Duration: 2 hours

In this course, you'll learn about different approaches to conflict and conflict management from an ethics perspective. Includes material on ethical relativism, deontological ethics, virtue ethics, and other common approaches. The course also introduces the concept of ethical dilemmas, along with examples. Useful for developing logic and logic skills.
Duration: 2 hours

An ethical society has been defined in different ways. An ethical society is likely to have a community which shares ethical ideals and is committed to making life more ethical. In this course, you'll develop an understanding of how ethics can be applied to better manage the effective functioning of human societies, including some discussion of applied ethics and a case study.
Duration: 3 hours

Human rights refer to the rights held by everyone by virtue of being a human being. The premise of human rights is that they provide a set of basic standards that should be protected, applied to everyone equally. In this course, you'll learn about the ethics of individual rights and how they can be applied to determine and manage the rights of individuals.
Duration: 1 hour

Ethics can be described as "the norms and rules of conduct that distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour”. In this course, you'll study the general scope, nature and language of ethics, from origin to current theories. Includes material on the differences between the three major areas: meta-ethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics.
Duration: 2 hours

There are a variety of ethical positions available to an individual, from utilitarianism and natural ethics through to the principle of natural law and consequentialism. In this course, you'll learn how and why different people may choose to adopt one ethical position over another. The course also includes discussion on the principle of double effect.
Duration: 3 hours

In this course, you will focus on why organisations require ethics and on the application of ethics in different organisations, beginning with ethics in a business/profit making setting and then within public organisations, such as in health and social care. You'll also look at individuals themselves and consider how ethics can be applied by people in the work they do on a daily basis and throughout an entire career.
Duration: 2 hours

A virtue is a personal attribute that is good for the person who possesses that virtue; a virtuous person is often regarded to be someone who has ideal personality traits and characteristics. In this course, you'll discuss models of virtue ethics and morality and how they affect groups and individuals.
Duration: 3 hours

In this course, you will learn about the ABC model; different applications of behavioural assessments; major techniques and problems with interpretation and use of these assessments.
Duration: 4 hours

There are many different assessment tests which have been developed to assess a variety of human characteristics and behaviours. These include tests of aptitude, intelligence, personality, neuropsychological problems, and occupational suitability. In this course, you'll learn about some of the more widely used assessment tests and how they were developed.
Duration: 4 hours

Interviews are an important source of information in profiling. A psychological test may tell the psychologist that the person has a high level of anxiety in a certain setting, but an interview may tell the psychologist more about what causes a particular concern or how it developed. In this course, you'll learn about using interviews to help collect and contextualise data.


Duration: 4 hours

Learn some of the basics of behavioural psychology and profiling. A profile of an individual at its most basic is an outline of what a person is really like in terms of their personality traits and characteristics.
Duration: 3 hours

There are different types of profile in terms of the type of analysis required and the type of information sought. The information gathered for use in a profile is influenced by its intended use. In this course, you'll learn about profiling how it can be useful when applied to different contexts, including marketing and law.
Duration: 2 hours

Clinical profiling has been around for a long time. In this course, you'll learn about the developing science of profiling across different areas, including behavioural profiling in the context of security and law enforcement, employment, and more.
Duration: 1 hour

Metaethics is concerned with understanding the nature of ethical properties rather than asking how one should behave ethically, such as trying to determine the meaning of goodness and the differences between good and bad behaviour. In this course, you'll learn about metaethics, how it can be used in a real world situation, and how to argue across different viewpoints.
Duration: 2 hours

The social contract is a means of creating social order, a way of governing how people interact with one another so that individuals are co-operative and treated fairly. In this course, you'll learn about the basic requirements of social contract theory and their ethical implications for human rights and behaviour.
Duration: 3 hours

Adolescence is the period of time in a person’s life from puberty to maturity (adulthood). In this course, you'll learn about the complexities of human development theories in relation to adolescents specifically. Includes material on Piaget, Erikson, mutuality and a transition into career development.

Duration: 3 hours

Develop an understanding of life crises in relation to adolescents. Changes in people at puberty can lead to it being considered a crisis. The concept of “crisis” is a key issue in psychology when considering problems and breakdowns in the life cycle.
Duration: 3 hours

Puberty is the result of the brain signalling endocrine (hormone-producing) glands to increase their hormone production and release into the bloodstream. In this course, you'll learn about the physical changes that occur during puberty in terms of biology. Includes detail on menstruation and spermatogenesis.
Duration: 3 hours

Family often complain about the change in a person from a sweet, fun child into a bratty teenager. Behavioural changes are often the result of ongoing cognitive development, and attempts by the adolescent to make use of and expand on newly forming cognitive skills. In this course, you'll learn about some of the intellectual changes that occur in adolescence and how to work toward optimum outcomes for all.
Duration: 4 hours

Learn about the stages of development during which adolescent personalities and morality are developed; what the most common emotional struggles are; the main effects on teenagers' mental and physical health; the role of family in adolescent emotional development and some strategies to encourage emotional autonomy.
Duration: 4 hours

Study the development of sexuality during adolescence. including main sexual changes that happen during and post puberty. Includes material on youth experiences and how to understand adolescents in order to offer adequate support.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about social development in adolescence; how adolescents are influenced by their peers, parents and teachers; the responsibility adults have on making sure their influence remains pertinent in young people's lives, and to ensure young people are not overly reliant on peers leading to poor health outcomes or risk-taking behaviours.
Duration: 2 hours

The intellectual and physical shifts that occur in adolescence are usually accompanied by changes in ideation, ethics, and moral development. Parents have a great impact on the moral development of their children, influencing their basic social, political and religious views. In this course, you will learn about theories of moral development in relation to teenagers and the family's role.
Duration: 2 hours

Delinquent acts are acts that deviate from the expected normal behaviour in a society. Different societies will have different standards of acceptance, expectation and tolerance for adolescents; and the term juvenile is defined differently from place to place. In this course, you'll learn about potential links between adolescence and delinquent activity and crime.
Duration: 1 hour

Comorbidity refers to the situation where a person has more than one disease or disorder at the same time. The relationship between substance use and other mental health disorders is quite convoluted and causation is difficult to ascertain. In this course, you will learn about comorbidities, risk factors of substance abuse, alcohol and other co-morbid disorders.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn about the short and long term effects of alcohol consumption; acceptable levels of consumption; the effects on daily life; how long it stays in the bloodstream and behavioural effects related to alcohol concentration.
Duration: 2 hours

Outsiders rarely understand addictive behaviour, such as gambling or compulsive shopping. This makes counselling a valuable resource for people struggling with addiction. In this course, you'll learn about types of counselling and services that can help.
Duration: 4 hours

Learn how to assess someone with an alcohol problem, including the main questions used to track the drinking history; motivational interviews; detoxification; abstinence; medications that help reducing the craving for alcohol consumption; effective forms of counselling.
Duration: 2 hours

In this course, you will learn key principles in effective treatments for drug addiction; how MET (Motivational Enhancement Therapy) can help; medications that help with the withdrawal symptoms; behavioural therapies; residential treatments.
Duration: 2 hours

Study the basics of drug and addiction counselling, along with some key terms. Useful for beginners, or those interested in expanding their existing counselling practice.
Duration: 4 hours

Learn about the most common drugs and how how they are classified. Includes material on the short- and long-term effects each drug may have on physical human health and behaviour.
Duration: 1 hour

An introduction to different services and treatments available to help a person with an addiction. The support is dependent on the addiction, the person, and the geographical location.
Duration: 2 hours

In this course, you will learn about types of substances which people become dependent (cannabis, heroin, cocaine, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, etc); theories as to why people take substances; and other behavioural addictions such as: gambling, alochol, and shopping.
Duration: 1 hour

Telephone and e-counsellors must demonstrate a specific set of skills or competencies. While these overlap requirements for traditional face-to-face counselling, distance assessments of a client’s state of mind is often more difficult. In this course, you'll learn about identifying risks, how to establish ground rules and boundaries online and over the phone, and why people seek for internet or phone counselling.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn why ethics is so important in counselling; mandatory and aspirational ethics; what informed consent is; confidentiality; and what to do in extreme cases of dealing with suicidal clients.
Duration: 1 hour

In this course, you will learn the importance of informed consent; how to moderate forums; how to identify trolls; and about boundaries and debriefing.
Duration: 1 hour

Online counselling usually occurs via chat, email, or forums. Forums are more commonly used for peer support. In this course, you'll learn about the variety of uses for online therapy, its benefits, and the basics of email and chat counselling and how to use emoji and apps.
Duration: 1 hour

You will learn about the stages of telephone counselling, how to develop and use microskills, and how to work on non-verbal and verbal communication skills on the phone or via digital media. You'll also learn how to professionally end a call.
Duration: 1 hour

Online and telephone counselling is not viable for all clients. In this course, you'll learn about some of the downsides of using telephone and online counselling, such as nuisance, silent or chronic callers, problems with digital literacy, and a lack of non-verbal communication.
Duration: 1 hour

In this course, you will learn how you can apply counselling skills in your daily life and to help others; the key elements of an effective counselling; common techniques; the importance of asking open and closed questions; verbal and non-verbal communication.
Duration: 1 hour

You will learn how to define a starting and ending time for the counselling session, how to set professional boundaries, and see examples of using counselling skills. You'll also learn ways to get started as working as an e-counsellor.
Duration: 4 hours

The counsellor is there to help the client through those difficulties, to help them consider what the difficulties are, why they are finding it hard to cope with them and then help them to find strategies to move on with their lives.
Duration: 3 hours

We all have emotions, but often we cannot explain them. Emotions are generally described as our natural, instinctive state of mind, derived from our mood, circumstances or relationships with others.
Duration: 2 hours

Empathy is the ability to step into the shoes of another person, to imagine how they may be feeling. If we are not able to
do that, it is hard to communicate well with others. In this course, you'll work through a set of practical tools and ideas, such as how to use empathy, respect, and listening; and how to recognise client strengths. Includes case studies.
Duration: 3 hours

With the changes in technology, there are more and more ways of communicating -- including phones, chat, and email. Yet the lack of non-verbal cues and information can lead to misunderstandings. In this course, you'll learn how to improve your communication skills and use the lack of face-to-face communication to your client's benefit.
Duration: 4 hours

The human body is capable of 700,000 different movements -- meaning there is potential for a lot of confusion and misunderstood messages. In this course, you'll work through an introduction to body language, projection, traits, and stereotypes. You'll also work through material on Freudian models and defence models.
Duration: 2 hours

Different clients may have different needs that don’t always fit specifically into the theory the counsellor practices. Learn how to implement counselling theory in practical ways.
Duration: 5 hours

A counsellor is a person who meets with a client on a professional basis to help to resolve their problems and issues.
Counselling techniques, however, can be used by people outside the profession. In this course, you'll learn how to implement counselling skills in the real world, including active listening, paraphrasing, and clarifying/encouraging.
Duration: 2 hours

How to strike a reasonable life balance, including managing both positivity and negativity. Useful for work and personal settings, and includes material on theory and practice.
Duration: 2 hours

Anger is a very strong emotion and one which can at times get the better of many people. Learn about the impact of anger, physiological responses, and management techniques.
Duration: 3 hours

Negative emotions can be hard to shake. In this course, you'll learn strategies to help overcome negative thoughts and improve well-being in the home. Includes ways to deal with anger, stress, shame, guilt, self-doubt and other negative emotions in the home.
Duration: 2 hours

Work can present many people with difficult scenarios and can be very taxing every day. In this course, you'll learn about potential work stressors and conflicts, how to manager emotions at work, and techniques for well-being in the workplace. Includes case studies.
Duration: 2 hours

An introduction to common negative emotions, the focus of shame, guilt, and reduced self-esteem. Includes practical ways to help deal with stress from negative emotions.
Duration: 2 hours

Mood disturbances, depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns can be difficult to manage. Start learning to recognise common symptoms in order to create a basic management plan.
Duration: 2 hours

There are a range of so-called negative emotions which can affect our daily lives. Negative thoughts are often linked to these feelings and situations, such as those which bring about stress, can initiate and maintain unhealthy psychological conditions. In this couse, you'll learn about the ideas underlying negative emotions, causes of negative emotions, stress responses, and how these tie into mental health.
Duration: 2 hours

Stress occurs when a system is put under pressure. Likewise, when people are overtaxed they become stressed. If this stress continues indefinitely, they experience strain and this can make us vulnerable to a range of psychological, physical and emotional difficulties.
Duration: 3 hours

Environmental psychology is a specialised branch of psychology which focuses on research and practice in the relationships between people and the physical environment – these can be built or natural environments. The environment influences how people behave, but also people can change the environment. Therefore, environmental psychology is concerned with the impact of the environment on people and the impact of people on the environment.
Duration: 2 hours

In this course, you will learn about the broad groups of psychological disorders in children such as developmental, emotional, and behavioural disorders; main causes; resilience; vulnerability.
Duration: 3 hours

In this course, you will learn about the different types of depression, the impact of gender on depression, how to determine the type of depression, symptoms, treatments, triggers, risk factors, grief, psychological aspects, talking therapies and more.
Duration: 3 hours

Before you can begin to offer counselling, you need to gain a full picture of the child's problems. In this course, you will understand the significance of development and differences to adults in the assessment of child mental health.
Duration: 2 -3 hours

Eating disorders are present when a person has severe disturbances in their eating behaviour, such as reducing their food intake in an extreme way or overeating in an extreme way. They may also experience severe distress about their body, eating and their body shape. With this course, you will learn how childhood eating and feeding disorders are classified, and possible counselling approaches to treatment.
Duration: 3 hours

Conduct disorders in children are serious emotional and behaviour disorders. The child may show patterns of violent and disruptive behaviour. They may have problems following rules. With this course, you will understand childhood anxiety and possible counselling approaches to treatment.
Course Duration: 2 hours

Anxiety disorders are amongst the most common disorders in children. Anxiety is typified by unreasonable fear and is accompanied by physiological responses such has rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, and butterflies in the stomach. In this course, you will learn what are the signs of anxiety in children and possible counselling approaches to treatment.
Duration: 3 hours

All children experience sadness in response to stressful situations such as loss of a loved one, death of a pet or failing an exam. With this course, you will learn about childhood depression and possible counselling approaches to treatment.
Course Duration: 3 hours

Understand how counselling is applied for bedwetting, cross cultural issues, bullying, children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder); and compare alternative response strategies.
Duration: 2 hours

The brain is extremely specialised and complex. Due to this complexity, the slightest damage can have serious consequences. The brain can be damaged in many different ways and it depends on the severity and the area damaged, as to how harmful the damage is. In this course, you'll learn about different causes of brain damage and the resultant effects on brain functioning.
Duration: 4 hours

Biopsychology is also known as “Physiological Psychology”, “Psychobiology” or “Biological Psychology”. Biopsychologists generally consider that evolution has an influence on the pool of behaviour-influencing genes available to members of each species. In this course, you'll learn how evolution, genetics and experience influence behaviour and individual differences.
Duration: 2 hours

The brain directs and organises our behaviour. Certain areas of the brain are thought to be responsible for particular functions. Language lateralization refers to relative control of language related functions by the left and right hemisphere. In this course, you'll learn about different models of language localisation and evaluate evidence for these models.
Duration: 3 hours

Memory is defined as the brain’s ability to store the learned effects of its experience. Memory is a process where information is retained about the past. In this course, you'll learn about memory structures in the brain, theories of memory storage, and evidence from different types of amnesia.
Duration: 3 hours

Drugs are chemical compounds that modify the way the body and mind work. Much of the scientific work on drugs has attempted to widen the gap between effective and toxic doses. In this course, you'll learn about the effects of drugs on the central nervous system and biopsychological theories of addiction and reward systems in the brain.
Duration: 1 hour

The ability of the brain to change by what it has learned is known as neuroplasticity. As we learn and develop, we acquire new skills and knowledge. In order to learn or memorise information, the brain must continue to change as a result of that knowledge and to represent that new knowledge. In this course, you'll learn about neuroplasticity from the perspective of development, learning and recovery from brain damage.
Duration: 3 hours

Traditional research methods into behavioural genetics include twin studies and adoption studies. Twins and adopted children were often studied as a way of determining whether behaviour is due to nature or nurture, i.e. due to their genes or their environment. In this course, you'll learn about methods of research used to understand the functioning of the nervous system and behaviour.
Duration: 2 hours

When a psychiatrist, doctor or psychologist assesses a person, they will look at the symptoms they possess, and then consider what condition they are suffering from. In this course you will learn more about the nature, scope and impact of mental health on adults of all ages. Covers different perspectives on mental illness, including Jahoda, Rosenhan, and Seligman.
Duration: 2 hours


Everyone feels anxious at some time in their lives. For some people, however, anxiety can get out of hand. Their anxiety is more constant and affects their daily lives. In this course you will learn about the nature of anxiety and related conditions, then consider possible responses that may be used for these conditions.
Duration: 2 hours

Eating disorders are characterised by an abnormal attitude towards food. This attitude causes the person to change their eating behaviour and habits. With this course you will learn about the scope and nature of eating disorders in adults, and consider the responses that might be taken to such conditions.
Duration: 2 hours

Dementia is an acquired impairment affecting personality and intellect. The deficits usually become generalised and it affects about 50 million people worldwide. Learn more about the scope and nature of dementia in adults and consider the responses that might be taken to such conditions.
Duration: 2 hours

A personality disorder is evident when a person has: an enduring pattern of thinking, behaving and feeling that is significantly different from their culture and leads to negative consequences; the pattern is longstanding and inflexible. In this course you will learn about the scope and nature of antisocial personality disorders, and consider the responses that might be taken to such conditions.
Duration: 2 hours

Managing mental health is far easier if the sufferer is positive about addressing their problems, and willing to make an effort to help themselves. In this course, you'll learn about a variety of self-help options that will ease the suffering of anyone struggling with mental health problems.
Duration: 2 hours

Schizophrenia is usually a long-term mental health condition. With this course you will learn about the nature of schizophrenia and consider the responses that might be taken to such conditions.
Duration: 2 hours

The services available for people with mental health issues will vary from country to country and from area to area.
Learn how to identify mental health services and support options available for those with mental health issues.


Duration: 2 hours

With this course you will learn the purposes for using play therapy, potential of what it might achieve, and determine situations where it is appropriate to use it as a therapeutic technique.
Duration: 2 hours

With this course you will learn about the therapeutic play continuum, applications of play and play therapy, play therapy tools, advantages and issues arising in therapy.
Duration: 3 hours

Anxiety and depression are sometimes referred to as internalising disorders because they affect the child’s internal world. With this course you will learn how play therapy can be used to help children with emotional disturbances such as depression and anxiety disorders.

Duration: 2 hours

Play therapy has evolved as a therapy primarily aimed at treating psychological problems and disorders of childhood. With this course you will learn how to determine the proper type of play therapy to assist adult populations with specific emotional and psychological problems which can benefit from play.
Duration: 2 hours

With this course you will learn how play can be used in occupational therapy and other contexts to help people manage or rehabilitate from physical and mental disabilities, and the role of science and technology.
Duration: 2 hours

With this course you will learn how play therapy can be used to help children with behavioural disorders such as conduct disorder, hyperactivity, oppositional defiant disorder and problems with anger and impulse control.
Duration: 2 hours

Play therapy has been used to treat children with developmental disorders, most notably those on the autism spectrum but those with also children with intellectual disability and learning disorders. With this course you will learn about play therapy, how it can be used to treat developmental disorders such as autism, intellectual disability and learning disorders.
Duration: 2 hours

With this course you will learn to appropriately choose and apply play therapies for children suffering from social and family related problems such as grief and loss, crises such as divorce, and trauma-related issues.
Duration: 2 hours

With this course you will learn about a range of different but closely related therapies including music, art, and drama therapy, and techniques used in these therapies which are incorporated into play therapy.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about barriers to effective multi-cultural relationships. Adherence to a specific technique or method may limit the success of a counselling service. Many cultural groups do not share the values implied by the methods and thus do not share the service providers expectations for the conduct or outcome of the service. To counter these differences, effective service providers must investigate their clients' cultural background and be open to flexible definitions of "appropriate" or "correct" behaviour. The basis of understanding others, however, must be understanding of ourselves.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about cultural diversity and different ways that it can be expressed within a society. Cultural diversity refers to the differences between human communities based on differences in their ideologies, values, beliefs, norms, customs, meanings and ways of life – in other words, diversity based on cultural differences.
Duration: 3 hours

Culture can be an integral aspect of self, providing us with a coherent way of dealing with, and understanding the world, ourselves, and our relationships. Culture creates our sense of who we are and our understanding of the world to such an extent that we are all very much cultural beings. In this course, you'll learn about how culture affects self-awareness through verbal and non-verbal means.

Duration: 2 hours

Traditionally, most cultures are monistic: they develop paradigms (overarching beliefs) about the nature of human beings, society and the world that they take to be true. In this course, you'll learn about the fundamentals of developing and implementing cultural competence. Includes material on training for cultural change.
Duration: 2 hours

Cultural traditions determine, in part, how individuals view their mental and physical health. What is considered healthy in one society may be viewed as unhealthy in another. In this course, you'll learn about multicultural attitudes toward mental health issues. Includes discussion of problems in cultural difference in psychology.
Duration: 4 hours

Prejudice is an ever-present phenomenon because human beings are social animals. Our identities are composed of building blocks that are group memberships, and we define ourselves in terms of the national, religious and professional groups to which we belong. In this course, you'll learn about the influences of prejudice and racism, and how they are affected by group membership.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn about shortcomings of current counselling theories and possible future developments. Different people will experience and respond to crises in different ways, each of which can be quite valid. These variations can become even more important in cases affected by cultural differences.
Duration: 3 hours

It is not uncommon for individuals to define what is normal, correct and good in human nature according to the perceptions and values of their own culture. In this course, you'll learn about the impact of culture when working with culturally different clients.
Duration: 3 hours

Ageing is the process of growing old. It is a gradual biological impairment of usual functioning. These changes have a direct impact on the ability of organs, such as the heart, kidney and lungs and biological systems such as the reproductive and digestive systems, which affect the organism as a whole. In this course, you'll learn about the theories of ageing, and to develop an understanding of the different stages of human development.
Duration: 3 hours

With the increases in longevity, today’s older adults face new challenges, from working longer to maintaining different types of relationships. In this course you will learn about the psychological impact of changes which occur as a person reaches old age.
Duration: 3 hours

Ageing inevitably leads to physical decline. Many of the physical changes involved are not the result of illness or a direct consequence of the ageing process. In this course you will learn about the effects of physical health problems on older people, and how to begin the management process.
Duration: 3 hours

Paying attention to exercise and diet is important as it can help with certain conditions. There are also other ways that support services can make sure that an older person takes care of their general health. In this course you will learn about the nature and the scope of support services, including counselling, for the elderly.
Duration: 3 hours

With this course you will learn to a range of solutions that can enable an elderly person to adapt to changed circumstances in order to continue performing tasks or pursuing interests that are becoming increasingly difficult for them.
Duration: 3 hours

Grief is a term used to describe all the thoughts, behaviours and feelings that occur after someone goes through bereavement. As a result of ageing, individuals will inevitably experience a range of losses and bereavements, which may result in feelings of grief. In this course, you'll learn a variety of counselling techniques can be applied to specific grief and loss situations for counselling elderly persons.
Duration: 3 hours

As people grow older, they become more susceptible to a range of conditions that are more associated with ageing, such as dementia, rheumatism, osteoporosis, and more. In this course you will learn how to develop strategies for counselling an elderly person who has been diagnosed with a debilitating or terminal illness.
Duration: 3 hours

Everyone, if they live long enough will experience the death of a significant person. The loss changes the dynamics of family systems and personal relationships which is often the reason why an elderly person might seek help in the first place. In this course, you'll learn how to develop strategies for counselling an elderly person who has lost a loved one.
Duration: 3 hours

There are some barriers which can impede effective communication that are more specific to the aged population. Such barriers include cognitive decline, psychiatric illnesses, the effect of medication, and sensory impairment. In this course, you'll learn how to determine when and how to intervene in the life of an elderly person.