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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy

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About the course
  • The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy is a post-graduate, professional level training for the skills required to practice counselling psychology and psychotherapy.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy is a programme that is specially designed to fulfil the demand for knowledge and skills in counselling psychology for learners with an interest in counselling.

  • The programme provides skills training for people intending to practice counselling psychology including in organisations, health including hospitals and hospices, social welfare, social workers and in education, community and rehabilitation, and human resource management.

  • Counselling psychology seeks to alleviate and resolve human issues as well as improve psychological, social, mental and general life.

  • These include: at the workplace, industries to assist people handle various situations such as addiction, stress, marriage and family issues, youth and work-related issues.

  • The objectives of the programme are to ensure a level of knowledge about major approaches to counselling psychology; to provide training in counselling practice and develop skills for application in workplace, health, education; and to advance research, ethical and professional issues in counselling as a profession.

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Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy as they relate to treatment and prevention modalities.

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the field of psychology as it relates to helping clients improve their mental and emotional wellbeing.

  • Demonstrate competencies in applying core counselling skills and counselling methodologies.

  • Synthesize an understanding of group interactive processes and dynamics that will enhance good behavioral health and wellbeing for the group participants.

  • Analyze the challenges and stressors many people experience in balancing the demands of work and family life and mental illness.

  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of ethical and professional behavior within the psychology profession.

  • Earn a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy.

About NPA's Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy

About the PGDACPP

The postgraduate diploma in Applied Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy is a 6 base modules coursework that can be completed over 6 months part time.

For individuals who wish to seek registration with relevant counselling associations, you will need to complete the 6 base modules + 7 additionally required modules + 100 hours of supervised practice as prescribed below

Base Modules

Below 6 modules are general base modules required for the qualification: "Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy".

Additional Required Modules for Professional Registrations

Below 7 modules are additional required modules for the qualification: "Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy" for learners who are seeking professional registration with relevant professional associations.

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Admissions Requirements

Academic Requirements

  1. Above 21 years of age, and

  2. Degree in psychology or counselling related or other qualifications of equivalent level, or

  3. Mature candidates who are at least 30 years old with at least 8 years of working experience.

Language Requirements:
1. At least a pass (minimum ‘E’) at GCE A-Level English or IELTS

Sample Certificate

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What can you do with this Graduate diploma?

A postgraduate diploma in applied counseling psychology in Singapore can open up various career opportunities in the field of counseling, mental health support, and psychology. In addition to allowing yourself to meet te minimum academic requirements to be a professional counsellor, the qualification can serve as a valuable qualification for many positions.

The million dollar question: What can you do with this diploma?

  1. Practicing Counselor.

  2. Career Counselor.

  3. Mental Health Support Worker.

  4. Family Support Worker.

  5. Addiction Counselor.

  6. School Counselor's.

  7. Community Outreach Worker.

  8. EAP (Employee Assistance Program) Coordinator.

  9. Crisis Hotline Operator.

  10. Case Manager.

  11. Educational Consultant.

  12. Mental Health Coach or Consultant.

  13. Business Owner and Enterpreneur.

How much can you make?

We're not going to make any data up. You can visit this link for a more specific salary breakdown for the above professions according to NCSS (Singapore). If you are private practicing, you name your own price but as a professional counsellor, if you are good in what you do, payment is typical $150/hr and up.

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Optional Practicum

This optional practicum component is available for interested students.

Requirements for contact hours for practicum:

1.  Postgraduate Diploma level - 100 contact hours*

*Requirements may vary depending on the professional counselling associations.

Additional cost for the optional practicum component:

1.  Postgraduate diploma level - As advised.

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