Academy of Human Development

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CPE Reg. No.: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 20 May 2016 - 19 May 2020)

Certificate in Practical Counselling (Advanced)


This course is a follow up from Certificate in Practical Counselling (Basic). This is designed for trainees who are keen to further equipped themselves with concepts and skills pertaining to effective interviews and counseling. Micro-skills such as attending behavior, client observation skills, reflection of feelings, focusing and influencing skills will be introduced.


Course Content


  • The Microskills Hierarchy
  • Definition of Intentionality

Attending Behaviour

  • Attending: 3V's + B
  • Verbal Tracking

Observation Skills and Reflecting Feelings

  • Observation for discrepancies & conflicts
  • Observing emotional experiences and reflecting them

Questioning Skills

  • Competency Assessment on Questioning skills
  • Increasing Intentionality
  • Questioning Tips

Confrontation Skills

  • Ethics Involved
  • Steps to support confrontation

Focusing Skills

  • Focusing the Interview: Explore the story from different areas of perspectives

Influencing Skills and Strategies

  • Meaning Making
  • Interpretation & Reframing


Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for general public as well as workers in the social service field who are interested to further equipped themselves with concepts and skills pertaining to effective interviews and counseling people.



Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.


Entry Requirements


Course Fees

Fees S$
Nett Course Fee payable by Participant:  $420
Nett Course Fee payable for AHD Ex CPC Basic students:  $380


Registration and Enquiries

Alicia Loy

6593 5287

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Course Schedule

Duration 21 hours
Dates 01, 02 & 03 Nov 2017 (3rd intake)
Timing 9.30am - 5.30pm
Trainer(s) Mrs Jade Low
Venue(s) Academy of Human Development