Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy

Expert training in psychotherapeutic approaches


One Year (online& offline) - Credits – 24

Workload: 2-4 hours/week

To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 9600 8000 20 or email us at    Eg;  008 SPACE to 09600800020

About the Course

Psychotherapists use several approaches based on the theoretical models they generally adopt & the therapy they practise. They work one-to-one with individuals as well as with couples, families and a group of clients. In psychotherapy, the client happens to be an active participant. This course helps you gain specialized knowledge on the various psychotherapeutic approaches & practices.

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About the Instructor

Trainers from Center for Webinars, IHMH

Course Format

Trainer assisted learning
24 X 7 Guide Support through Email and Chat
Each module has reference materials in the form of eBooks, manuals, PPTs and charts
Each module has its own activity and some pragmatic assignments for better understanding.
Cases and Vignettes will be provided for more hands on training.

Resource materials required to advance your learning are included
Course Objectives

In-depth understanding about Psychotherapy Approaches
Updated knowledge on Therapeutic Practices
Practical work knowledge about using various psychotherapeutic approaches
Session Managing Expertise
Expertise to conduct counselling sessions with psychotherapeutic approaches

Expertise to strengthen your professional practice
Course Fee
Individual Participants from India (in Indian Rupee)
Group Participants from India
(minimum members in a group is three) (in Indian Rupee)
Individual Participants from Rest of the world (in United States Dollars)
Group Participants from Rest of the world (minimum members in a group is three) (in US Dollars)

Member of

Rs. 11300/-
US$ 240/-

Non – Members
(click here
to become a member)

Rs. 12800/-
US$ 280/-
Important Dates
  • Participant Capacity is Limited to 10 per batch. Registration will close on completion of 10 registrations.
  • Course intake is scheduled during Jan/ Feb, June/July and Oct/ Nov of every year for Indian students.
  • Course intake is scheduled during April/ May and August/ September of every year for International students.
  • Self-Paced Courses can be started at any point of the year and can be completed as per the student’s convenience.  To know whether this course can be done through self-paced mode, contact us at
  • To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 9600 8000 20 or email us at Eg; 008 SPACE to 09600800020
Learning Kit
  • Complete Manual for each module
  • E-books wherever required
  • Charts and other learning aids (as required)
  • Cases and Vignettes for better practice
  • Videos (as required)
  • 24 X 7 Guide support through email
Trainer’s Support
  • 24 X 7 Guide support through email
  • Audio and video support as and when required
  • Flexible timings as per students’ needs
  • Home based activity at the end of each session for practical learning
  • Additional reference documents (on request)
  • Sessions through Skype for discussion and clarification (on request)
  • Additional support through chat during the course period
  • Career support after course completion
Course Syllabus

Total 24 Credits
Study Time – 15 days per credit
Main Modules – 9 Credits

PYPT1601 -      Theories of Psychotherapy & Counselling

3 Credits

PYPT1602 -      Evidence Based Psychotherapy

3 Credits

PSYC0100 -      Pragmatism and Dissertation

3 Credits

Optional Modules – Select 15 Credits (not more than nine modules)





PYPT1603 - Counselling Process


PYPT1617 - Child Psychotherapy


PYPT1604 - Comprehensive Psychotherapy


PYPT1618 - Body Psychotherapy


PYPT1605 – Attachment in Psychotherapy


PYPT1619 - Integral Psychotherapy


PYPT1606 - Cognitive Psychotherapy


PYPT1620 - Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


PYPT1607 - Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychotherapy


PYPT1621psy - Ambivalence in Psychotherapy


PYPT1608 - Boundaries in Psychotherapy


PYPT1622 - Groupanalytic Psychotherapy


PYPT1609 - A Psychotherapy of Love


PYPT1623 - Interpersonal Psychotherapy


PYPT1610 - Constructive Psychotherapy


PYPT1624 - Metaphor in Psychotherapy


PYPT1611 - Psychotherapy in Cancer care


PYPT1625 - Principles of Counseling and Psychotherapy


PYPT1612 –Master Psychotherapist


PYPT1626 - Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner


PYPT1613 - Brief Psychotherapy


PYPT1627 - Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner


PYPT1614 - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy


PYPT1628 - Gift of Therapy


PYPT1615 - Adlerian Counselling and Psychotherapy


PYPT1629 - Psychotherapy with Suicidal People


PYPT1616 -Drama, Psychotherapy and Psychosis


PYPT1630 - Therapist and Client Relationship


Recommended Background
  • 10+2+3+2/ Post graduates or those who are doing their post-graduation in psychology or humanities or social work or human resource. Learners from medical background interested in psychotherapeutic approaches can also apply. Those who do not have psychology background should select PYPY099 – Psychology Module (2 credits) in optional.

Suggested Readings
  • Reference list will be provided during the course period
Course Plan
  • Twenty-Four Credits
  • Twelve Months
  • Learning Materials for each module
  • Pre and Post Assignment for each modules
  • 24 X 7 Email/ Chat assistance
  • Additional reference materials for a great learning experience 
  • Activities to understand the therapeutics better
Learning Outcome
  • In-depth understanding about Psychotherapy Approaches
    Updated knowledge on Therapeutic Practices
    Practical work knowledge about using various psychotherapeutic approaches
    Session Managing Expertise
    Expertise to conduct counselling sessions with psychotherapeutic approaches

    Expertise to strengthen your professional practice
Further Learning
  • Continuing Professional Development on Core Areas Required
Technical Requirements
  • A computer or a laptop
  • A good internet connection
  • Having mike, headphone facility and web camera is an added advantage but required only for a few specific courses
Statement of Accomplishment
On completion of the course, the participant will be certified by the Institute of Holistic Mental Health. The participant will receive a certificate, grade sheet and a transcript with all the details of his/her learning pertaining to the course taken.
Contact to register

Contact your student advisor at for more details on registration, availability of seat, payment of fee, etc.

    Course FAQ's  

1. Will I get a certificate after completing this class?
Yes. Participants who successfully complete the course by completing all the module assignments will receive a registered certificate, credit and grade sheet from Institute of Holistic Mental Health and School Psychology India. Participants will also get life membership of School Psychology India.

2. What resources will I need for this class?
You will get all the material required for the course during the training period.

3. Will I be able to work after completing this course?
Yes, of course.

4. Can I pay the fee in instalments?
Please note that there is no option to pay in instalments.

5. When should I register?
Registrations are accepted on a ‘first come first served’ basis, and the registration process will be closed once all places on the course are taken. You are advised to register early to avoid disappointment. Contact 09600800020 through text or Wats app.

6. What is your cancellation policy?
You may make a substitution without charge at any time before the start of the course, but all cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If your cancellation is received more than three weeks before the commencement of the course, you will be eligible for a full refund. If your cancellation is received in the three-week period before the course starts, 25% of the course fee will be retained and after the start of the course, 50% of the course fee will be retained and if you cancel after eight weeks, the course fee is entirely non-refundable. If written notification is not received and you do not attend the course, the full course fee will be retained as a cancellation charge.

7. What materials will I be provided with?
A full course pack together with supplementary materials will be provided at the first session of each module through email.

8. For whom our courses will suit?
The course is designed to benefit professional participants who are or will be leaders in their fields. This includes psychologists, counsellors, social workers, special educationists, academicians, human resource professionals, teachers, management executives and NGO representatives. Interested members of the general public who want to improve their knowledge of mental health are also welcome to do a few courses provided they fulfil the course eligibility requirements. A university degree will normally be required as a condition of acceptance on the course. Go through each course page carefully as the requirements, course objective and target learners may differ from one course to another (check the course page above).

9. Why choose our courses?

  • Delivers a comprehensive understanding of internationally recognised mental health practices and standards
  • Explains how therapeutics work and shows how they can be applied in practice
  • Offers access to leading course materials and course techniques
  • Provides a coherent account of international practices
  • Shows the relevance of international mental health practices to domestic practice
  • Improves critical awareness of key issues in contemporary mental health issues
  • Provides you with the current practices in specific speciality

10. Can I start the course, take a break, and finish it later?
Yes. You can; but prior permission through email regarding break period is required.

11. Can I take online courses on a Mac?
Yes, you can. Some users have reported being able to use alternate operating systems.

12. Is there someone I can call for help?
Yes, if you experience any difficulties, you can contact the Student Advisor for assistance regarding any of the administrative or guide issues. For academic issues, you can contact the guide at any time as per your convenience.

13. What is included with my course registration?
Each course price includes the online training course and certification. You will not be asked to pay anything extra at any point of the course.

14. What are the session schedules?
Most courses are offered in different sessions. Each session has a specific start date and learners in the same session move through the course together according to a schedule of suggested deadlines. If a course doesn't have sessions, it's a self-paced course.

15. What if I am not able to complete the course on time?
If you fall behind or want more time to complete a course, you can switch to the next session. If you can't complete a course in a single session, you can keep taking it in more sessions until you finish.

16. Should I have to be online at a certain time for class?
No, not required. You and your guide will decide on online schedules, as and when required.

17. When does the class begin?
Your course begins on the date on your course schedule.  Your course guide will send you an email to begin class proceedings. On registration, you will be getting a course schedule.

18. How does online course work?
Our online course will function like a traditional face-to-face class, but it will be delivered via distance technology through materials which are designed to bridge the absence of classroom interaction. You will be able to ask your instructor questions, complete assignments and take tests. Online students are connected with the support resources they need. We are here to help.

19. How to complete assignments?
Your course guide will provide clear instructions for completing each assignment, and you have to email it to your course guide.

20. How will I be assessed for certification?
Your assignments will be assessed for certification. You won’t be able to copy paste your assignments as they need your presence of mind and expertise to complete.

21. Whom to contact to register?

Text or Wats App the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 9600 8000 20 or email us at, for example, 008 SPACE to 09600800020


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