& Mental Health
for Counsellors, Hypnotherapists, Mental Health Workers,
College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
Course approved for
professional development purposes and by ACCPH (see
links in left-hand column).
recommended period of study: approx.
months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
Method of study:
Textbook study. Written assignments based on
the set textbook. Assignment questions are issued by email and
students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by
Course description and
Most counsellors, psychotherapists and
complementary therapists have not had an
opportunity to study neuroscience, the science
of how the brain works. More and more research
is showing that neuroscience can inform the ways
we understand learning, memory, emotion,
behaviour and various dysfunctions and mental
health problems. In turn, this has implications
for counselling and other mental health and
emotional well-being interventions.
The set text presents an accessible overview
of recent trends in research and how what scientists know suggests
guidelines for therapy and health.
A glossary is provided
for those unfamiliar with scientific terms. You will learn about the
relevance of neuroscience for the following conditions:
PTSD and Dissociation,
Depression and Bipolar,
Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger's),
Psychosis and Schizophrenia,
Links to authoritative neuroscience news sites
are given to enable you to keep up with reports
of the latest advances in the field, so your
knowledge will not go out of date.
We will check periodically to see if a new
edition of the core textbook is available and if
so the course will be revised.
Criteria: Open entry.
This course will be of interest
to counsellors, hypnotherapists, psychotherapists,
complementary practitioners, volunteers and
others involved with mental health. You will
enjoy a new level of understanding. If you
are a therapy tutor/trainer, this course will
give you the knowledge to incorporate an
introduction to neuroscience in your syllabus.
course will also benefit students who are hoping
to apply to university to study nursing,
medicine, clinical psychology, neuroscience, etc.
since you will be able to talk about your
knowledge at interview.
Successful graduates will receive the Diploma
in Neuroscience and Mental Health.
The college is accredited by the International Association for
The course is approved by ACCPH (see
societies page for explanation).
Please see our FAQs page for general information.
We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at
To apply for this course
now, go to our Application page