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Para-Counselling Training

Para-counselling (Basic & Advance)

When your loved ones need support, are you ready to step up to the task? How can you apply helping skills to provide support to those around you?  Not sure if the social service sector is something for you? 

Take this course to learn useful fundamental people-engagement skills. If you are keen, take on the practicum to find out what it may be like working in the social service sector, before taking up a professional qualification. 

We are a social enterprise registered with raiSE Singapore and courses listed are WSQ accredited

We offer courses under the Social Service Skills Framework and the Skills Framework for Retail. Our courses are SFC-eligible.

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Course Description

At some point in our lives, we must have experienced that sense of helplessness at not knowing what to say when we see our loved ones struggling emotionally. Join us for our Para-Counselling Certificate training programme to acquire useful helping skills that can be applicable to your personal or professional life.

Take your first step to be a resource and change agent for people around you. 

Course Structure

The Para-Counselling training consists of 2 parts. 

The Para-Counselling (Basic) equips learners with essential micro-counselling skills for emphatic interactions. This course is WSQ accredited and SFC eligible. 

The Para-Counselling (Advance) equips learners with counselling techniques to move clients towards purposeful and outcomes-oriented conversations. This course is WSQ accredited and SFC eligible. 

Learning Outcomes

Learners who have completed all 2 parts of the programme will be able to:

i. Apply counselling micro skills to build working alliance with clients through empathic interactions

  • apply appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication techniques
  • demonstrate the use of open questions, affirmations, reflections, and summary when attending to clients

ii. Apply appropriate para-counselling approaches and techniques to support clients towards outcomes based on care plans

  • apply probing techniques to uncover clients’ stories
  • assess underlying factors sustaining client’s issues
  • demonstrate the application of a range of counselling techniques when engaging clients

iii. Exemplify professional ethics and values when engaging clients to uphold service quality and ethical standards

  • maintain client confidentiality and privacy
  • explain the relevance of professional values and ethics in client engagement
  • demonstrate self-awareness relating to possible issues of ethical dilemmas
  • seek help and support when faced with ethical issues and dilemmas

Fees

Para-Counselling (Basic)

$560 before subsidies (learn more)

Para-Counselling (Advance)

$720 before subsidies (learn more)

Schedules

Para-Counselling (Basic)

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Para-Counselling (Advance)

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Other Course Information

Target Audience

General public who wants to learn more about para-counselling

General public with an interest to explore what it is like working in the social service sector

Certification

Para-Counselling (Basic) - SOA & In-house Certificate

Para-Counselling (Advance) - SOA & In-house Certificate

Language of Instruction

This course is conducted in English 

This course is organised by Environiche LLP, an approved training organisation under Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ).

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    Experiential Groupwork for Social Service Practitioners

    Experiential Groupwork for Social Service Practitioners
    TGS-2020504131

    Group work intervention harnesses the benefits of cooperative learning to enhance opportunities for individual growth. It is an essential skill in every social service practitioner’s handbook.

    THIS COURSE IS ELIGIBLE FOR WSQ FUNDING SFC ELIGIBLE

    We are a social enterprise registered with raiSE Singapore and courses listed WSQ accredited

    We offer courses under the Social Service Skills Framework and the Skills Framework for Retail. Our courses are SFC-eligible.

    Follow us on our social media for news about our latest courses.

    Course Description

    Can you leverage on your clients’ experiences to help other clients? How can you maximise your staff resources to maximise intervention efforts?

    Group work intervention harnesses the benefits of cooperative learning to enhance opportunities for individual growth and is an essential skill in every social service practitioner’s handbook

    Acquire group facilitation skills to achieve intervention outcomes and become a competent group work practitioner. Explore real-life challenge arising from group facilitation and uncover deeper issues through experiential learning. At the end of the training, learners will have gained an appreciation of using the self in therapy, and greater insight into personal challenges when managing groups.

    Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Form groups appropriate for group sessions
    • Motivate clients and address barriers to participation
    • Identify risks and manage intergroup conflicts
    • Utilise group dynamics to synthesise groups
    • Facilitate group to achieve intervention goals and monitor outcomes
    • Uncover therapists and clients issue at every stage of group development

    Duration

    40 hours including face-to-face learning, online learning, and assessment

    Upcoming Schedule

    Course Fees and Subsidies

    Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $360.00

    Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $680.00

    Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $360.00

    Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $680.00

    Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $360.00

    Full fee: $1,360.00

    Course support period: 08 July 2020 – 07 July 2022

     
     
     
     
     

    Other Course Information

    Target Audience

    Social service practitioners with an interest to conduct group interventions or;

    Individuals whose work require skills related to group faciltiation

    Certification

    Learners who have successfully completed and passed the assessment will receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) in Groupwork Intervention issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). 

    Language of Instruction

    This course is conducted in English 

    Course Outline

    1

    Developing appreciation

    Knowledge-based training coupled with small group skills practice. Learners will explore the groupwork processes and facilitation techniques. Learners will understand the factors impacting group work practices.

    2

    Building relationships

    Knowledge that supports the development of a group work practitioner. Learners will be exposed to theories of groupwork to build their competency as group work practitioners.

    3

    Supplementing the knowledge

    Deeper appreciation of groupwork practice. Learners will undergo experiential group work practice to understand groupwork processes and issues in real-world application.

    4

    Becoming the change agent

    Learners will uncover their beliefs and values systems and understand how these factors impact group dynamics and practices. Learners will solidify their understanding through a reflective process.

    This course is organised by Environiche LLP, an approved training organisation under Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ).

    TGS-2020504131 

     

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      Para-counselling (Advanced)

      Para-counselling (Advanced)
      TGS-2020504424

      Paracounselling is an invaluable skill to help others grow through adversity, regain a sense of control, and bring hope to their lives. Take the first step to be an effective helper with this course. 

      THIS COURSE IS SFC-ELIGIBLE 

       

      We are a social enterprise registered with raiSE Singapore and courses listed are WSQ accredited

      We offer courses under the Social Service Skills Framework and the Skills Framework for Retail. Courses listed are SFC-eligible.

      Follow us on our social media for news about our latest courses.

      Course Description

      You may have some basic engagement skills, but wish to enhance and use them more purposefully.

      This Advanced Para-counselling course integrates essential counselling engagement skills into a structured helping process. Learners will understand various counselling theories and apply effective techniques to help clients achieve life-enhancing outcomes more intentionally.

      The course aims to equip individuals with the fundamental knowledge and skills in counselling engagement, when working alongside with certified counselling professionals in their daily work.

      Learning Outcomes

      At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

      • Apply the Egan’s model for purposeful and outcome-focused client-engagement 
      • Apply probing techniques to uncover client’s story and determine underlying issues sustaining problems
      • Utilise counselling theories and techniques to guide interactions with client
      • Understand the basics of counselling theories, therapies, and techniques, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive-behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused Brief Therapy and Person-in-Environment Approach

      Duration

      26.75 hours blended-learning including face-to-face learning, online learning and assessment

       

      Upcoming Schedule

      Course Fees and Subsidies

      Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $72.00

      Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $265.25

      Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $72.00

      Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $265.25

      Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $72.00

      Full fee: $720.00

      Course support period: 12 Aug 2020 – 11 Aug 2022

       
       
       
       
       

      Other Course Information

      Target Audience

      Individuals who have completed the Para-Counselling (Basic) and would like to deepen their competencies as a para-counsellor or;

      Individuals who have experience working with social service beneficiaries and would like to hone their helping skills

      Certification

      Learners who have successfully completed and passed the assessment will receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) in Para-counselling (Advanced) issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). 

      Language of Instruction

      This course is conducted in English 

      Course Outline

      1

      Building the foundation

      Egan’s Model of a skilled helper. Learners will be introduced to the stages of the helping process using Egan's Model of a skilled helper.

      2

      Enhancing engagement

      Learners will acquire skills to uncover clients' stories. Learners will integrate counselling micro-skills with the counselling techniques to identify underlying issues sustaining problems.

      3

      Purposeful engagement towards change

      Acquire the skills to engage clients in a meaningful manner and to shift clients from problem-focused to a solution-enabling orientation. 

      4

      Development of the self as a practitioner

      Learners will uncover their beliefs and values systems and understand how these factors impact their effectiveness as a helper. Learners will learn the ethics, principles, and boundaries of the helping relationships.

      This course is organised by Environiche LLP, an approved training organisation under Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ).

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        Para-counselling (Basic)

        Para-counselling (Basic)
        TGS-2020504423

        When your loved ones need support, are you ready to step up to the task? Take the first step to be an effective helper with this course. 

        THIS COURSE IS SFC-ELIGIBLE

        We are a social enterprise registered with raiSE Singapore and courses listed are WSQ accredited

        We offer courses under the Social Service Skills Framework and the Skills Framework for Retail. Our courses are SFC-eligible.

        Follow us on our social media for news about our latest courses.

        Course Description

        At some point in our lives, we must have experienced that sense of helplessness at not knowing what to say when we see our loved ones struggling emotionally.

        Equip yourself with fundamental counselling skills to enhance meaningful interactions with others. Walk alongside your clients, co-workers or loved ones through their tough times. Para-counselling skills come in handy when people just need a little push to get back on their feet without the need to visit a professional counsellor. 

        The course aims to equip individuals with the fundamental knowledge and skills in counselling engagement, when working alongside with certified counselling professionals in their daily work.

        Learning Outcomes

        At the end of the workshop, participants will:

        • Provide engagement and support to clients throughout the counselling process according to the care plans
        • Apply listening and questioning techniques relating to para-counselling to attend to clients
        • Recognise barriers of communication in the communication process with clients
        • Maintain client confidentiality and privacy taking into considerations ethics related to providing engagement and support for clients

        Duration

        21 hours blended-learning including face-to-face learning, online learning and assessment

        Upcoming Schedule

        Course Fees and Subsidies

        Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $56.00

        Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $203.00

        Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $56.00

        Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $203.00

        Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $56.00

        Full fee: $560

        Course support period: 12 Aug 2020 – 11 Aug 2022

         
         
         
         
         

        Other Course Information

        Target Audience

        General public who wants to learn more about para-counselling

        Certification

        Learners who have successfully completed and passed the assessment will receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) in Para-counselling issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). 

        Language of Instruction

        This course is conducted in English 

        Course Outline

        1

        Building the foundation

        Understanding the roles as a para-counsellor. Learners will be introduced to the roles of para-counsellors, and identify their responsibilities throughout the helping process.

        2

        Enhancing engagement

        Building engagement skills and addressing communication barriers. Learners will be equipped with listening and questioning techniques to attend to clients and overcome communication barriers.

        3

        Experiential practice

        Deeper appreciation of client engagement. Learners will put into practice the counselling techniques and skills in client-specific situations to support application in real-world situations.

        4

        Development of the self as a helper

        Learners will gain better awareness of their self and how it impacts the helping relationships. Learners will learn about the ethics, principles, and boundaries in the helping relationships.

        This course is organised by Environiche LLP, an approved training organisation under Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ).

        UEN T12LL1245D

         
         
         
         

        Connect with us!

        Tell us what you need and let’s explore what greatness we can do together!