This practical, informative and stimulating course will introduce the student to key counselling issues facing couples and families today. It will also help you better understand the counselling process, will introduce and teach essential counselling skills, and will help you to develop a relationship with clients that is helpful, supportive and leads to lasting change.
Specifically, this course will address the following: Tools, techniques and skills associated with counselling couples; an introduction to emotion-focused therapy; common relationship issues; understanding sex and intimacy; counselling couples who’ve experienced an affair, or are considering separation and divorce.
The college teaches and uses the skills associated with Egan’s The Skilled Helper Model.
There is no prior knowledge or experience required to embark on this rewarding diploma course.
You are free to commence at a time that suits your schedule – and then continue at your pace for a period of 12 months. Full tutor support is provided for this course.
Click here for Diploma in Couple & Family Counselling Syllabus
Suggested textbook for the course (to be purchased by the student)
Part 1: Johnson, S.M. (2013). Love sense: The revolutionary new science of romantic relationships. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company.
Part 2: Nichols, M.P. & Schwartz, R.C. (2012). Family therapy: Concepts and methods. (10th Ed.) London: Allyn & Bacon.