Counselling for Seniors

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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) $ 195.00 $ 208.65
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 650.00 $ 695.50


Counselling for Seniors: Introduction is an introductory course which seeks to equip participants with the fundamental skills and knowledge to counsel seniors. There is an increasing need to expand counselling services to seniors. They are face with many challenges and changes during this stage of their life. This two-day course focuses on relating with seniors in counselling and addressing issues and seniors experience.

Target Participants:

Social work professionals who work with the elderly. This may include counsellors, para-counsellors, junior counsellors, social workers and other social service practitioners who are require to counsel seniors in their area of work.

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. Relate with seniors in counselling

2. Address issues, challenges and changes that seniors experience

3. Explain the use of basic counselling skills when working with the seniors

4. Build relationships with seniors and their family caregivers


This course includes assessment components.

Assessment may be conducted during and/or after the course. The grading and processing of assessment 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 learning (facilitated classroom training and online course materials)
Online course materials: Learners will be required to access the online resources prior to the facilitated classroom training session.

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 Direct Training Application.

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

Trainer Profile:

Mr. Wong Lit Shoon holds a MA degree in Applied Psychology (NTU), a BA in Psychology & Social Work (NUS), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Art Psychotherapy (Goldsmiths, University of London), an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts & Design (NAFA), a Certificate in General Nursing (School of Nursing, Singapore).

His career in the healthcare, social service and elderly sector spans over thirty years. He was the Executive Director of SAGE Counseling Centre, SWAMI Home; Manager of Medical Social Services of Ren Ci Hospital, Social worker/counsellor of SAMH; and a staff nurse at NUH, SGH.

He is a council member of Gerontological Society Singapore; a full member of Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW), Art therapists Association of Singapore (ATAS), & Singapore Psychological Society (SPS).

He is also a Review Board member of Vulnerable Adult Act (MSF), Research Ethic Review (NHG), and a member of Crisis Response Team (SASW).

As associate lecturer and field supervisor at several educational institutions, he has contributed to the clinical development of social work and counselling undergraduates and other social service practitioners.

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