DPHM is 1 year diploma course run by ECTC, to add the provision of high quality client-centered counselling in Nepal’s hospitals and Churches. It is intended to achieve the high quality training through interactive teaching, good material and a high percentage of practical training components.
The DPHM is run in 10 modules of 6 weeks duration. The strengths of this course are its high practical content and its high reflection content. At the end of the course students will have had an average of more than 1000 real patient conversations, which enables them to deliver a high quality pastoral care once they finish the course. Through reflections, self-observation and learning the course help students to mature as a person.
The course will complete with the 2nd batch 2019 and next enrollment for 3rd batch will be after July 2019 . An accreditation of the course to Shirampur University, India is anticipated for the next batch.