Diploma In Depression Counsellor Online Course

Take This First Step To Becoming A Depression Counsellor

Diploma In Depression Counsellor Online Course

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Take This First Step To Becoming A Depression Counsellor 

This Depression Counsellor 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.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

The Certificate in Depression Counsellor Course is ideal for students who wish to begin a career in counselling, with a focus on depression, and 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.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of depression counselling
  2. Comprehensive 5 module Certificate in Depression Counsellor Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading depression and counselling experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, 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 certificate of completion.

Module 1 - What Causes Depression?

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: What Causes Depression?
  • Part 3: Depression and the Brain
  • Part 4: Stress
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Different Types of Depression

  • Part 1: Types of Depression
  • Part 2: Cyclothymia
  • Part 3: Dysthymia (Persistent Depressive Disorder) 
  • Part 4: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Part 5: Therapy for Acute Grief Counselling 
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Different Types of Medicine

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Medication
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - Complementary Alternative Therapies

  • Part 1: Alternative Therapies
  • Part 2: Tai Chi, Qigong and Acupuncture 
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Counselling Approaches to Depression

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BCBT) 
  • Part 3: Humanistic Rogerian Person Centered Therapy (PCT) 
  • Part 4: Psychodynamic Counselling – Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) 
  • Part 5: Managing Depression Using Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
  • Part 7: Managing Depression with Behavioural Techniques:
  • Part 6: The Foundations of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Part 8: Cognitive Hypnotherapy as a treatment for Depression
  • Part 9: Hypnotherapy Confidence, Relaxation vs Tiredness and Anxiety 
  • Part 10 Present Life Regression – Letting go of the Past 
  • Part 11: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder script
  • Part 12: Gestalt Therapy as a treatment for Depression 
  • Part 13: The Therapeutic Relationship 
  • Module 5 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

The Depression Counsellor 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.

About this Course

Take This First Step To Becoming A Depression Counsellor 

This Depression Counsellor 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.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

The Certificate in Depression Counsellor Course is ideal for students who wish to begin a career in counselling, with a focus on depression, and 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.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of depression counselling
  2. Comprehensive 5 module Certificate in Depression Counsellor Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading depression and counselling experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, 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 certificate of completion.

Module 1 - What Causes Depression?

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: What Causes Depression?
  • Part 3: Depression and the Brain
  • Part 4: Stress
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Different Types of Depression

  • Part 1: Types of Depression
  • Part 2: Cyclothymia
  • Part 3: Dysthymia (Persistent Depressive Disorder) 
  • Part 4: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Part 5: Therapy for Acute Grief Counselling 
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Different Types of Medicine

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Medication
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - Complementary Alternative Therapies

  • Part 1: Alternative Therapies
  • Part 2: Tai Chi, Qigong and Acupuncture 
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Counselling Approaches to Depression

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BCBT) 
  • Part 3: Humanistic Rogerian Person Centered Therapy (PCT) 
  • Part 4: Psychodynamic Counselling – Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) 
  • Part 5: Managing Depression Using Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
  • Part 7: Managing Depression with Behavioural Techniques:
  • Part 6: The Foundations of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Part 8: Cognitive Hypnotherapy as a treatment for Depression
  • Part 9: Hypnotherapy Confidence, Relaxation vs Tiredness and Anxiety 
  • Part 10 Present Life Regression – Letting go of the Past 
  • Part 11: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder script
  • Part 12: Gestalt Therapy as a treatment for Depression 
  • Part 13: The Therapeutic Relationship 
  • Module 5 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

The Depression Counsellor 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.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 012CE76
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access-Study at your own pace
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 150 hours of study
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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