All three counselling programmes are listed in the International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP), an international affiliate of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Master of Arts in Counselling and Community Work is recognised by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC), while both the Graduate Diploma and the Master programmes are accredited by Asia Theological Association (ATA). API counselling programmes are also recognised by the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) Guidance Unit; our graduates are eligible to apply as trained counsellors in its School Counsellor Programme.
API counselling programmes uniquely integrate theology, spirituality, counselling, psychology, and community work with an emphasis on practice. The programmes are balanced and comprehensive. They equip and train students to work in diverse pastoral care, counselling, and community work contexts. Students are therefore ready to work in counselling and/or community services should they consider a career change. Graduands are also eligible to work towards professional recognition as a registered counsellor. The distinctiveness of the programmes, which integrates faith and spirituality with multiple disciplines, will prepare graduates for advanced studies.