Singapore University of Social Sciences

Counselling Processes and Practice

Counselling Processes and Practice (COU108)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


COU108 encapsulates Egan's The Skilled Helper Model in helping clients identify and explore problem situations, identify and explore unused opportunities, set problem-managing and opportunity-developing goals, develop action plans to accomplish these goals, implement plans, and engage in ongoing evaluation of this entire process.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • An Overview of the Porblem-Management Process
  • Stage IA: Help Clients Tell Their Stories
  • Stage I: Task IB: The Real Story; Task IC: The Right Story
  • Stage II: Designing the Future; Task IIA: Possibilities for a Better Future
  • Stage II: Task IIB: Goals, Outcomes, Impact; and Task IIC: Commitment
  • Stage III: Planning the Way Forward

Learning Outcome

  • Summarise the three stages in Egan's Skilled Helper Model
  • Delineate the specific tasks in the three stages of the model
  • Articulate the techniques and skills pertinent in the three stages
  • Examine the importance of building a therapeutic helping relationship
  • Demonstrate the skills used in accomplishing the tasks in the three stages
  • Evaluate one's use of techniques and skills in the counselliing relationship
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