Psychology and Counselling Online Course

Psychology and Counselling Online Course Sale!
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

Develop your ability to analyse psychological conditions, and apply that knowledge in counselling, or advisory situations.  Learn more about the study of abnormal psychology, behaviours in different situations, stress and counselling.

Course Aims:

  • Identify the nature of conflict and stress and why this issue affects so many people today.
  • Identify and examine behaviours that are characterised as abnormal and compare and contrast these with behaviours characterised as healthy.
  • Explain social influence on individual behaviour.
  • Explain social influence on group behaviour.
  • Describe alternative methods of dealing with psychological problems
  • Develop skills for resolving conflict.
  • Develop communication skills for counselling individuals.


Detailed Course Outline


This course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 7 lessons in this course:


  • The mind to body connection
  • How to recognise stress
  • The physiological response – What happens to the body when you experience stress
  • Chronic and acute stress
  • Erikson’s psychosocial stages
  • Social adjustment
  • Relationship betreen stress and heart disease
  • Basic sources of stress
  • Why some people suffer more
  • How to deal with stress
  • Defense mechanisms

Abnormal Behaviour

  • Abnormality (Definition)
  • Deviation from statistical norms vs social norm
  • Maladaptiveness in behaviour
  • Personal distress
  • Wakefield’s harmful dysfunction concept
  • Psychologically healthy individuals
  • Classification of mental disorders
  • Anxiety and mood disorders
  • Prevalence of depression
  • Treatment of depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance related disorder
  • Disorders diagnosed in childhood
  • Delerium, Dementia, Amnestic and Cognitive disorders
  • Problems with classification

Individual Behaviour

  • Pro-social or altruistic behaviour
  • Socialisation
  • Conformity
  • Family influence
  • Disciplinary measures
  • Sibling influence
  • Influence of school
  • Influence of peers
  • Heiders balance theory
  • Cognitive dissonance theory

Group Behaviour

  • Social considerations
  • Temporary group
  • Organised group
  • Organisational groups
  • The influence of groups
  • Industrial groups

Methods of dealing with Abnormalities

  • Professionals in counselling and psychology
  • Therapist techniques
  • Transference
  • Directiveness and non directiveness
  • Systematic desensitisation
  • Behaviour therapies
  • Psychoanalytical approach
  • Psychoanalytic techniques
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Eclectic approach

Conflict Resolution

  • Conflict handling techniques
  • Negotiation
  • Joint problem solving
  • Problems with negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Agreements or contracts
  • Suggested timetable for a mediation session

Interpersonal Communication Skills

  • Communication channels
  • Effective communication
  • Awareness
  • Communication skills
  • Hearing verbal messages
  • Perceiving non verbal messages
  • Responding
  • Verbal and non verbal communication
  • Body language
  • Communication barriers
  • Self awareness
  • Self esteem
  • Conversation development
  • Professional relationship building

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

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    Course Tutor

    Dr Nicholas Harris B. Psychology (Hons I), PhD

    Nicholas is a social psychologist; he studies and teaches on topics involving group-level and individual-level behavior, as well as examining the effect of the situation.  Nicholas has been involved in writing textbooks and research papers in psychology. Nicholas’ teaching experience is vast; he has taught social psychology, indigenous and intercultural psychology, statistics, research methods, psychological measurement and assessment, personality, organizational psychology, counselling skills, and ethics. Nicholas has also completed a number of short courses on counselling and suicide prevention, and has volunteered for a number of years with Lifeline. Nicholas has supervised a number of honours and master’s research theses.

    How It Works

    1. Learn Online

    Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.

    2. Get Help & Support

    Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.

    3. Receive Certificate

    Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

    We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.