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Certificate in Psychology & Counselling

This course will provide an introduction to recognising the nature of conflict and stress and why this issue affects so many people today. It will include but not be limited to the positive and negative effects of stress, the difference between chronic and acute stress and the long-term impact that stress can have on quality of life.

This course will explore how to identify and examine behaviours that are characterised as abnormal and compare and contrast these with behaviours characterised as healthy, including but not limited to the different types of mental disorders, the symptoms of schizophrenia and causes of substance abuse.

This course will take a look at social influence on individual behaviour, including but not limited to conformity in society, the different levels of parental influence and the influences of school on behaviour.

This course will provide an overview of methods of dealing with psychological problems, including but not limited to the role of the various professionals in Counselling and Psychology, the use of different psychoanalytic techniques and examples of when it is inappropriate to use different psychoanalytic techniques.

This course will provide an overview of conflict resolution skills and will include but not be limited to the different styles of handling conflict, conflict resolution techniques and factors that impact power imbalance during conflicts.

This course will provide an introduction to the development of communication skills for counselling individuals, including but not limited to the process of communication, conversation development questions, and useful communication techniques for counsellors or psychologists.

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This course costs $795 + GST or only $25 per week on a no deposit, interest free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

This course takes approximately 80 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got an 8-day cooling off period (or trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to look through all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee.

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