Institute of Commercial Management | Qualification Subject

Psychology of Human Behaviour for Counselling

ICM Professional Diploma Unit

This qualification is a new Single Subject and will be awarded as a Single Subject Certificate from June 2023.

Main Topics of Study:

Emotions and Behaviour

  • What is meant by emotion
  • Human behaviour
      - Memory loss
      - Consciousness
      - Sleep cycle
  • Factors that influence behaviour

Personality Psychology and Human Behaviour

  • Personality and temperaments
  • Normal and abnormal personality
  • Characteristics of personality disorder

Abnormal Behaviour and Psychological Disorders

  • Identifying abnormal behaviour
  • Theories of abnormal behaviour
      - Biological
      - Psychoanalytical
      - Behavioural
      - Cognitive-behavioural
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Stress disorder
  • Depressive mood disorders
  • Death by suicide

Research Methods in Counselling

  • The role of research in counselling psychology
  • Ethical issues in research
  • Components of a research report
  • Research proposal

Theories of Counselling

  • Role of theories in counselling
  • Types of theories
      - Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy
      - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
      - Psychoanalysis
  • Application of counselling theories in practice

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