Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Approaches
(Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Specialisation)


Workshop Date: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 2023
Time: 9am to 6pm
Facilitator: Mr James Chong
Course Fees: SGD $2,750 nett
Early bird Deadline: 28 February 2023
Registration Deadline: 27 March 2023 (or earlier when full capacity is reached)
Class Size: 6 to 8 pax per intake

Early bird and student concession rate available. Please enquire for more details.



This workshop aims to provide participants with an understanding of the theory and practice of psychotherapeutic approaches. In addition to sound theoretical knowledge, participants will learn the essential core skills required to practice psychotherapy clinically.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a highly structured, short-term, present-oriented psychological therapy (aka psychotherapy) that aims to resolve a client’s presenting issues by modifying dysfunctional thoughts and maladaptive behaviours. CBT is one of the most evidence-based research psychotherapies shown to be effective in treating various disorders, particularly clinical depression and anxiety disorders.

This workshop is for participants who would like to practice CBT but do not have the necessary training. This workshop is suitable for potential CBT Psychotherapist and / or Associate Psychologist (counselling) who are passionate about people and want to help others achieve more meaningful results in life.

Through this workshop, participants with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology will be equipped with the essential skills to practice as an Associate Psychologist / Clinical Psychotherapist.



Anyone of the followings:

  • Undergraduate students in psychology-related fields (e.g. counselling, psychology, social work)
  • Participants with a bachelor degree in psychology-related fields (e.g. counselling, psychology, social work)

Existing Counsellor / Psychotherapist may wish to sign up for the 3-day workshop in Professional Certificate in Solution-focused Brief Therapy instead.



This workshop will cover the following areas:

  1. Essential Skills in Psychotherapy
  2. The Processes of Psychotherapy
  3. Theories & Application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  4. Application of CBT on Mood Disorders
  5. Clinical assessment & Formulation using CBT
  6. Ethics of Psychotherapy
  7. Introduction to Advance skills in CBT
  8. New Directions in CBT

This workshop would fully equip participants with the core CBT knowledge and skills upon completing the workshop. Graduates from this programme will be able to handle the various applications of CBT on clients suffering from various mood disorders such as Depression and Anxiety. This workshop will also cover other psychological issues such as Anger Management, Insomnia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), allowing graduates to further hone their skills in the future.

Upon graduation, graduates may seek clinical supervision with APACS clinical supervisor (L4S) to hone their CBT skills further, and register themselves as a member of APACS.



The delivery of this workshop is designed to be equivalent to a post-graduate module. This workshop comprises a mixture of lectures, skills training, demonstration, role-play, class presentation, and self-directed learning.



  1. Forty (40) hours of contact time over a period of five days for lectures, skills training, demonstrations, practice role-plays, discussions, and class presentation.
  2. Fifteen (15) hours of self-directed learning, and class assignments.



Upon successful completion of the workshop, each participant would receive:

  1. A Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Approaches (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
  2. A Letter indicating your successful completion of both the workshop and the Australia Counselling Association (ACA)’s ten (10) Ongoing Professional Development (OPD) hours.






We are pleased to announce that this course is accredited and recognised by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) On-going Professional Development. 





We are also pleased to announced that this course is accredited and recognised by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH)! You may join IAOTH as a Therapist in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. 








The Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (Singapore) (APACS) has accredited this programme from December 2018 to December 2021. APACS has ceased to accredit all education programmes starting 2022.

After completing the programme, eligible graduates may join APACS upon meeting their requirements. 






“I particularly enjoyed learning the various skills of CBT and being able to role play and use them in a real world situation”

“I liked that it was a safe environment and there were a lot of sharing on real-life experiences”

“Materials for practice and learning with practice sessions to help reinforce content that was learned”

“A lot of discussion among classmates”

“The emphasis placed on the importance of religiously going through certain things instead of glossing through e.g. going through confidentiality, explaining things to clients”

“Practical application of CBT, especially case-studies & proposed interventions”

“Practice and ability to receive immediate feedback about my abilities”

“I enjoy the small partner & group work, where we share real life issues instead of role playing with scripts”

“The start to end of the counselling value chain – from intake form and mini mental status examination to ending the therapeutic relationship”



Early bird Deadline: 28 February 2023
Registration Deadline: 27 March 2023


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