Post Graduate Diploma in Family
Counselling and Psychotherapy


Post-Graduate Diploma


1 Year


The Postgraduate Diploma in family Counselling and Psychotherapy provides students with training in key therapeutic modalities and interventions. With its strong vocational emphasis, it helps students learn how to integrate theoretical constructs, gain increased personal knowledge, increase their insight and understanding, apply advanced therapeutic techniques, observational, and practice skills. The course includes theoretical knowledge of contemporary psychotherapies, including humanistic-existential approaches, the cognitive behavioral therapies, thorough assessment process and brief interventions, case conceptualization and treatment planning, and development of professional ethical stance founded on the current ethical and legal regulations and best practice in the field of counselling and psychotherapy
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Medium: English
  • Programme of study: Distance Learning / Weekends
  • Fees per semester:
    EA Students: UGX 3,700, 000/= / USD 1000$
    International Students: USD 1500$

Course Objective

This Post Graduate Diploma in Family Counselling and Psychotherapy aims at developing professionals in this vital field, which is gaining greater salience in the present times both from social, and employment perspectives. The contemporary social scenarios have resulted in an increased need and demand for professional support in terms of counselling and family therapy, which is being increasingly recognized as an effective approach both for promoting positives like strengthening families, fostering positive parenting, and increasing resilience of individuals in vulnerable situations as well as for addressing negative aspects such as socio-psychological problems, maladaptive behaviors, declining mental health and psychosomatic disorders that are being increasing witnessed in the present times.

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Development and Family Studies, Human Recourses Management, Counselling, Community development studies, Medicine or other allied disciplines. “Allied disciplines” include Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Philosophy, Homeopathy Medicines, and Nursing etc from a recognized University.

Career opportunities

Graduates can find employment in a variety of settings including community health and community services organisations, the health professions, rehabilitation providers, human resource management, child protection, family support counselling services, allied clinics and services, and private practice.

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Course Structure

In this one-year program students undertake a total of eight units of study consisting of seven coursework units and one placement unit.

Semester 1

Psychotherapeutic Theories and Models
Person-Centred Counselling
Facilitating Therapeutic Change
Cognitive Behavioral Therapies

Semester 2

Assessment Process in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ethics and Professional Development
Counselling Placement ( Practicum and Supervision)
Treatment Planning
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