Diploma in Abnormal Psychology (distance learning)

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UK College of Holistic Training
This course is a private qualification aimed at the helping professional in private practice, those who already have the core qualifications for their career, or those interested in the subject. Many courses in counselling, psychotherapy, coaching or hypnotherapy, general nursing, social care, complementary medicine or New Age arts do not include a systematic study of abnormal psychology, and this course will fill gaps in knowledge and make it easier to communicate with the medical profession, psychiatrists and clinical psychologists, psychotherapists and other professionals, and to understand psychology books and papers.
The course may be used as a useful preparation for further training in psychology, psychotherapy, mental health work, etc. or as a professional development diploma which may be displayed alongside your existing qualifications to show additional specialist knowledge. You will be able to add the letters Dip. Ab. Psych. after your name.
The course can benefit any person who regularly comes into contact with the mentally ill or those with behavioural problems, e. g. therapists, professional carers, home managers and staff, volunteers, charity workers, pastors, probation officers, police officers, magistrates, legal workers, prison staff, etc.
This is primarily book training
self directedThis is a self-directed course
study at homeThis course may be available for home-study
Course Level:basic
Training Presented in:English
Certificate Program Provided by UK College of Holistic Training
  • L asked: Can you please inform me the cost for this course as I've seen different costs various web sites ranging from GBP-GBP. Do you give any exemption for previous Diploma studies in Psychotherapy, Counselling, Psychology? Are you a prescribed educational institution are your courses eligible for association membership?
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  • M asked: Hi, What this degree qualifies for? can you provide more details for Home-Study option. Thanks.
  • B asked: I currently have a Masters Degree in Business with an affiliation for Abnormal Psychology. For the past years, I have been facilitator of Abnormal Psychology at the Associate Degree level at a college in Jamaica. I would like to be certified in Abnormal Psychology and am interested in pursuing this course as I am otherwise fulltime employed and not able to pursue a structured course of study. This programme seems relevant and convenient. Please provide all the necessary information. Thank you.
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  • A asked: Please send me details on this course (price and what I would need) as I would like to do this from home. Many thanks
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  • S asked: can you please send me your catalog with the following info...prices, duration and will I be able to do home study since I am not located in the uk??
  • S asked: how long will it take to get the dip and what is the price. Will I be able to do home study? can you also please send me your catalog. many thanks
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Diploma in Abnormal Psychology (distance learning)
What the course covers (this syllabus is subject to change):
The nature of abnormal behaviour
The history of psychopathology
The role of science in abnormal psychology
Current approaches to abnormality
I - Biology
II - Psychoanalysis
III - Humanistic and Existential theories
IV - Learning theories and Behaviour Therapy
V - Cognitive Theories and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
The Diathesis-Stress Perspective
Eclecticism and Different Perspectives
Classification and diagnosis of abnormal behaviour
Clinical assessment procedures - psychological and biological
Cultural diversity and bias in assessment
Research methods in studying abnormal behaviour
Anxiety disorders: phobias, panic, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder
Somatoform disorders including body dysmorphic disorder and conversion disorder
Dissociative disorders including Dissociative Identity Disorder
Stress, health and the link between body and mind
Heart disease, asthma, hypertension and stress
AIDS prevention and the behavioural sciences
Social status, ethnicity, gender and health
Therapies for psychophysiological disorders
Eating disorders - etiology and treatment
Mood disorders - general characteristics (depression, mania, bipolar)
Mood disorders - psychological and biological approaches
Mood disorders - therapies
Childhood and adolescent depression
Schizophrenia: description, etiology, history, therapies
Substance-related disorders: alcohol abuse, smoking, marijuana, sedatives/stimulants, LSD/hallucinogens, etiology of substance abuse, therapies for alcohol dependence, treatments for illegal drugs, prevention
Personality disorders: classification, description, therapies (including borderline and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders)
Sexual and gender identity disorders including gender identity disorder and sexual dysfunctions: descriptions, etiology, therapies
Childhood disorders: ADHD, conduct disorder, learning disabilities, retardation, autistic disorders. Descriptions, etiology, treatments.
Abnormal behaviour in the elderly: discussion of social issues, old age and psychological disorders, brain disorders (dementia, delirium ), psychological disorders in old age, treatment and care, therapy with older adults
Does psychological therapy work? general issues, psychoanalytic therapies, client-centered therapy, gestalt, behavioural and cognitive techniques, couple & family therapy, community psychology, integrative therapies, cultural/racial factors
Legal and ethical matters: criminal and civil commitment, ethics in therapy and research
A university-level textbook of over 600 pages is required as the main book for the course. Apart from the main text, at least 3 other books will be required for the special topics (see below).
Finally, the student takes 3 set taught units on special topics. These units will be selected by the course tutor, according to the student s interests, from the distance learning units available to us.
Special Topics
Counselling Skills
Understanding Psychiatric Drugs
Symptoms of Mental Illness
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Introduction to Psychotherapy
Anorexia and Bulimia
Dissociative Disorders
Integration of Traditional Healing Practices (available to qualified counsellors/psychotherapists/mental health workers only)
About The Training Provider: UK College of Holistic Training
UK College of Holistic Training - Our new name is UK College of Holistic Training. (formerly Kadmon Academy of Human Potential). We offer distance learning certificate & diploma courses for personal & professional development in therapeutic, self-help and New Age related fields. International enrolment welcome - we accept PayPal. Current courses include Counselling, psychotherapy, stress management, parapsychology,...
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