Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapies


There’s more than just talking and listening when it comes to counselling and psychotherapies

Counselling and psychotherapies aren’t just about talking and testing, but are rather a deep dive into your subconscious mind and thought patterns that grab onto what keeps you awake at night.

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Batch Starts from 10th May 2021.

3 Month Flexi Payment option available.


Key Highlights:
Live Learning
1 Month Internship with Cognizavest
Access to Psychology Scoot Placement Cell for M.A Students.
Live Cases Interaction with Experts.
Dedicated Assistance complete during the program


Monthly Payment Plan Overview

Initial PaymentINR 5000
2nd InstalmentINR 4000
3rd InstalmentINR 4000
Please Note:
If failed to make any instalment on time it may lead to cancellation of admission in the program.

Diploma Overview

Duration:6 Months
Classes:3 Days a week
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
4 pm Onwards
Skill Level:Expert
Internship: 1 month Included
Live Lectures:

Affiliated to ICPEM and Degree from ICPEM
(Registered under NITI AYOG- Government of India)

Who is your facilitator?

Pragati Prasad
(RCI Registered Clinical psychologist)

What is the program about? 

This course brings forth the various facets of counselling and psychotherapies and is suited for both students as well as professionals. The participants will gain an insight about the basics of counselling, therapy in both clinical and non-clinical setups, family and group therapy, crisis intervention, therapy with parents and children and much more. The participant will be exposed to a plethora of knowledge, and will also learn its practical applications via role plays and MSE and case history taking.

Who is the program for?

This program is curated for enthusiasts who have the curiosity to learn, understand and broaden their horizon of knowledge.


B.A, M.A, M.Phil., Professionals from psychology background.

I am pursuing psychology, can I attend this course?

Yes, you can attend the program. You will gain an in-depth understanding of Counselling and psychotherapies and its state of the art application which will enable you to explore new heights in your journey. 

What is the format of the program?

  • Live lectures by a practicing Clinical Psychologist RCI Registered.
  • Duration – 6 months. 
  • 3 Lectures per week, 1 hour each.
  • Unlimited Access to Lecture Recording for a duration of 6 months, till the course ends. 
  • 6 Months Access to Course Materials.
  • Assessments, Quizzes, Tasks & Case Discussions.
  • Attendance – 70% Mandatory.
  • Leaves are permitted, we value Self-Care!

What will you learn?

  • Understanding how the way a person thinks and behaves in effects their interaction with the interpersonal setting
  • Understanding the field of counselling and psychotherapies and enhancement of professional skills to apply with various populations in a variety of settings
  • Students will develop skills to help people manage stresses, understand the patterns in which their behaviour is interfering with functionality, have more satisfying relationships, and modulate their thinking and emotional responses to stressful situations.

Modules of the Curriculum:

Paper 1 – Counselling– (Theory)

  • Introduction to Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Objectives, Models of counselling
  • Schools of Psychotherapy
  • Ethics of counselling and therapy sessions
  • Interviewing
  • Objectives of interviews
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Types of interview
  • Characteristics of structured and unstructured interview
  • Interviewing skills.
  • Case History and Mental Status Examination

Paper 2 – Therapy in non-clinical setup (Theory)

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Definition of Crisis
  •  Phases of Crisis
  •  Techniques
  •  Stages of crisis work, Applications
  • Group Therapy
  • Theoretical models
  • Types of groups
  • Stages of group therapy
  • Process issues including the role of the therapist
  • Techniques
  • Applications of group therapy.
  • Family Counselling/Therapy
  • Models for the assessment of families
  • Common family problems and their intervention
  • Goals and methods of family intervention
  • Ethical issues in family counselling and therapy.
  • Therapy with children and Parents
  • School counselling
  •  Parent and Family Counselling
  •  Narrative Therapy

Paper 3 – Therapy in clinical setup – (Theory)

  • Behavior Modification and Therapy
  • Introduction
  • Behavioral assessment
  • Analysis and formulations
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Social skills training
  • Operant procedures
  • Cognitive Therapies
  • Introduction to Cognitive Model
  • Basic principles and assumptions
  • Techniques based on Cognitive restricting and therapies.
  • Therapy with children and special conditions
  • Interventions for internalizing and externalizing Disorders
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bereavement.


Diploma will be awarded by ICPEM , Marksheet by Cognizavest delivered at your doorstep.


References/Essential Readings:

An introduction to the psychotherapies, 3rd ed., Bloch, S (2000). Oxford Medical Pub.: NY

Encyclopaedia of Psychotherapy, Vol 1 & 2, Hersen M & Sledge W. (2002). Academic Press:  USA

The techniques of psychotherapy, 4th ed., Parts 1 & 2, Wolberg, L.R. Grune & Stratton: NY

Theories of Psychotherapy & Counselling, 2nd ed., Sharf, R.S. (2000). Brooks/Cole: USA

Handbook of Psychotherapy & Behavior change – An empirical analysis, Bergin, A.G. & Garfield, S. L. (1978). John Wiley & Sons: NY

Comprehensive Clinical Psychology, Vol 6, Bellack, A.S. & Hersen, M., (1998). Elsiever Science Ltd: Great Britain

Handbook of Individual Therapy, 4th ed., Dryden, W. (2002). Sage Publications: New Delhi.

Psychotherapy: an eclectic integrative approach, 2nd ed. Garfield, S. L. (1995). John Wiley and sons: USA

International handbook of behavior modification and therapy, Bellack, A.S., Hersen, M and Kazdin, A.E. (1985). Plenum Press: NY

Behavior therapy: Techniques and empirical findings, Rimm D.C. & Masters J.C. (1979). Academic Press: NY.

Handbook of Clinical Behavior therapy, Turner, S.M., Calhown K.S and Adams H.E. (1992). Wiley Interscience: NY

Handbook of clinical behavior therapy, Turner, S.M, Calhour, K.S. & Adams, H.E.(1992). Wiley Interscience: NY

Introduction to Counseling and Guidance, 6 th ed., Gibson, R.L. & Mitchell M.H. (2006),

Pearson, New Delhi

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for psychiatric problems: A practical guide, Hawton, K. Salkovskis, P.M., Kirk, J. and Clark, D.M. (1989). Oxford University Press: NY

Counseling and Psychotherapy: theories and interventions. 3rd ed. Capuzzi, D and Gross D. R. (2003). Merrill Prentice Hall: New Jersey

Handbook of psychotherapy case formulation. 2nd ed. Eells, T.D (2007). Guilford press: USA

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Process for Registration

Step 1: Select appropriate batch you wish to opt for
Step 2: Choose whether you wish to opt for Monthly Payment Option
Step 2: Complete Checkout Process and Payment
Step 3: You will receive an a google classroom invite 2 days before the program begins.
Step 4: Our team will be contacting you 2 days before the program starts for all details and briefing.

Please Note:
Our team will be contacting you for Group Registration for complete details of the group.


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