Certification Counselling Skills Certification course

Unit 1: Nature and scope of Guidance

1.1 Concept and definition of guidance and counselling

1.2 Guidance and life goals

1.3 The phases of counselling process (assessment, intervention, and termination)

1.4 Characteristics of an effective counsellor

1.5 Challenges and a Counsellor


Unit 2: Fundamental Counselling Skills

2.1 The client-counsellor relationship

2.2 basic counselling skills (observational, questioning, communication, notes and reflections)

2.3 Counselling interview

2.4 Developing case histories


Unit 3: Ethics in Counselling

3.1 Need for ethical standards

3.2 ethical codes and guidelines

3.3 Dual relationships in counselling practice

3.4 Counsellor’s ethical and legal responsibilities

3.5 Ethical issues in counselling process


Unit 4: Group and individual Counselling

4.1 Types of counselling settings

4.2 Characteristics of group counselling

4.3 Advantages and disadvantages of group counselling

4.4 Skills of group counselling

4.5 Characteristics of individual counselling

4.6 Advantages and disadvantages of individual counselling


Unit 5: Psychological testing and Diagnosis

5.1 Need for psychological tests and uses of tests

5.2 Characteristics of good psychological tests

5.3 Different types of tests

·       Projective and psychometric

·       Intelligence, achievement and aptitude test

·       Personality inventories

5.4 Testing procedure, scoring, recording, reporting

5.5 Limitations of psychological tests