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Faculty of Psychology

 

Faculty of Psychology

 

 

Counseling Psychology via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Counseling Psychology Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Counseling Psychology Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Counseling Psychology Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Counseling Psychology Online via distance learning

 

This program brings together contributions from many leading counseling psychologists to show how practitioners are currently working. The program bridges the gap between academic psychology and counseling practice and encourages professionals to bring awareness and cultural sensitivity into the consulting room. It provides a secure grounding for trainees and an excellent resource for experienced practitioners.

 

Academic Supervisor : Francisco Chelos Lopez
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Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 1 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Counseling Psychology
Marriage & Family Relations
Marriage & Family Counseling
Child & Adolescent Counseling
Analysis of Social Problems
Social Problems & Deviance
Personality & Social Development
Alcohol & Drug Counseling
Multicultural Diversity
Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
Social Counseling
Crisis Counseling
Therapeutic Practice

 

 

Counseling Psychology via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Counseling Psychology - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Counseling Psychology via distance learning = 39 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Counseling Psychology - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... Max. 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Counseling Psychology via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Psychology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Counseling Psychology - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Counseling Psychology via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Counseling Psychology - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Counseling Psychology via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments. More info...

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.
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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - Counseling Psychology Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

Counseling Psychology via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 1 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
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Counseling Psychology
This course integrates counseling with the fields of psychology, education, and sociology. It presents the intervention strategies and techniques used in counseling while explaining the techniques (namely listening, focusing and inquiring) of patients interview. In addition, it demonstrates how to assess the problem(s), wellness status and growth areas; and how to develop a goal-oriented change process with the patient.
Academic Supervisor : Sarel Francois Ackermann

Marriage & Family Relations
This course examines the impact of modern society upon the family as it relates to courtship, size of family, member relationships, economic problems, and marital stability. It compares alternative life styles, marriage, and family relations throughout the life span. It examines family development across generations.
Academic Supervisor : Sarel Francois Ackermann

Marriage & Family Counseling
This course reviews the theory and practice of marital therapies with emphasis on family systems, communications in intimate relationships, and other specific marital and family problems. It discusses family systems approaches to etiology and treatment, and family dysfunction resulting mainly from drug and alcohol usage, among others.
Academic Supervisor : Sarel Francois Ackermann

Child & Adolescent Counseling
This course develops the knowledge and skills needed for children and adolescent counseling. It explores verbal and non-verbal (e.g. play therapy) based approaches to psychotherapy. It also examines the characteristics and the needs of gifted students to further assist them in developing their social and interpersonal skills and positive self-concepts.
Academic Supervisor : Sarel Francois Ackermann

Analysis of Social Problems
This course examines social problems from three perspectives. Systemic problems: racial and sexual discrimination, inequality and poverty, militarization and war, ecological problems, overpopulation, urban and rural problems, and life cycle problems. Problems of specific institutions: government, economy, family, education, religion, and social services. Personal pathologies: mental illness, suicide, alcoholism, and drug addiction.
Academic Supervisor : Joseph Kibugi Gitau

Social Problems & Deviance
This course examines the social problems and behavior that depart from group’s and/or society’s norms. It considers delinquency and crime; sexual, religious, and lifestyle deviance; deviant sub-cultures; and the society’s reaction to deviance. It explains the causes of deviance and traces its effects on individuals and society.
Academic Supervisor : Joseph Kibugi Gitau

Personality & Social Development
This course explores the processes of social and personality development. It focuses on four key areas of research: cognition, attachment theory, language development, and moral development. It also addresses the issues and debates about the role of genes, gender, socialization, and neurological development as interacting forces that affect how infants and children acquire self/other awareness, identity, and social competence.
Academic Supervisor : Shelley-Ann Meihuizen

Alcohol & Drug Counseling
This course reviews diagnostic and assessment practices, goal setting, treatment planning, as well as multicultural, legal, and ethical issues in alcohol and drug abuse counseling. A systematic approach to treatment is emphasized along with various theoretical perspectives. It discusses the special treatment needs of alcohol and drug addicts and the use of support systems for their family members and children.
Academic Supervisor : Sarel Francois Ackermann

Multicultural Diversity
The course shows how to deal with a different culture. It covers identity development, acculturation, class, prejudice and discrimination, demographics, and verbal and non-verbal communication in the context of different cultures and values. It examines the impact of different cultural backgrounds on managerial decisions and highlights the complexities of management in a global environment.
Academic Supervisor : Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
This course studies the similarities and differences of cultures. It teaches students the skills of communication, negotiation, and managing cultural differences. It provides a cross cultural social perspective to deal effectively with individuals from varied cultures in different situations.
Academic Supervisor : Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

Social Counseling
This course highlights the major concepts and practices of contemporary psychotherapeutic systems and addresses some ethical and professional issues in social counseling practice. The goal is to allow students to wisely select from the various available theories and techniques and to develop their personal style of social counseling.
Academic Supervisor : Francis Wambua Mulwa

Crisis Counseling
This course provides knowledge and training in crisis counseling, with emphasis on psychological crisis assessment techniques and crisis intervention strategies. Various types of crises are reviewed: emergencies, overdose, relapse, violence, suicide, abuse, anxiety, and phobias.
Academic Supervisor : Francisco Chelos Lopez

Therapeutic Practice
This course covers the basics of law and ethics as they apply to health and counseling-related practice. Informed consent, confidentiality, licensing laws, regulations and customs, and professional liability are considered.
Academic Supervisor : Francisco Chelos Lopez

 

Admission requirements - Counseling Psychology Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.

Allow 10 business days for processing.

All applicants must:

* Fill out the application for admission
* Submit one ID-sized photo
* ID card or passport
* Date and sign the application

All Bachelor's, Master's, & Doctorate applicants also must:

* Attach a Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
* Submit registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details)
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...

 

AARC - Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling
AASECT - American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, & Therapists
ABRAP - Associação Brasileira de Psicoterapia
ACA - American Counseling Association
ACOP - Association de Conseillers d'Orientation Psychologues de France
ADPCA - Association for the Development of the Person Centered Approach
AIP - Association of Independent Psychotherapists
AMAPSI - Asociación Latinoamericana para la Formación y Enseñanza de la Psicología
APCA - Asian Professional Counselling Association
APPCPC - Associação Portuguesa de Psicoterapia Centrada na Pessoa e de Counselling
BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
CPT - Consejo Profesional de Terapeutas Holísticos
CPT - Council of Holistic Professional Therapists
EAC - European Association for Counselling
EFPA - European Federation of Psychologists' Associations
FEAP - Federacion Espanola de Asociaciones de Psicoterapeutas
FEPAL - Federación Psicoanalítica de América Latina
FEPP - Fédération Européenne Psychothérapeutes Psychanalystes
FFPP - Fédération Française des Psychologues et de Psychologie
FIAPSI - Federación Iberoamericana de Asociaciones de Psicología
FIP - Forum of Independent Psychotherapists
IAC - International Association for Counselling
IAC - International Association of Counsellors
IACS - International Association of Counseling Services
IACT - International Association of Counselors & Therapist
IAMFC - International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
ICP - International Council of Psychologists
IFTA - International Family Therapy Association
ISPC - International Society of Professional Counsellors
ISRE - International Society of Research on Emotion
NLPTCA - Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy and Counselling Association
SBP - Sociedade Brasileira de Psicologia
SFP - Societe Francaise de Psychologie
SPPE - Sociedade Portuguesa de Psicoterapia Existencial
TFPC - The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling
ULAPSI - Unión Latinoamericana de Entidades de Psicología
WAPCEPC - World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling
WCP - Word Council for Psychotherapy
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