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Level One
PHIL 11214 
Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 11032 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 11052 Basic Psychology
PHIL 11062 Problems of Philosophy
PHIL 12224 Logic
PHIL 12042 Introduction to Psychology
PHIL 12072 Scientific Methods
Level  Two
PHIL 21214 Indian Philosophy
PHIL 21032 Contemporary Philosophy
PHIL 21052 Philosophy of Arts
PHIL 22224 Western Philosophy
PHIL 22042 Philosophy of Language
PHIL 22062 Philosophy of Mind
Level Three
PHIL 31014 General Psychology
PHIL 31022 Epistemology
PHIL 31052 Aesthetics
PHIL 32034 Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 32042 Philosophy of Education

Level One
PECR 11214 Introduction to Peace and Peace Studies
PECR 11224 History of War and Conflicts
PECR 11234
Introduction to General Psychology
PECR 11242 Priciples of Management

PECR 12244 

Introduction to Conflict and Conflict Resolution 

PECR 12254 Logical Thinking and Applications
PECR 12264 Buddhist Concept of Conflict Resolution
PECR 12274 Personality and Personality Development
Level Two
PECR 21415
Theories of War
PECR 21422 Theories Of Peace and Conflict Resolution
PECR 21432 Buddhist Concept Of Unity and Peace
PECR 21443 Psychology of Human Behaviour
PECR 21453 Research Methods in Psychology

PECR 21464

Theories and Concepts of International Relation
PECR 22465 Conflict Structure and Styles
PECR 22472 Psychology of Conflict Resolution
PECR 22484 Western Philosophy
LevelThree
PECR31415 Types of Conflict and Conflict Resolution
PECR31424 Issues in Peace - Military Expenditure and Disarmament
PECR31433 Psychology of Organizational Behaviour
PECR31443

Psychology of Social Behaviour

PECR31453 Introduction to Language Policy and Planning
PECR32454

Religious Perspective of Peace

PECR32464 Feminist Perspective of Peace
PECR32474 Media and Peace
PECR32484 Internship
PECR32052

Skills for Negotiation and Peace Building

Topics related workshops would be conducted based on interactive experiential learning

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Level One
PSYC 11214 Introduction to General Psychology
PSYC 11032 Psychological Problems of Learning
PSYC 12224 Personality and personality Development
PSYC 12042
Psychology of Interpersonal Relationship
Level Two
PSYC 21213 Psychology of Human Behaviour
PSYC 21223 Research Methods of Psychology
PSYC 21032 Psychology of Perception
PSYC 22234 Psychology of Learning and Education
PSYC 22052
Child Psychology
Level Three
PSYC 31013 Psychology of Organizational Behaviour
PSYC 31023 Psychology of Social Behaviour
PSYC 31032
Psychology of Violence
PSYC 32044 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 32052
Mental Stress and Coping
PSYC 32062 Psychology of Leadership

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Course Units and Programme Structure

The Diploma in Counselling programme consists of eight course units with 30 credit values as illustrated below. The subjects and the subject codes of the courses are as follows.

Course Codes

Course Units

Status

Credits

DCOU 13014

General Psychology

Core

4

DCOU 13024

Child Psychology

Core

4

DCOU 13034

Developmental Psychology

Core

4

DCOU 13044

Abnormal Psychology

Core

4

DCOU 13053

Introduction to Counseling

Core

3

DCOU 13064

Theoretical Approaches & Techniques in Counseling

Core

4

DCOU 13074

Counseling Skills and Competencies

Core

4

DCOU 03083

School Counseling

Core

3

Curriculum

 

Type : Core

Course Code : DCOU 13014

Title : General Psychology

Learning Outcomes :            students will be able to indentify psychology, its fields, and describe concepts and theories in psychology at the end of this course unit.

Course Content :                Introduction to psychology; Definitions, fields of psychology, History of Psychology, Research Methods in psychology, schools of thoughts in psychology, concepts of psychology; personality, perception, emotion, motivation, intelligence, memory.

Teaching Method :                  Lectures and Discussion

Method of assessment :          Assignment (20% Marks)

Written Examination at the end of the course (80% marks)

Recommended Readings :

Coon, D. (2003). Essentials of Psychology. USA: Edith Beard Brady.

Feldman, R. S. (2006). Understanding Psychology. New Delhi: Tata McGraw - Hill publishing company LTD.

Kalat, J. W. (2005). Introduction to Psychology. USA.

L. Dodge Fernald, Peter S. Fernald. (2003). Introduction to Psychology. New Delhi, India: A.I.T.B.S Publishers and Distributors.

Michaes J. Scott and Stephen G. Strading. (2006). Counselling for Post - traumatic Stress Disorder. London, New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Minor, M. (2004). Coaching and Counselling. USA: Crssp publications, Inc .

Rathus, S. A. (2004). Psychology concepts and connections. Thomson Wadsworth.

Richard J. Gerrig, Phillip G. Zimbardo. (2005). Psychology and Life. India: Dorling Kindersley Pvt.Ltd.

Sacha Bem and Huib Loorende Jong. (2006). Theoritical issues in Psychology an Introduction. India, London, California: Sage publications.

Virginia Dansby, Ted Dansby Jr, Donna Henderson. (2004). Student Manual for Thompson, Rudolph and Henderson's. Thomson Brooks/ COLE.

Winters, D. (1996). Introdution to Psychology. Illinois: NTC Learning works.

yadav, P. R. (2010). General Psychology. New Delhi: Saurabh Publishing House.

 

 

Type : Core

Course Code : DCOU 13024

Title : Child Psychology

Learning Outcomes :            students will be able to identify various aspects of child development and diagnose and deal with abnormalities in childhood at the end of this course unit.

Course Content :                 Introduction to child and developmental psychology, History of Child Psychology, Theories of child development; Psychodynamic Theory, Behavioral Theory, Erik Erikson's Theory, Social Learning Theory, Theory of Cognitive Development. Developmental Milestones; Prenatal, Infancy, Babyhood, Early Childhood, Middle and Late Childhood. Factors affecting Child Development.

Teaching Method :                  Lectures and Discussion

Method of assessment :          Assignment (20% Marks)

Written Examination at the end of the course (80% marks)

Recommended Readings :      Hurlock, Elizabeth B. (1997), Developmental Psychology, New Delhi; McGraw-Hill.

Schaffer, H. Rudolph. (2006), Key Concepts in Developmental Psychology, New Delhi; Sage Publications.

Schaffer, H. Rudolph, & KIPP Katherine. (2007), Developmental Psychology, Child and Adolescence, USA; Thomson Wadsworth.

Shaffer, David, R. (2002), Developmental Psychology, Childhood and Adolescence (6th Edition), USA; Thomson Wadsworth.

 

 

Type : Core

Course Code : DCOU 13034

Title : Developmental Psychology

Learning Outcomes :       students will be able to identify various stages of human development and distinguish developmental characteristics in different developmental milestones at the end of this course unit.

Course Content :               Introduction to developmental psychology, History of Developmental Psychology, Theories in developmental Psychology; Psychodynamic Theory, Behavioral Theory, Erik Erikson's Theory, Theory of Cognitive Development. Puberty, Characteristics, Causes and Effects of Puberty, Adolescence; Characteristics, Physical, Moral and Sexual Changes in Adolescence. Developmental Milestones; Adolescence, Young Adulthood, Early Adulthood, Middle Adulthood and Late Adulthood. Love and Sex, Marriage and Family. Career and Work. Death and Psychological Support for Dying.

Teaching Method :                  Lectures and Discussion

Method of assessment :          Assignment (20% Marks)

Written Examination at the end of the course (80% marks)

Recommended Readings :      Hurlock, Elizabeth B. (1997), Developmental Psychology, New Delhi; McGraw-Hill.

Schaffer, H. Rudolph. (2006), Key Concepts in Developmental Psychology, New Delhi; Sage Publications.

Schaffer, H. Rudolph, & KIPP Katherine. (2007), Developmental Psychology, Child and Adolescence, USA; Thomson Wadsworth.

Shaffer, David, R. (2002), Developmental Psychology, Childhood and Adolescence (6th Edition), USA; Thomson Wadsworth.

 

 

Type : Core

Course Code : DCOU 13044

Title : Abnormal Psychology

Learning Outcomes :            students will be able to distinguish normal and abnormal behaviors and identify and differentiate mental disorders at the end of this course unit.

Course Content :                 Introduction to abnormal psychology, History of abnormal Psychology, normality and abnormality, Types of mental disorders; Anxiety Disorders; General Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Phobic Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Personality Disorders, Sexual Disorders, Stress, and Depression.        .

Teaching Method :                  Lectures and Discussion

Method of assessment :          Assignment (20% Marks)

Written Examination at the end of the course (80% marks)

Recommended Readings :       Giles, Bridget. (2005), Abnormal Psychology, Kent; Grange Books.

Kumar, Arun. (2002), Abnormal Psychology, New   Delhi; Anmol Publications.

 

 

Type : Core

Course Code : DCOU 13053

Title : Introduction to Counseling

Learning Outcomes :            students will be able to identify and understand the features, various types of counseling and understand ethical considerations in counseling service at the end of this course unit.

Course Content :                    Defining counseling, Goals of counseling, Features of Counseling, History of Counseling, Types of Counseling; Career, Educational, Marital, Premarital, Family, Individual, Group, Directive/Prescriptive, Non-direct/Permissive and Elective Counseling, counseling population, Benefits of counseling, counseling service in Sri Lankan context. Code of Ethics for Counselors; Observance of Principles, Relationship with Counselee, Relationship with Community, Relationship with Colleagues in the profession and Research and Publications

Teaching Method :                  Lectures and Discussion

Method of assessment :          Assignment (20% Marks)

Written Examination at the end of the course (80% marks)

Recommended Readings :      Corey, Gerald. (2004), Theory and Practice of Group Counseling, USA; Thomson Wadsworth.

Geldard, Kathryn, Geldard, David, (2005), Practical Counseling Skills, New York; Palgrave Macmillan.

Geldard, Kathryn, Geldard, David. (2008), Counseling Children, A Practical Introduction, New Delhi; Sage Publications.

Ivey, Robert E. (2003), Intentional Interviewing and Counseling, USA; Thomson Wadsworth.

Michaes J. Scott and Stephen G. Strading. (2006). Counselling for Post - traumatic Stress Disorder. London, New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Minor, M. (2004). Coaching and Counselling. USA: Crssp publications, Inc .

Richard J. Gerrig, Phillip G. Zimbardo. (2005). Psychology and Life. India: Dorling Kindersley Pvt.Ltd.

Santee, Robert G. (2007), An Integrative Approach to Counseling, New Delhi; Sage Publications.

 

 

Type : Core

Course Code : DCOU 13064

Title : Theoretical Approaches and Techniques in Counseling

Learning Outcomes :        students will be able to understand theoretical base in counseling profession and identify counseling techniques formulated by counseling psychologists at the end of this course unit.

Course Content :                  Psychoanalytic Theory, Behavioral Theory, Gestalt Theory, Humanistic Theory, Existential Theory, Rational Emotive Behavior Theory, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Integrative Theory.

Teaching Method :                   Lectures and Discussion

Method of assessment :           Assignment (20% Marks)

Written Examination at the end of the course (80% marks)

Recommended Readings :       Corey, Gerald. (2004), Theory and Practice of Group Counseling, USA; Thomson Wadsworth.

Geldard, Kathryn, Geldard, David, (2005), Practical Counseling Skills, New York; Palgrave Macmillan.

Geldard, Kathryn, Geldard, David. (2008), Counseling Children, A Practical Introduction, New Delhi; Sage Publications.

Ivey, Robert E. (2003), Intentional Interviewing and Counseling, USA; Thomson Wadsworth.

Michaes J. Scott and Stephen G. Strading. (2006). Counselling for Post - traumatic Stress Disorder. London, New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Minor, M. (2004). Coaching and Counselling. USA: Crssp publications, Inc .

Richard J. Gerrig, Phillip G. Zimbardo. (2005). Psychology and Life. India: Dorling Kindersley Pvt.Ltd.

Santee, Robert G. (2007), An Integrative Approach to Counseling, New Delhi; Sage Publications.

 

 

Type : Core

Course Code : DCOU 13074

Title : Counseling Skills and Competencies

Learning Outcomes :         students will be able to identify the basic and advanced skills to be trained by counselors, differentiate such skills and train the role of a counselor at the end of this course unit.

Course Content :           Qualities of a Counseling, Counseling Skills; Active Listening, Body Language, Paraphrase, Clarification, Client Expectation, Confrontation, Congruence, Core Conditions; Unconditional Positive Regards, Empathy, Warmth, Encouraging, Focusing, Immediacy, Reflection of Feelings, Self-disclosure. Steps in Counseling Process.

Teaching Method :                  Lectures and Discussions

Method of assessment :          Assignment (20% Marks)

Written Examination at the end of the course (80% marks)

Recommended Readings :      Corey, Gerald. (2004), Theory and Practice of Group Counseling, USA; Thomson Wadsworth.

Geldard, Kathryn, Geldard, David, (2005), Practical Counseling Skills, New York; Palgrave Macmillan.

Geldard, Kathryn, Geldard, David. (2008), Counseling Children, A Practical Introduction, New Delhi; Sage Publications.

Ivey, Robert E. (2003), Intentional Interviewing and Counseling, USA; Thomson Wadsworth.

Michaes J. Scott and Stephen G. Strading. (2006). Counselling for Post - traumatic Stress Disorder. London, New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Minor, M. (2004). Coaching and Counselling. USA: Crssp publications, Inc .

Richard J. Gerrig, Phillip G. Zimbardo. (2005). Psychology and Life. India: Dorling Kindersley Pvt.Ltd.

Santee, Robert G. (2007), An Integrative Approach to Counseling, New Delhi; Sage Publications.

 

 

Type : Core

Course Code : DCOU 13083

Title : School Counseling

Learning Outcomes :        students will be able to identify counseling in the context of school and diagnose the developmental abnormalities during school period at the end of this course unit.

Course Content :             Introduction to school counseling, History of School Counseling, Current Trends in school counseling, the role of school counselor, Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Learning Difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Intellectual Disabilities, Substance Abuse, School Counseling Techniques.

Teaching Method :                  Lectures and Discussion

Method of assessment :          Assignment (20% Marks)

Written Examination at the end of the course (80% marks)

Recommended Readings :      Erford, B. T. (2007), Transforming The School Counseling Counselling Profession, New York; Prentice Hall.

Geldard, Kathryn, Geldard, David. (2008), Counseling Children, A Practical Introduction, New Delhi; Sage Publications.

Littrell, J. M, Peterson, J. S. (2005), Portrait and Model of a School Counselor, New York; Houghton.

Michaes J. Scott and Stephen G. Strading. (2006). Counselling for Post - traumatic Stress Disorder. London, New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Minor, M. (2004). Coaching and Counselling. USA: Crssp publications, Inc.

Santee, Robert G. (2007), An Integrative Approach to Counseling, New Delhi; Sage Publications.

Schmidt, J. J, Mifflin. (2003), Counseling in Schools: Essential Services and Comprehensive Programs (4th Edition), Boston; Pearson.

 

 

Curriculum of Special Degree Programme      

Course Units and Programme Structure

The Diploma in Counselling programme consists of eight course units with 30 credit values as illustrated below. The subjects and subject codes of the courses as follows.

Course Codes

Course Units

Status

Credits

DC 03014

General Psychology

Core

4

DC 03024

Child Psychology

Core

4

DC 03034

Developmental Psychology

Core

4

DC 03044

Abnormal Psychology

Core

4

DC 03053

Introduction to Counseling

Core

3

DC 03064

Theoretical Approaches & Techniques in Counseling

Core

4

DC 03074

Counseling Skills and Competencies

Core

4

DC 03083

School Counseling

Core

3