Singapore University of Social Sciences

Theories and Techniques in Career Counselling

Theories and Techniques in Career Counselling (COU563)

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


This course is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills to conduct career counselling with diverse clientele groups within and outside the workplace as well as in educational settings. Through interactive and experiential learning, they will also develop insights and become empowered in their own career planning.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Introduction
  • Trait & Types Theory
  • Life-Span Theory
  • Social Learning Theories
  • Adult Career Crises & Transitions
  • Assessment in Career Counselling
  • Approaches & Techniques in Career Counselling

Learning Outcome

  • Formulate a holistic perspective of life career planning.
  • Critique various classic and contemporary theories of career development.
  • Appraise the different approaches to career counselling.
  • Defend the role of career counselling in educational settings.
  • Compare and contrast different models of career counselling.
  • Evaluate research findings on career development and career counselling.
  • Design career guidance and career counselling activities for children and youth in schools.
  • Assess issues of career adjustment and career development at the workplace.
  • Examine the use of assessment tools in career counselling.
  • Formulate practical and realistic intervention goals based on assessment.
  • Plan appropriate career counselling activities with clients individually or in Small groups.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of resources catering to the career counselling needs of clients at different stages of their career development.
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