Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Intermediate

Course Code:


Course Category:

Cross Sector

Duration (hours):


Fees (Please note that the fees listed are for your reference only. The final course fee may vary.)
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 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Intermediate workshop is a progression module from the course: “Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Introduction”. The workshop is designed to serve as continuity to the introductory overview of the principles of CBT and how they apply to the treatment of various social issues. The intermediate level aims to equip participants with advanced skill and knowledge in conceptualizing cases using CBT when aiding clients. Additionally, the workshop will focus on more in-depth coverage of strategies in dealing with specific mental conditions and sustaining behavioral change in the clients.

Target Participants:

Existing social workers, para-counsellors, and social service practitioners in a range of sectors (i.e. hospitals, eldercare) with at least two years of experience in counselling.

Priority will be given to learners who have attended the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Introduction course conducted by SSI or its equivalent.

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

Learning Outcome:

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

1. Construct CBT case conceptualization for specific case scenarios

2. Use behavioural change strategies to sustain change in clients

3. Apply attachment styles to address client’s needs

4. Prepare CBT treatment plans to address clients' needs


Mode of delivery:
Blended learning (facilitated classroom training and online course materials)

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.

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.

Trainer Profile:

Dr Joel Yang is a Clinical Psychologist by training. He is a full member of the Singapore Psychological Society and Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. Since 2006, Dr Yang has worked in general and psychiatric hospitals, as well as community mental health settings in Australia (various institutions under Queensland Health) and Singapore (Khoo Teck Puat Hospital). Formerly Head of the Counselling program at SIM University, he currently holds an appointment with Yale-NUS College, and also maintains an independent private practice, Mind What Matters.

Therapeutically, Dr Yang works from a Cognitive-Behavioural and Solution-Focused approach, incorporating Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Positive Psychology.

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