Graduate Diploma in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology

By: ASAS School

October 15, 2014


Program 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.




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

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


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.


Course Fees

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Teaching Staff & Student-Teacher ratio

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Average Teacher-Student ratio is 1:49.


Program Details

Students must complete 24 credits (equivalent of 8 modules) from the list below; with minimum of 18 credits (6 modules) from Core 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 minimum of 18 credits [6 modules] from below)

ID Subject Title Credit Hours
1. Abnormal Child Psychology 3
2. Abnormal Psychology 3
3. Behavior Modification 3
4. Cognitive Psychology 3
5. Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
6. Developmental Psychology 3
7. Forensic Psychology 3
8. General Psychology 3
9. Human Sexuality 3
10. Introduction to Social Science Research 3
11. Organization Psychology 3
12. Psychological Testing and Assessment 3
13. Social Psychology 3
14. Substance Abuse 3
15. Theories of Personality 3

Free Electives

ID Subject Title Credit Hours
1. Child Play Therapy 3
2. Children with Special Needs 3
3. Parenting: Parent-Child Relationship 3
4. Psychology of Learning 3
5. Write Reports 1.5
6. Present Information 1.5
7. Project A Positive and Professional Image 0.5
8. Provide Go-The-Extra-Miles Service 0.5
9. Respond To Service Challenges 0.5

Course Plan

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