Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Psychology & Mental Health

Start Date

July, Sept, Nov

Duration

6 Months Part Time

Mode

100% Online (Zoom)

Assessment

100% Coursework

Singapore Diploma In Psychotherapy

Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Psychology & Mental Health (E-Learning)

Awarded by Aventis Graduate School

Overview

This programme will help in understanding how the human brain solves a variety of complex problems, such as recognising objects, remembering previous experiences, reading, speaking, and reasoning.

This Graduate Diploma will appeal to students with or without a psychological background and those wishing to have in-depth psychological training. It aims to develop the skills of those currently working in the social and healthcare sectors to support career progression. This programme would provide a quality education aimed clearly at addressing the cognitive and mental health-related needs of the wider society.

Career Opportunites

The Care Economy comprises a professional cluster of jobs and skills involved in nurturing and teaching current and future populations.

Almost 40% of job openings in emerging professions globally will be in the Care Economy by 2022.

Graduates of this programme will be able to pursue a career in healthcare settings that help people who are dealing with cognitive issues. Other work areas include education, business, government, and research.

Class Profile of 2022

30 to 52 Years Old (Average)
18 Years Of Working Experience
85% Working Professionals
60% Female : 40% Male
26% Senior Management
44% Middle Management
30% Professionals and Executives

Why Choose Aventis ?

Gain access to an outstanding education built on Aventis' 15 years of exceptional global reputation in graduate education. Earn a qualification from a graduate school that you can trust and respect.

Aventis is one of only 4 Business Schools in Singapore that is a member of the Executive MBA Council, the World’s Leading Body that champions advancement in MBA. Other members include the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU), and Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Aventis is one of only 8 Business Schools in Singapore that is part of the AACSB International Business Education Alliance. Other members include Singapore University of Social Science (SUSS), National University of Singapore (NUS), and Singapore Management University (SMU)

Programme Structure

This programme comprises of 4 modules, which will help you gain an understanding of addiction and practical hands-on counselling skills using current industry best practices as case studies and benchmarks. This is a 100% coursework-based programme.

Start Date

July, Sept, Nov

Duration

6 Months Part Time

Time

09:00am - 05:00pm

Programme Delivery

The classes would be held at 4 weekend blocks of 2 full day classes.

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9am to 5pm9am to 5pm9am to 5pm9am to 5pm

What Will You Learn?

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Allow you to gain familiarity with a wide range of counselling and psychotherapy approaches. This module aims to acquaint you with the key fundamentals of counselling skills, which include reflective listening, mirroring, and empathy, use of silence, resistance, and appropriate interventions.

Mindfulness & Mental Wellness

Mindfulness in everyday life is the ultimate challenge and practice. It is a way of being, of seeing, and of tapping into the full range of our humanity. This module incorporates the 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979. It aims to equip you with the attitudinal foundations of mindfulness practice, including nonjudging, patience, beginner’s mind, trust, non-striving, acceptance, and letting-go. Through the practice of mindfulness, individuals can become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations in the present moment.

Cognitive Psychology

Give students knowledge of the most important concepts, themes, problems, and empirical research in modern cognitive theory as it concerns how we receive, interpret, edit, use, and save information. This module deals with the study of both general traits and individual differences.

Developmental Psychology

Aims to examine developmental psychology throughout our lifespan. It aims to examine how developmental theory, knowledge base, and methodology can be used to promote the health and welfare of individuals across different ages. You will be introduced to several major theories that will aid in summarization and organization.

Expert Faculty

Meet the expert faculty guiding your success.

Dr Lim Kok Kwang

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) (APA accredited), University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA
  • Registered Psychologist (Singapore), Singapore Register of Psychologists, Singapore Psychological Society
  • Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Effective Living, Singapore

Mr Anil Singh Sona

Masters of Social Sciences (Sociology)

  • Current Course Leader, Course Developer and Academic Coach, Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • Past Assistant Manager, Community Outreach & Engagement National Addictions Management Service (NAMS), Institute of Mental Health (IMH)
  • Associate Faculty and Course Developer with teaching experience of more than 9 years on psychology & criminology

Ms Erin Lee

Master of Science (Studies in Mindfulness)

  • Founder and Mindfulness Coach at Mindful Moments Singapore
  • Certified MBSR teacher, hypnotherapist and consultant in stress management
  • Associate Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic

Admission Criteria

Participants are expected to contribute to the class learning experiences in a cohort and peer learning environment. You will be assessed based on experience, aptitude, potential, and managerial skills.

At least 21 years old with a Degree in any discipline

Mature Candidates (at least 30 years old) with minimum 8 years of work experience will be assessed through an interview and an admissions test

Awards and Funding

Upon completion of the programme, you will be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Psychology & Mental Health by Aventis Graduate School, which is registered with Skillsfuture Singapore

Academic Journey

Upon completion of the programme, you can apply for our suite of Masters degree in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Mental Health and Psychology.

Fees

Our Graduate Diploma is one of the most affordable in Singapore. Download our brochure for more information about our grants available.

Success Stories

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and hope to expand my acquired knowledge further into practice. It has been an enriching experience, especially for adult learners. The lecturers’ considerations and efforts shaped and moulded us accordingly. My experience at Aventis has been very beneficial to me. The course was very interesting, and the lecturers were highly professional and qualified. I will definitely introduce this program and Aventis to my friends.
Ms. Stansy Stephen
Manager, Allcare Nursing Services
"Your learning will also take place in the company of experienced working professionals, just like yourself, who can provide a unique vantage point on the subject at hand. Whether you are seeking to expand your knowledge, to further develop your qualifications or to widen your network, you will find that Aventis offers you an opportunity to do so like no other."
Mr. Cheo Hu Gang
Manager, Rotra Chemicals

Pro-bono Counselling Service

As part of the Aventis CARE Programme to promote Mental Wellness and Workplace Counselling Services, we are proud to offer complimentary 5 sessions of pro-bono Counselling and Coaching for all our students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Graduate School?

A graduate school is a school that awards advanced academic degrees with the general requirement that learners must have earned a previous undergraduate or a mature candidate with more than 8 years working experience. Graduate school focus on professional development as compared to traditional school which focus on academic theories and research.

Is Aventis a recognized institute?

Aventis Graduate School is registered with the Committee for Private Education under Skillsfuture Singapore and complies with the Private Education Act. Aventis is also a member of AACSB Business Alliance Group and EMBA Council.

How is Graduate school different from other education?

Compared to other studies, graduate school is a more concentrated course of study with greater expectations for the quality and quantity of your work. Graduate programs also entail a more focused studies in a specific discipline with emphasis on practical experience and case studies.

What is a Graduate Diploma?

A Graduate diploma is an advanced diploma that is usually taken after a bachelor degree. A graduate diploma is typically shorter in duration than a master degree course and should be viewed as an additional specialisation that improves a person’s overall employability. For a graduate diploma qualification to be offered in Singapore, the awarding body must be registered with Skillsfuture Singapore and the Committee for Private Education

What is a Postgraduate Diploma?

Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

A postgraduate diploma is considered as a Level 7 academic qualification under the RQF (UK).  Postgraduate qualification are commonly awarded in UK, Canada, India, Australia and New Zealand. Similar to Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate diploma is typically done after a bachelor’s degree course. In some countries, the terms graduate diploma and postgraduate diploma are interchangeable, whereas in others, the postgraduate diploma is a higher qualification.

If I am a self-sponsored candidate, do you have financial plans to help me pay for my education?

Once you’ve decided on a course that you’re interested in, and that you can qualify for based on the entry requirements, we can arrange installment plans or loans through our banking partners to ensure that your dreams and career are never out of reach.

How long will it take to complete my studies?

Course duration depends on your selected area of specialization, typically you can complete your graduate diploma in 6 months and masters in 12 months part-time. please speak with one of our consultants for more detailed information.

Is the Masters Degree Awarded the Same as On Campus?

The Masters degree awarded to you is exactly the same as awarded on campus in UK or USA. You are invited to join the graduation in Singapore or on campus.

Do you offer online programmes?

Yes, to cater to the growing demand of graduate education across the world, most of our courses are delivered via ZOOM Live Stream where you can study anytime anywhere. All classes are also recorded for easy revision.

What is a typical class profile?

A typical cohort comprised of Singaporean, Permanent Residents and foreign expatriates working in Singapore. There is also a growing number of professionals that are not located in Singapore embarking on our graduate programmes due to its flexible online delivery model.

Are scholarships or study loans available?

Study grants are available for a limited number of students from not-for-profit organizations and government agencies. For more information on study loans that are available, please contact our admission officers to learn more.

What are the available instalment payment schemes?

At Aventis, we offer flexible and affordable instalment payment scheme for our postgraduate and graduate diploma programmes. You are eligible to pay your fees over 12 months interest free instalments (DBS credit card) or over 3 instalments with ATOME.

Do I need a Bachelor Degree to be admitted?

Whilst a bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional qualification is recommended, candidates above 30 years old with extensive working experience may be consider on a case-to-case basis. Please contact our programme advisors for more information.

Are there any other hidden fees besides the course fees?

The course fee cover Tuition, Academic services, Required readings and teaching materials, E-learning resources, Web-based information services. There is a one-time application fees of S$200 plus GST. All fees are clearly stated and there will not be any additional hidden fees.

Can I Deferred my Studies? Will I Be Penalized?

All our programmes are designed for working professionals. Learners who are unable to commit to the course requirement are advised to defer their studies to a later date. There is no academic penalty imposed on deferment. Please check with the respective programme advisor on the deferment cut-off date of the respective programmes.

Is Attendance Compulsory?

No, there is no minimum attendance requirement. Whilst there is no minimum attendance required for our programmes, students are recommended to attend 75% and above of all classes. Students who are unable to attend classes are strongly advised to watch all recordings before attempting any assessment or coursework.

Can I refer my friends or Colleagues?

Yes, graduate education are dynamic learning experience where you learn from your peers through discussion, reflection and case studies. As a gesture of goodwill, we will extend a referral fee of $400 (Masters Degree) or $200 (Graduate Diploma) for each successful referral. Terms and conditions apply.

Can I Graduate Overseas instead of Singapore?

The Masters degree conferred to you is exactly the same as awarded on campus. You are given a choice to graduate in Singapore or on campus in London or in United states.

How do I get started?

Please click on the Request Information Link below and speak with our programme advisor to get started.

What's Next?

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