Graduate Diploma in Social Psychology and Counselling

Develop Future Ready Counsellors

Graduate Diploma in Social Psychology and Counselling


The Graduate Diploma in Social Psychology and Counselling is a practical and stimulating programme designed for candidates with little or no knowledge in psychology and counselling. This highly interactive programme would be able to:

  • Provide foundational learning and requires critical analysis and discussion in the concepts and ideas
  • Designed for professionals so that they can have a deeper understanding of social psychology
  • Enables individuals to acquire communication techniques
  • Develop your ability to critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of the major approaches

This practical-oriented programme is suitable for candidates from a wide range of professional and educational backgrounds who want to develop a deeper understanding of both the theory and application of applied psychology and counselling or are exploring career transition into new sectors.

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.


Deals with the research and developments in the study of the basic psychological factors in social interaction and the social processes.

Provides a good understanding of the key techniques use in counselling which includes listening, interviews, asking questions, reflecting and clarification.

Address the biological, cognitive and psychosocial areas of human development as human beings undergo interesting development during a life span.

Cover the basic tenets and therapeutic processes that characterize various theoretical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.


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.

SatSunMon - FriSatSun
9am to
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Philosophy of Doctorate (PhD), Counselling Psychology

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

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

  • Senior Psychologist (Clinical), National University Polyclinics, Singapore.
  • Registered Psychologist (Singapore) (1804001), Singapore Register of Psychologists, Singapore Psychological Society.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology

  • Mental Health Specialist, Supervisor and Teacher Trainer at Mindful Wisdom Mind Training and Counseling Centre Limited.
  • Guided mindfulness practices such as breath focusing and yoga stretching for teenager, adults, and seniors in community centers. 

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.


After studying this Graduate Diploma, you would be able to have a chance to pursue a rewarding career as a (but not limited to):

  • Social Worker
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Psychiatry Associate
  • Community Health Workers
  • Corporate Management
  • Health Educators
  • Government Services
  • Human Resources
  • Mental Health Counsellors
  • Rehabilitation Counsellors


Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Psychology and Counselling 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, or;

A Diploma in any course (minimum of 5 years relevant work experience), or;

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

Commencement Date

Next intake: September 2021


Please download the brochure or enquire at 9125 7394 for more information.

What Does Our Students Say About Us?

"The Faculty is both knowledgeable and sincere in helping others to succeed. I strongly recommend managers to listen with an open mind as I have personally benefitted from her counsel in my career journey"
Ms. Jamie Lee
Integration Sourcing Manager
Australia New Zealand Bank Ltd
"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
Rotra Chemicals


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 9125 7394.

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