The need for student counsellors has increased rapidly in the last few years. The Study Boards (CBSE, ICSE and some State Boards) have made it mandatory that there should be a counsellor in the institution premises during the entire school hours. Colleges and Universities (IITs and IIMs) too hire counsellors for the students.
Course objective: To enable the participants to be equipped with the knowledge and skill to counsel students in the Institution environment as well as counselling children if the participants want to be independent practitioners. The emphasis of the course is less on theoretical constructs and more on practical matters that the counsellors have to deal with on a daily basis.
The course will be conducted in English and hence basic knowledge of English is expected. Anyone above the age of 21 can enrol in the course and be equipped with the knowledge of understanding the world of children and teenagers whether they want to pursue a career in student counselling or not. The course will be completely online and will need the basic skills of operating a computer.
Students can choose from the two batches that we offer. One batch will be in the mornings and the other in the evenings. Each batch will have sessions of 2 hours duration.
*Batch 1: Mornings will be Tuesday from 11:00 am to 1 pm.*(January 16, 2024, to July 2024)
*Batch 2: Evenings will be Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. (January 19, 2024, to July 2024)
Course evaluation is assignment-based
Since the emphasis of the course is on practical counselling, many of the assignments will require the students of the course to meet children in their environment, speak to them on specific issues and submit their reports. There will be five assignments in the course and other than that the students are also required to counsel children in their environment and submit a report for three sessions of counselling. In addition, the students are required to participate actively in the classroom activities.
Expectations from the participants
We expect 100% attendance from every student. All students of the course are expected to attend ALL the classes in the course and follow the rules of engagement as defined by the faculty. They are expected to submit all the assignments in time and take an active part in the classroom activity. They are expected to uphold strict confidentiality on all matters shared by other participants either in the class or the children that they will talk to as part of their assignments
Earning Potential & Course Fee
Earning potential: A student counsellor in a school/college gets an average salary of Rs 25000-30000/- per month. Even Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) pay around that to the counsellors. A counsellor with experience can earn higher in private and international schools. We update JOB OPPORTUNITIES for counsellors HERE
Course Fee: The course fee is Rs 35000/- to be paid in one shot at the beginning of the course.
Refund of the course fee is possible before the course starts after deducting Rs 1000/- as administrative expenses. No refund is possible once the course starts.
Instalment facility: Students can pay by instalments if they wish
First instalment at admission: Rs. 16,000/-
Second Instalment before 16 February 2024: Rs. 10.000/-
Third instalment before 16 March 2024: 10,000/-
This will be a ONE SEMESTER course with classes conducted once a week. The duration of the class will be for two hours. Since this is an online course, some activities will be built into the course.
The focus of the course is on practical aspects of counselling children and adolescents and will cover the following areas:
Module 1 Understanding the emotions
*Course Intro, The need for Student Cg, Role of a Cr *Self Awareness and Understanding Emotions *Teaching children emotional regulation
Module 2 The Skills
*Rapport Building *Patience *Confidentiality *Listening *Being Non-Judgmental *Empathy *Counselling Process
Module 3 Children and Growth
*Understanding children through developmental stages, Attachment theories* *Adverse Childhood Experiences
Module 4 Issues in Student Counselling
*Bullying *Cyber Bullying *Peer Pressure *Habit *Addiction *Academics performance *Study Skills *Behaviour Modification *Motivation *Self Esteem *Counselling Parents andTeachers *School/College Counselling Set up *Depression in Children *Group Counselling *Play Therapy *Art Therapy* Career Guidance *Understanding Special Children *Sex Education etc.
Note: The topics are indicative. Although largely these topics are covered there may be additions and deletions as the course progresses.
Interaction with Children and Practicing Counsellors
In addition to the weekly classes, special sessions would be arranged ONLINE with children and Practicing Counsellors to understand the world of children and the practical aspects of a working counsellor. These sessions will be on a different day of the week and would be common to both the batches.
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Currently this course is being offered in collaboration with Blue Nile Counselling Centre.