An Introduction to Family Therapy (Online)

Course Code:


Start Date:

17 May 2021

Course Category:

Children, Youth and Family

End Date:

21 May 2021

Duration (hours):



Social Service Institute

Application closing date : 07 May 2021

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Course Date Day Start Time End Time
17 May 2021 Monday 09:30 AM 05:30 PM
18 May 2021 Tuesday 09:30 AM 05:30 PM
19 May 2021 Wednesday 09:30 AM 04:30 PM
21 May 2021 Friday 09:30 AM 10:30 AM

Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 225.00 $ 240.75
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 750.00 $ 802.50

The course engages the learner to working with clients at a family systems level. Learners will be exposed to how this level of counselling differs from intervention at an individual client level. Various models of family therapy will be covered. Learners will also learn the tools and techniques that are linked to each of the models.

This course is a pre-requisite to application for "Family Therapy: Intermediate". Upon application/completion of this course, you may also like to apply for "Family Therapy: Intermediate" by clicking here.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1.Analyse how different models are applied in Family Therapy

2. Contrast Systemic vs. Individual perspective intervention

3. Illustrate how the assessment and intervention stages differ across models.

4. Select techniques of family therapy suitable for addressing various family issues.

Target Participants:

All professionals who work with families such as school personnel, medical professionals, social workers, counsellors, welfare officers, police officers etc.

Learners are assumed to possess an English Language (speaking, reading, writing and listening) proficiency level equivalent to:
- GCE ‘O’ level OR
- Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6

Trainer Profile:

Mr Benny Bong, MSW (McGill University),
BA (Arts), is at a private practice for the last thirteen years. Mr Bong is recognised as a Master Social Worker and also sits on a Review Committee with the Ministry of Social and Family Development.

Mr Bong was previously a Family and Marital Therapist for nine years and Executive Director for five years at Counselling and Care Centre. He has an extensive training background and is currently an external lecturer with Swinburne University of Technology, National Institute of Education Singapore and an Adjunct Trainer with Social Service Institute.


Please note that this course will be conducted online via Zoom (click to learn more about Zoom). Successful applicants will be able to access and download course materials from LearningCloud upon course confirmation. They will also be given the URL to join the Zoom course session with a unique password via email. Participants will be required to use their Name (as per NRIC) as the Zoom ID to be given access to the Zoom course session and will have to enable video view while the session is in progress.

Assessment will be scheduled after COVID-19 Circuit Breaker ends and face-to-face assessment at SSI resumes. Successful applicants are required to sit for the assessment on a separate day, to be further advised by SSI.

This course includes assessment components.
Assessment may be conducted during and/or after the course. As there is an assessment component for this course, grading and processing of results can only take place after course completion. Learners who pass the assessment(s) will be awarded with an electronic Certificate of Achievement from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.

Mode of delivery:
Blended (online classroom and online course materials). Learners will receive online access to courseware instead of printed materials.

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. For more information on SSG Training Grants, please visit:
SkillsFuture Singapore Funding.
SkillsFuture Credit.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of NCSS Member Social Service Agencies via Direct Training Application.

Terms and conditions apply. Applicants of above training grants should inform SSI upon submission of your application.


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