Institute of Psychology & Counselling Sri Lanka

Curriculum Part 1- Subjective skills assessment

 

 


REQUIREMENTS you need to fulfill in order to obtain   PROFESSIONAL   

PSYCHOLOGICAL  COUNSELLORSHIP!

(A.D.Psycho.C./T)

 

(VALIDATED  BY   CONSULTANTS  OF  The I.P.Co.P.A.P.-SL)

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 THE   CURRICULUM

Two types of Assessments are involved in the training :

a.     Subjective Learning Assessments 

b.     Internal Assessments

c.      Clinical Training Assessments


Completion of all 22  Module Based Study (Subjective Learning Assessment)

 

22    MAJOR    PSYCHOLOGICAL    DISCIPLINES 

(SUBJECTIVE LEARNING ASSESSMENT   -   SLA)

DISCIPLINES   MAJOR                                          

 

  1. ADVANCED GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY :

                  

                    DISCIPLINES MINOR

  1.  
    • The science of psychology
    • Behavioural inheritance
    • The nervous system
    • Sensory process
    • Perception
    • Human learning
    • Remembering and forgetting
    • Thinking process
    • Language
    • Intelligence
    • Creativity
    • Motivation
    • Emotion
    • Conflict
    • Anxiety
    • Behaviorism
    • Psycho-analysis

 

2.  SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

  1.  
    • Nature and scope
    • Development of social psychology
    • Methodology of social psychology
    • Socialization process
    • Culture and personality
    • Social groups
    • Social norms,  folkways, mores,  traditions, customs,
    • Religion and law
    • Social control
    • Fashion, style, and craze
    • Social tension / group tension
    • Anti-social behaviour
    • Crime

 

3. PSYCHOPATHOLOGY   (ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY)

  1.  
    • Importance of psycho-pathology
    • Freud's theory of basic urges
    • ‘Ego’ and  Defence mechanisms
    • ‘Frustration’   ‘Represion’,    ‘Dream’
    • Mental illnesses and disorders
    • Psychoses
    • Affective disorders
    • Mental retardation
    • Epilepsy
    • Psycho-physiological disorders
    • Juvenile delinquency
    • Suicide and prevention
    • Gender identity and gender preference
    • Sexual disorders and dysfunctions
    • Alcoholism
    • Substance dependence
    • Treatment of abnormal behaviour
    • Contemporary approaches to psychotherapy
    • DSM-IV classifications
    • ICD-10 classifications   

 

4. PERSONALITY  PSYCHOLOGY

 

  1.  
    • Definition of personality
    • Personality patterns
    • Symbols of ‘self’
    • Moulding personality patterns
    • Persistence and change
    • Physical determinants
    • Intellectual determinants
    • Social determinants
    • Aspirations and achievements
    • Sex determinants
    • ‘sick’ personality (personality disorders)
    • Healthy personality model

 

5. ORGANIZATIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

  1.  
    • Introduction to organizational and industrial psychology
    • Human factor in industry
    • Organizational behaviour
    • Individual differences
    • Psychological testing
    • Vocational guidance
    • The working environment
    • Efficiency 
  1.  
    • Time motion study
    • Therbligs
    • Vocational selection
    • Job analysis
    • Workkers’ analysis
    • Morale in industry
    • Industrial and organizational leadership
    • Job satisfaction
    • The work curve
    • Fatigue – job stress

 

6.  COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY 

  1.  
    • Evolution of counseling
    • Introduction to counseling
    • The counselor
    • Selection of a counselor trainee 
    • Qualities of a counselor
    • Reverence 
    • Genuineness
    • Specificity
    • Empathy
    • Self disclosure
    • Immediacy
    • Confrontation
    • Counseling process
    • Preparatory stage
    • First stage
    • Second stage
    • Third stage
    • Personalizing
    • Consequent stage
    • The counselor – becoming ‘yourself’
    • Personal adjustment
    • Towards ‘self-actualization’
    • Super-ego and conscious
    • Professional ethics
    • Group counseling
    • Special areas in counseling 

 

7. GUIDANCE  PSYCHOLOGY

 

  1.  
    • Introduction to guidance
    • Basic principles of guidance
    • Foundation of guidance
    • Kinds of guidance
    • Factors and theories of career development
    • Role of family
    • Role of community
    • Guidance services
    • Methods of guidance
    • Guidelines for setting up a guidance & counseling centre
    • Organization of guidance services
    • Evaluation in guidance
    • New trends and demands in guidance

 

8. MARITAL  COUNSELING  PSYCHOLOGY 

  1.  
    • Emerging and growth in counseling
    • Counseling and related fields
    • Special areas in counseling
    • Preparation for marriage
    • The nature of marriage
    • Communication in marriage and counseling
    • Methodologies and the counselor
    • Group preparation for marriage
    • The one couple approach
    • The physician’s role in preparation for marriage
    • Beginning a new family
    • Sex education
    • Evaluation of pre-marital counseling
    • Knowledge and resources in marital counseling

 

9. BEHAVIOURAL  PSYCHOLOGY 

  1.  
    • Introduction
    • Social system
    • Motivation
    • Job satisfaction
    • Climate and organizational behaviour
    • Leadership and supervision
    • Employee participation
    • Interpersonal and group dynamics
    • Managing change  
  1.  
    • Quality of work life
    • The individual in the organization
    • Working with union
    • Employee communication
    • ‘Stress’ and counseling
    • Informal organizations
    • Mal-adjusted worker

 

10. EDUCATIONAL  PSYCHOLOGY

 

  1.  
    • Introduction
    • Growth and development of educational psychology
    • Learning process
    • Intelligence with related to education
    • Personality and education
    • Measurements
    • Evaluation
    • Educational guidance

 

11. HEALTH  PSYCHOLOGY

 

  1.  
    • Introduction to health psychology
    • Health promotion
    • The practice of health behaviour
    • Health enhancing behaviour
    • Health compromising behaviour
    • Stress – stress experience
    • Challenges for the future

 

12. THERAPEUTIC   PSYCHOLOGY  (PSYCHOTHERAPY)

 

  1.  
    • Introduction
    • Developing characters
    • Client-centered psychotherapy
    • The attitude and orientation of the counselor
    • The therapeutic relationship as experienced by the counselee
    • The process of therapy
    • Models of psychotherapy
    • Play therapy
    • Group centered psychotherapy
    • Training of counselors and psychotherapists 

 

13. CLINICAL  PSYCHOLOGY 

  1.  
    • Human problems
    • Perspective of clinical psychology
    • Conceptual frame-work for clinical psychology
    • Concept of normality and pathology
    • Models of mental health intervention
    • The nature and purpose of clinical assessment
    • Informal assessment
    • Clinical relationship
    • The interviewing process
    • Psychological testing
    • Mental health education

 

14. BIOLOGICAL  PSYCHOLOGY 

  1.  
    • Introduction
    • Internal environment
    • Endocrine system and its functions
    • Nerves and muscles tissues
    • Nervous systems and its functions
    • Sensation and perception
    • Chemical senses
    • Audition
    • Vision
    • Motor organization
    • Brain dynamics
    • States of consciousness
    • Motivation
    • Emotion
    • Stress and somatoform relationship

 

15.  APPLIED  PSYCHOLOGY 

  1.  
    • Introduction
    • Relation with other branches of psychology
    • Learning and transfer of training
    • Individual differences
    • Psychological testing
    • Mental hygiene
    • Mental health
    • Mental illness
    • Psychotherapy
    • Crime 
  1.  
    • Juvenile delinquency and remedial education
    • Crowds and audiences
    • Social tensions and social problems
    • Psychological effects of social status
    • Public opinion and applied psychology

 

16. EXPERIMENTAL  PSYCHOLOGY

 

  1.  
    • The scope of experimental psychology
    • Cutaneous sensitivity
    • Smell and taste
    • Measurement of learning
    • Retention and forgetting
    • Behaviour in social situations
    • Perception and movement
    • Experiments 
    • Analysis and judgment
    • Reaction time and association

 

17. WORK PSYCHOLOGY

 

  1.  
    • Perspectives on work organization
    • Concepts of the person in work psychology
    • Work psychology – its origin – subject matter
    • Methodology of work psychology
    • Minority groups at work
    • Attitudes at work
    • The analysis and modification of work behaviour
    • Perceiving people
    • Decisions and decisions making at work
    • Work stress
    • Psychological well-being

 

18. HUMAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

  1.  
    • Scope and nature
    • Growth and decline
    • Pre-natal period
    • Baby-hood
    • Puberty
    • Adolescence
    • Early adulthood
    • Middle age
    • Senior citizenship (geriatric)  

 

19. CHILD DEVELOPMENT

 

  1.  
    • Scope of child development
    • Needs of the child
    • Human drives
    • Motives
    • Maturation process
    • Learning process
    • Imagination and play
    • Discipline
    • Habits and habit formation
    • Behaviour problems
    • Early child-hood
    • Late child-hood
    • Adolescence

 

20. CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

 

  1.  
    • Introduction
    • Fundamental principles of child psychology
    • Heredity, environment and maturation
    • Innate behavioural dynamics
    • Acquired behavioural dynamics
    • Motor development
    • Mental development
    • Emotional development
    • Development and memory
    • Learning process
    • Development of attention and interest
    • Language,  reading,  thinking process
    • Social development
    • Personality development
    • Habit and character development
    • Delinquent children
    • Gifted child

 

     

21. SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY……..

 

22. FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY….. 

 

Attendance  95% 

 

MCQ will be answered at the 18th month of completing subjective learning  

 

 For Skills Training please refer to Curriculum 2

 

TOTAL  DURATION     -  40  months  -  1990  academic hours  

 

    (1) Approval and Licence to practice Counselling and Psychotherapy

     (Subjective / Theory /Clinical / Field / Institutional / Research and other.)

 

      (2) Advanced Diploma in Psychology  -  22 months

 

      (3) Diploma in Psychology                    -  12 months

 

      (4) Certificate in Psychology                 -  06 months

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Those who have completed their studies successfully may apply for short foreign training assignments in the following Institutes:

  1. Vellore Christian Counselling Centre / Christian Medical College
  2. National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences – Bangalore
  3. Post Graduate Institute of Psychiatry – Chandigar

 

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