Singapore University of Social Sciences

Skills in Psychology

Skills in Psychology (PSY461)


This is a unique course that focuses on bridging the gap between theory to practice to equip psychology undergraduate students with both foundational and functional competencies required to practice in the field of psychology. This course focuses on the science-practitioner model, emphasizing the links between science and practice of psychology.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • Ethics in Psychology and practice
  • The role of the psychologist
  • Applying the scientist-practitioner model to practice
  • Building and enhancing interpersonal relationships: Working with clients and teams
  • Presentation skills for practising psychologists: From classrooms to consults
  • Psychological assessments
  • Conducting psychological assessments
  • Working with clients
  • Evidence-based practices in practice: Innovative thinking and problem solving
  • Professional development in Psychology: Reflective practice and self-assessment
  • Professionalism issues in psychological practice
  • Self-care
  • Practising as a psychologist in Singapore

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise how psychology theories can be applied to psychological practice in a range of contexts
  • Evaluate the principles of professionalism, ethical practice and cultural diversity
  • Assess the importance of interdisciplinary systems in professional practice
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills in working with others
  • Improve presentation skills
  • Design a plan for reflective practice and self-assessment as a practitioner
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