Professional Certification in Counselling

This is a 12-month Professional Certification in Counselling Psychology (ADICP) part-time programme covering a range of theoretical, analytical, conceptual and functional skills in counselling. It trains students to apply appropriate counselling skills in different situations while understanding their underlying theories. This programme prepares and equips students with the ability to work effectively as a counsellor.


  • To enquire an intermediate knowledge of the major approaches to counselling and psychotherapy;
  • To promote personal growth and self-awareness through self-exploration;
  • To assess, evaluate and implement changes by applying counselling in theory and practice;
  • To recognise and respect human diversity across populations, age groups, cultures and contexts;
  • To be able to understand and practice within the guidelines and ethical codes of counselling.


12 Months

Assessment Method

Each module will be formally assessed by written assignments (50%) and an examination (50%). Students must attend 75% of the classes to qualify for the examination.

Entry Requirement

For admission to the ADIC programme, candidates should possess either of the following:
• Diploma in Learning disorders Management & Child Psychology offered by College of Allied Educators;
• at least 2 STPM Grade C/2 passes in A-Level;
• Diploma in any discipline or,
• Degree in any discipline.
* Please note that candidates without relevant qualifications or experience may be required to take on additional bridging modules.


Next Commencement Date 2023

To Be Announced

Payment Details

Registration Fee
RM480.00 *Non Refundable Fee.
Course Fee


Total Payable



Option 1:
Full Payment.
(RM11,450 on 1st Day of Class.)

Payment Options

Option 2:
In-House Installment.
(RM2,900 on 1st Day of Class; with 10 Monthly Installments of RM855 Each.)


Option 3:
CIMB Credit Card 0% Interest- 6 months
(RM11,450.00 on 1st day of class)

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Our Modules

Introduction to Psychology

This module introduces the history and systems of Psychology. Students will have a broad overview of the diverse fields of the psychological discipline. Students will also be exposed to the important theories and concepts concerning developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology and abnormal psychology.

Family Systems Therapy

This module introduces candidates to Family Systems Theory and its therapeutic techniques, with the focus on the relational aspects of human problems. The works of Alfred Adler, Murray Bowen, Virginia Satir and other family therapists are emphasized and applied to understanding a wide range of human behaviors, where family relationships are seen as an important factor in the psychological well-being.Candidates are taught how to adopt the “systems” perspective into their work as counsellors and therapists by developing a greater understanding of the formal intervention techniques, strengths and limitations of this approach, and the challenges they might encounter in applying these in clinical practice.

Counseling Skills

This module focuses on equipping students with the counselling skills necessary for a counsellor. Students will acquire skills in attending, active listening, paraphrasing, summarizing, reducing resistance and promoting change through psychotherapy.

Counseling Methods

Students will learn the different approaches to the major methods of psychotherapy. The module focuses onto the techniques, concepts, strengths and weaknesses of the diverse approaches in psychoanalytic therapy, Cognitive Behavior therapy, and Client centered therapy.

Counseling Ethics

This module trains students to develop a keen understanding legal and ethical framework in counselling. Topics will include confidentiality, malpractice, cultural issues, multiple relationships, discrimination and organizational regulations.

Group Counseling

This module exposes students to the benefits and disadvantages of group counselling. Students will acquire skills to facilitate group counselling, understand the dynamics of group counselling and learn to manage issues arising from group counselling.

Crisis Intervention

Students will acquire skills to identify and assess the different types of crisis such as suicide intervention and counselling dangerous clients. This module trains the students to employ the different intervention methods when counselling a person in a crisis situation.

Addiction Intervention

This module helps students gain an in-depth understanding of the different forms of addiction and the social impact they create. The module will focus on assessing the stages and cycles of addiction and train students to implement strategies to break the cycle in order to promote change. Students will also learn the techniques of relapse prevention and working with the addict’s family.

Counseling Children

This module will help students develop an understanding to the different emotional and behavioral issues children go through when dealing with grief, loss, academic issues, peer pressure and broken families. Students will acquire skills to counsel children in home and educational settings and be able to apply techniques such as Art therapy and Play therapy to help children express themselves.

Supervised Practicum

Students will be attached to counselling centre to observe and gain experience in counselling under the supervision of a senior counsellor. They are required to submit a report at the end of this attachment.

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