The Graduate Diploma in Counselling Practice course aims to equip social service professionals with the knowledge and skills essential to competent counselling. Its distinctive feature is that more than 50% of course time is devoted to clinical practice under supervision thereby giving social service professionals the opportunity to hone their clinical skills. It also promotes professional development and personal growth of the participants.
This course is fully recognised by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC) as a course that prepares individuals to be registered counsellors in Singapore.
|This course enables participants to:|
|1.||Grasp the concepts and theories of counselling.|
|2.||Describe, discriminate and demonstrate core counselling skills.|
|3.||Utilise the Problem-Solving Approach as a practice model.|
|4.||Understand how to work with specific client groups and issues.|
|5.||Enhance competency in counselling practice through live supervision and consultation of their clinical work.|
300 hours (part-time), 10 months.
Classes are held on Mondays. The course is full day, initially from 9am to 5pm for the first 10 weeks, and gradually progressively adjusted such that the classes will be from 11am to 9pm by the beginning of the second semester. The course comprises of the two main components of theory and supervised clinical practice, covered in the following modules.
|1. Counselling Concepts and Theories||Steven Soh, Jadelyn Lim (Mrs Jade Low), Cheryl Lim, Valerie Oh, Charlotte Chen|
|2. Problem-Solving Approach: An Approach to Counselling||Cheryl Lim, Charlotte Chen, Valerie Oh|
|3. Working with Specific Client Groups||Sharon Koh (Mrs Sharon Sng), Foo Soo Jen, Sim Sian Kiong (Elijah). Rebecca Tan (Mrs Rebecca Lo), Terence Tan, Tony Ong|
|4. Counselling Skills and Supervised Practice||Cheryl LIm, Valerie Oh, Charlotte Chen|
Minimum Class Size: 15
Teaching and Learning Strategies
We are planning for the lectures of July 2021 intake to be conducted in our premises.
Group supervision will be conducted in small groups (less than 10 persons) in our premises as well. Each group will be assigned with a supervisor for interactive and experiential learning such as group discussions, reflective exercises, audio/video-taped demonstration of clinical work and supervised practice of clinical work.
However, in the event that the pandemic worsens and that we are unable to gather, we will adjust and run the training with adaption to the prevailing safe management measures. We will make these arrangements as soon as there is clarity about what is safe.