The counselling field has grown in tandem with changes in our society as we respond to the challenges of Singapore's economic growth and development. Singapore University of Social Sciences launched its bachelor degree counselling programme, the first offered by a local university, in 2007.
Since then, there has been a clarion call for more advanced training, at the graduate level. To fulfil the aspirations for further specialised education in counselling and to stay relevant and robust in the field. The University now offers the Master of Counselling (MCOU) programme.
Unique features of the programme:
- Emphasis on a balance of skills-based/practice orientation and academic rigour while allowing specialisation in different areas of counselling and training in supervisory skills, to enable our graduates to take on leadership roles or become domain experts.
- Offers flexibility in entry and exit points to suit different academic needs. Bridging courses will help those without prior counselling training to be initiated into the programme.
- Our Master of Counselling Programme is recognised and accredited by the Singapore Association of Counselling.
The programme offers a specialisation track in Couple and Family Therapy. The track will focus on achieving a higher quality of training and clinical competency of its therapists. The programme will equip graduates with clinical skills that will effectively address, manage and treat relationship problems in couples, as well as parent-child issues, arising from childhood developmental problems.