Certificate in Clinical and Counselling Psychology

BMC International College

Course introduction

This course lays the basics for studies in areas of counselling and clinical Psychology.It addresses various factors that lead to diverse conditions which inhibit individuals from functioning effectively and cause concern among children, adolescents, adults and the aged. Factors such as physical, mental health conditions, emotional turmoil, stress, grief and addiction are seen to be at rise, leaving people affected, families confused and lost, affecting loved ones and disrupting normal living .This course aims at creating awareness among individuals on leading a balanced life and enables them to look forward for a career in the field of counselling and Psychology through further higher studies. This course is open to all those who wish to learn about counselling & psychology.

Course Pre-Requisites

Entry Requirements

  • 16 years and above
  • High School English Level

Course Outline

Introduction to Clinical and Counselling Psychology:

  • Schools of Psychology and counselling
  • Prominent Theories, Views and Approaches
  • The Psycho dynamic Approach
  • Behavioural School of Thought
  • Cognitive School of Thought
  • Humanistic School of thought

Basics of Clinical Psychology and Mental Health:
  • Mental Health and Popular Historical views
  • Understanding Abnormality
  • Criteria of Abnormality
  • Classifications and Mental Disorders - DSM IV
  • Advantages and limitations of classification

Foundations of Counselling
  • Introduction to counselling
  • Counsellor - Client relationship
  • Ethics, Roles and Responsibility
  • Counselling skills and processes
  • Counselling Methods
Counselling Issues and contexts:
  • Stress and Adjustment Disorders
  • Understanding Stress, Stressors, Causal factors.
  • Trauma and Grief
  • Introduction to different Anxiety conditions, causes and treatment
  • Coping Techniques
  • Relevance and Importance of Counselling in today's context.


Local : 24 hours

Method of Delivery


Award Criteria

Candidates must fulfill at least 75% course attendance requirements to obtain the certificate.

Expected date of release of award

Award of certificate will be available to the students within 3 months of the last assessment for that assessment cycle.

Fee Structures
  • All fees are subject to the prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) unless specified otherwise.
  • Course Application Fee is NOT REFUNDABLE.
  • Do not pay your school fees before you have signed the standard student contract.
  • All fees quoted are in Singapore Dollar (S$).
  • Fees are subject to periodic changes without prior notice.
  • BMC accepts the following methods of payment:
            2.Cashier's order payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
            3.Cheque payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
            5.Credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Diners Club & American Express)

Full-Payment Structure

Fees Breakdown/Total Payable (S$)
Course Application Fee (not covered under FPS and not refundable) - $50.00
Tuition Fee (Original Tuition Fee $880 - Discount $465) - $415.00
Course Material Fee - $0.00
Sub-Total Fee (Except Non-GST items) - $465
GST - $32.55
Grand Total Amount(1st Payment) Incl GST & Course Application Fee - $497.55

Miscellaneous Fees
Purpose of Fee/Amount (S$) and When Payable
Late payment fees - $60.00(before GST) - $64.20(after GST)
Replacement of student membership card - $30.00(before GST) - $32.10(after GST)

Local  - N.A - 24 hours
SDF - N.A  - N.A
International - N.A - N.A

Ang Mo Kio Commencement Dates/Timing
  • 24 Aug'15, 11am to 3pm (Mo)
  • 28 Aug'15, 7pm to 10pm (Fr)
  • 19 Oct'15, 11am to 3pm (Mo)
  • 25 Nov'15, 7pm to 10pm (We/Fr)
  • 14 Dec'15, 11am to 3pm (Mo)
Bukit Merah Commencement Dates/Timing
  • 20 Jul'15, 7pm to 10pm (Mo)
  • 15 Sep'15, 11am to 2pm (Tu)
  • 12 Oct'15, 7pm to 10pm (Mo)
  • 10 Nov'15, 11am to 2pm (Tu)
Jurong East Commencement Dates/Timing
  • 11 Aug'15, 7pm to 10pm (Tu)
  • 26 Aug'15, 11am to 3pm (We)
  • 13 Oct'15, 7pm to 10pm (Tu)
  • 14 Oct'15, 11am to 3pm (We)
  • 2 Dec'15, 11am to 3pm (We)
Singapore Shopping Centre Commencement Dates/Timing
  • 19 Aug'15, 7pm to 10pm (We)
  • 28 Aug'15, 11am to 2pm (Fr)
  • 29 Oct'15, 7pm to 10pm (Th)
  • 30 Oct'15, 11am to 2pm (Fr)

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

BMC Counselling Psychologist / Lecturer

Registered member of SAC - Counselling Psychologist