Counseling Psychology

By Dr. Pallavi Kasande   |   Savitribai Phule Pune University
Learners enrolled: 3713
Counselling Psychology course includes basics of counselling, counselling process, and introduction to different methods, techniques and therapies. This course gives the student an idea of how counselling is done. It also equips students to understand people around them and self-counselling. The course is not merely bunch of lectures but few videos and audio's are also included in various modules so that students understand the actual counselling practices. Lot of examples, case studies, self-work exercises, and extra study material are also provided so that students can learn the things on their own.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 30 Jan 2023
End Date : 30 Apr 2023
Enrollment Ends : 15 Mar 2023
Exam Date :

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Course layout

Week 01 : Introduction to Counselling, Principles of Counselling and Counselling Skills
Week 02 : Introduction to Counselling Process
Week 03 : Psychoanalysis Approach to the Counselling 
Week 04 : Client Centered Approach to the Counselling 
Week 05 : Behavioral Approach to the Counselling 
Week 06 : Therapy for Interpersonal Relationship 
Week 07 : Child Counselling 
Week 08 : Family Counselling 
Week 09 : Psychological Testing and Career Counselling 
Week 10 : Suicide Prevention approach to Counselling 
Week 11 : Approach towards counselling to Senior Citizens Psychology of Gender 
Week 12 : Art Based therapy and Counselling 

Books and references

  • Aguilera, D.C. (1998). Crisis Intervention: Theory and Methodology (8thEd.) Philadelphia: Mosby
  • Belkin, G. S. (1998). Introduction to Counselling (3rd Ed.) Iowa: W. C. Brown
  • Burnard, P. (2009). Counseling Skills Training: Book of activities. Viva Books, New Delhi
  • Capuzzi, D. & Gross, D. R. (2007). Counselling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions (4th Ed.) New Delhi. Pearson
  • Corey, G. (2009) Counselling and Psychotherapy; Theory and Practice. (7th Ed.) New Delhi: Cengage Learning
  • Friedlander, M.L. & Diamond, G.M. (2012). Couple and Family Therapy. In E. M. Altmaier and J.C. Hansen (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Counselling Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press
  • Geldard, K. & Geldard, D. (2011). Counselling Children: A Practical Introduction (3rd Ed.) New Delhi: Sage Gibson, R. L. & Mitchell, M. H. (2012). Introduction to Counselling and Guidance (7th Ed.) New Delhi: Pearson
  • Gladding, S. T. (2012). Counselling: A Comprehensive Profession. (7th Ed) New Delhi Pearson
  • Hackney, H.L. (2012). The Professional Counselor: A process guide to helping. Pearson
  • Rao, K. (2010). Psychological Interventions: From Theory to Practice. In G. Misra (Ed): Psychology in India. Volume 3: Clinical and Health Psychology. New Delhi. ICSSR/ Pearson
  • Rao, S.N. & Sahajpal, P. (2013) Counselling and Guidance. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill

Instructor bio

Dr. Pallavi Kasande

Savitribai Phule Pune University
Dr. Pallavi Kasande has done masters in Clinical Psychology and Marketing Management. Currently she is working as Counselling Head in Baya Karve Women’s Study Centre’s Counselling Centre. She has done PhD in children’s consumer behavior. She has 16 years of experience of teaching and 24 years of experience of counselling in Clinical, Relationship and Career Counselling. She has written two books and hundreds of articles in Marathi newspapers and magazines. She has also delivered many lectures on Stress Management, Parenting and related area. She has also participated in webinars as guest speaker during covid - 19 lockdown. 

Course certificate

Dear Learners,
For getting the certificate and credits, you are required to attempt a minimum of 5 weekly assessments and appear for the end course proctored examination in person. The announcement of the proctored examination will be done separately in due course of time.

The Swayam Board considers marks for best of 5 assessments. You have to secure a minimum of 40% marks average in all the assessments to be eligible for the end course proctored examination. 

The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only). Announcement will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.

Average assignment score = 30% of average of best 5 assessments out of the total assessments given in the course.
Exam score = 70% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=12/30 AND EXAM SCORE >= 28/70. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Note: Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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