If a student has completed his or her undergraduate studies in a subject but would like to learn more about one targeted area, or he or she needs graduate-level studies to reach career goals, a postgraduate diploma is one available option. Faster than a master’s degree, these programs often allow students to join the workforce, pursue a promotion, or switch careers entirely.
What is a postgraduate diploma in psychology? These programs are usually designed to teach students how to effectively helps others solve relational distress, overcome traumatic events, or adapt to mental illness. Students often learn research methods, clinical research, principles of learning, and cognitive psychology. Many programs require hands-on internships or practicums, and some countries require licensing before students can practice.
Psychology programs give students the opportunity to strengthen their interpersonal skills as they work with clients to solve problems. Clinical and organizational skills are also given focus in these programs and help students become well-rounded employees.
Students should understand the financial burden of a postgraduate diploma before setting their sights on a particular program. Some programs will be much more expensive than others, so students should contact their school of choice to find out which program they can afford.
Students may be wondering what jobs they may have access to after completing this diploma program. Graduates may choose to work as therapists, social workers, school counselors, psychologists, and cognitive neuroscientists. Some graduates may choose to work for a hospital, mental health agency, or group practice, or they may open their own private practice. Life coach, sports coach, and marketing director are other areas that psychology students may venture into.
Psychology is all about helping others, but first, you have to help yourself get started on your educational goals. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
The program is aimed at professionals in the health, social, educational, sports and business fields with an interest in deepening knowledge and NLP techniques. [+]
The program is aimed at professionals in the health, social, educational, sports and business fields with an interest in deepening knowledge and NLP techniques. The NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming is a set of methods and techniques to be applied in everyday life to achieve in the short term, professional and personal goals that improve the quality of life.
This postgraduate program includes the first two levels of training NLP, NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner in NLPAnd has professional certified by the Spanish Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming (AEPNL). At the first level, theoretical knowledge is acquired and the precise procedures for the detection, use and modification of patterns in human experiences and relationships are learned. On the second level, previous level techniques are refined and more refined and effective in producing changes of values and identity work.... [-]
The mission of the Eastern Kentucky University school psychology specialist program is to educate graduates who are committed to producing demonstrable benefits to children, youth, families, and schools. [+]
The mission of the Eastern Kentucky University school psychology specialist program is to educate graduates who are committed to producing demonstrable benefits to children, youth, families, and schools. The school psychology program emphasizes a scientist-practitioner model whereby the science of psychology is used as a framework within which school psychologists produce positive outcomes for all students. The vision of the program, based on the NASP Blueprint for Training and Practice III, is that all graduates will attain a high level of competence in data-based decision making and accountability, legal and ethical practice, interpersonal communications, collaboration and consultation, knowledge and appreciation of individual differences and diversity, knowledge and understanding of human development, school systems and organization, home/school/community collaboration, and information technology.... [-]
The International Expert Programme in Investigative and Legal Psychology is a post graduate programme designed for young professionals and graduate students who seek to further their knowledge and develop cross-cutting proficiencies in various fields related to forensic psychology. [+]
The International Expert Programme in Investigative and Legal Psychology results from the collaboration between UNICRI and Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) and the support of the Salesian University Institute of Turin (IUSTO), and the affiliated CRIMELAB.
This post graduate programme designed for young professionals and graduate students who seek to further their knowledge and develop cross-cutting proficiencies in various fields related to forensic psychology.
The academic curriculum of the course is divided into a residential phase (18 January - 26 May 2017) and a final research phase (27 May - 30 September 2017). The learning methodology and structure are conducive to equip participants with practical skills as well as academic research skills. Depending on each student’s background and interest, the programme is ideal for careers in the legal and forensic sectors as well as further research/PhD studies. A group of international candidates will be selected to participate in the programme, enrolled at ÅAU and awarded a Post Graduate Diploma worth 60 ECTS credits upon the successful conclusion of the programme.... [-]
This course is aimed at those looking to become qualified CBT practitioners. Part-time and weekend study. [+]
The Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practice programme provides you with the theory and practical skills to become a qualified and competent CBT practitioner after you accrue the required contact, clinical, and supervision hours at the end of the PgDip.
The course is unique in using positive psychology principles and practice. It is an experiential course and will train you to facilitate resilience, flourishing and positive development both for yourself and your clients.
You'll have an opportunity to take part in a question-and-answer session in person with Dr. Christine Padesky, and one to two online group sessions where you'll be able to discuss some client issues common to the whole group. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a master clinician.... [-]
In today’s challenging work environment organisations have to adapt to issues of austerity and Brexit while under pressure to maintain business sustainability. In these highly dynamic times, businesses are looking to professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to enact efficient and sustainable organisational change. [+]
The structure of the course ensures that you get basic knowledge of core concepts and theories by taking two core modules in leadership and organisational change. The course develops your knowledge of, and ability to critically evaluate contemporary issues and a range of theoretical approaches to change management in organisations through four further modules on areas such as learning and talent, designing organisations, resilience and well-being and critical leadership. The final module is a research project on a topic of your choice relevant to your career and interests.[-]
The MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) aims to provide students with a structured training where students can systematically acquire the knowledge and skills needed to practice as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. [+]
The MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) aims to provide students with a structured training where students can systematically acquire the knowledge and skills needed to practice as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
On the course, students will be able to progressively build their confidence and competence to take them from a novice to skilled practitioner equipped to work towards accreditation with the BABCP and BACP dependant on their individual experience.
Uniquely on this course, students will be strongly encouraged to evaluate Cognitive Behavioural theory and practice, which will include an emphasis on understanding the relationship of CBT to other psychotherapeutic modalities and on the tailoring of interventions to individual needs. As such this training in CBT is presented within a broader framework of critical and positive psychology.... [-]
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of cutting-edge and important topics within criminology and criminal psychology. [+]
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of cutting-edge and important topics within criminology and criminal psychology.
Upon completion of your Postgraduate Diploma, we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a full Masters (awarded after 180 credits). Please contact a member of the Admissions team for more information.
This course is not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).Career destinations
A postgraduate qualification is a major achievement and greatly valued by employers. Recent surveys show that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at the professional or managerial level and less likely to be unemployed. For some jobs, a postgraduate qualification may be essential, for others it offers a competitive edge.... [-]