Higher Diploma in Counselling Psychology

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Higher Diploma in Counselling Psychology

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Psychology Department 


Higher Diploma


Fulltime – 06 months
Part-time- one year
Evening – one year

Total Hours



Part Time

Counselling practitioners and HR professionals interested in developing
counselling skills

Diploma in Counselling Psychology SLQF 3 from SIBA Campus or

Diploma in Counselling Psychology with SLQF 3 or NVQ 4 or

A recognized Diploma in Counselling Psychology with professional

And a working knowledge of English

Semester 1 with 8 Modules

Semester 2 with 9 Modules

Semester 1

  • Basic Technical Writing Skills
  • Perspectives in Psychology and Counseling
  • Biological Foundation of Behavior
  • Advanced Studies in Developmental Psychology
  • Advanced Studies in Abnormal Psychology
  • Ethics in Counseling
  • Practical Component I

Semester 2

  • Recording and Record Keeping in Counseling
  • Skills and Qualities of a Western Psychological Counselor
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Methods
  • Counseling and Diversity
  • Local Interventions
  • Career Preparation
  • Buddhist Counseling Skills and Techniques
  • Practical Component II
  • Academic Article
Written Examinations
Continuous Assessment- Assignments & Presentations

Fulltime – 06 months (08:30 – 3.30 from Monday to Friday)

Part-time- one year (08.30 – 3.30 on Saturday or Sunday)

Evening – one year (5.00 pm – 8.00 pm on Tuesday & Thursday)

Online – Fulltime/ Part – time/ Evening

UGC, MOHE, TVEC & SLQF accredited SIBA Campus, Kandy

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