The School of Positive Psychology

Diploma in Child Psychology and Interventions

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Child Psychology

Diploma in Child Psychology and Interventions is a mental health education programme that allows students to gain knowledge through the understanding and applications of child and adolescent psychology.

Designed by practicing mental health professionals who specialise in working with children and youths, this programme offers a unique pedagogy that blends both theory and practice.

Beyond common mental health issues, you will also be taught to identify children with special needs and how to intervene effectively to ensure their growth and development for optimal functioning and independence.

Childhood psychology and psychotherapy education are a unique branch of psychology and will be sought after by aspiring mental health practitioners and education leaders, given the pragmatism and societal demands.

Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:50

What You Will Learn

Delve into the major development stages of human growth, with emphasis on children and adolescents. Through contemporary case studies and analysis of
current mental health challenges, be equipped with the knowledge to identify and work with disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, and anxiety that manifests differently at various stages.

You will also be introduced to popular approaches for children like Play Therapy and Art Therapy. Learn the science behind these interventions and how children are able to interact in such therapeutic environments for better self-expression and to develop problem-solving skills.

Course Modules

Entry Requirement

English language requirement

Course Assessment

Assignments, presentations and examination

Course Duration

12 months, part time (Intakes in Jan / Apr / Jul / Oct)

Course Fee

SGD 13,080.00 w/GST


What Students Say

Marilynn Lee, 2023
( Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology )
"Using what I have learnt in TSPP, I share with my students how to write a letter to their future self and the power of envisioning their end goal. This helps with their motivation to want to learn. I share with them how to recognize stress, especially when high-stakes exams are round the corner and to practice mindfulness in the midst of chaos in their minds. These sharing has helped me to build a strong rapport with my students and their parents. "
Joshua Lim Sheng Ming, 2023
( Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology )
"The biggest impact for me was re-exploring becoming a coach. Some years ago I'd had a very bad experience with a coaching training program after which I completely wrote-off coaching. Through TSPP, I attended Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener's Positive Psychology Coaching Training and it helped me there that there are other ways to coach and I didn't have to be limited to the method I'd initially been taught. I also appreciated the focus on learning to create our own interventions."
Lim Mei Yean, 2022
( Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology )
"A nugget of wisdom that I gained from TSPP was how the word ‘listen’ is actually an anagram for ‘silent’. If you employ silence when listening, you not only hear what people say but how they say it, which deepens the connections you have with those around you. As a business development manager and senior underwriter at a financial institution, I mostly deal with corporate clients. With Positive Psychology, I am able to understand my clients better and sympathise with the challenges they face internally. As I have grown to become more aware of my strengths, I am able to utilise them appropriately in various work settings. Don’t wait. If you can spend money on something else, you’d rather spend it on improving yourself. "
Hiroshi Limmell, 2021
( Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology )
"I was hesitant to sign up for a course mid-career but that decision turned out to be the best decision I’ve ever made. The new learnings helped to spur a new interest in an academic area that I was not trained in 20 years ago as a graduate. Adult learning may be tricky at first, especially when juggling a full-time job. The School of Positive Psychology understands what adult learners face and provides support to ease us to a good learning pace, and that is what allowed me to learn at a pace that was reasonable."
Vijaya Rani, 2022
( Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology )
"I had been a teacher for 40 years before my retirement, I thought it was timely to better understand the minds and socio-emotional needs of the students and how I could tune them to be ready for learning. For example, with the gratitude jar, you can identify the key pillars supporting or influencing their lives. You can understand these children better – who or what motivates them? Who are the powerful or significant voices in their lives? The knowledge of positive psychology will hold teachers well in providing and enhancing the classroom climate for their diverse learners."

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