New Course!

Graduate Certificate in Neuropsychotherapy

School of Social Sciences

CHC, with the assistance of leading neuroscience expert Dr Pieter Rossouw, now offers a Graduate Certificate in Neuropsychotherapy that draws upon the latest research and focuses on the practical applications of neuroscience findings in counselling and psychotherapy. Students can commence this course in Semester 2, 2017.

Over the past 12 months, CHC has increased its provision of professional development seminars in the area of Neuropsychotherapy.

Advances in neuroscience are providing radical new knowledge to assist counsellors, teachers and other professionals in “people-helping” industries to assist clients with issues of resilience, goal-setting, addiction and problem-solving.

If you would like to receive more information about studies in this field, please provide your details in the form below, visit the Course Information Page, or you can apply now by clicking the blue button:

Why Neuropsychotherapy?

– Gain a deeper understanding of the brain
– Assist with deeper communication between the professional and the client
– Learn theories on restructuring the brain towards higher levels of functioning and well-being
– Develop strategies to shift unhelpful response patterns
– Gain understanding of how to engage with a wide range of biological, psychological and social challenges
– Enhance resilience and wellness

Why CHC?

– Be among the first practitioners in Australia to gain this qualification
– Connection with industry leaders
– Lecturers who are practising in their fields

Feedback from Neuroscience Seminar participants at CHC

“Congratulations on organising a very valuable PD.” – State School Deputy Principal

“I just wanted to encourage you in how well these PD sessions are planned and presented.” – Counsellor

“I thought it was a brilliant session – lots to take away and apply. Such a quality PD on all levels.” – University Lecturer, Education

“It was timely and informative for me, so very glad I attended!” – Community Development Officer

Course Information and Entry Requirements

To qualify for entry to the Graduate Certificate in Neuropsychotherapy, applicants must possess at least a Bachelor degree in counselling or in a related people-helping field. Minimum English language proficiency requirements also apply.

For applicants who do not possess a relevant Bachelor degree, entry may be on the basis of a minimum amount of relevant professional experience, accompanied by a portfolio of evidence. Details regarding alternative entry requirements are available from the CHC School of Social Sciences.

The Graduate Certificate in Neuropsychotherapy will commence in Semester 2, 2017 with the offering of NP540 Neuroscience for Neuropsychotherapy, before being offered in its usual course sequence from Semester 1, 2018 as follows:

Semester 1 units:

NP540 Neuroscience for Neuropsychotherapy

NP541 Theory of Neuropsychotherapy

Semester 2 units:

NP542 Applied Clinical Skills for Neuropsychotherapy

NP543 Specialised Clinical Skills for Neuropsychotherapy

NP540 and NP541 must be completed before students are able to progress to NP542 and NP543.

In Semester 2, 2017 NP540 will be offered as an intensive unit. This involves students being provided access to unit materials in Weeks 1-6 of the semester, followed by a 2-day intensive with Dr Pieter Roussow on Saturday 2 September and Sunday 3 September 2017. Further unit materials are then provided for the remaining weeks of the semester. To access the unit materials, students must have access to a computer and the internet, as all course materials are distributed electronically.

Tuition fees for NP540 are $2,250.00. For eligible students, tuition fees can be deferred through the Commonwealth government’s FEE-HELP scheme. Costs for text books and other prescribed unit materials are not included in the tuition fees.

To enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Neuropsychotherapy, please complete the Application for Postgraduate Admission (Direct Entry) form. Applications for Semester 2, 2017 close on MONDAY, JULY 17 2017, so be sure to apply early.

All enquiries regarding the Graduate Certificate in Neuropsychotherapy can be directed to the CHC School of Social Sciences on (07) 3347 7900, while questions regarding the application process can be directed to

Expression of Interest

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Course LeaderPieterRossouw

Dr Pieter Rossouw MCIin Psych, PhD, MAPS, MCClin, MQCA, MIACN

Pieter is the Director of Mediros Clinical Solutions, The BRAINGro Institute and The Neuropsychotherapy Institute – companies that provide training and conduct research in Neurobiology and Neuropsychotherapy. Pieter is also a Professor in Brain Based Education at Central Queensland University (CQU) and the President of the International Association of Clinical Neuropsychotherapy (IACN). Pieter was Director of the Master of Counselling program in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland. He has also taught at various universities in the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Pieter specialises in Neuropsychotherapy and is an expert in trauma, anxiety and mood disorders. He has published seven scientific books and 75 scientific articles. He has been involved in research in extensive clinical trials and presented keynote research papers at 60 International Conferences worldwide. Pieter’s latest books, The Predictive 6 Factor Resilience Scale – Clinical Guidelines and Applications with Jurie Rossouw and Bullying – Taking Control with Melisa Kaya were published in 2016. His other major works in applied neuroscience are Neuropsychotherapy Theoretical underpinnings and clinical applications (2014) and BrainWise Leadership (co-authored with Connie Henson, 2013).