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DIPLOMA IN
APPLIED POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

DIPLOMA IN APPLIED POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Why do people behave in certain ways? What is going on in everyone’s mind? Why are some people happier than others? What influences our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours? Am I the same person when I’m alone or in a group?

The course introduces students to the study of the human mind and behaviour in individuals and groups. Students will consider how aspects of their biology, ways of thinking, social environment, relationships and social identity combine to make us who we are. The course introduces the student to a wide range of psychological approaches and looks into areas such as learning, memory, emotions, and identity. Apart from learning the psychological theories, students will be taught the practical side by being exposed to the field of counseling and psychotherapy.

The course explores the development and applications of positive psychology as a paradigm shift in the field of psychology. Positive psychology emphasizes on subjective human experiences such as happiness and well-being, positive personality traits and their influence in the group and community.

This program will give students a head start in pursuing further studies and by adding to their existing qualifications and experience by being able to apply psychological, counselling and positive psychology principles to individual, social and organizational matters.

 

Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:40

 

COURSE MODULES
  1. Foundation Psychology (Trainer: Lam Chee Kum)
  2. Introduction to Positive Psychology (Trainer: Tara Schofield)
  3. Developmental Psychology (Trainer: Lam Chee Kum)
  4. Introduction to Psychotherapy and Counselling (Trainer: Laurence Ho)
  5. Social Psychology (Trainer: Quek Swee Kim)
  6. Positive Emotions and Thoughts (Trainer: Ruth Harris)
  7. Positive Reframing Workshop (Trainer: Leslie Davis)
  8. Resilience Workshop (Trainer: Tara Schofield)
COURSE DURATION
12 months, part time (Intakes in Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct)
ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • Diploma holder from Polytechnic or recognised PEI, or
  • 2 GCE ‘A’ Level H2 passes, or
  • Certificate in Psychology and/or Counselling from TSPP or other recognised PEI with:
    • At least C6 in any GCE ‘O’ level subject conducted in English, or
    • ITE NITEC; or
    • 30 years old with at least 8 years working experience
  • Applicants with minimum 2 years working experience and holding either:
    • 5 GCE ‘O’ Level passes with minimum grade of C6, or
    • ITE Higher NITEC

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
  • GCE ‘O’ level English language grade 1 to 6, or
  • Grade E in any GCE ‘A’ level subject conducted in English, or
  • Pass TSPP English Placement test, or
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
COURSE FEE
  • SGD 8,560 w/GST
COURSE ASSESSMENT
Assignments, role-plays, presentations, discussions, examination
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