Professional Certificate in Psychotherapy & Coaching

Instructor of Record:TASE Instructor
Course Credit:Professional Credit



Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in a person's present behaviour. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are a client's self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behaviour. In its brief form, a psychodynamic approach enables the client to examine unresolved conflicts and symptoms that arise from past dysfunctional relationships. Several different approaches to brief psychodynamic psychotherapy have evolved from psychoanalytic theory and have been clinically applied to a wide range of psychological disorders. There is a body of research that generally supports the efficacy of these approaches. Psychodynamic therapy is the oldest of the modern therapies. As such, it is based in a highly developed and multifaceted theory of human development and interaction.

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel. It is used to help treat a wide range of issues in a person's life, from sleeping difficulties or relationship problems, to drug and alcohol abuse or anxiety and depression. CBT works by changing people attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that we hold (our cognitive processes) and how this relates to the way we behave, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.

Coaching is a deliberate process utilizing focused conversations to create an environment for individual growth, purposeful action, and sustained improvement. It is designed to help people focus on what they need to do more and less of to achieve their goals. In addition, coaching is a one-to-one process and a relationship between an individual and a coach with specific objectives and goals focused on developing potential, improving relationships, and enhancing performance. Coaching uses a formal yet personalized approach that integrates proven techniques for change with behavioral knowledge and hands-on practice. Coaching breaks down barriers to help achieve greater levels of accomplishment. It is a process of self-leadership that enables people's to gain clarity about who they are, what they are doing, why they are doing it, and where they want to go.

Who should attend?

Executives, managers, teachers, counsellors, psychologists and social workers


Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Define the scope and field of practice in psychotherapy and coaching
  • Identify the typical challenges in clinical consultation
  • Implement steps in psychotherapy and coaching to effect results
  • Assess the appropriate steps needed for specific issues of concern


No text is required. Materials will be provided by the instructor.


  • Demonstrate minimum 75% attendance record
  • Complete a project on behavior change


Grade Distribution:

  • Attendance and Participation100%

Professional Certificate in Psychotherapy & Coaching