This course basically focuses upon the basic
guideline for improving one’s personality by using the psychological
techniques; tests; interventions and psychological treatment. Students will
come to know about different school of thought’s point of views and their
understanding about human nature and their wellbeing. While the course is
primarily theoretical, it also develops some awareness of the basic skills in
counseling practice. You will get a good grounding in key topics in counseling,
including its cultural and historical origins; different theoretical
orientations (including humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral
orientations); and the vital role of the counseling relationship. In addition,
basic skills in listening, attending and responding appropriately will be
Course Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
Demonstrate foundational knowledge in counseling psychology
(concepts, theories, ethical issues, basic skills, etc.).
Apply this knowledge in improving one’s own life as well as
to understand others in a better way.
Indulge in self-assessment (one’s own needs, motivations and
personal characteristics that will either help or hinder one in becoming a
professional in human services).
Use basic counseling skills (attending and listening skill)
in improving their own relationships.
Explore ethical and legal issues for the practice of
Goals & Activities of Counseling,
Ethical & Legal issues in Counseling,
Listening & Understanding Skills Influencing
Focusing & challenging skills,
Theory in the Practice of Counseling,
Psychoanalytic approaches to counseling,
Classical Psychoanalytic Approach,
Cognitive approaches to counseling,
Groups in counseling,
Marriage & family counseling,
Community Counseling & Consulting,
Diagnosis & assessment.