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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. 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: 1:30


Students will gain an insight into the history of the field of psychology, explore major theories and research of prominent psychologists and researchers. Students will learn biological factors that influence the individual, explore the brain and cognitive abilities that aid in sensation and perception and the various ways in which we learn. You will learn what is intelligence and the various psychometric tests available to test intelligence. Students will learn various personality theories and personality tests. In psychotherapy, students will learn the fundamental theories and skills of counselling. They will be introduced to the various components of counselling such as questioning and responding skills. Students will understand the professionalism and ethical principles of being a therapist. Students will further learn the fundamentals of mental illness.

1. Foundation Psychology (Trainer: Lam Chee Kum)
2. Special Needs Education (Trainer: Gerald Boh)
3. Developmental Psychology (Trainer: Lam Chee Kum)
4. Childhood and Adolescents Disorders (Trainer: Bernice Lim)

5. Introduction to Psychotherapy and Counselling (Trainer: Laurence Ho)
6. Working with Children and Adolescents (Trainer: Bernice Lim)
7. Introduction to Play Therapy (Trainer: Lim Shen Yong)
8. Introduction to Art Therapy (Trainer: Amanda Chen)

  • 12 months, part-time (Jan, Apr, Jul & Oct intake)
  • 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 requirements
  • 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 Delivery
  • Lectures, case studies, discussions
  • Class presentations, role-plays, essays, examination
  • SGD 9,095 w/GST
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