Our courses places emphasis on health and healing practices derived from various philosophical and cultural traditions, use of spirituality in counseling, human values in cross-cultural perspectives and new approaches to psychological assessment and interventions.
The course aims to train in-service teachers, teacher educators, and untrained guidance personnel as counselors/teacher counselors to guide and counsel students in school and other related settings.
Self-learning is the mainstay of this course. The course covers the theory topics and provides a foundation for acquiring knowledge, attitudes and skills during practical training. In considering the study time commitment to the course, candidates should allow for at least double the amount of time on the course to be spent on personal study time.
Theory: The course consists of core components in guidance and counseling processes and procedures, major theories of human adjustment and career development, and their application in counseling, psychological assessment and appraisal, and use of career information in guidance and counseling practices. The content also includes counseling for special groups of students, crisis situations and other issues arising from multicultural forces, globalization, industrialization etc. that have implications for guidance and counseling practices.
Practical Work: The course includes intensive training in practical work integrated with the theory components which is later conducted and supervised in schools. Enrichment lectures, seminars, workshops, demonstrations, self-study and reflective sessions are also important features of the practical training.
Internship: Internship or ‘on-the-job experience’ is an important component of this course. Trainees undergo internship in actual work setting to try out and further refine the understanding and skills acquired from theory and practice.