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Psychology Level 6 Higher Advanced Diploma

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Psychology Level 6 Higher Advanced Diploma

Higher Advanced Diploma in Psychology course online. Study, learn and understand the Human mind and learn to develop skills for dealing with people, at home, at work, at play.

A knowledge of psychology provides a wonderful foundation for all sorts of careers and improves workplace skills in management, communications, teaching, counselling, etc. This level 6 accredited course is in-depth, informative and has been well researched by industry relevant professionals using their extensive knowledge and experience gained over many years.

With an appropriate combination of elective modules you can set yourself up with skills to work in industries such as:

  • Life Coaching
  • Marketing
  • Personnel Management or Human Resource ManagementLogo ACCPH
    • Education
    • Social Welfare
    • Leisure Services
    • Counselling
    • Industrial Relations

    What can psychology teach you?

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    • Why we act differently when we are in groups and when we are alone
    • How to improve a person's motivation and performance
    • How we develop certain patterns of thought and behaviour, and how to change negative patterns
    • How we learn from the moment we are born
    • How our biological development or condition affects our thinking
    • How to raise moral children ......and that's only the beginning!


    Lesson Structure: Higher Advanced Diploma In Psychology VPS010

    Core Modules:  These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Associate Diploma In Psychology.

    1. Child Psychology BPS104
    2. Industrial Psychology BPS103
    3. Introduction To Psychology BPS101
    4. Psychology & Counselling BPS102
    5. Counselling Techniques BPS206
    6. Research Project I BGN102

     Elective Modules:  In addition to the core modules, students study any 6 of the following 35 modules.

    1. Biopsychology I BPS108
    2. Counselling Skills I BPS109
    3. Educational Psychology BPS105
    4. Leadership BBS110
    5. Marketing Psychology BPS107
    6. Motivation VBS111
    7. Play Leadership VRE101
    8. Sports Psychology BPS106
    9. Stress Management VPS100
    10. Workshop I BGN103
    11. Adolescent Psychology BPS211
    12. Aged Care and Counselling BPS212
    13. Biopsychology II BPS204
    14. Child and Adolescent Mental Health BPS214
    15. Conflict Management BPS201
    16. Developmental Psychology BPS210
    17. Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Conditions in Children and Adolescents BPS215
    18. Ethics BPS217
    19. Family Counselling BPS213
    20. Grief Counselling BPS209
    21. Managing Mental Health in Adults BPS216
    22. Relationships & Communication Counselling BPS208
    23. Social Psychology I BPS205
    24. Therapeutic Nutrition BRE211
    25. Abnormal Psychology BPS307
    26. Criminal Psychology BPS309
    27. Crisis Counselling BPS304
    28. Life Coaching BPS305
    29. Multi Cultural Awareness BPS303
    30. Neuropsychology BPS306
    31. Professional Practice For Consultants BBS301
    32. Psychological Assessment BPS308
    33. Psychopharmacology (Drugs & Psychology) BPS302
    34. Industry Project BIP000
    35. Starting A Small Business VBS101

     Note:  each module in the Associate Diploma In Psychology is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


    Your learning experience with ADL will not only depend on the quality of the course, but also the quality of the person teaching it. This course is taught by Iona Lister and your course fee includes unlimited tutorial support throughout. Here are Iona's credentials:

    Tutor Ioana ListerIona Lister
    Licentiate, Speech and Language Therapy, UK, Diploma in Advanced Counselling Skills.

    Iona has been a clinician and manager of health services for fifteen years, and a trainer for UK-based medical charities, focusing on psychosocial issues, mental health disorders, and also the promotion of communication skills for people in helping roles. She tutors and facilitates groups via workshops and teleconferences, and now specialises in Sight Loss. As a freelance writer, she contributes regular feature articles for magazines, has written five published books, as well as published courses relating to personal development and counselling skills.


    Iona has also written published books, courses and articles across a wide range of subjects, mostly in the areas of health, counselling, psychology, crafts and wildlife.

    She has drawn experience from clinical and managerial experience within the NHS as well as medical and humanitarian subjects. She has been a regular feature writer and expert panel member of a national magazine for six years.

    Books include: A Guide to Living with Alzheimer's Disease (and associated dementias), The Psychology of Facial Disfigurement; a Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals, When a Medical Skin Condition Affects the Way you Look; A Guide to Managing Your Future, Facing Disfigurement with Confidence, Cross Stitch: A Guide to Creativity and Success for Beginners.
    Courses written include: Mental Health and Social Work, Counselling Skills, Understanding and Responding to Substance Misuse, Journalling for Personal Development, Guided Imagery, Stress Management.


    Current work includes: Tutor: Courses associated with Creative Writing, Counselling Skills, Psychology, Holistic Therapy, Certified Hypnotherapist and Hypnotension Practitioner. 

    Facilitator of Teleconference Groups: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) 

    Trainer (Skills for Seeing): Macular Society 

    Reviewer of Books/Information: Macmillan Cancer Support 


    Fundraiser: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Embroidery/Art Groups Facilitator, Board Member

    Website Manager: The Strathcarron Project, Coordinator (Delaware & Tennessee) Human Writes




    Counselling Handbook Ebook

    The engaging world of the human psyche is thrown open in this deep and intriguing ebook.  Multiple case studies help the reader explore this fascinating subject in depth.

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    by the Staff of ACS

    Counselling Handbook eBook course online. Full of interesting case studies, this ebook is a wonderful introduction to the complex world of the human psyche. Expand your mind and learn about what makes people tick.

    Are you a good listener? Hone your skills by learning popular counselling theories and techniques. 

    You will learn about: 

    • Listening skills
    • Non-verbal communication
    • Influencing skills
    • Defense mechanisms
    • Our perception of others
    • Attributions
    • Convariance theory
    • Lay epistemology

    (and many more such things that may not make sense now but will by the end of the book).


    1. Where can counselling be used?

    2. How to see behind the mask.

    3. Emotions and attitudes.

    4. How to communicate better when all you have is words.

    5. Theory versus practice.

    6. Diffusing difficult situations.

    7. Golden rules or tips.

    8. Appendicies.

    Extract from book:

    We don’t know for sure how much of our communication is non-verbal. Estimates vary from 50% to the 80%. Non-verbal communication becomes more significant, the more mixed the messages are. So if a person is saying one thing, but their body is saying something else, we will tend to pay more attention to what their body is saying to us. Most of us are aware that this is a sign of attempted deception.
    Meharabian (1971) carried out a study to see how people decide if they like each other. They looked at facial expressions and spoken words. Participants had to listen to a recording of a female saying one word “maybe” in three tones of voice – neutral, like and dislike. The subjects were then shown photographs of a female face with three expressions – neutral, like and dislike. They were asked to guess which emotion the person in the photograph, the person on the recording and both together were experiencing.

    The participants were more accurate in guessing the emotion of the photographs than the voice at a ratio of 3:2. Meharabian also carried out another study where participants had to listen to nine words. Three showed liking (dear, thanks, honey), three showed disliking (brute, terrible, don’t) and three showed neutrality (oh, maybe, really). The words were spoken in different tones. The participants were asked to guess the emotions behind the words. They found that tone carried more meaning than the word.

    They concluded that:

    ■Without seeing and hearing non-verbal messages, there can be more chance of misunderstanding.
    ■A lot of communication does come through non-verbal communication, but we are still unsure as to the exact amount.
    ■When we are not sure about a particular word, we pay more attention to non-verbal communication.
    ■When we do not trust a person, we pay more attention to non-verbal communication.

    There are many myths about body language. For example, crossing your arm means defensiveness, covering your mouth means you are lying and so on. But we should rely more on other factors such as:

    ■Clusters of factors (showing more signs of non-verbal communication).
    ■Non-verbal behaviour at the time a question is asked, particularly if the question is embarrassing or difficult.
    ■Situations where the other person may not be trying to control their non-verbal behaviour.

    As we said above, it is important to consider your own non-verbal communication. BUT not to such an extent that you try to control it all the time, which can make it appear false or give mixed messages from you.


    Psychological Profiling EBook

    This engaging text explains how psychological profiling is used to assess others – from new staff and school children to criminals and killers. 

    By John Mason And The Staff Of ACS



    Psychological profiling is used to assess anyone from potential new staff and school children to serial killers. It helps you to determine someones personality, neuroses, mental health and career suitability. This book provides an excellent overview of psychological profiling techniques and pitfalls.

    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. The most widely known form of profiling is that which is used to assess criminal behaviour. This is largely due to the popularity of TV shows and books which include criminal profiling.

    When we hear the term "psychological profiling", we often assume it is in relation to criminal behaviour, however profilingcan be used for a wide range of reasons, such as:

    ■Assessing a person’s suitability for a specific role or profession.
    ■Determining a specific characteristic in a person, such as intelligence or neuroses.
    ■Determining someone’s personality.
    ■Determining a person’s mental health state.
    ■Diagnosing clinical conditions.

    We often also see tests online and in magazines that are termed "psychological tests", purporting to tell you the type of person you are by answering a few questions. Whilst these may be based upon some known pattern of traits, determining an individual’s profile is much more involved than this, and such tests only provide an indication at best. 

    In light of its media and television popularity, psychological profiling has become well-known and accepted over recent years.

    Profiling is essentially building up a picture of an individual’s characteristics such as likely behaviours, attitudes, personal traits, unique skills or capabilities, and so forth in relation to norms of the general population. It is an assessment carried out by a skilled psychologist, using techniques and tools from psychology to learn general and specific facts about a person. In other words, a profile is a comparison of one person’s traits and behaviours to those of everyone else. It is a picture of how similar or different someone is, how well or poorly they perform, on a range of characteristics in relation to the average scores and performances of the general population.




    • What is profiling?
    • Personality
    • Types of profiling
    • When and why do we carry out profiling
    • How profiling is done 


    • Profiling techniques 
    • Putting it all together 


    • Psychological screening 
    • What is an interview? 
    • Planning an interview: structured or unstructured 
    • Components of a profiling interview
    • What can go wrong? 
    • Dealing with interview data


    • The abc model
    • Traditional vs behavioural assessment
    • Different applications of behavioural assessments
    • Behavioural assessment techniques
    • Problems with behavioural assessments


    • The nature of traditional assessment tests
    • Reliability and validity of psychological tests


    • Applications for profiles 
    • How & where to use a profile
    • Ethics of profiling
    • Problems with profiling 
    • The future of profiling



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    Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 120 - U.S. Credit Hours: 36 - when compared to regulated courses.
    Course Duration and Deadlines1200 hours approx. Course hours given are a guide only. Work at your own pace with no assignment deadlines or completion date. You are in control!
    Study SupportPersonal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed.
    Suitability for Self Employment and Small BusinessesOur courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to grow your business.
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