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Program Overview

Advance Diploma in Applied Psychology

This program is designed to provide the essential knowledge to study the mental processes, behavior and emotions of children and adults for the purpose of describing, explaining, predicting and controlling behaviors.Provide understanding on the scientific methods needed to study behavior.Provide knowledge in understanding interpersonal relationships and the relationship with the society through the social-psychological development of personality, language, thought and behavior.To understand the biological effects on human behaviors resulting in abnormality


Program Features

  • Provides students with the core concepts of psychology theories with in-depth grounding of the main foundational components in psychology
  • Students are given examples of case studies to integrate theories with applications
  • Students are taught the fundamentals of research methodology where experimental research is connected to practical applications.
  • Ethical and professional issues and consideration of the cultural issues will be discussed

Program Length

This certificate can be completed in as little as 6 Months.

Course Format

The programme will be delivered through lectures, group discussions, practical demonstrations, video presentations, practical and experiential exercises, case studies, and role-plays. Students will be assessed through written assignments, projects, oral presentations, and videotaped counselling project/examination and online formatting

Required Courses

  • Introduction to applied Psychology
  • Research methods in psychology
  • Biological Foundations child birth
  • Emergence of Counseling as a Profession
  • Nature Vs. Nurture debate (researches)
  • Understand the importance of mastering counselling skills
  • Hypothetical deductive reasoning

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, students will:

  • Provide knowledge about major approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Provide training in counselling skills and practice
  • Introduce the ethical and professional issues faced by counsellors in human service industries.
  • Hypothetical deductive reasoning

Recommended Books and Resources

The recommended books for this program can be purchased directly by the student or through our school merchandise

Tuition for Certificate Programs​

Tuition for certificate programs is $560. Tuition for the Diploma programs is $900 and Tuition for Adv. Diploma programs is $1350. A one-time, non-refundable, application fee of $50 – and a Technology fee of $100 – are also required.

After paying the application fee of $50, students pay a deposit half payment upon acceptance or conditional acceptance to the program. Students then make monthly equal payments of the balance, which includes the technology fee of $100


​The faculty at the Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute for Leadership Studies will exceed your highest expectations. Our accomplished teachers and scholars engage in research and scholarly work that is characteristic of the learning environment both online and at cohort sessions. Our faculty is comprised of leading professors, diplomats, psychologists, educators, authors, coaches, practitioners, and theorists from across the globe. 

Majority of faculty members hold doctoral degrees and stay well-informed through research and scholarship that advance their field and enhance the value of your training.

Core Faculty


How to Apply

  • Complete the online admissions application, including:
    • Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
    • Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
  • Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This admission. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.