Certificate in Family Therapy

BMC International College

Course introduction

The basic models of family therapy will be presented in order to assist students in their understanding of family dynamics. Students will have an opportunity to apply these models in family therapy role-play. This course will also address issues relative to diversity in families along with perspectives of family therapy. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to family counselling theory, perspectives of family therapy along with issues of diversity. This course further enhance students to recognize societal trends and treatment issues affects families in our current society.

Course Pre-Requisites

  • 16 years and above
  • High School English Level

Course Outline

Introduction to Family Therapy:

  • Basic Theories, Views and Approaches
  • Family Systems Perspective
  • Dynamics of Sociology
  • The "Roadmap" of Family Therapy
  • Ecological Systems Theory

Basics of Family Therapy:
  • Family Roles and Responsibility
  • Empowerment within family
  • Principles of Parenting Style
  • Attachment and Bonding
  • Cultural Aspects
Foundations of Counselling
  • Introduction to Basic Counselling Skills
  • Counsellor - Client relationship
  • Ethics, Roles and Responsibility
  • Counselling Strategies and Boundaries
Counselling Issues and contexts:

Development of Behaviour Disorders
Understanding Family Patterns and Genogram
Funtional and Dysfuntional Family
Cross-generational Issues
Coping and Therapeutic Techniques
Case Studies - "Into the 21st Century"


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(shows the full breakdown of total payable fees) 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
  • 21 Sep'15, 7pm to 10pm (Mo)

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

BMC Counselling Psychologist / Lecturer

Registered member of SAC - Counselling Psychologist