Graduate Diploma in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology

By: ASAS School

October 15, 2014


Program Description

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

    • Students will achieve foundational and applied knowledge and skills in research methodology and statistical analysis

B)Training in clinical skills

    • The course will help students to acquire a basic understanding of psychology. Students will be exposed to the diversity of topic covered within the discipline of psychology, and develop the basic skills in conducting counselling and psychological assessments.

C) Development of ethical and professional conduct

    • 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.
    • Students will be able to analyze and critically evaluate ethical dilemmas and identify appropriate means for resolution.



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
    • or WPLN level 5 in Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing


Course Fees

If you apply for our programs, you can receive grants of up to S$1,700 for Graduate Diplomas.

SkillsFuture Credits: Singaporeans aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture credits of up to S$500.

Additional Government Subsidies: Singaporeans and PRs may receive additional Government subsidies of up to 70%.

Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA): Singaporeans aged 21 to 30 may use their PSEA to offset up to S$3,420, if available, of their course fees.

For miscellaneous fees, kindly refer to the Payment of Fees page.

Leave us a message or give us a call at 6338 0727 to find out more about your eligibility for the above!


Course Commencement Dates

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Structure and Duration

  • 8 Modules
  • 12 months, Part-time
  • 2 evenings per week, 6.45pm – 9.15pm
  • Full-time study is not available


Delivery Mode



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.


Teaching Staff & Student-Teacher ratio

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Average Teacher-Student ratio is 1:49.


Program Details

Students must complete 6 core electives and 2 free electives.

ASAS does not offer all the modules listed below each semester or each year. Certain modules may be offered on an alternate-year basis or as determined by demand. Check with our consultants on the availability of the subjects:


Student Contract

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Core Electives (Choose 6 modules from below)

ID Subject Title Credit Hours
1. Abnormal Psychology 3
2. Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
3. Developmental Psychology 3
4. Ethics in Counselling 3
5. Ethics, Values and Legislation (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 3
6. Group Counseling Process and Practice 3
7. Marriage and Family 3
8. Psychological Testing and Assessment 3
9. Helping Relationships 3

Free Electives

ID Subject Title Credit Hours
1. Case Management in Practice (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 4
2. Para-Counselling (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 3
3. Practicum – Psychological Counselling Skills NC
4. Present Information (WSQ) 1.5
5. Research Methods 3
6. Resilience and Self-Care (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 3
7. Service Challenges (WSQ) 0.5
8. Service Excellence (WSQ) 1
9. Social Psychology 3
10. Theories of Personality  3
11. Write Reports  1.5


Course Plan

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