Masters Program in Counseling in Asia

Compare Masters Programs in Counseling in Asia 2017

Counseling

The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Students who want to study counseling can choose to focus on a variety of different concentrations in psychology and related fields, as each program will vary. Different types of counselors include mental health, school, career, substance abuse, marriage, adolescent, rehabilitation and family.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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Master of Guidance and Counselling

James Cook University Singapore
Campus Part time 28 months March 2017 Singapore

Counselling remains a growth occupation. The course is designed for those who wish to pursue professional careers in Counselling as well as those who would like to develop highly effective interpersonal skills at work generally. The course intake is likely to be diverse and students may represent a range of working backgrounds and disciplines, with a shared goal of refining their skills of communication and applying such insights gained within their own role and work settings. [+]

Masters in Counseling in Asia 2017. Our Master of Guidance and Counselling degree is designed for teachers who are interested in qualifying as school guidance counsellors, and others who wish to pursue professional careers in Counselling as well as those with experience in the human resource sector who would like to develop highly effective interpersonal skills at work generally. This course is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association and the Singapore Association for Counselling, giving graduates the ability to pursue careers in both countries, as well as internationally. This course is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) in Australia and in Singapore by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC), giving graduates the ability to pursue careers in both countries as well as internationally. This program is available to Singapore citizens, Singapore PR or Dependant Pass Holders Study Program 8 Core Subjects (24 credit points) Foundations of Counselling Theory Foundations of Counselling Practice Advanced Counselling Assessment Atypical Development Careers and Leisure Guidance & Counselling Reflective Practice Research in Guidance & Counselling Practicum in Guidance and Counselling + 4 subjects (12 credit points) from the Master of Education offerings Course Requirements Each 3 credit point subject requires a minimum of 130 hours of study per trimester including one 25-hour intensive contact block Practicum consists of 130 hours of practice (100 hours minimum face to face counselling) over a period of 2 trimesters. Practicum placement assistance is provided by the University Advanced Standing Students may be granted advanced standing if, in addition to meeting the entry requirements, they have a minimum of two years full time relevant working experience. Career Outcomes The Master of Guidance and Counselling degree equips graduates with skills, knowledge, understanding and personal awareness to become professional counsellors in a variety of locations and settings. For those who do not wish to pursue the professional counselling route, the Course will advance them professionally by equipping them with a sophisticated range and depth of interpersonal skills, knowledge, understanding and personal awareness which can be applied to a diverse range of work settings. Tuition Fees Domestic* S$43,674 *Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding Student's Pass).Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) [-]

Master of Professional Counselling

Monash University Malaysia
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2017 Malaysia Selangor + 1 more

The Master of Professional Counselling in Monash University Malaysia is a skills-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. It is taught by academics with extensive experience of working as professional counsellors/psychologists. [+]

Master of Professional Counselling Why study a Master of Professional Counselling? The Master of Professional Counselling in Monash University Malaysia is a skills-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. It is taught by academics with extensive experience of working as professional counsellors/psychologists. This course is designed to prepare students to become registered counsellors in settings such as community mental health, schools, health centers, workplaces, and in private practice. The course is also suitable for people already working in various professions who may wish to utilise counselling skills in roles such as teaching, social work and human resources. A distinctive feature of the course is its focus on preparing students to be culturally competent counsellors in Malaysia and the region. This course requires students to undertake 504 hours of clinical placements, including a minimum of 192 hours of client contact. Through these mandatory placements, students have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision in clinical settings. Professional recognition This course will be submitted for accreditation by the following professional organisations: Malaysian Board of Counsellors (Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia) Australian Counselling Association (ACA) Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) Areas of study Counselling practice and theory Human growth and lifespan development Mental health issues: grief, trauma and substance abuse Counselling in a multicultural context Children and adolescents counselling Personnel and career development counselling Counselling skills: individuals and couples Ethics and professional issues in counselling and psychology Group counselling skills and psychotherapy Cognitive behaviour therapy Advanced Personnel and career development counselling Counselling research design, statistics and program evaluation Psychological assessment and measurement Counselling practicum Research project in counselling Counselling Internship Course structure This course consists of advance preparatory units, core units and application units. Requirements Students must complete: 1.Four advanced preparatory units (24 points) Counselling practice and theory Human growth and lifespan development Mental health issues: grief, trauma and substance abuse Counselling in a multicultural context 2.Eight core units (48 points) Children and adolescents counselling Personnel and career development counselling Counselling skills: individuals and couples Ethics and professional issues in counselling and psychology Group counselling skills and psychotherapy Cognitive behaviour therapy Advanced personnel and career development counselling Counselling research design, statistics and program evaluation 3.Four application units (24 points) Psychological assessment and measurement Counselling practicum Research project in counselling Counselling Internship Entry Requirements Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with credit average (60%), submit referee reports (two academics) and must attend an interview. Applicant must also meet the University’s English language requirements IELTS minimum overall test score of 6.5 with individual band scores not less than 6 or an internet-based TOEFL score of 79 overall with minimum scores of : Listening 12 Reading 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 or paper-based TOEFL score of 550 overall with Test of Written English (TWE): 4.5. Mode of study Full-time Part-time (Classes are held on weekdays during the day, no weekend classes. All students are expected to be available during scheduled class times). Expected course outcomes Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to: demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge of evidence-based theories and frameworks related to the major schools of counselling and psychotherapy relate appropriate therapeutic approaches and strategies to the corresponding developmental stages across childhood, adolescence, adulthood and ageing demonstrate capacity in synthesising and communicating ideas at an advanced academic level demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity in all aspects of professional counselling develop a deeper understanding of self, personal values and preferred styles of counselling assess clients both formally and informally through individual, family, group and career counselling apply the knowledge and skills developed in counselling practice in a workplace setting recognise the ethical and professional issues in counselling and psychology demonstrate knowledge of appropriate research approaches and apply research and evaluation skills in the contexts of research, report writing, case notes and referrals. Career opportunities On completion of the course, graduates should be able to work as counsellors with an advanced level of knowledge, and be cognisant of the professional issues involved in undertaking counselling as a profession in Malaysia and the region. Graduates would be able to work in settings such as community mental health clinics, schools, health centers, workplaces, and in private practice. Duration The Master of Professional Counselling degree can be undertaken over two years of full-time or four years of part-time study. Fees In 2016, full tuition fees for this course are: RM 65,000 for Malaysian students RM 71,500 for international students. Credit No credit transfer applications will be accepted. Intake periods for 2016 February and July [-]

Master in Counselling

Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan + 1 more

The Master in Counselling Programme (MCounselling) is for those who intend to practice as professional counsellors in schools and other organisations. The programme provides an advanced level of [+]

Master in CounsellingThe Master in Counselling Programme (MCounselling) is for those who intend to practice as professional counsellors in schools and other organisations. The programme provides an advanced level of knowledge about major approaches to counselling, provides training in counselling practice and develops skills for application in the workplace. The programme will be conducted in English Language.

Key Features

It is a specialisation programme which lead to a professional counselor status Apart from serving teachers and administrators, Master of Counseling can attract people from a variety of professions such as human resources, health, social welfare, administration and business This programme can also provide opportunity for candidates who have already completed Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling from Universiti Brunei Darussalam or its equivalent to continue their professional training at the masters’ level Practical experience in schools or any organisations (practicum) throughout the programme with not less than 84 hours of practicum for each semester Research exercise (eg. school-based) aims to improve counseling services ... [-]

Master in Counseling & Psychotherapy

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau China

The Master in Counselling and Psychotherapy aims to provide students with both the knowledge and skills necessary in order for them to become an effective psychological counsellor. The programme reviews and [+]

The Master in Counselling and Psychotherapy aims to provide students with both the knowledge and skills necessary in order for them to become an effective psychological counsellor. The programme reviews and considers the different perspectives and orientations within the field of counselling as well as some of the fundamentals of mental health assessment. The skills of counselling are explored within a range of different therapeutic areas together with an opportunity to put these skills into practice.

Admission Requirements

 

Applicants must possess a licentiate degree from an accredited university, or equivalent. The licentiate is the equivalent of a typical bachelor degree in the North America, the UK and Australia. Applicants must also demonstrate adequate English proficiency. ... [-]


Master in Community Development

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau China

The rapid and substantial economic development of Macao (and indeed China) must be accompanied by equal efforts in developing people and communities. Macao is a different city demographically, economically [+]

Masters in Counseling in Asia 2017. The rapid and substantial economic development of Macao (and indeed China) must be accompanied by equal efforts in developing people and communities. Macao is a different city demographically, economically, socially, religiously, ethnically, linguistically, with a more focused and distinct identity in the global arena. Not surprisingly, while the outward identity of Macao has greater prominence and focus, inwardly, the city shows the scars of rapid change: dilution of traditional neighbourhoods, apprehension over the arrival of numerous foreign workers, social tensions derived from evolving economic realities, political activism that pacifies individuals, but does not better situations. Therein lies the need to develop persons who learn how to develop communities. Community development focuses on the identification, allocation, and effective use of neighbourhood resources, such as people, formal and informal social groups and leadership structures, economic and financial conditions, and on the mobilisation of these resources to bring the community to a higher level of development. This programme of studies in Community Development at the Master’s level belongs to the academic area of Social Work. It will expose to and train students in the major theoretical and practical approaches to the development of communities. [-]