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$35,952 *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 skill-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. [+]

The Master of Professional Counselling in Monash University Malaysia is a skill-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 you to become registered counsellors in settings such as community mental health, schools, health centers, workplaces, and in private practice. The course is also suitable if you are 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 you to undertake 504 hours of clinical placements, including a minimum of 192 hours of client contact. Through these mandatory placements, you have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision in clinical settings. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS 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 COURSE STRUCTURE This course consists of advance prepatory units, core units and application units. You must complete: (a) Four advanced prepatory 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 (b) 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 (c) Four application units (24 points) Psychological assessment and measurement Counselling practicum Research project in counselling Counselling Internship OUTCOMES On completion of the course, you should be able to work as counsellor 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. You would be able to work in settings such as community mental health clinics, schools, health centers, workplaces and in private practice. [-]

Master of Family Studies

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus or Online Full time January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Family Studies draws on the research and practice expertise of the University’s internationally renowned Family Action Centre, Discipline of Family Studies, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine. As a Centre engaged in the provision of family programs, research and policy advocacy, the Family Action Centre is well positioned to provide theoretical and practical education that will equip graduates for leading roles in family work positions or for the application of Family Studies in other professional roles in fields where understandings of families are important. [+]

Masters in Counseling in Asia 2017. The University of Newcastle’s Master of Family Studies is a newly developed program designed for students looking to advance their career opportunities in family study fields. The program has been designed to enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge in core areas including family studies and cultural diversity, equipping you with the necessary expertise to pursue leading roles in family work based positions. The Master of Family Studies can be either structured as a general program or with a specialisation in one of the following areas: Intensive Family Practice International Family Studies Working with Men and Fathers As a graduate, you will be qualified to effectively support families in areas such as intensive family support and counselling, working with men and fathers, disability and drug and alcohol abuse. Skilled and highly educated workers in these areas of expertise are essential. The Master of Family Studies will prepare you with these skills, ensuring you are equipped to deal with the complex issues that arise in varied cultural, social and political contexts. Our advanced online and blended delivery learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. Is it for you? Are you looking for a career that enables you to make a real difference in people’s lives? Do you have a bachelor degree in a related field? The Master of Family Studies could be the advanced program that gives your career the meaning you’ve been seeking. You may be looking to this program for a career change or to enhance your career potential in family studies. Either way the Master of Family Studies will provide you with an advanced educational foundation, preparing you with the required knowledge and skills to succeed in your chosen setting. Throughout the program you will be provided with opportunities to apply your acquired learnings in a practical setting to better prepare you for professional roles in family service management, family program coordination or research and policy development in government, non-government, community and corporate sectors, just to name a few. The expertise of academics within the course will provide you with invaluable guidance and advice, contributing significantly to your learning and development. You will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the University of Newcastle’s national and international partnerships and accessibility to the Family Action Centre. You will have access to professionals that are actively engaged in the provision of family programs, research and policy advocacy helping you to gain a true understanding of possible career paths. Career Pathways Using your interdisciplinary knowledge acquired from the University of Newcastle’s Master of Family Studies, you will be able to focus on preventing as well as remediating problems whilst maintaining a commitment to improving overall quality of family life. You will promote improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but by also seeking to improve accessibility, accountability and coordination among professionals and agencies. Your advanced skills and knowledge will increase your employment potential in the social and human services in universities, schools, non-profit organisations, hospitals, home health and long-term care agencies and in government. You will be able to leverage your career by taking on roles including: family service manager family program coordinator research and policy officer international development worker specialising in family policy or programs family and relationship services practitioner specialist family work roles in nursing, allied health, youth work, drug and alcohol, mental health, early childhood, education, law. With your internationally recognised Master of Family Studies under your belt, you will be able to pursue a career that enables you to make a real difference in people’s lives no matter where you are in the world. Specialisations The Master of Family Studies is a newly developed program designed to enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge in core areas including family studies and cultural diversity, equipping you with the necessary expertise to pursue leading roles in family work based positions. The program has been designed to offer maximum flexibility, depending on your career objectives. You can choose to complete the general Master of Family Studies program (80 or 120 units) or take on a specialisation from the following professional areas: Intensive Family Practice International Family Studies Working with Men and Fathers Note: Students completing the Intensive Family Practice Specialisation must attend compulsory workshops at Newcastle. Please review the timetable information for specific courses (subjects). The flexibility of its structure and diversity of its offerings makes this program unique. You will have control over what you study to best achieve your career goals. There are core and compulsory courses in each specialisation in the program. In addition, the general Master of Family Studies allows you to select courses from a prescribed list of directed courses enabling you to tailor your program and best align with preferred disciplines including ageing, disability services, drug and alcohol studies, children and families or working with men and fathers. If you prefer to specialise your qualification in one of the three areas identified above you will also be offered flexibility in selecting courses from a prescribed list of directed courses. The program also offers valuable practical components, providing you with opportunities to apply your learned theories and practices, further developing your advanced skills and expertise and better preparing you for real world settings through intensive face to face workshops held in Newcastle. Admission Requirements Minimum of a three year degree in any area related to Family Studies or extended by a related postgraduate qualification. Applicants with a four year undergraduate degree in a related filed or with other postgraduate qualifications or related experience, as demonstrated by a CV and statement of service, are welcome to seek credit in the Master degree. Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

MEd in Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The general aims of the programme are to extend the skills, knowledge and understanding of the participants in the following ways: critical evaluation and application of advanced professional knowledge and understanding; [+]

MEd in Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support

Programme Length

MEd 180 credits PgDip 120 credits PgCert 60 credits

Aims

The general aims of the programme are to extend the skills, knowledge and understanding of the participants in the following ways:

    critical evaluation and application of advanced professional knowledge and understanding;     commitment to critical self-evaluation and development;     enhanced and highly effective professional performance;     personal and professional commitment to an extended professional role and wider professional vision;     advocacy of change and professional action aimed at the development and improvement of practice;     development of professional values and knowledge through reflective and evidence-based practice;     working with others to bring about change and improvement to practice;     bridging theory and practice and critically applying and challenging research findings. ... [-]

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. [-]