Specialist Diploma in Gerontological Counselling


In 2016, the Academy launched Singapore's first training course in community-based gerontological counselling. Using a practice-based, holistic, bio-psychosocial and person-centred approach, the Specialist Diploma in Gerontological Counselling aims to train counsellors and social workers in the essential gerontological psycho-therapeutic knowledge, skills and attitudes for helping older persons in a community setting. The training emphasizes the role of the counsellor or social worker as an adult learner and professional who uses a multitude of learning tools and resources in the implementation of their clinical work.