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Are you the kind of person who likes to help others? Have you thought about going into Counselling?
Maybe you simply want to learn more about depression, either for yourself or someone you know.
This online course from Centre of Excellence is a great place to start.
The Depression Counsellor Diploma Course is ideal for students who wish to begin a career in counselling, with a focus on depression. It is also for those who already work in the community, caring for others, and would like to expand their knowledge within this common, but often misunderstood topic.
The Counselling Skills Diploma Course will teach you techniques that will help you be more effective.
For those looking to pursue a career in this field, the course provides a preliminary understanding of the skills used in the practice of counselling, lays the foundations for further study and will improve your confidence along with your level of knowledge.
Depression Counsellor Diploma Course
What Will You Learn?
This Depression Counsellor Diploma Course gives students the knowledge they need to begin a career or go on to further study in the area of counselling for depression. Covering 5 distinct areas within the topic of depression, these being: the causes, types, medications, complementary alternative therapies used and counselling approaches.
The course goes deep into what the causes of depression are: including the emotional changes, psychological changes to the brain, and the environmental factors that can lead to depression. Also discussed are the diseases and illnesses related to depression, risk factors, and how analysing sleep patterns/problems can help a counsellor ascertain the kind of depression an individual has.
‘Depression’ is not stand alone diagnosis, as the term covers numerous types of the condition, with a varying scale of severity. Looking at the various depression rating scales and how they subdivide depressive episodes and symptoms into levels of affliction. Students will learn about depression types and the symptoms of each.
To treat imbalances of chemicals in the brain it is common practice for those in the medical profession to prescribe medication for the various types of depression, though this is to treat the symptoms of the condition, using other techniques to help sufferers with the underlying cause of their condition. Students will learn about the various types of medications used, including the daily doses and possible side effects of each.
Students will learn about various therapies and lifestyle changes that can help those with depression to feel empowered in regaining control of their mental well-being through their involvement in constructive activities and life style management choices.
Finally, students will learn about the wide array of therapeutic approaches used to help patients to manage their depression: from commonly accepted and widely applied practices, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (often abbreviated to ‘CBT’), to more recent developments in the area, and even some combinations of practices.
This approach gives students the knowledge of the applications, modalities and techniques of each therapy type, along with suggestions for further reading, to further increase understanding in particular areas.
The Depression Counsellor Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.
This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits.
This course is certified by the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), the IAHT is an internationally recognised organisation. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses.
Upon completion of your course assessments, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence.
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