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Certification in Couple Therapy

Certification in Couple Therapy (Marital) (endorsed by Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP), Malaysian Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Association (MCBTA) and Psychotherapy Chapter of Malaysia Society for Complementary Medicine)

This course is providing Best-practice Psychotherapy training for professionals who have a passion for assisting individuals and couples to resolve conflicts in their relationship, prevent future relationship conflicts and negative patterns from arising and see their relationship growing in intimacy.

What is included in the Couple and Therapy

  • Lecture
  • Tutorial
  • Group Clinical supervision
  • Reading materials

Fees and Course Structure

Course Cost  RM 4,800 (Students are required to buy various recommended text books)
Course Time  3 Months
Prerequisite At least a Credit in SPM English or two years working experience at a related industry
Group Size  Group limited to 8 participants maximum only to optimize group dynamics

Training Topics

Certification in Counselling

1 Couple psychology

2 Psychology of Romantic Love

3. Mental Health and Relationship

4. Couple assessment

5. Couple case formulation

6. Couple Therapy couples at different stages of their relationship

7. Different Approaches of Couple Therapy

8. Therapy for couples with chronic conflicts

9.  Post affairs therapy

10. Anxiety and CounsellingTherapy for mixed couples

11. Therapy for couples with blended families

12. Ethics and Boundaries

Course Layout

We use the mastery system of education. Besides lecturing, this course provides clinical experience such as: research, case study, group clinical supervision, reflections, discussions & presentation. Assessment includes case study oral and written presentations, group participation, research paper and assignments.

The duration for the course is about 3 months. Our course is structured as 2 intensive workshop with six group clinical supervision & oral / written case presentation for the assessment.The topics mentioned above are taught within 3 months. During this period, students will also be given clinical case assignments and presentations to do.

Our course is structured as 2 intensive workshop with 6 group clinical supervision & oral / written case presentation for the assessment. Fulfilling the attendance and passing the criteria given will lead to towards the licensed practitioner membership of Adult Psychotherapy, Geriatric Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Couple Therapy, Child Therapy, Art Therapy and/or Expressive Therapy Divisions of Malaysia Association of Psychotherapy.

Equipment & Venue

Below are the equipments used:

  • Chairs & table
  • Projector
  • White board
  • Notes/ books

Venue: International Psychology Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Teaching Faculty

Dr Edward Chan FMAPsy, FMCBTA


MSc.(Learning)(Lancaster), D.Phil.(Psy), (IOU)

CSAC(Hawaii, International Certification & Reciprocacy Consortium) (Reg. No. M906-98)

Principal Consultant Psychologist, Executive & Life Coach and Certified Master Trainer.

Dr Edward is a fellow of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy; a fellow of the Malaysian Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Association; a level 4 practitioner member of the division of Adult Psychotherapy; the division of Couple and Marital Therapy; and the division of Sex Therapy of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy; a Member of the International Employees Assistance Professionals Association; a practitioner member of the Malaysian Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Association; a practitioner member of the Psychotherapy Chapter of the Malaysian Society for Complementary Medicine and a board member of the World Council of Psychotherapy.

Dr. Edward is a Licensed Master Trainer and Assesor of Prepare/Enrich®, a couple and marital psychometric inventory (Life Innovation Inc. USA, by Dr. David Olson, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and author of the Prepare/Enrich® Couple Psychometric Inventory.) He was also certified by Dr. David Olson in the Empowering Couples Workshop programme. Dr. Edward also attained his Certification in Couple and Family Therapy and Certification in Couple and Family Therapy Supervision with Aldo Gurgone, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Master Trainer and Director of Relationship & Growth Centre, Australia as well as certification in Divorce Mediation from The Mediation Centre Inc., USA, endorsed by the Academy of Family Mediators, USA. Dr Edward has been practicing, teaching and training psychology, psychotherapy, couple, sex and family therapy for 16 years in Malaysia, Asia Europe. Dr Edward is also a regular contributor to national newspaper and professional journals as well as a well-known radio and television personality on psychology and relationship issues, Dr. Chan has also authored several books on these topics including the critically acclaimed Love Is Never Enough : Pleasurable Commitment Rules on Couple Psychology, Are You Man Enough To Be a Father on Child Psychology, and “Dancing with Crocodiles”.