Academy of Human Development

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UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 19 May 2020 to 20 May 2024)

Certificate in Practical Counselling (Advanced) in Solution-Focused Counselling


  • Good sharing of examples and cases.

    Kelly Ang, 7th Intake
  • The trainer was very engaging and professional. She was able to convey the points concisely in a interesting way. She also knows her content very well and shared various real-life examples based on her experience as a caseworker.

    Alyssa, 9th Intake
  • Very practical, very real, very illustrative with practical examples. Useful to apply in day to day situations and relationships etc. Trainer is excellent in conducting sessions!

    Anonymous, 9th Intake

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With the knowledge of counselling micro-skills, participants who progress to the Advanced level will be equipped with the counselling approach using Solution-Focused Counselling. Participant will understand the basic concepts, assumptions and the principles of solution-focused counselling and to apply SFBT skills to empower client in helping relationships.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Solution-Focused Approach in Counselling 

  • Focusing on solutions, not analysing the problems
  • Client-centred
  • Based on the notion that people are competent
  • Future-oriented and goal-directed
  • Interactional

Workshop Objectives

  • Understand the basic concepts, assumptions and the principles of solution-focused counselling
  • Apply SFBT skills to empower client in helping relationships

 Workshop Content 

  • The differences between solution building and problem solving
  • Basic assumptions and tenets of SFBT
  • Key stages of SFBT
  • Different types of questions such as Miracle question, Exception question, Relationship question and Scaling question

Who Should Attend 

This course is suitable for general public as well as workers in the social service field who are interested in helping people.


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


Course Fees (Nett) S$

Course Fee (public):


Course Fee payable for AHD Ex CPC students:



Subsidies/ Funding S$

Company-Sponsored Applicant:

VCF pre-approved funding at 30% per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff (Ref No. PAS00002219, End date of approval: 20 Jul 2021



Registration and Enquiries

Shona Tan

6593 5283 

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Course Schedule

Duration 21 hours
Dates 6, 9 & 16 Sep 2021
Timing 9:30am. – 5:30pm
Trainer(s) Mr Elias Loo
Venue(s) Onsite (Venue TBC)