Applications Open: 01 April 2021
Applications Close: 31 March 2022
Next Available Intake: July 2022
Programme Type: Graduate
Fees: View More Details on Fees
Area of Interest: Social Services
School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development
Despite state efforts in promoting strong and stable families, relational issues within families are increasing and the need for couple and family oriented services is pressing. In response to the growing need for specialised competencies in systemic couple and family work, Singapore University of Social Sciences now offers Graduate Certificate in Systemic Therapy (GCST) and Graduate Diploma in Systemic Therapy (GDST).
Refer to general admission criteria for graduate programmes.
In addition, applicants will need to meet these minimum requirements:
This programme is currently unable to take in international students, i.e., you must be a Singapore citizen, permanent resident or a resident in Singapore (e.g., Employment Pass holder) in order to apply for admission.
The University offers course fee concession for selected graduate programmes. Please click here for more details.
The programme offers flexibility to students in choosing courses that are in alignment with their interest and professional development. Students should complete any six courses to obtain a graduate diploma. Students who graduated with graduate certificate can return after some time to acquire new and relevant clinical skills offered in a second graduate certificate. The two combined certificates (consisting of 6 courses) will then qualify these students to stack up to a graduate diploma in systemic therapy.
The graduation requirements and candidature of the proposed programme is as follows::
This programme provides continuous professional development for students who have completed their master's degree in Counselling, Social Work, Psychology, or equivalent and wishes to pursue in couple and family therapy (CFT).
SUSS alumni can pursue courses in Systemic Therapy for their ongoing professional development. SUSS alumni will be offered two courses free of charge within two years of graduation.
Graduates who already have a Master's degree in Counselling, Social Work, Psychology, or equivalent, would only need to complete the graduate diploma to qualify to work as a couple and family therapist. Graduates will be equipped with clinical competencies to support, heal and transform troubled relationships among individuals, couples, children, families and communities into emotionally healthier relationships.
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