes concepts of role play and the usage of group dynamics with a purpose to gain mental clarity of difficult emotions. Learners are trained in the many techniques of psychodrama and group therapy. Some of the techniques include role reversal, mirroring, doubling, and soliloquy. Knowledge of psychodrama gives all learners an added edge to create a safe and trusting environment while benefiting clients with mood disorders, personality disorders, negative thought processes and more.
Part 6. GESTALT Concepts
Gestalt therapy is essential for learners to understand their self-awareness levels to know how they respond to situations and the environment. Gestalt theory is formed on the belief that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Learners understand the practice of the same in psychology where the belief is compared with “patterns” or “configuration”. An understanding of Gestalt concepts also brings the focus on the present moment enabling a person to deal with their difficult past experiences. These are useful to resolve internal conflicts and move towards being the best version of self. Learners are equipped with the knowledge of 3 essential principles which are Field Theory, Phenomenology, and Existential Dialogue that prepares one with a higher level of expertise for the counseling world.
Assessment and Evaluation Process:
All learners have to submit 1 Case Study of client intervention and 2 Audio Recordings of counseling sessions (prior consent of the client) with transcripts.
This will be followed by a Viva to evaluate the understanding of concepts and clarity. Applications need to follow this with a presentation on their understanding of counseling and psychotherapy.