Graduate Diploma in Social Psychology & Counselling

Duration: 6 months (Part Time)
Intake Date: Email or call Yusri @ 6720 3333 for more information
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Program Highlights

Social Psychology is a study of social behaviour, which can be observed and applied in our daily activities. For instance, the commercial advertisements that you see every day rely on consumer psychology to develop marketing message.

Counselling applies social psychology knowledge to design message to influence behaviour in achieving positive outcome. This program is designed for professionals so that they can have a deeper understanding of social psychology and develop practical counselling techniques. This highly interactive program enables individuals to acquire communication techniques, which are useful in daily social context. For instance, from customer service, management, marketing to parenting and personal growth.


Where does it lead?

Developed and delivered by industry practitioners, the program is both academically rigorous and practical-oriented. The curriculum is closely aligned with industry practice and framework and is recognized internationally by Professional bodies worldwide. The objective of this program is to provide a deep understanding of social psychology and the ability to apply appropriate counselling techniques in the right social context. The program aims to equip students with:

  • a good understanding of the history and use of social psychology;
  • professional competency to work with adults in a variety of settings;
  • application of different counselling theories and techniques; and
  • opportunities to enhance their personal growth and heighten awareness of others around them.

What will I learn?

Classes are conducted over 4 blocks of 2 full days during weekends, 9am-5pm, to cater to the needs of busy professionals. The entire program may be completed within 6 months. The 4 modules are:

Perspectives in Social Psychology
This module deals with the research and developments in the study of the basic psychological factors in social interaction, the social processes influencing the growth of the individual, and applied social psychology areas. Discussion will also covers the various approaches towards social psychology and its impact on our society.

Effective Counselling Techniques
This module provides a good understanding of the key techniques use in counselling which includes listening, interviews, asking questions, reflecting and clarification. Students will be taught how to initiate counselling interactions, develop an ethical and professional counselling relationship and conduct a counselling session. Coursework involves a wide range of practical exercises: from experiencing the core conditions and skills of counselling to examining counselling case studies to discussing the professional and practical issues raised by counselling practice

Developmental Psychology
This module will address the biological, cognitive and psychosocial areas of human development as human beings undergo interesting development in the course of a life span. We will explore both the individual, as well as the common events in people’s social, cognitive and physiological development. The life span is divided into seven age groups. As a student, you will be encouraged to apply developmental psychology principles in all contexts from the classroom to friends, family, workplace and the community.

Counselling & Psychotherapy
This module will cover the basic tenets and therapeutic processes that characterize various theoretical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. Students will be introduced to the various therapy models such as Psychodynamic, Behavioural, Cognitive-Behavioural, Humanistic, Contextual and Systemic. This provides students with a greater awareness of how different interpersonal styles, beliefs and internal processes will affect the counselling process.

Why a Graduate Diploma?

A graduate diploma is a popular alternative to a Master’s degree as it provides a more focused curriculum by focusing on Real World Solutions to business and industry challenges. The popularity of our graduate programmes can be attributed to its problem-centred and practical curricula and industry oriented pedagogy. Our faculty are industry practitioners which provides practical and pragmatic market-based insights that can be apply readily in the workplace.

Why Aventis?

In just 6 months, you can enjoy a life-changing experience by accelerating your career advancement or embarking on your dream profession. Furthermore, you will gain industry-specific expertise and improve your job performance and personal growth.

  • For PMETs with min Diploma/Degree
  • Short Duration of 6 Months Part Time

10 Years of Successful Track Record

With over 10 years of successful track record, our graduate diploma programmes are well-recognised amongst executives and managers looking to upgrade their knowledge and skills to be successful in their professional pursuit.

Diverse network of executives and professionals


The graduate diploma programme also attract a diverse group of professionals from various industries with common interest which create a valuable network and encourage cross-pollination of ideas, robust discussions, and critical thinking to generate real market solution, thus preparing participants with the critical tool kits to meet the challenges in an ever-changing market.

Admission Requirements

  • All applicants must possess:
  • A degree or equivalent professional qualification from a recognized university/institution
  • Executives with 8 years working experience (at least 30 years old) but without academic qualification will be considered
  • Executives without 8 years working experience or are below 30 years old will be advised to apply for the Advanced Diploma Program

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