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IISP-02 M.Sc Counselling & Psychoitherapist COURSE

Welcome to Prospective students to become professional counselors & Psychotherapists with their choice of specialization:-

  • families,
  • children & Adolescents,
  • Couple & martial Relationship,
  • Elderly Citizens
  • Corporate staff, executives and their family,
  • Parents- Early childhood educational development stages
  • Professional Career counselors


These nationally respected & internationally supported programs will enable you to acquire the attributes, knowledge and understanding required by people wishing to enter this profession. Counseling and Psychotherapy is a demanding profession which requires strong self-awareness, knowledge of theory, good understanding of the application of theory to practice, real insight in to other people and their concerns, and knowledge about psycho-pathology and mental health issues.

Why Professionally Qualified Are  Vitally Essential

NCDs, mental illnesses to cost India $4.58 trillion by 2030 Cardiovascular diseases, mental health major contributors to economic impact of non-communicable diseases, says the report by World Economic Forum and Harvard School of Public Health

  A brief note on your well chosen profession  of helping others.


IISP a not for profit Institute was set up in 2012 as pioneer in the profession in offering distance mode courses on Counselling & Psychotherapy and School counselling for K-12. We are leading in professional educators on the subject with active associations with international member status in U K and U S A.

IISP team endeavours with an up to date professional knowledge   to help enhance the life-skills of its students. As we have no shareholders, any surplus income we generate is re-invested straight back into the courses IISP continually look to improve and expand our range of courses in order to offer more and more people, like you, the opportunity to enhance their potential and competency to promote this helping profession.

we designed our courses to be in distance and online mode so they fit around modern busy lifestyles and commitments to work and family and our support system will help ensure that you achieve your qualification


Which Course Is Right for you?

You can join any course immediately with no previous experience or qualifications, but we are sure that your keen willingness enjoins with your aptitude to extend constructive helping hand to others..  We offer a friendly and supportive, yet professional, learning environment. 

Each course provides different levels of accreditation and qualification.  If you’re still not sure which is the right course for you, please feel free to mail your educational and experience and developing interests profile to suggest to you the best option of the course to Career counsellor- h.m.kulshrestha@gmail.com

. Benefits of undertaking an IISP Professional Studies Programs

Professionally qualified Counselor and with experience continued Growth in the profession.


  • Become a professional therapist or counselor with good earning potential
  • Earn recognized and accredited qualifications for whole life fruitful, satisfying occupation
  • Gain professional recognition through national professional associations
  • Be eligible to set up private practice
  • Start a new career or enhance your current career , become eligible to BACP U.K Register on fulfilling their conditions of membership.
  • Use your IISP qualifications as a recognized route to Higher Education and pursue Research,
  • Work flexibly in a range of settings; employed, self-employed, full or part-time.
  • Be able to help others with a wide variety of problems and issues
  • Explore the nature and process of the human being - thoughts, feelings, selfhood and reactive situations
  • Gain more confidence in relationships at work and for yourself Meet others with similar interests
  • Gain a sense of personal satisfaction and achievement
  • Make a real difference to people you counsel.

Flexible entry requirements, consideration given for non-traditional qualifications, work and life experience

MCP-01     M.Sc -Integrative Counseling and Psychotherapy (incorporating PG Cert/PG Dip)


The course in counseling is best suited for people of all ages ,those have keen aptitude to helping others , learning about counseling skills, theories and approaches raise your awareness, stimulate, provoke to offer help to the people through counseling with self commitment to your own spiritual and emotional health and well being with the understanding that your successful counseling approaches with the clients ,adds to to your personal feelings of well being, in other words, A WIN –WIN SITUATION FOR BOTH (ISCA)  

About the course- most popular demand  M.Sc -Integrative Counseling and Psychotherapy (incorporating PG Cert/PG Dip)   WITH PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE EMPOWERING YOU TO BECOME REGISTERED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER  (R M P) TO PRIVATE PRACTICE - AUTONOMOUS PROFESSIONAL AS COUNSELOR AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST (60 credits) 24 months-10+2 optional from 14,16.17.&18 modules –    Why choose this course? This course is OFFERED BY IISP, ENDORSED BY the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy, U K. (BACP), IBAM (INDIA) so you can be sure it’s relevant and recognized throughout the profession.  You’ll integrate theory with practice during the course, so you’ll develop both your skills and knowledge to enable you to continue your professional t(Recognition of Previous Qualification And Experience for flexible duration)

Professional Counseling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.


A counselor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings that you have.


Sometimes, the term 'counseling' is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counseling is also a specific type of therapy in its own right.


Other psychological therapies include psychotherapy, cognitive and relationship therapy (which could be between members of a family, a couple or work colleagues).

.Treatment through counseling & Psychotherapy and used for?

Talking therapies, such as counseling, can are used to treat many different Mental health conditions including:



How counseling helps?

Counseling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing pain or making you feel uncomfortable.

It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counselor is there to support you and respect your views. They will not usually give advice, but will help you to find your own insight and understanding of your problems.

Counseling helps the clients to overcome and solve the issues to:

  • cope with a conflicts in relationship and  breakdown
  • explore issues such as sexual identity
  • cope with redundancy or work-related stress

  • explore issues such as sexual identity

  • deal with issues that are preventing you from achieving your ambitions
  • deal with feelings of depression or sadness, and have a more positive outlook on life

  • understand yourself and your problems better
  • feel more confident
  • develop a better understanding of other people's points of view


Counseling can often involve talking about difficult or painful feelings and, as you begin to face them, you may feel worse in some ways. However, with the help and support of your therapist, you should gradually start to feel better.

In most cases, it takes a number of sessions before the counseling starts to make a difference, and a regular commitment is required to make the best use of the therapy.

More; you gain by becoming a professional counselor & psychotherapist. It is a life long, highly satisfying profession of helping others and self too..

INDICATIVE COURSE CONTENT along with Copy of a subject text book &Tutor guided notes.

  • Counseling skills

  • Listening skills

  • Reflecting, summarizing and paraphrasing

  • Personal and interpersonal skills

  • Assertiveness and positive behavior management.

  • Anger management

  • Conflict resolution & Relationship in family harmony.

  • Conduct as a therapist and counselors

  • Reflective practice, Couple conflict relationships –

  • solution focused therapy.

  • Live cases history Project work

  • Particular Specialization study modules.

Counseling can often involve talking about difficult or painful feelings and, as you begin to face them, you may feel worse in some ways. However, with the help and support of your Counselor & therapist, you should gradually start to feel better.

In most cases, it takes a number of sessions before the counseling starts to make a difference, and a regular commitment is required to make the best use of the therapy. It is a life long, highly satisfying profession of helping others. You learn many of them in details later cultivate by experience as professional counselor and psychotherapist.

Role and Functions of Professional Campus based at School/college Counselors & Psychotherapists children and Adolescents professional counselors are uniquely empowered  as campus based professionals, who help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally .they collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supporting learning environments.

“ISCA National Model for comprehensive and integrated professional counseling services focuses on 8 general domains for effective applications in everyday professional activities. They are equipped to promote, support Psychological wellness of students, resilience by collaborating with all concerned stakeholders, facilitating environmental changes conducive to good health and adjustments for students, and accessing resources to address a wide variety of behavioral, learning, mental, and physical needs” (ISCA)

About IISP

With a Master of Counseling & Psychotherapy degree from IISP (A NON PROFIT INSTITUTE), you will have the education and training to become a COUNSELLING SPECIALIST, skilled in whole-person approaches to health and healing. In addition, you will learn to care for your own growth and well-being in a supportive, collaborative atmosphere. A particularly dynamic component of the program is the Transpersonal INTEGRATED HUMAN BEING -an immersion into SELF OBLIGATION OF spiritual practices and innovative COUNSELING PROCESSES, theories and tools. Coursework includes various TYPES OF LEARNING AND PRACTCSING TECHNIQUES, theories of transpersonal psychology, and diverse modalities for creative expression. Qualify as a counsellor on a professional counselling training course by the

Course overview


IBAM accreditation assesses the program framework to provide suitable standards in the following areas:

  • fulfilling curriculum to match international standards with comprehensive study contents ,

For learning;

  • empowering knowledge base;
  • professional practice with live case history project work requirements;
  • the application of theory to practice

During this course you will undertake an in-depth study of the person-centered and cognitive behavioral approach to counseling. You will gain an overview of therapeutic models and current developments in theory and practice. There will also be an opportunity for you to take part in intensive skills development and supervision of practice, alongside widespread opportunities for personal development. This course provides a balance between academic work, skills development, professional practice, and individual personal development and self-awareness.

Students who successfully complete all aspects of the professional training and do not wish to progress onto the full MSc can exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Those who complete the dissertation/ LIVE CASE HISTORY PROJECT WORK module will receive a full Masters qualification.

The desirable profile of prospective professional counselor practitioners & in SCHOOLS/COLLEGES /INSTITUTES -must have the ability to:

  • Understand, respect and value a client’s beliefs and experiences.
  • Believe in the client’s capacity to find their own best solutions.
  • Empathize well and have highly developed communication skills.
  • Be open to developing their own personal awareness and be able to work with developmental feedback; personal and professional.
  • Be open to exploring his/her client work honestly during the supervision process.

Definition of Professional Counseling services – is the application of mental health, psychological, or human development principles, through cognitive, affective, behavioral or systematic intervention strategies. By using these strategies, professional Counselors address wellness, personal growth. career development issues, as well as mental health pathology. Professional Counselors have graduate training and education and often work in schools, colleges and universities, career agencies, substance abuse facilities, and clinics and hospitals.(UNESCO,WHO)

Theoretical Approaches

Counselling or psychotherapy training?

As per British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP, U.K - IISP,SC&G IS AN ORGANISATIONAL MEMBER) does not feel it is possible to make a generally accepted distinction between counselling and psychotherapy. There are well founded traditions which use the terms interchangeably and others which distinguish between them. If there are differences, then they relate more to the individual psychotherapist's or counsellor's training and interests and to the setting in which they work, rather than to any intrinsic difference in the two activities. A psychotherapist working in a hospital is likely to be more concerned with severe psychological disorders than with the wider range of problems about which it is appropriate to consult a counsellor. In private practice, however, a psychotherapist is more likely to accept clients whose need is less severe. Similarly, in private practice a counsellor's work will overlap with that of a psychotherapist. Those counsellors, however, who work for voluntary agencies or in educational settings such as schools and colleges usually concentrate more on the 'everyday' problems and difficulties of life than on the more severe psychological disorders. Many are qualified to offer therapeutic work which in any other context would be called psychotherapy. 

Both counsellors and psychotherapists work from a variety of theoretical approaches with their clients. These approaches range from the type of psychoanalysis originally practiced by Sigmund Freud (and later developed into other forms of analytical psychotherapy by his pupils) through to humanistic psychotherapy - based on personal growth and self development - to the behavioural therapies used for dealing with specific phobias and anxieties.


Course structure and syllabus

MCP-O1 M.Sc -Integrative Counseling and psychotherapy    with professional competence empowering you to become autonomous  professional as counselor and psychotherapist-total 12 study modules  (60 credits) 24 months-10+2 (8+4)optional Specialization Needs study modules from 14, 16.17.&18 modules & From other courses.–

 Why choose this course?

This course is OFFERED BY IISP, AN ORG MEMBER OF the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy, U K. (BACP).U K), IBAM (INDIA) so you can be sure it’s relevant and recognized throughout the profession.  You’ll integrate theory with practice during the course, so you’ll develop both your skills and knowledge to enable you to continue your professional DEVELOPMENT. (Recognition of Previous Qualification and Experience for flexible duration)

Details syllabus of the course

Our M.Sc /P.G Diploma of Counselling & Psychotherapy, is an internationally-acclaimed and world-class counselling course featuring several popular counseling theories along with the fundamentals of human behaviour and practices of counselling.

  1. Module -046 A. Counseling skills, Theory & Counseling Process- aims 
In this section of the module you will learn

What is   counseling?

Qualities of Counselors

Counseling & psychotherapy differences

What does counseling involve,/ creating core conditions

Professional bodies and counseling competencies

Counselor’s role,,defenitions of counselling 

Conditions, counseling is helpful


2. & 3Modules 046 B & C Skills used in counseling, Communication and the Counseling Interview/approaches-

exploration and application of counseling  skills and knowledge for interpersonal 
communication to facilitate the client-counselor relationship in a counseling practice. : 
Theoretical approaches to counseling &Communication processes 
non verbal Communication and barriers 
verbal Communication techniques 
Confrontation skills 
Focusing , and challenging skills 
Influencing skills 
4.module 013.The Counseling-relationship, ethical and other considerations- 
the basic skills of enabling clients to identify and work through concerns. 
Monitoring of the counseling process allows students to: 
Explore present client’s  concerns and underlying issues 
Enable clients to priorities concerns 
Use referral appropriately 
Identify and work with client ambivalence 
Enable clients to work through concerns 
Monitor the counseling process, and 
Bring the counseling process to an appropriate end

5. Module 014.  Personality and Development Theories- aims 

introduction to key concepts and constructs underlying theories of personality and development. 
explores the development of theories of behavior and their application in the client-counsellor relationship: 
Analyse various concepts and evolution of behavior therapy, 
personality and development theory 
Apply personality and development theories to human development, and 
Evaluate personality and development theories in relation to individual difference 
6.Module 015. Person-Centered Therapy-aims 
focuses on theoretical concepts, processes, knowledge and skills for the person centered counseling, 
practical application of Person-Centered Therapy within counselling practice. : 
the key concepts of phenomenon and humanistic approaches, 
Analyse Roger's contribution 
Maslow's contribution anf humanism 
Significance of Maslow’s work in relation to counseling 
contributions of the counselor and the client in the therapeutic process, and 
limitations of Person Centred Therapy. 
7. Module 0 46 C (D) – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy aims 
CBT”s application of theoretical concepts, processes, knowledge and skills 
analysis and practical application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy within counselling practice. : the key concepts of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and application 
Analyse both Beck's and Ellis' contributions 
Overview od therapeutic goals and  process, clients who benefit from CBT 
the limitations of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.Theory of REBT

8. Module o17. Gestalt Therapy and Psychodrama 
introduction to the key theoretical concepts and techniques of Gestalt Therapy 
counseling practice and other influences 
the theory of Psychodrama, stages of development, and  approaches: 
the key concepts of Gestalt Therapy: Fritz Perls, application 
Analyse Perl's contribution 
Gestalt terms, key concepts and techniques 
Overview the therapeutic process, and 
Learn the limitations of Gestalt Therapy. 
Moreno’s Psycho dramatic stages of development  
clients who benefit from this approach

9. Module 018. Learning Theories-aims 
focuses on the application of learning theory in counselling practice, 
addressing the application and impact of social learning theory on  behaviorism,. : 
the behaviorism in counseling practice 
Identify possible environmental modeling influences/interventions 
Analyze possible behavioral outcomes of different role play /modeling  
reinforcement influences, and 
Formulate a program for client change 
10.Module 019 - Narrative Therapy 
to explore the underpinning concepts and applications of Narrative Therapy within a counseling context. 
key knowledge, skills and techniques for using Narrative Therapy with clients. l: 
Identify the key concepts of Narrative Therapy 
Analyze White's contribution 
Apply Narrative terms, key concepts and techniques 
Overview the therapeutic process, and 
the limitations of Narrative Therapy. 
11.Module 020 - Solution Focused Therapy 
theoretical concepts, processes, knowledge and skills 
practical application of Solution Focused Therapy within counseling practice. 
applying the therapeutic process, l: 
the key concepts of Solution Focused Therapy 
the components of Solution Focused Therapy, and 
the limitations of Solution Focused Therapy. 
12. Module 021 - Counseling and Personal Reflection 
the need for counselors to partake supervision, professional development (CPD) 
reflective process in order to be effective within their counseling practice. : 
The importance of keeping abreast of current industry standards 
Self-evaluation and reflection practices 
The role of supervision in effective counseling practice 
Development of self awareness, and 
Reflective practice and operating within ethical codes of practice 
13.Module 022.- Relationship Issues 
This workbook explores relationship issues and how to work with them effectively in counselling practice. In addition to applying techniques  and processes to various relationship issues causes of relationship dysfunction 
Address conflict resolution needs 
Apply referral processes as required 
Counsellor's ethical and legal responsibilities 
Application of the various therapeutic approaches to the counselling process. 
14.Module 023 - Family Therapy 
This focuses on providing an introduction to family therapy processes within counselling practice, including: 
The origins of Family Therapy 
Leading therapists 
Phases of 'treatment' 
Assessment of families 
Family Therapy concepts and approaches including systems, experiential, cognitive-behavioural and strategic approaches, and 
Issues of difference in working with families. 
15. Module 024 – Counseling codes of ethics & conduct Issues 
To identify counsellor responsibilities and client rights in the context of legal and ethical boundaries. Within counsellors' responsibilities lies Occupational Health and Safety which will also be explored. Students will: 
The need for ethical standards 
A counsellor's ethical and legal responsibilities 
Ethics of dual-role relationships 
Ethical problem solving 
Referral procedures 
The need for professional development, and 
16.Module 025 - Client Suitability and Clients at Risk 
the detailed knowledge of indicators of client's mental health status required to clarify client's suitability for counseling services 
or need for referral. : 
Obtaining information about a client's development status 
Obtaining information about a client's mental health status 
Clarifying client suitability for the service provided 
Checking for risk, and 
Responding appropriately to risk 
17.Module 026 - Working with Diversity and cultural issues of children and adolescents 
to increases the counselor’s insight and sensitivity to the needs and individual differences of clients. 
refeflect upon gender, culture, ethnicity, subculture, sexuality and ability and how they are each to be valued and respected within our commwork  in a cross culrural setting  and a counselling context. 
Reflecting cultural awareness in work practice 
Accepting cultural diversity as a basis for effective work place and professional relationships 
Communicating effectively with culturally diverse persons,  
18.Module 027 understanding the adolescent’s developmental issues 
To discuss, what is adolescence and transition stage, 
Important processes of change and coping with challenges , 
Types of challenges and description (Kathryn &David Geldard pp=02) 
Biological challenges, 
Cognitive challenges 
Psychological challenges, 
Social challenges, 
Moral and spiritual challenges 
Internship  Management/live project work./case histories solution focused evaluation 
Policies, Systems, and Issues Regarding Children and Youth  
This study module  examines the political, systemic and legal issues regarding children and youth, including current provincial and children’s  legislation. Issues of delinquency, socialization, advocacy for vulnerable children and youth, and professional and ethical practice, are examined within the contexts of historical, ecological and environmental factors. and encourages consideration of 'best practice’. in different settings : 
The counselor’s ethical and legal responsibilities, and Applicable documentation. you will spend 15 hours a week working directly with an experienced supervisor at local agencies/alternatively , you would be given project work live study cases for assessment and solution focused therapy , for final evaluations.

REDUCED FEE STRUCTURE :- AN AFFORDABLE can be paid in max two instalments ;-

  • Masters – Rs 44000/- 2 years (U S $ 1400/-- FOR STUDENTS FROM ABROAD)


Evaluation and award of M.Sc/ P G Diploma Professional Counselor(college/institutes/university


  • Prospective professional counselors are required to complete 8/5 /3 assignments on the subjects of the course and on successful score of above 65% aggregate , they will be eligible for the award, which is recognized, and  an affiliated & endorsed Institute by Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine(consultative status with U N, ECOSOC,UNICEF & UNESCO),

  • ISCA

  • BACP, U.K

  • Professional Member(faculty)

  • American Association of School Counselors (ASCA), U S A

  • National Association of School Psychologist  (NASP) U S A

  • ISPA , U S A.





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