Diploma in Psychology & Counselling

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Consisting of a bundle of six programs including a section on Professional Practice in Psychology, this counselling and psychology diploma kicks off with an introduction to Psychology Fundamentals and segues into a Certificate in Psychology & Counselling. Learn elements of self-awareness, explore how perceptions are shaped, and discover what different levels of self-disclosure mean for relationships. Understand some theory behind the skills and techniques used in counselling & psychology and work towards building a more meaningful life. Enrol now and start making waves in the world.

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~300 Hours
 | 12 Months Access
Study at your own pace – students generally complete one module per-week. See our free course guide for detailed duration information.

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THE COURSE REALLY SPARKED A HUGE CONNECTION WITH ME FOR FURTHERING PSYCHOLOGY WHICH I NEVER KNEW I HAD!

‘The ability to study online and in my own time was really appealing.’ Amali says. ‘It enabled me to complete the course within just a few months which was great.’ This isn’t uncommon for our students, as self-paced truly means self-paced, and some students end up moving through their courses faster than the duration which we have on the websites.

COURSE BENEFITS

  • FREE 12-month student membership to the International Association for Counselling on completion
  • Understand the responsibilities involved in a counselling career
  • Learn ways support can be offered to clients by counsellors
  • Discover listening and reflection techniques you can apply at work
  • Connect with opportunities in the field of counselling
  • Study while you work – flexible counselling & psychology courses
  • The Career Academy donates a portion of all course proceeds to Youthline

COURSE CONTENTS

  • The Nature and Scope of Psychology
  • The Neurological Basis of Behaviour
  • Environmental Effects on Behaviour
  • Consciousness and Perception
  • Personality
  • Psychological Development
  • Needs, Drives and Motivation
  • Stress
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Individual Behaviour
  • Group Behaviour
  • Methods of Dealing with Psychological Problems
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Learning Specific Skills
  • Listening and Bonding
  • Reflection
  • Questioning
  • Interview Techniques
  • Changing Beliefs and Normalising
  • Finding Solutions
  • Ending the Counselling
  • The Counselling Session
  • Focusing on the Present
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Dealing with Crisis
  • Problem Solving Techniques I – Aggression
  • Problem Solving Techniques II – Depression
  • Problem Solving Techniques III – Grief and Loss
  • Problem Solving Techniques IV – Suicide
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy I: Freud, Erikson & Jung
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy II: Adler
  • Humanistic / Existential Approaches I: Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic / Existential Approaches II
  • Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution-Focussed Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Understanding Counselling
  • Ethics & Confidentiality
  • Understanding the Self
  • Personality
  • Emotions and Behaviour
  • Supervision
  • Referral Practice

FREE membership to the International Association for Counselling

Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll receive a 12-month student membership to the International Association for Counselling. This membership includes a number of fantastic benefits:
  • FREE 12-month student membership to the International Association for Counselling on completion
  • Access to thousands of counselling articles through the International Association for Counselling Journal
  • Interactive webinars and newsletters to keep you update to date with the latest industry trends
  • Connect with opportunities in the field of counselling
  • Gain contacts in the field and get access to networking opportunities
  • Counselling conference and events discounts
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There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to enrol on this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and following the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors – call 0800 342 829 or email them at info@careeracademy.co.nz

This course costs $1,995.00 + GST or only $25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

This course takes approximately 300 hours, and you’ll have up to 12 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 apply for a course extension if you need more time.

This is a Career Academy level 6 course. Introducing students to a higher level of learning, requiring an in-depth study of their topic and an advanced-level application of Psychology skills.

Completing a Diploma in Psychology & Counselling can be a valuable step toward pursuing a career in the field, although the specific job opportunities available to you will depend on various factors such as your location, additional education or training, and work experience. Here are some potential job options:
  1. Mental Health Support Worker/Assistant: With a certificate in Psychology & Counselling, you may seek positions as a support worker or assistant in mental health clinics, hospitals, or community organisations. You may provide support to individuals with mental health issues, assist with therapy sessions, and help implement treatment plans
  2. Rehabilitation Specialist: Rehabilitation centers or programs may require professionals who can help individuals recover from physical or mental health challenges. With your background in psychology and counselling, you could work as a rehabilitation specialist, assisting clients with developing coping skills, providing emotional support, and facilitating their reintegration into society.
  3. Crisis Hotline Operator: Many crisis hotlines seek individuals who have basic training in counselling and psychology. You could work as a crisis hotline operator, providing immediate emotional support and referrals to callers in distress. Training for crisis hotline work is typically provided by the organisation.
  4. Life Skills Coach: Your certificate in Psychology & Counselling can be useful for working as a life skills coach. In this role, you can assist clients in developing coping strategies, setting goals, and enhancing their overall well-being. Life skills coaches often work with individuals facing various challenges, such as addiction recovery, career transitions, or personal development
Keep in mind that while this course is a valuable starting point, many psychology and counselling careers may require further education, such as a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Additionally, gaining relevant experience through internships or volunteering can significantly enhance your job prospects. Source: Chat GPT

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to 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 necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and 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 a 7 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*.

Approximately 300 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally, complete one module per week.

Absolutely! If you have prior experience or qualifications that cross over to some of the modules in this course, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). This allows you to be recognised and credited to certain modules, meaning you can reduce the number of modules you need to study, whilst still getting the full qualification. Click here to find out more about RPL
Many of our students use this course to compliment their other qualifications. Watch this video from Catriona Pianina, one of our successful students who was able to marry up her qualification from The Career Academy with her other qualifications and present herself to employers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-TIxlSS5gI

The Career Academy has developed levels to give you guidance on the difficulty of the course. Certificates are generally at TCA Level 4 and Diplomas are at TCA Level 6. You can view the levels at www.careeracademy.co.nz/course-levels

Assessments are completed online and include a mix of theoretical and practical assignments to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the course material.
Yes, our dedicated tutor support team is available to answer all your questions throughout your study.
Yes, our courses are flexible, allowing you to choose a start date that suits your schedule. Please speak to a student advisor for more information.
The course is accessible through our online learning platform – Totara
Our course advisors are ready to answer any detailed questions you may have regarding course content.
No, we are a private training provider. We partner with industry and employers instead.
Yes, our support team can assist you with any changes to your payment plan.
A: Yes, the course is designed to be flexible to fit around your other commitments.

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