Singapore University of Social Sciences

Correctional Counselling and Guidance

Correctional Counselling and Guidance (PSS202)

Applications Open: 01 May 2023

Applications Close: 15 June 2023

Next Available Intake: July 2023

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Business Administration, International Trade, Science and Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


PSS202 Correctional Counselling and Guidance focuses on the foundations of correctional interventions and treatments. Students are exposed to the theoretical frameworks and techniques to help justice-involved individuals to achieve meaningful behavioural changes and supporting them in re-integrating into the society. The aim of this course is to equip students with the basic knowledge and counselling skills to be agents of change to work effectively with their clients.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Introduction to Correctional Counselling and Guidance
  • Special Challenges Faced by Correctional Counsellor in Prison Setting
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Historical Foundations of Correctional Counselling
  • Contemporary Approaches to Correctional Counselling
  • Correctional Assessment, Diagnosis and Classification
  • Interventions for Special Populations: Youth
  • Interventions for Special Populations: Women & Elderly
  • Interventions for Special Populations: Clients who Commit Sex Offenses
  • Interventions for Special Populations: Clients with Substance Abuse
  • Career Counselling for Re-integration
  • Case Planning & Case Management

Learning Outcome

  • Describe the correctional counselling process (B2)
  • Recognise the challenges in correctional counselling (B2)
  • Illustrate the legal and ethical rights of clients (B3)
  • Examine the different approaches to correctional counselling (B4)
  • Recommend strategies to build a collaborative relationship between counsellor and client (B5)
  • Propose correctional treatment plans for special populations (B5)
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