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Department of Psychology

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Certificate Course in Psychology & basic Counseling Skills


Introduction

The newly revised Certificate Course in Psychology & basic Counseling Skills is offered by the Department of Psychology, University of Peradeniya as a weekend academic programme.

Aim

To produce professionals with the required knowledge, skills and attitude for the best practice.

Objectives

  • To provide knowledge & practice training in Basic counseling skills
  • To provide basic knowledge in selected themes of Psychology relevant for counseling
  • To provide basic knowledge in ethics pertaining to psychological service provision
  • To cultivate greater sensitivity towards human pathology & respect for cultural diversity, difference & human values

Medium

Sinhala/ Tamil/ English

Duration

06 months

Admission Requirements

  • Degree from a recognized university (First degree in the social sciences will be an added advantage) or
  • Non-graduates with a minimum of 3 S passes at the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination or
  • An equivalent educational qualification acceptable to the Department of Psychology, University of Peradeniya with a minimum 3 years working experience in a psychology or counseling related field.

Course Structure

The Certificate course in Psychology & Basic Counselling Skills program consists of the following components:

    Three Course Units
  • Total Credits - 90
  • Direct contact/ Lectures - 78
  • Practical – 12 Hours

The subjects, subject codes and credits/subject are as follows;

Subject Code Subject Number of Credits Number of Hours
CCP 01 Abnormal Psychology 02 30
CCP 02 Counseling Psychology 02 30
CCP 03 Counseling Skills 02 30
Total credits & Hours 06 90

How to apply

For more details contact course coordinator/s:

Ms. W.M.S.N. Sujini
Mr. P. Nesan

+94 812 392 651