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Our training programs are based on the integrative model that we follow in our therapy. After working with over 10000 plus individuals with depression and/or anxiety, 3000 plus couples and 750 individ...

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CEDAR certification in Depression counselling

Depression affects 23% of the world population. As compared to that, there are not enough counsellors available. India has an even worse picture, because of the stigma attached with mental health, and the few numbers of mental health professionals. Suicide rates in our country is rising day by day. Our aim is to help a larger number of people in a way that they always have someone next door, equipped with counselling skills who can help them out of their immediate misery.

The 32 hour certification in Depression counselling includes the following modules

FUNDAMENTALS OF DEPRESSION

The mind, Personality & Depression-get to know what's hidden within

Learn Micro-skills of counselling along with basics of CBT

BECOMING A COUNSELOR

Be ready to become a counsellor by knowing more about real counselling skills and values

THERAPY & ASSESSMENT

Learn how to assess depression and get a feel of various therapies

APPLYING THERAPY

Learn how to apply different techniques to help someone with depression

MODULE 01

8hOURS

FUNDAMENTALS OF DEPRESSION

In this module, you will be given a fundamental understanding of psychology. How does the mind work, where do thoughts and emotions come from and what makes each person so unique and different. Most importantly which theories of personality gives us answers about depression and can help you understand depression better.

You will also learn more about depression and what are the different types of depression. This module will give you all the clarity you require in understanding depression and also identifying levels of depression in others.

Once you get an in depth understanding about depression, you will learn micro skills of counselling using real depression cases.

1. Learn what are the right ways of using micro skills of counselling 

2. Practically apply the right micro skills in the right context

3. Learn basics of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

4. Get a chance to observe CBT in action by a practicing psychologist

5. Understand attachment styles and how to apply the attachment theory to Depression

module 02

8 HOURS

Cognitive behavioural therapy, rational emotive behavioural therapy

This module focuses on you transitioning from counselling to doing therapy. 
In the last module, you focused on the basics of CBT. In this module, there will be in depth study and learning about CBT as well as REBT. You will also be introduced to Psychodynamic theories.

You will be encouraged and guided on how to hone your counselling skills and find your technique with which you are comfortable.

1. Learn to use CBT, REBT and Micro skills of counselling in practical scenarios involving tough relationships, break ups, job burnout, family problems and existential crisis.

2. Learn how to assess depression and its types along with severity.

module 03

8 hours

PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY

Enter the world of 3 Psychodynamic theorists, namely Alfred Adler, Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. 

1. Learn to identify subconscious patterns

2. Know what are archetypes and how to use Jungian concepts in therapy

3. Learn Free association and basics of dream interpretation and other Freudian concepts in therapy

4. Using Adlerian Individual Psychology in therapy

module 04

08 HOURS

APPLICATION OF THERAPY

1. Learn advanced concepts of Psychodynamic therapies

2. Apply them in combination with CBT, REBT and micro skills of counselling

3. Using Intergrative therapy in practice

module 05

8 HOURS OPTIONAL

WORKING ON YOUR SELF AS A COUNSELLOR

This is a very special module, where you get to work on your own emotions as a counsellor. This is optional for people who do not wish to practice counselling professionally. You will get an opportunity to go through various techniques to work on your self and be more emotionally prepared, with a heightened sense of self awareness within.

Couple Therapy

CEDAR certification in Relationship counselling

Relationship counselling is a challenge, because there is one more individual involved. It is very easy for a couple therapist to get lost into the arguments of a couple. Sometimes, there are ethical issues, where the counselor finds herself/himself biased against one partner. In this training program, you will learn how to handle a couple, what your goals as a couple counselor should be and how you can help couples find a healthy balance in their relationship. A successful couple therapy can make or break a relationship. You will be equipped to handle relationships better with this certification.

LEVEL 1

The science of Love & Relationships

LEVEL 4

Extra marital/dyadic relationships

LEVEL 2

Understanding the couple-assessment tools

LEVEL 5

Environmental factors affecting relationships

LEVEL 3

Conflict resolution using EFT-Emotional Focused Therapy

LEVEL 6

Break ups & divorce

Toxic & Abusive relationships

LEVEL 01

THE SCIENCE OF LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS

In this level, you will get to learn the reasons why we fall in love and enter relationships. From an anthropological perspective and biological perspective, how does one choose their partner and how do we decide who to marry.

You will also learn in this level, what are the markers of a successful relationship and how do most relationships fail. 

This level is compulsory with level 2. 

LEVEL 02

UNDERSTANDING THE COUPLE

In this level, you will learn how to understand the problems of the couple without them explicitly telling you. You will also learn ways of identifying success predictors. Which personalities are compatible and where does most differences lie. You will also be exposed to certain standardised tools to identify problems within the couple.

In this level, you will also be exposed to what your role can be as a counsellor and how your thought process can be more non judgmental and open to working with couple dynamics.

LEVEL 03

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

This level specifically helps you learn how to deal with couples who are extremely poor at conflict management. As a counsellor, which assessments will you use to identify the exact reason for the conflict, and which therapy will be most effective in dealing with different conflict situation, is what you will be exposed to.

You will be exposed to 7 major conflict situations that arise in every couple, and you will be trained in addressing each and every one of these conflicts, using specific techniques.

Eligibility criteria: Completion of Level 1 & 2

LEVEL 04

EXTRA-MARITAL/DYADIC RELATIONS

This level will help you gain an understanding into why people lie and cheat in relationships. It will also expose you to handling such delicate situations, where there are deep feelings of betrayal and hurt in at least 1 partner.  

You will also learn how to identify personal histories and personality factors that impact commitment levels in a relationship.

You will be exposed to 5 real case histories and therapeutic models used in each one of them, with practical application and learning methods.

Eligibility criteria: Completion of Level 1 & 2

LEVEL 05

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IMPACTING RELATIONSHIPS

In this level, you will be exposed to external factors that are beyond the couple's control. Specifically on dealing with in-laws/parents, financial management and stress, long distance relationships and shared trauma (e.g., loss of a child, parent or loved one).

Counselling and therapy style will drastically differ in this level, because of environmental factors affecting the couple. You will be exposed to real life cases and therapeutic formulations, along with hands on practice.

Eligibility criteria: Completion of Level 1 & 2

LEVEL 06

BREAK-UPS & DIVORCE

Toxic & abusive relationships

Understand what breaks apart a relationship. Which factors are responsible for ensuring a toxic break-up.

Your skills as a couple counsellor will be challenged in this level. This is where you will learn to handle each and every situation delicately. For example, guiding the couple to reach a decision, or helping them enhance their couple resources to reach a mutual decision and finally, if they make a decision to part ways, then helping them deal with the emotional consequences.

You will be exposed to real life cases and therapeutic formulations along with practice. 

Eligibility criteria: Completion of Level 1 to 5

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