Graduate Certificate in Coaching Psychology

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Course Overview

Graduate Certificate in Coaching Psychology course is our professional training program to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to apply coaching psychology techniques. We focus equally rigorously on theory as we do practical application. We give our graduates the skills and materials to put their training to use right away and create sustainable work for themselves in the world. Organisations have woken up to the fact that most employees need some additional perspective to help them be successful in their roles. Coaching as an intervention to address this has grown exponentially. Some pertinent questions remain, and need reflection: Why has coaching emerged now? Why is it seen to be so relevant? How can we tell when/if it works? Is it different from counselling and psychotherapy? Are certain types of coaching more effective, under certain conditions, with certain people? You will be introduced to the history and variety of coaching and helping relationships. You will review a range of coaching techniques, discussing their relevance and efficacy, and consider pertinent issues that face the contemporary coach. Learning Outcome:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the development of coaching psychology.
  • Develop an understanding of the coach-coachee relationship.
  • Develop an understanding of a range of coaching psychology approaches, models and frameworks.
  • Understand the nature of coaching psychology.
  • Become knowledgeable of cognitive-behavioural, problem-solving, solution focused and rational emotive behavioural coaching.
  • Understand the psychological concepts of emotional management, self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-motivation, focus on achieving goals, transformation of the coachee into the self-coach (the coaching career), low frustration tolerance and practice relevant skills that can be used in coaching.
  • Develop and have an opportunity to practise a range of advanced coaching skills.
  • Become proficient in the use of challenges and disputation in coaching.
  • Learn how to overcome blocks in coaching.
  • Understanding how to deal with emotional interference when implementing and/or maintaining action plans.
  • Learn how to maintain their newly acquired advanced coaching skills
  • Consider the psychological coaching models and their application to life, business, executive, performance and speciality coaching.

Who is this Course for?

This course is designed for aspiring private practitioners or any practitioners in the area of psychology, psychotherapy, counselling or coaching. Do you want to start your practice and you are well equipped with the various theories for practice but have no confident in launching your practice? This course is for you. We will handhold* you until you are comfortable in practicing on your own. Should the programme be inadequate, learners are welcomed to subscribe to our Applied Therapy Skills and Mentorship programme to continue with 1-on-1 coaching.


Module 1: Introduction to Mental Health and Community Wellbeing In this module we focus on the common mental health or community wellbeing issues that would benefit from positive psychology intervention and how to identify symptoms and behaviors. Content covered: Introduction to mental health. Mood disorders. Personality disorders. Relationship issues. Career and professional issues. Personal performance issues. Module 2: Foundations of Coaching Psychology Practitioner This module gives a broad critical and pragmatic evaluation of the field of coaching theory and practice. covers the definition of coach, distinctions between counseling, therapy, and coaching, the ethics of coaching, and a strong focus on the development of the basic coaching skills or core competencies, including but not limited to creating rapport, reframing, open questions, and active listening. Learning is developed both through readings, in class experiential and observational learning, reinforced through weekly Peer Coaching fieldwork. Content covered: The shifts and shapes of the helping relationship and the human mind Perspectives: the normative coach Perspectives: the phenomenological coach Perspectives: the critical coach Perspectives: the postmodern coach Focus on executives Focus on career Focus on mentoring and coaching as management style Module 3: Organizational Behavior for Coaching This course provides an overview and analysis of various behavioral concepts affecting human behaviour in business organisations, with emphasis on research, theory, and practice.This course provides an overview and analysis of various behavioral concepts affecting human behaviour in business organisations, with emphasis on research, theory, and practice. Content covered: Introducing Organizational Behavior Values, Personality and Individual Differences Motivation Rewards, Performance Management and How Groups Work Teamwork, Team Performance, Power and Politics Leadership Theories and Emerging Leadership Perspectives Decision Making and Communication Organizational Conflict, Negotiation, Culture and Development Organization Goals, Structures, Strategic Capabilities and Design Module 4: Social Psychology for Coaching The course explores the relationship between the individual and the social environment, including the groups they belong to and the way they think about themselves and how they are influenced by others. The topics include self and others perception, attributions, prejudice, social identity, compliance and conformity, interpersonal and intergroup relations. Emphasis is on the application of social psychological concepts and theories to everyday events and encounters. Content covered: Introduction to Social Psychology Understanding the Self in Social World Social Beliefs and Judgements Relationship between Behaviour and Attitudes Conformity and Obedience Persuasion Prejudice Aggression Interpersonal Attraction Helping Behaviour Module 5: Coaching as a Business Introduces concepts of how to market your own coaching business, including identifying your business and your “ideal client” or niche, creating an elevator speech, and developing your marketing plan. Content covered: Marketing Principles Marketing Mix SWOT Analysis Service Management Competitor Analysis Marketing Strategies for Coaching Business Module 6: Coaching Techniques and Approaches The Coaching Techniques and Approaches course focuses on the skills used by professional coaches, covering the definition of coaching; the distinctions between counseling, therapy, and coaching; the ethics of coaching; and a strong focus on the development of the basic coaching skills or core competencies, including but not limited to creating rapport, reframing, open questions, and active listening, and goal setting. Content covered: Fundamental coaching skills Ethical and professional practice Screening and orientation Interventions for individuals Interventions for businesses and organizations Explain coaching processes to client Providing coaching via distance technologies Facilitate client development of decision making skills Assist clients in their role transitionsFacilitate client use of resources in coaching (books, articles, skills, habits etc) Apply standards of practice of coaching Promote awareness of coaching Module 7: The Professional Coach Focuses on life design and personal fulfillment. This is both a personal journey, with students using an assortment of common coaching assessments to advance their personal development, as well as being trained on how to use these with their clients. Some of the issues addressed include needs, values, beliefs; Life purpose; Life design; Integrity, standards, choices and boundaries; reserve and abundance; and self-care for coaches. Topics covered: Personal Goals Personal Values Persoal Integrity and Ethics Personal Choices and Boundaries Personal Motivation Personal Sources of Resources Self-Care


The cost of this programme is $1,388 (include material cost in e-format). And a $100 registration fee.

Certification and Accredition

This course is provided by and certified by Psychology Resource Center (Ltd.) and Rogerian Psychology Singapore. Psychology Resource Center (Ltd.) is accredited by the following established organizations: 1. Association for Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS) - Pending 2. Complementary Medical Association UK (CMA UK) 3. Continuing Professional Development Certification Service UK (CPD UK) - Pending


1. 4 GCE O-Level pass or equivalent (Including English); or 2. NITEC or Higher NITEC; or 3. Mature candidates (≥ 30 years old with min. 8 years work experience) or 4. Other private or foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

Sample Certificate

**For graduates before APACS and CPD audit completes, you will receive a revise certificate that reflects recognition from Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS) and Continuing Professional Development Accreditation Service UK (CPD UK) once the audit completes**