Advanced Diploma in Guidance and Counselling

​Affiliated to Chair for Christian Studies and Research,University of Calicut

Duration: One year (Three Trimesters)

Aim: To promote personal development and to help the trainee to understand various theories, techniques and applications of Counselling approaches and Psychotherapies. It provides an intensive and highly supervised practical experience in Counselling and Psychotherapy.


Trimester I

Group Dynamics, Well-being, General Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality, Counselling Skills & Techniques, Emotional Maturity, Communication Skills, Stress & Self Management, Client Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Understanding Families and family Dynamics, influence of media, research methodology-I, Psycho-Spiritual integration, Examinations.

Trimester II

Differential Psychology, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Reality Therapy, Enneagram, Personality Assessment, problem solving Approach toward Behaviour problem in the Current Trend, Alcoholic Counselling, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy, Family Counselling, Neuron Linguistic Programming (NLP), Logo Therapy, youth Animation, Group process, Counselling for special population ,Seminar and Counselling for school Children, Seminar and family Counselling, Issues of families and Skills needed, KERIGMA, research methodology-II, psycho-Spiritual integration, Demonstrations, Examination.   

Trimester III

Pastoral Counselling, HIV/aids Counselling, Psycho- trauma Counselling, Spirituality of Counselling, Biblical perspective and Family Life, Social Issues, Cannon Law, Psycho – Legal Services, Research Methodology III, Middle age crisis, Spiritual laws, Counselling practicum, Counselling Protocol, Social problems, Theology of Family and Marriage, Positive Psychology, Therapeutic Approaches to Working with families, Speech, House Visit, Psycho- Spiritual retreat, Dissertation, Examination, Research VIVA.

Eligibility: Degree or equivalent training

Medium: Malayalam / English

No. of Seats: 40

Age limit: 25-50

Period: July to March