Introductory Course to Psychotherapy

Course Commencement Contacts
March/ April of each year Ms Vanessa Lyz Peh
Tel: 660 12457


Course Dates:

Full Course (2 March 2017 – 9 November 2017)
Part 1 only (2 March 2017 – 27 April 2017)
Part 2 only (6 July 2017 – 9 November 2017)

Timetable can be downloaded here

Closing Date of Application:

Full Course: Friday, 10 February 2017
Part 1 (CBT) only: Friday, 10 February 2017
Part 2 (Psychodynamic) only:

Friday, 5 May 2017


Sign up by 27 January 2017 and enjoy an early bird discount!^
^applicable for applicants who sign up for the full course only


This 26-week part time evening course aims to introduce the fundamentals of individual psychotherapy, cognitive‐behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy to participants through didactic lectures, group discussions and clinical illustrations. This course will be beneficial to counsellors, doctors and social workers in gaining insights to Psychotherapy. A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course.* CME points will be credited for medical doctors.

*NOTE: In order to receive a Certificate of Attendance, participants have to fulfill a requirement of 75% attendance

Participants may choose to sign up for either of the following:

  1. Full course, comprising Part 1 (Cognitive‐Behavioural Therapy (CBT)) and Part 2 (Psychodynamic)
  2. Part 1 (Cognitive‐Behavioural Therapy (CBT)) only
  3. Part 2 (Psychodynamic) only


National University of Singapore (NUS) and Institute of Mental Health (IMH).


The course consists of 52 lectures, with lectures conducted on Thursdays from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, except from 28 April 2017 to 5 July 2017.


All interested applicants are to apply for the course by creating an account and submitting an online application via DGMS Online System for Course Applications (OSCA).

All applications and fees must be made online by the closing date as stipulated above. Late or incomplete applications will not be entertained. Applications received through email will not be accepted.

Course Fees:

Application Fee (non-refundable) 20.00
Course Fee: Full Course; Part 1 (CBT) and Part 2 (Psychodynamic) 1,780.00 (till 27 January 2017)

1,980.00 (after 27 January 2017)

Course Fee: Part 1 (CBT) only 730.00
Course Fee: Part 2 (Psychodynamic) only



  • Fees are inclusive of GST
  • Payment modes: credit/ debit card
  • All fees are subject to changes without prior notice, and must be paid at the time of application

Withdrawal Policy:

Notice of withdrawal from the course must be given in writing to the Division accompanied by the Tax Invoice (receipt) for fee paid. The entire fee, less application fee, will be refunded when notice of withdrawal is received by the closing date. Those who withdraw after the closing date or who are absent from the course will not receive any refund of the fee paid.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Vanessa Lyz Peh (Ms)
Division of Graduate Medical Studies
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
Block MD 3 Level 2
16 Medical Drive
Singapore 117600
Tel: (65) 6601 2457 / (65) 6601 4888