There are many psychology courses in Sri Lanka that you can follow up and become a successful person in the field of psychology and also in the society.
Learning the scientific study of the human mind and its functions is called Psychology. After completing a Psychology degree you can become a psychologist, a counselor, Case Manager, Rehabilitation Specialist or a Psychiatric Technician.
Psychologists study the processes, motives, reactions and nature of the human mind. They apply understanding of people and their behavior to help solve human problems. While psychiatrists are medically qualified specialists who give treatment to the mentally sick, psychologist is not qualified to prescribe medication. As far as psychotherapy (without drug prescription involvement) is concerned, a clinical psychologist and a psychiatrist when properly trained are equally competent.
Clinical psychologists use their knowledge when working with people who have health problems or severe learning difficulties
Counseling psychologists deal with milder problems unlike clinical psychologists who deal with people with serious emotional and personal problems. Counseling is the skill of helping normal people, While Social psychologists seek to understand the nature and causes of individual behaviour in social situations.
Counselor or a career development professional, advises, coaches, provides information to, and supports people who are planning, seeking and managing their life/work direction. They help clients of all ages to select education and training programs, balance work and other life roles, navigate career transitions and stag and to solve people’s personal matters.
Psychology Courses offered by Private Institutes
There are several basic or introduction to Psychology courses. Those courses contain the basic concepts and methods of the subject. For beginners, it is always better to start with a follow a this type of basic Psychology course.
American college of higher education
Advanced Diploma in Counseling Psychology
A very good working knowledge of English and an interest and knowledge in Psychology and Sociology
23, Hospital Road,
Hot line: (+94) (11)-5558666
Tel: (+94) (11)-2712216, 2715195
Fax: (+94) (11)-2737126
E-Mail: [email protected]
Contact Person : Patrick – 0773952949
HND in Psychology (ED Exel – UK)
HND in Psychology you will learn child development, cognitive psychology, personality, memory and the social psychology of individuals and groups. You will also learn to develop good research skills and will be capable of interpreting lots of data and communicating the results.
Duration : 18 Months – Full Time / 24 Months – Part Time
Institute of mental health
As a private educational institute they conduct regular short-duration small group and individual courses and training programs in counseling and psychotherapy, child psychology, and mental health.
- CERTIFICATE IN CHILD PSYCHOLOGY
- CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
- CERTIFICATE COURSE IN PSYCHOLOGY
- IMH DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOLOGY & COUNSELING
Metropolitan college Sri Lanka
School of Psychology & Social Science
DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM
Diplomas / Higher Diplomas
PSYCHOLOGY HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
HEALTH & SAFETY
BSc IN PSYCHOLOGY
Address Metropolitan College, 27, Dudley Senanayaka Mawatha, Dehiwala. Sri Lanka
Telephone +94 (0)11 2733801 +94 (0)11 4741263
Fax +94 (0)11 4520976
Colombo Institute of Research & Psychology (CIRP)
Qualifications offered by The Colombo Institute of Research and Psychology:
• Diploma in General Psychology
• Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology
• Diploma in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology
• Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Psychology
• Diploma in Counseling and Psychotherapy
• Certificate in Hypnotherapy
Qualifications awarded by Coventry University UK
• Msc. Psychology
• Msc. Applied Psychology- Clinical & Counseling
• Msc. Applied Psychology – Child & Educational
• Msc. Applied Psychology- Organizational
Qualification awarded by University of Hertfordshire
• Bsc. (Hons) Psychology
Qualifications offered by Edexcel BTEC
• Higher National Diploma in Psychology( Level 5 BTEC)
Telephone 112 584 889 or 0094 112 559 848
# 31 , Melbourne Avenue, Colombo 04 [email protected]
Psychology Post-graduate Courses in National Universities
You can easily find a degree in Colombo University for psychology. If not you can do a post graduate course in psychology at Colombo University after your doctorate in any campus.
Master of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
This is offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Colombo (FGS Colombo)
You need a Honours Degree in Psychology from a university recognized by the University of Colombo, to enter this course..
How to apply
Application forms and other information can be obtained from the Senior Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Colombo 3.
Tel. No (+94)011 2502127 (+94)011 2581835
Ext. 174, 177
Fax (+94)011 2591395
E-mail – [email protected]
Website – www.cmb.ac.lk/academic/gradustd
Courses offered by Department of Educational Psychology – Colombo University.
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
Course Coordinator – Prof. Roland Abeypala
Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Psychological Assessment
Course Coordinator – (Presently not offered)
Master of Education(Educational and Development Psychology)
Course Coordinator -Dr. W.Chandradasa
Tel: +94 11 2504734