Graduate Diploma in APPLIED POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND MINDFULNESS

Develop Future Ready Counsellors

Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology and Mindfulness

Overview

Positive Psychology aims to provide you with a comprehensive overview of how you can apply positive psychology coaching at work, bringing together the best of science and practice, highlighting current research, and emphasising the applicability of each element to coaching in a challenging and rapidly evolving work environment.

With international exposure and years of practical experience, let our faculty equip you with the skills to integrate positive psychology to enhance your leadership and management skills. Our workplace is being redefined by a new context. To boost engagement and productivity, leaders of tomorrow need to inspire their team with positive, innovative, and financially sound solutions. In this ground-breaking program, you explore the power of positive psychology on your life and career.

 

6 Months Part Time
Weekend Classes
100% Coursework

Programme Structure

This programme comprises of 4 modules, which will help you gain cutting edge Social Psychology knowledge and practical hands-on counselling skills using current industry best practices as case studies and benchmark.

Syllabus

This module focuses on development of positive psychology by examining scientific research centered on the nature of happiness and psychological well-being. Topics include the nature and

Mindfulness in everyday life is the ultimate challenge and practice. It is a way of being, of seeing, of tapping into the full range of our humanity. This module incorporate 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 include – 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 body sensations in the present moment.

This module aims to examines the connections between individual psychology and the social environment and introduces you to key concepts in the application of social psychological theory. Social psychology is the scientific study of the way people think about, feel, and behave in social situations. This module aims to equip you with a deeper understanding of how people influence, and are influenced by, the others around them.

This module will allow you to gain familiarity with a good 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.

Assessment

This is 100% coursework based programme.

Delivery Structure

All classes are conducted via face to face instructions and interactions. Students are engaged in the learning process through lectures, groups discussions, experiential exercises, interactive role plays, supervised practice of counselling work and supervision. Classes would be held on the weekends as shown below.

SatSun
9am to
5pm
9am to
5pm

Faculty

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

  • Senior Psychologist (Clinical), National University Polyclinics, Singapore.
  • Registered Psychologist (Singapore), Singapore Register of Psychologists, Singapore Psychological Society. 

Philosophy of Doctorate (PhD), Counselling Psychology

  • Associate Member of Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) since 2008.
  • Associate Member of Singapore Association for Counselling since 2010.
  • Has more than 10 years of teaching experience. 

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Masters of Social Science in 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.

MSc Studies in Minfulness

  • Founder, Mindfulness Coach at Mindful Moments Singapore.
  • Certified MBSR Teacher as acknowledged by the Mindfulness-Based Professional.
  • Completed the UCSD School of Medicine’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training Intensive and Advanced Teacher Training Intensive for MBSR and MBCT Teachers in California.

Career

This highly interactive program enables individuals to acquire communication techniques, which are useful in daily social context. From social services, human resources, customer service, management, marketing to parenting and personal growth.  After studying this Graduate Diploma, you would be able to have a chance to pursue a rewarding career in Social services and related areas.

Award

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology and Mindfulness by Aventis School of Management.

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

A Diploma in any course (minimum of 5 years relevant work experience).

Mature Candidates (at least 30 years old) with minimum 8 years of working experience.

Commencement Date

Next intake: July 2021

Fees

Please download the brochure or enquire at 9151 3308 for more information.

What Does Our Students Say About Us?

"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 programmes and Aventis to my friends."
Ms. Stansy Stephen
Manger, 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 into 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

Fees

Please download the brochure or enquire at 9151 3308 for more information.

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