Type: Level 01 (Hospital visit/Online classes)

Certificate in Psychotherapy

Learn Psychotherapy

Eligibility: diploma/graduation/post graduation

One-on-one tutoring (One Student – One Teacher)

Fee: 25,000 INR

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European International University

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Bharat Sevak Samaj Vocational Education (BSS)

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Association of Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy (APH)

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European International University

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Association of Professional Psychologists (APP)

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Association of Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy (APH)

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The Eligibility Criteria for CERTIFICATE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY is a Post-graduation or Graduation in psychology/social work/sociology or MBBS/BSc nursing/General nursing/BAMS or other recognized national levels/international level diploma or medical qualification from India or outside India/HPC/ graduates and postgraduates students in psychology/sociology.

Course Modules

SoftMind Icon placed left side of the section BASIC OF PSYCHOLOGY – (5 units)

UNIT-1

Introduction – definitions – Schools of Psychology – Applications and fields–Methods -Brain and Behaviour: Neurons: Nerve impulse, Synapses, Neurotransmitters – Nervous system: introduction to CNS, PNS.

UNIT-2

Sensation and Perception: Sensory Processes – Five sense organs and their functions – Perception and perceptual process – Attention and Perception–Movement and Depth perception – Role of Learning. Learning: Conditioning – Classical – Stimulus: generalization and Discrimination – Operant: Reinforcement, Shaping of behaviour, Extinction–Reward and Punishment – Cognitive learning -Remembering and Forgetting:General memory functions: kinds and types, STM, LTM – encoding – storing –Information Processing theories – Causes of forgetting, amnesias – Improving memory.

UNIT-3

Thinking: Thinking Process – Speech- Language and thinking Concept formation – Problem solving – Decision making – Creative thinking – Motivation: Needs and drives – Biological motives, Social motives – Theories of motivation – Aggression as a motive.

UNIT-4

Intelligence: Nature and Definitions – Theories of intelligence – Tests of intelligence – IQ classification –Multiples intelligence theory of Gardner

UNIT-5

Personality: Definitions – nature and determinants of Personality -Theories – Personality Assessment – Emotion and Stress:Biological basis of emotion – Theories of emotion – Sources of stress – GAS -Causes and management of stress.

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UNIT-1

Psychopathology: Historical views, Causal factors and viewpoints concept of abnormality – Classification of mental disorders – Disorders in infancy,Childhood, Adolescence – Delirium –

UNIT-2

Anxiety and panic disorders.Mood disorders and suicide, Somatoform and dissociative disorders,Personality disorders, Substance related disorders. Manic Depressive Psychosis- Schizophrenia and Delusional disorders- Different types – Symptomatology and Treatment.

UNIT-3

Organic Disorders: Brain disorders and other cognitive impairments -Eating and Sleep disorders – Dementia – Sexual and Gender Identity disorders –adjustment disorders – Problems related to abuse and neglect- Psycho – somatic disorders.

UNIT-4

Diagnostic Methods: Differential diagnosis – Types of tests – Inventories, Projective tests – Clinical Assessment: The information, DXPLAIN, clinical audit -various types of assessment, rapport, physical assessment, Neurological examination, Neuropsychological assessment.

UNIT-5

Mental Health: Factors that contribute to mental health – Importance of mental health –Mental health Model: Prevention, Primary, Secondary and tertiary – Characteristics of mentally healthy person – Ethical issues:Contemporary issues, need for planning, challenges and legal issues.

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UNIT-1

Theories of counseling: Psychoanalytic, Individual, Person centered,Behavioural Theories

UNIT-2

Reality therapy- REBT theory – Gestalt Counseling –Transactional analysis

UNIT-3

Expectations and Goals: Individual variations, goals achievement of positive mental health, personal effectiveness, help change, decision making – Counseling & related fields: Psychotherapy, Advising,

UNIT-4

Guidance, Clinical Psychology, Hagiology. Special areas: Family counseling, students counseling, parental counseling, educational, vocational and career counseling

UNIT-5

Counseling Interview: Communication, verbal, nonverbal, interview, techniques of interview, relationship technique, problem identification and exploration, sharing, transference, counter transference.

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UNIT-1

Nature and meaning of Development – Goals of Development – Significant facts about Development and Stages – The Prenatal Period – Characteristics of Prenatal Period – Importance of conception – Hazards during prenatal period -Genetic disorders.Infancy and Babyhood. Characteristics -Hazards of infancy-Developmental tasks of babyhood- Physiological functions: Muscle control,Speech development. Emotional expressions

UNIT-2

Development in socialization -Hazards of baby hood – Childhood – Early and Late Childhood – Characteristics –Skills – Speech improvement – Play – Common interests – Sex role typing

UNIT-3

Family relationships – Personality development -Hazards. Exceptional Children. Definition – Gifted children – Mentally retarded -Backward children – Pervasive psychological disorders: Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD. Learning disabilities – Puberty – Characteristics – Criteria and causes of puberty -Body changes – effects of changes -Sources of concern – Unhappiness atpuberty – Hazards of puberty.

UNIT-4

Adolescence: Characteristics, Physical changes, Emotionality, Interests -Sex interests and sex behaviour during adolescence – Family relationships -Personality changes – Happiness and hazards. Adulthood: Characteristics.Developmental tasks – Vocational selection and adjustments – Maritaladjustments – Adjustment to parenthood – Criteria for successful marital adjustment – Marital problems and interventions.

UNIT-5

Middle age – Characteristics of middle age – Developmental tasks – Social and vocational adjustments – Adjustment to changes life patterns – Relationship with in-laws -Old age – Characteristics – Physical changes – Mental and behavioral disorders – Successful aging. Social issues – Relationship in late life- Changing social systems -Health related issues – Dementia and other cognitive disorders – Approaches to successful aging – Attitudes towards death – Old age homes.

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UNIT-1

Principle of Guidance and counselling, Counselling Theories and Techniques.

Introduction: Definition – Development and goals- preparation – Counselor-counselee relationship –how to develop healthy relationship

UNIT-2

counselling process: Steps – purposes of counselling – how to develop insights

UNIT-3

Approaches to Counselling: Directive, Non-directive, Psychoanalytic, Humanistic, Reciprocal inhibition technique, Eclectic approach.

UNIT-4

Modern psycho-therapeutic interventions, CBT, REBT, NLP, Applied relaxation, cognitive Behaviour modification therapy

UNIT-5

Family counselling, marital and premarital counselling, school counselling career counselling.

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40 Academic Credits & We provide 40 hrs. Practical and 30 hrs Theoretical training in our hospital.

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SoftMind is one of India’s leading trusted and accredited centers for clinical hypnosis, cognitive behaviour therapy, rational emotive behaviour therapy, Guidance, and counselling. Our Psychotherapists and hypnotherapists are highly experienced and fully qualified. The SoftMind works and adheres to the code of ethics and guidelines of the Association of Professional Psychologists, Association for Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy India and strictly adheres to the guideline of The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

To address the need for trained manpower to work in the area of psychotherapy, SoftMind launched Hypnotherapy Courses in the year 2010. The courses have been designed with a Developmental, Ecological and Rights Perspective to enable the learner to function effectively as a mental health professional with an updated understanding of theoretical constructs, and the requisite skills.

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  • To explore and evolve attitudes, values, and beliefs that facilitate work with individuals as mental health professionals.
  • To acquire knowledge and understanding of theoretical constructs and practical skills in clinical hypnosis and other psychological interventions.
Training Locations
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Kakkanad Hospital

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Aroor Hospital

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Calicut Hospital

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Our Hypnotherapy Practitioner Certificate course incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) into our therapeutic process which means that our candidates are able to facilitate clients resolve problems. Vibrant psychotherapists such as Milton Erickson, Dave Elman who made Hypnosis and its benefits a lifelong study, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) founder Richard Bandler, are among the authors of this dynamic approach whose influential work is featured in our training program.

Clinical practitioners complete our course with a comprehensive range of competence and expertise which they need to enable their clients to achieve their goals. These changes are positive and often dramatically life-changing. Change can be easier than you think through counselling.

Hypnosis is an act of love… Permission to enter trance is an act of love…

Prasad Amore