Certificate in Practical Counselling (Advanced) in Solution Focused Counselling

What's In It For Me

With the knowledge of counselling micro-skills, participants who progress to the Advanced level will be equipped with the counselling approach using Solution-Focused Counselling. Participant will understand the basic concepts, assumptions and the principles of solution-focused counselling and to apply SFBT skills to empower client in helping relationships. 

Solution-Focused Approach in Counselling 

  • Focusing on solutions, not analysing the problems
  • Client-centred
  • Based on the notion that people are competent
  • Future-oriented and goal-directed
  • Interactional

Training Type

This course is conducted onsite.

Upcoming schedules:

  • 20, 27 & 29 Feb 2024 (Tues & Thurs) *Registration close on 6 Feb 2024

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for general public as well as workers in the social service field who are interested in helping people.

Course Duration

21 Hours (3 Full Days)

Course Outline
  • The differences between solution building and problem solving
  • Basic assumptions and tenets of SFBT
  • Key stages of SFBT
  • Different types of questions such as Miracle question, Exception question, Relationship question and Scaling question

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Participants who meet 75% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.

Course Objectives
  • Understand the basic concepts, assumptions and the principles of solution-focused counselling
  • Apply SFBT skills to empower client in helping relationships


Pre-requisite: Participants must have completed the Certificate in Practical Counselling (Intermediate) / WSQ Practical Counselling (intermediate), awarded by Social Service Institute & Academy of Human Development, or equivalent.

Funding Information

Self-Sponsored Applicant:

  • Supported under UTAP Funding (End date of approval: 31 Mar 2025) [For NTUC members only]
  • NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year.
  • Please claim from NTUC UPortal within 6 months after course completion, more info on UTAP at this link.

Course Fee Payable
Original Fee Before GST With GST (9%)
Course Fee $420.00 $457.80

Terms and Conditions for PCG Funding

Company-Sponsored Applicant:

NCSS member and MSF-funded Social Service Agencies are eligible to enjoy for PCG Funding

  • PCG Funding is pre-approved at 45% per pax for Singaporeans/PR (End date of approval: 6 August 2024)

Please note that prices are subject to change.
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