Graduate Diploma in Clinical & Counseling Psychology

Provided by: Arium School of Arts & Sciences
Awarded by: Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course Introduction

To acquire a basic understanding of Psychology as an empirical science. To be exposed to the diversity of topic areas covered within the discipline of Psychology & Advanced study of Psychology. Able to to select and use the appropriate methods required to pursue a career in Psychology. To understand the theoretical background to, construction of, administration of and interpretation of psychology tests and assessment procedures.
The course aims to foster the development of research, professional skills, and a commitment to ethical behaviour. It is for students who have a basic degree, but not in the relevant fields of study required for a career in psychology. It is also for students who need a bridging program in order to apply for masters in the fields of psychology.

A) Training in research skills within the field of Clinical and Counseling psychology
a. Students will achieve foundational and applied knowledge and skills in research methodology and statistical analysis.

B) Training in clinical skills
a. The course will help students to acquire a basic understanding of psychology as an empirical science. Students will be exposed to the diversity of topic areas covered within the discipline of psychology and advanced study of psychology. Students will develop the skills needed to conduct counseling and psychological assessments.

C) Development of ethical and professional conduct and respect for diversity
a. Students will be knowledgeable about the ethical guidelines and standards related to the practice of Counseling and Psychological Assessment. They will also know how to apply these standards in their professional practice.
b. Students will be able to analyze and critically evaluate ethical dilemmas and identify appropriate means for resolution.
c. Students will be responsive to issues of diversity in their academic, research, and professional practice.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements
  • Minimum 21 years old
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline
  • or a Diploma holder from Polytechnic / Advanced Diploma from Private Education Institutions or equivalent with minimum of 3 years working experience can be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • or 30 years old and above with 8 years working experience but without academic qualification can be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Language Requirements
  • Language proficiency:
    • GCE O Level English C6 and above
    • or minimum IELTS 5.5
    • or PTEA 45
For mature students, the language proficiency will be assessed by the school on a case-by-case basis

Fees & Funding

Registration fee $250
Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) $200
Course material fee $80 – $150 each
Graduation fee $250
One-time Only Admin Fee (Payable at the end of the program) $300 (Applicable for monthly payment only)
$200 (Applicable for Bi-Monthly payment mode)
Waived Admin Fee for Half-yearly payment mode
Module Repeat fee (*Subject to changes based on prevailing rate) $1,100
Course fee $8,800
Student & Government grants might be available, please call our consultants to enquire TODAY!
Funding / Grants
  • Skillsfuture Credit
  • Skills Development Fund
  • Other grants: ASAS student grant, Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA), Workforce Training Support (WTS)

Study Mode & Duration

Structure and Duration
  • 8 Modules
  • 12 months, Part-time
  • 2 evenings per week, 6.45pm – 9.15pm
  • Full-time study is not available
Assessment Methods
The following types of direct assessment methods are used as evaluation tools for each module:
  • Assignments (60%)
  • Exam (40%)
Assignments may consist of Multiple choice, True/False, Short answer questions and written assignment such as essays, Case Studies, Critical Reviews and Research Papers.
The exam is held within 1 to 4 weeks after the last lesson.
Delivery Method
Classroom based.
Graduation Requirements
  • Achieve a minimum 24 credits and earn at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.3.
  • Students will be conferred Graduate Diploma in Clinical & Counseling Psychology upon completion, awarded by Arium School of Arts & Sciences.
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