1) Certificate Course in Counselling:
This 6-week certificate course is based on humanistic psychotherapy. It is designed for those who are or want to be in the “helping profession” e.g. social workers, teachers, doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, trainers, HRD personnel etc. The course aims at meeting the need for continuing formation of professionals. We train candidates in the Robert Carkhuff model of Personal Counselling in this course, which is an extension of Carl Rogers’ Client-centred Therapy.
2) Advanced Certificate Course in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT):
The advanced course is based on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and trains candidate in Cognitive Behavior approaches in psychological counselling. This certificate course aims at providing those in the helping profession, who already possess basic counseling skills, with an introduction to the principles and practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. This continuing educational program will provide participants with additional counseling tools, in order to raise the quality of the service they are already rendering to people. The duration of the training is 6 weeks. There are 20 sessions of two hours each on weekdays.
3) Advanced Certificate Course in Transitional Analysis:
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) workshops help counsellors to develop knowledge and skills in this very effective, efficient and empowering method of personal change. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) founded by Albert Ellis is a “cognitive-behavioral” therapy. It was earlier known as Rational Emotive Therapy (RET). It is based on the concept that emotions and behaviors result from cognitive processes; and that it is possible for human beings to modify such processes to achieve different ways of feeling and behaving. The basic premise of this approach is that it is not events that cause our problems, but the way we think about them. In REBT the counsellor helps the client understand the role of such irrational “beliefs” and self-defeating value systems, in causing and maintaining problems in his life. It uses the didactic approach i.e. teaching and re-educating the client in balanced and correct ways of thinking and behaving, and thus helping him acquire rational, realistic and appropriate beliefs of life.
4) Sex Education Training Program:
A Certificate course to become a “Sex Educator” is organised by the Institute of Human Technology regularly. It is an ideal course for teachers, social workers, paramedical health workers as well as for conscientious parents. Sex education programs specially designed for different age groups and different levels of maturity are also organized through the institute.