A good counselor finds it easily within their reach to reflect on their professional position critically while being accepting and gentle on their growth. The finer details of one's competency lie in their confidence to honour client's rights and resources in the therapy process, develop an actively evolving ethical compass, anchor the self-of-therapist and use therapeutic methods and tools to interact with clients meaningfully.
The Family Therapy Program is a 9 month 300 hour training course offered online this year. Trainees learn to deeply observe themselves, the client and the overall process of therapy. Central to this journey is understanding best practice theory, practice ideas, their inter-relationships and studying their pragmatic implications through innumerable therapeutic conversational practice. The trainee also learns change process through models of systemic therapies with an aim to create awareness of how one's personal philosophy of change can help guide the best choice of a model to adopt.
Theory seminars, role-plays, clinical practicum, supervision, prescribed readings and assignments constitute the method of learning. In very important ways, this course prepares one to change the way she/he thinks about therapeutic practice, client well-being and bring significant meaning to seeing oneself as a professional or as a prospective counselor.
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