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Psychotherapy Course Overview

  • Get an in-depth understanding of psychotherapy
  • Learn about the differences between counselling and psychotherapy
  • Explore the different types of psychotherapy
  • Broaden your understanding of psychotherapy education and psychotherapeutic techniques
  • Uncover the effects of psychotherapy in different cases
  • Learn how to set up your personal practice in psychotherapy

Course Content

  1. About the Instructor

    In the first section, get to know about the instructor for this course, her history in psychotherapy and her work experience in the sector.

  2. About the Course

    Next, you will get an overview of the psychotherapy course and its content. Learn about the topics that will be covered and what you will get to learn once you complete the course.

  3. What is ‘Psychotherapy’?

    In this section, you will learn the meaning of psychotherapy. You will also get an overview of the tasks of a psychotherapist, the working conditions of a psychotherapist and what psychotherapy offers to clients.

  4. Difference between ‘Counselling’ and ‘Psychotherapy

    Here, you will get to know the differences between counselling and psychotherapy. You will learn about the core principles of each concept and the vital distinctions between them.

  5. Who needs psychotherapy?

    Next, you will learn about the people who may need psychotherapy. You will understand the context of psychotherapy along with when, how and why someone may seek therapy.

  6. Setting up a therapeutic environment

    In this section, you will learn about the importance of setting up therapeutic environments and how they should be done to provide a convenient environment for the clients.

  7. Listening Skills & Listening Stages

    In this lesson, you will get to learn about listening skills and how to use them in therapeutic situations. You will understand the aspects of listening skills and what they involve. Additionally, you will know what may affect the listening skills to effectively communicate with the clients.

  1. Establishing positive therapeutic relationship

    In this module, you’ll learn the importance of establishing positive therapeutic relationships, why it is essential to effective communication and how to establish it.

  2. Stress – and Anger management

    In the next lesson, you will get a look at the meaning of stress and anger in the context of psychotherapy and how it can be managed through therapeutic communication. You will also learn how to deal with clients who are facing issues caused by stress and anger.

  3. Person-Centred Therapy

    Here, you will go through the person-centred therapy approach followed by psychotherapists. You will get to know the origins of this approach, the fundamentals of the approach and how it is utilized in a therapeutic context.

  4. Psychodynamic Therapy & Psychoanalysis

    Explore the concepts of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic approach with this lesson. You will get to know about the roots of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic approach, the different techniques used in these approaches for psychotherapy and the connection between psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy.

  5. Gestalt Therapy

    Here you will get to know about the gestalt approach. You will learn about the key concepts of gestalt therapy, how the gestalt process can affect individuals awareness and perception of events and why it is used for therapy. 

  6. Existential Psychotherapy

    Next, you will learn about the principles of existensial psychotherapy. You will learn about the perspective of this approach, how existential therapy originated and its core practices.

  7. Individual Psychotherapy 

    In this lesson, the individual approach to psychotherapy is explained. You will get an overview of the approach, how it is conducted and how it can be beneficial for clients.

  1. Group sessions (workshops)

    In this module, you will learn about the approaches that require group session, how they are conceptualized, conducted and what benefits you can get from group sessions instead of individual sessions.

  2. Couple psychotherapy

    Here you will get to know how couple psychotherapy works, how relationship issues can be mitigated through couples therapy. You will learn how issues can be effectively dealt with to improve relationships and fix underlying issues. 

  3. Online (Skype) Therapy

    Next, you will learn about the fundamentals of online therapy. You will get an overview of how online therapy is conducted and how it can be beneficial.

  4. Psychotherapy for Depression

    In the next lesson, you will get to learn about depression and depressive disorder and what therapeutic techniques can be used to tackle the depressive state of mind.

  5. Psychotherapy for Anxiety disorders

    Here, you will get to learn about anxiety and anxiety disorders and what approach can be undertaken to effectively deal with such circumstances.

  6. Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a mental health condition where individuals display different behaviors at different times and find it difficult to function in society. You will learn the symptoms and effects of shizophrenia and how therapy can be used to manage the effects of this condition. 

  7. Gender Identity Disorder (Gender Dysphoria)

    In the final lesson in the module, you will get to know about the gender identity disorder or gender dysphoria. Individuals can be discontent with their gender identity and face issues of acceptance. In this lesson, you will learn how psychotherapy can be used to communicate with individuals facing gender identity issues and work with them to deal with their transitional period.

  1. Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders

    In the next module, you will get to learn about eating disorders. We will talk about the different kinds of eating disorders, how they affect both genders and how they can affect mental and physical conditions. We will also learn the therapy techniques used to deal with people facing eating disorders.

  2. Suicidal thinking & talking

    This lesson will talk about suicidal thinking and how it can come about. We will get to know the causes of suicidal thinking and the consequences of these thoughts. You will learn the methods of communicating with clients who are facing these issues and help them deal with the situation in a non-fatal way.

  3. Self harm cases

    Next, we will learn about self-harming cases. You will learn about the techniques to deal with clients who are showing signs of self-harming behaviour and effectively deal with their issues. 

  4. How to set up own practice

    Here, you will get to learn how to set up your own practice. You will learn about the requirements, the practicalities, registration, accreditation and many more. You will also get tips from successful individuals who have already undergone the process of setting up their own practice.

  5. Relationship breakdown

    In the next lesson, you will learn about techniques to help clients deal with relationship breakdowns and transition through the period of breakdown. You will learn how to help individuals cope with the situation and go through the period of seperation.

  6. Where to advertise own services

    Here you will learn how to advertise and market your therapy practice. You will know how to promote your services to clients and get tips from successful practitioners who are using effective techniques to market their own services.

  7. Registration & Accreditation

    In the next lesson you will get to know about the registration and accreditation process for your business. You will learn the requirements to set up your own practice and the steps to get it in accordance with your country regulations.

  8. Thank you & Good Bye!

    In the final section, you will get a message of gratitude from the instructor. You will also get an overview of the course materials from the instructor and suggestions for the next courses you can get started on. And you will learn how to get in touch with the instructor for any questions that you may have regarding the course. 

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
About the Instructor 00:05:00
About the Course 00:04:00
What is ‘Psychotherapy’? 00:09:00
Difference between ‘Counselling’ and ‘Psychotherapy 00:10:00
Who needs psychotherapy? 00:09:00
Setting up therapeutic environment 00:08:00
Listening Skills & Listening Stages 00:09:00
Module: 02
Establishing positive therapeutic relationship 00:10:00
Stress – and Anger management 00:13:00
Person-Centred Therapy 00:10:00
Psychodynamic Therapy & Psychoanalysis 00:11:00
Gestalt Therapy 00:13:00
Existential Psychotherapy 00:09:00
Individual Psychotherapy 00:06:00
Module: 03
Group sessions (workshops) 00:11:00
Couple psychotherapy 00:10:00
Online (Skype) Therapy 00:10:00
Psychotherapy for Depression 00:09:00
Psychotherapy for Anxiety disorders 00:07:00
Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia 00:10:00
Gender Identity Disorder (Gender Dysphoria) 00:10:00
Module: 04
Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders 00:09:00
Suicidal thinking & talking 00:10:00
Self harm cases 00:10:00
How to set up own practice 00:08:00
Relationship breakdown 00:10:00
Where to advertise own services 00:10:00
Registration & Accreditation 00:08:00
Thank you & Good Bye! 00:03:00

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