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Career in psychology: Where can I attain psychology diploma in Singapore?

Looking for psychology courses in Singapore? At ASAS, you can opt for a specialist diploma or graduate diploma in psychology.

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Social Service Course Options for Future Career Opportunities

At ASAS, we offer social services related courses for you to explore future careers in social services.

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Benefits of WSQ courses and how it helps your career progression

Have you heard about WSQ courses? Read more to find out if you can enroll into a WSQ course in Singapore. At Arium School of Arts & Sciences (ASAS), we offer WSQ courses that cover key aspects of your careers such as classroom management, para counseling and many more!

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Should I become a counsellor?

As human beings, we all encounter challenges in our personal lives. Sometimes, these issues are easy to deal with either on our own, or by reaching out to our friends and family. However, there comes a time when we are faced with an obstacle that is too much for us to handle by ourselves or […]

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How Can I Become a Better Listener?

We live in a world where communication is essential, yet ironically scarce. When is the last time you had a genuine conversation with someone where both parties sat down and truly listened to what the other was saying? In this article, we break down the reasons why effective listening is critical for healthy relationships and […]

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The Impact of Helping Relationships

Have you ever faced difficult challenges in your life that you were not able to resolve on your own? Perhaps at one time or another, a friend or family member has provided support to you? This makes up a huge part of helping relationships and is used to facilitate growth and development for the individual. […]

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The Foundation of Good Parenting

Parenting is not an easy job – it can be hard to tread the fine line between poor and extreme parenting. Some parents want to craft the perfect childhood, in order to guarantee a successful adulthood in today’s competitive world. Yet, this pattern has been called an “epidemic”, mainly because doctors have seen a sharp […]

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Changing behaviors through Child Play Therapy

Many parents often get worried when a young child exhibits some form of behavioral problems. A child may be sad, inattentive – or in some cases – rebellious. These behaviors may affect their development patterns, and may cause disruptions to those around them. Adults may find it embarrassing to seek help as they fear that […]

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Shaping the Little Minds for Our Future

  How do you know if your child is developing at the right rate for its age?   The essential areas of growth for a child are;   Gross motor and fine motor skills (psychomotor skills) Cognitive skills (learning, thinking, problem solving) Language and communications development Social and emotional skills Self-help and independence skills (self-feeding, […]

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Children with special needs to be more inclusive in Singapore pre-schools

On April 10, 2019, Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee announced that pre-schools in Singapore will be made more inclusive. A workgroup involving both public and private sectors will be set up to better support children with mild to severe needs in mainstream preschools. Ultimately, it is imperative that different teaching strategies and […]

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Singapore: the most common form of Abnormal Psychology

On 11 December 2018, a nationwide study in Singapore found that Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is one of the most common mental health conditions. After major depressive disorder and alcohol abuse, OCD has ever affected one in every 28 Singaporeans. Recurring thoughts and impulses are a few characteristics of this disorder; it may even negatively […]

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The evolution of Singapore’s counseling scene

On 11 January 2019, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam mentioned that the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) is looking into using counseling via video alongside a mobile application to facilitate in the reintegration of society of former convicts, which can lessen travelling expenses and time for former offenders. This is an expansion of the current […]

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Uncovering Juvenile Delinquency in Singapore

Juvenile Delinquency is defined as conduct by a juvenile characterized by antisocial behavior that is beyond parental control and therefore subject to legal action. In Singapore, The Children and Young Persons’ Act states that a juvenile is a male or female person who is 7 years or above and below 16 years.  The Ministry of […]

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The Art of Work-Life Balance: Is It Even Possible?

In this fast-paced world where we seem to be busy running the rat-race, work often takes over life, and we are left exhausted and drained, both physically and mentally! How often have you felt the unquenchable urge of breaking out of the shackles that your professional life has put upon you, and enjoy life like […]

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Child Play Therapy is More Than Play

Child Play Therapy is More Than Play  Among the many different techniques that are being used to address psychological challenges in children, play therapy is the widely followed one. Even in Montessori and play schools, this therapy is used to promote a child towards better cognitive development, emotional modulation, social integration, and most importantly, trauma […]

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Cognitive Psychology – The Study of How the Human Brain Works

The human brain is the most complicated and fascinating piece of machinery you would ever come across. Cognitive psychology is a branch of psychology where we study the mind and the mental processes. It is no wonder the workings of the brain has intrigued doctors and psychologists alike who study it to find out how […]

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Criminal Behaviour as a Study and Career

In legal terminology, crime (also known as offence or criminal offence) is a harmful act, which not only poses a threat to an individual, but also to a community, society, or the state at large. Such acts are banned and punishable by law. The precise definition of criminal offence differs from one country to another, […]

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Criminology – The Study of Crimes and Criminals

On the morning of the 6th of January 1979, a chilling discovery struck the Tan family – all four children of the Tan family were found dead in their one-room HDB flat in Geylang Bahru, Singapore. All of the children were slashed and hacked, and their bodies were piled on top of one another in […]

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Providing a Helping Hand to Children with Special Needs

In a survey by Lien Foundation, local parents of children with special needs were surveyed for their views on inclusion with regard to children with special needs and education. Shockingly, only less than a third (28%) of them saw Singapore as an inclusive society, and only 11% of industry professionals think of Singapore as an […]

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Supporting Children With Special Needs – Every Child is Special

Every child is special. Do we think the same way for children with special needs? While there is a myriad of debates regarding why or how different they are, we are here to explore more about helping children with special needs in this article. What are Special Needs? “Special needs” is an umbrella term that […]

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