Graduate Diploma, Counselling Psychology, Course

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Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology

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  •     Jennifer : 6533 0038

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    This comprehensive 18-month part-time graduate programme instils the candidate a range of theoretical, analytical, conceptual and functional skills in counselling. While understanding the underlying theories, the candidate is also able to apply appropriate counselling skills in different situations. This graduate programme enables the successful candidate to work effectively as a counsellor.

    This is an accredited course by the Singapore Association for Counselling. Kindly click on the logo for more information on the Singapore Association for Counselling.

    Singapore Association for Counselling

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    • To enquire an intermediate knowledge of the major approaches to counselling and psychotherapy;
    • To promote personal growth and self-awareness through self-exploration;
    • To assess, evaluate and implement changes by applying counselling in theory and practice;
    • To recognise and respect human diversity across populations, age groups, cultures and contexts;
    • To be able to understand and practice within the guidelines and ethical codes of counselling.

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    Besides introducing the academic aspect at graduate level, the Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology (GDICP) focuses on developing and enhancing candidates’ experiential knowledge and skills professionally through a holistic approach.

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    13 Modules
    Module 1 Introduction to Psychology
    Module 2 Counselling Methods
    Module 3 Counseling Ethics
    Module 4 Counselling Skills
    Module 5 Family Systems Therapy
    Module 6 Crisis Intervention
    Module 7 Addiction Intervention
    Module 8 Group Counselling
    Module 9 Counselling Children
    Module 10 Research Methods
    Module 11 Developmental Psychology
    Module 12 Abnormal Psychology
    Module 13 Practicum - 100 Hours
    Modules Synopses

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    The programme expects candidates to complete individual and/or group written assignments, and/or written examination, depending on the modular criteria. Candidates must also submit a written report upon fulfilling the compulsory practicum hours, to graduate from the course.

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    For admission to the GDICP programme:

    • Candidates should possess either an Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology or Advanced Diploma in Psychology offered by College of Allied Educators or,
    • Degree in any discipline.

    For applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements, on a case-by-case basis, they are advised to take on bridging modules FIRST, before enrolling into this course.

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    Preview Days & Time Mondays - Fridays
    *Estimated duration of the free preview is 1-hour.
    Next Commencement
    Date / Day / Time
    2 October 2014 / Thursday / 7.00pm
    Duration 18 Months (Part-Time)
    Contact Hours 3 Hours x 2 Per Week
    Schedule Mondays & Thursdays
    7.00pm – 10.00pm
    Course Fee Structure Payment to be made to
    Application Fee 1 2 S$630.00
    1Non Refundable Fee
    2Consists of Application, Materials, Student Card and Practicum Placement Fees
    Course Fee S$8,900.00
    Total Payable before GST S$9,530.00
    GST of 7% S$667.10
    Total Payable after GST S$10.197.10
    Payment Mode Cash / NETS / Credit Card1 / Cheque
    1Interest-free instalment up to 12 months available for UOB Credit Card Holders.

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    For programme enquiries and/or registration for a programme preview, kindly contact us by :

  •     Enquiry Form

  •     Jennifer : 6533 0038
  • Thank You for your interest in our programme! We look forward to hear and see you soon!

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