Basic Skills in Psychological Counseling: A Counselor Training Course (6 months duration):
This is an intensive basic level course specifically aimed at training
psychological counselors. The course is intensive and involves indepth training,
thus allowing students who complete the course the ability to practice counseling
preferably under supervision. Most of our students, understand that counselor training
is a process and thus choose to seek clinical supervision even after completion to ensure
their continued growth and development as counselors.
Next Start date: 13 June 2015
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Advanced course in Psychological Counseling (6 months duration):
course in a second level course where students who have basic
counseling skills essential to counseling psychology learn advanced
skills. The course allows students the opportunity to create, discover
and/or examine and expand their personal counseling style through deep
investigation of both self and the professional literature. The focus
is on being more aware as a counselor and understanding conceptual
issues related to working with clients through advanced skills
practice, learning advanced psychological theory and supervised
clinical practice. In addition, learning supervision theory, teaching
counseling skills and doing supervision are an integral part of this
course. It is an experiential course intended to provide students with
theoretical and practical counseling knowledge, awareness and skills in
the area of clinical skills, client growth, and clinical supervision
Next Start date: 15 June 2015
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A crucial component of our courses lies in the clinical supervision of our students.
Supervision is a process in which the trainee counselor meets with a supervisor each week
to learn skills, discuss his/her development as a counselor and gets feedback about their
work with clients. Supervision is provided by trained/in-training supervisors/Dr. Monteiro to ensure all
round development of counselors. Students also begin providing counseling services to individuals
from the community seeking psychological counseling during this course. This occurs once the student’s
supervisor and director have deemed them ready to see clients. Students typically see clients at the
HAP offices, but might also see clients elsewhere, as and when opportunities arise for practical
experiences at other training sites.All of our training is achieved through role-plays, experiential learning,
practicum, lectures and demonstrations, and other learning techniques. A hallmark of HAP training is the
energy of its teachers and students and the dynamic nature of the classes.
Who should join
These courses is open to all graduates. It is designed for anyone choosing to
becoming a psychological counselor and seeking professional training for the same.
Individuals who join could be (1) those who have little or no professional experience
but wish to extend their knowledge of interpersonal and counseling skills and (2)
counselors, healthcare professionals, teachers, social workers, managers, home-makers,
human resource personnel and all others who wish to increase their interpersonal and
counseling skills and apply them within their professional practice.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO NOTE
About fees: PLEASE NOTE: We have a strict no refund policy so fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances
About our courses
All of our training is achieved through role-plays, experiential learning, lectures and
demonstrations, and other learning techniques. A hallmark of HAP training is the energy of
its teachers and students and the dynamic nature of the classes.
Another important component of our course is the camaraderie and close friendships
that develop among our students and staff. We genuinely enjoy each other’s company and
choose our students carefully to ensure that our positive energy and enthusiasm continues
with each batch.
There are no more than 28 students in our basic course and 10 in our Advanced course. This ensures the highest possible
quality of teaching and training. It encourages the emergence of healthy group dynamics
as well as sufficient time for individual students to contribute to the course. Our
trainers will provide the necessary support to all students to fulfil their aim, matching
the students learning and training efforts.
We are often told by students who have trained with others that our course is very different
than other courses of this kind. We have since learned that we are the only training academy that
offers the blend of theory and practical skills, in addition to world-class practical training
within the twin cities. Our students often choose to continue to work with us after course
completion, speaking to our ability to teach and guide as well as form lasting relationships
with people we train.
Expectation of students
Students who join the HAP are expected to adhere to the highest professional standards of
practice. This includes but is not limited to, regular class attendance, punctuality,
completion of assigned class work and assignments, excellent record keeping, and respect
for everyone that they work with. Students may expect the same level of professionalism
from their faculty and staff at the HAP.
We believe in open communication and in being genuine and model that for our students.
Feedback is a two way process and our open door policy allows students to opportunity to
discuss anything with us with the knowledge that we will be open to learning and growing together.
Accreditation or certification for counseling courses
The accreditation or certification for counselling courses is currently not offered by any
accrediting or certifying body in India. The Hyderabad Academy of Psychology maintains responsibility
for the above course and its content under the guidance of Dr. Diana Monteiro, Licensed Psychologist
and Health Service Provider (Tennessee, USA, License no. 2665).
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