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Program Information

This course covers Beck’s model and school of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and its application with various clinical populations, Clinical disorders. The main thoughts, feelings, behaviors are explored; assumptions and core beliefs are addressed: students will be able to challenge them in a clinical setting of pharmacological treatments available for major psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, mood and anxiety disorders.

Degree Level and Specializations

Reach Out program offers an Advanced Level in Counseling and Psychotherapy – equivalent to a master’s degree – and hosts the following specializations:

1.General Adult Counseling
2. School, Children & Adolescence Counseling
3. Couples & Family Counseling

About our Program

The academic program is solely for the theoretical and clinical requirements needed for
different types of professionals to work in the field of mental health. The career they choose
is a matter of licensing and/or accreditation based on the nature of the job, the laws in
place that are governing that specific job as well as the licensure body they will seek the
license from.

About the BACP

BACP is the leading professional association for members of the counseling professions in
the United Kingdom with more than 50,000 members. They work to promote the role and
relevance of the counseling professions in improving psychological wellbeing and mental
health and to develop safe, ethical, and competent practice. The BACP is an accreditation
body working on enhancing the quality of the counseling and psychotherapy in the UK
and internationally; they have a register database with the list of service providers “organizations and individuals” providing counseling and psychotherapy services who meet specific standards professionally. They declare that by adhering to those standards the entity
of the person is fit to practice this profession.

BACP accreditation schemes aim to recognize the achievement of high standards of
knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy. They help clients, employers, practitioners, and students to make an informed decision when choosing
a therapist, service, or training course. To apply, you must be able to demonstrate that you
meet the required standards and complete a rigorous application and assessment process. All our accreditation schemes require current and ongoing membership of BACP.

Program Details

Diploma level of Counseling & Psychotherapy

The Diploma Level requires the fulfillment of the below number of hours in the duration
of two academic years

Requirements Number of Hours
Education Hours 240
Clinical Internship 150
Professional Development 40
Supervision Hours 20
Personal Therapy 20

Advanced Diploma of Counseling & Psychotherapy

The advanced completion requires the fulfillment of the below number of hours in a duration of four academic years, with a general final exam post the completion of modules.
Dates of the general exam are to be announced to graduating students ahead of time by
Reach Out’s Student Advisor.

Requirements Number of Hours
Education Hours 450
Clinical Internship 200
Professional Development 80
Supervision Hours 40
Personal Therapy 40

Sherine Khalil

Sherine graduated from faculty of arts, psychology department, Cairo University and got her clinical psychology diploma from Cairo University. 

For over 30 years she has worked with children, adolescents and adults on a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, disability, personality disorders, relationship and family issues, employing her skills as well as her ability to remain non-judgmental and positive. 

She is trained in Family Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Beck institute, USA) and DBT (Linehan institute, USA). 

If there is one thing she believes she has learned throughout the years, it will be that people possess the strength and will to be the best version of themselves and that the sky is really the limit to what they can achieve if provided with a safe, supportive, and validating space to do the work themselves. This is what she strives to offer my clients at all times.