The Institute of Psychology offers the following short courses:
1. Good Parenting
Course Description: Raising happy and healthy children seems more challenging than ever in today’s world and parents who successfully meet these challenges are often the ones who apply the principles of good parenting to raise their children. This short course will enable you to handle your child’s emotional and physical needs. An introduction to all developmental stages of a child will be given for the better understanding of parents. Behavioral techniques for handling difficult children will be discussed in detail.
2. Handling Difficult People
Course Description: Learning the secrets to effectively dealing with difficult people will have a great impact on your self esteem. This certificate course will teach you to look for ways to get the results you need and want from difficult people. It shows you how to cut past the temper tantrums, moodiness, and back stabbing to make things happen. Understanding why they do the things they do gives you the tools and skills needed to see how to get what you want by giving them what they’re looking for. What personality traits keep us from being effective, and what qualities give us the best chance of having an influence on the people around you. How to deal with specific personality types will be discussed in detail in this course.
3. Management of Depression
Course Description: This short course will enable you to learn about depression and understanding the impact of depression on the patient, the family and the society. This course includes planning brief supportive intervention using active reflective listening skills and some techniques from cognitive behavioral theory. It addresses the relationship issues that patients of depression face and also provides information about other treatments for depression such as anti-depressant therapy.
4. Stress Management
Course Description: This short course includes the theory of stress and its management. The course takes a multimodal cognitive-behavioral approach to stress management and is based on current research and practice. Some of the topics included are individual and organizational symptoms of stress, thinking errors and thinking skills, stress mapping, stability zones, relaxation techniques, biofeedback, pressure and stress, lifestyle management, physical outlets, management of the personal work environment, Type A behavior, locus of control, time management, and coping strategies at work and home. The application of theory to practice in different settings, e.g. counseling, health education, individual and group training, coaching, management, and psychotherapy, will be covered. A number of questionnaires will need completing at the end of the course.
5. Building Self-Esteem
Course Description: Building self-esteem and having good assertiveness skills is essential for self confidence and success. And it all begins with you. This course will help participants discover some simple assertiveness techniques that dramatically change how you feel about yourself and boost self-esteem. Participants will learn how to recognize the importance of learning self-acceptance, and nurturing your sense of self. The course includes: introductions and course overview, anxiety inventory, building your self esteem, increasing self confidence and the power of thoughts.
6. Anger Management
Course Description: This short course in Anger Management offers practical, common sense, effective techniques to help anger addicts break the cycle of rage. Rather than focusing on psychotherapeutic processes that can sometimes involve months or years of counseling, our clinically tested anger management techniques provide students with the skills and insights they need to begin changing their angry behavior patterns from the very first class. They will be guided in assessing their relationship to anger; provided with a set of tools and strategies to control their anger; and assisted in designing a recovery program that will begin producing results immediately.
7. Time Management
Course Description: This short course is valuable for those who want to improve their productivity and strengthen their time-management skills through multiple ways of thinking about and using time more effectively. Critical deadlines, competing priorities and an avalanche of e-mails and/or personal tasks often leave individuals feeling overwhelmed. Being able to set priorities and allocate time appropriately are critical skills for achieving your goals. Taking control of your time and schedule enables you to increase personal productivity and enhance your quality of life. This unique course provides strategies, techniques and tips to set priorities and manage the daily pressures of meeting important and urgent commitments in your life. This course will enable you to balance your professional and personal lives, monitor daily work habits and determine areas for improvement and implement a personal time-management action plan.
*The certificate courses will be of 3 weeks’ duration and are subject to the number of students enrolled and the instructor’s availability.