Certificate Course in Interpersonal Skills (1 Month duration):
This course is designed to be an
introductory course for individuals interested in improving their
interpersonal skills. It offers
participants an opportunity to learn about effective human interaction
emphasis on interpersonal skills, the process of change and increasing
interpersonal effectiveness. This course also allows participants to
about themselves by taking psychological assessment instruments and
their personality and why they might feel and behave the way they do.
end of the course, participants should be able to feel an improved
understanding of themselves and others, and have a better ability to
with others in their life.
Jan 4 2014 through Jan 29 2014
The areas covered will include Interpersonal and communication
skills, Assertiveness, Persuasion, Healthy relationships, Human change
processes, Giving and Receiving Feedback, Conflict management, Emotional
Intelligence and other topics as needed. The mode of instruction will be
presentations, homework assignments, skills practice, role plays, activities
and exercises, group discussion, self-assessment (of appropriate areas) and reading
By the end of this Interpersonal Skills course you will
have the skills to be able to create effective working relationships,
understand your own behaviour and how it impacts others, recognize how to work
with difficult situations and use the skills learned to build better
relationships with others at work and in your personal life.
Who should join:
This short term course is meant to be a program for
people interested in learning more about themselves and can be beneficial for
anyone seeking training in basic psychology and interpersonal effectiveness.
Individuals from any walk of life can profit from attending this course. This
course is designed to be a mixture of learning basic psychology in terms of how
it applies to daily life, in addition to applying to principals of psychology
to interpersonal relationships. Thus, participants eager to learn psychology
and apply it to their professional and person lives will benefit the most from
this course. In addition, this course can be a great starting point for those
interested in psychology as a first or second career option.
Fees: Rs. 9999/-
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: To be decided
The course is held once a year only and begins in mid June
with twice a week classes. In addition to classes, students will
undergo intensive supervision once per week (one hour) and will
also undergo practical training for a few hours (3-4 hours starting
mid course) each week. Students will also be expected to complete
reading assignments at home. The overall time requirements for this
course will range from 12-16 hours of work each week (inclusive of site
and at home work).
This course is designed to provide adequate training and knowledge in
addition to needed skills for a person to be a psychological counselor.
We divide our course material fairly equally between theory and practical
skills. The topic areas covered include the following:
Fundamentals of Psychology
Suicide risk assessment and crisis intervention
Human Development and Behavior
Ethics and Professional Standards of Practice
Counseling for specific areas
Other topics as needed
A crucial component of our course 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 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.
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.
Who should join
This course 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 20 students in our courses. 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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