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School of Psychology announces first step in partnership with Singapore institution

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress onto the MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy at UEL

The School of Psychology at the University of East London (UEL) has joined forces with the School of Positive Psychology (TSPP) in Singapore, which will see its graduates advance onto the MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy at UEL.

Graduates of the Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy at TSPP, Asia’s pioneering education facility for positive psychology, will have the opportunity to progress onto the MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of East London, as part of the new partnership. 

Professor Aneta Tunariu, Dean of the School of Psychology, UEL, said, “Witnessing over recent years the demand from TSPP students for this opportunity, I believe this mental health education collaboration between the UK and Singapore will have a powerful impact.”

“We look forward to supporting TSPP graduates in further developing the skills needed to meet the many challenges proliferating around the globe and further exemplifying the School’s global outlook.” 

”As the pioneer and leading positive psychology and psychotherapy institution in Singapore, we aim to strengthen our ethos by offering world-class training and the latest approaches in clinical practice to enable our graduates to contribute to the mental health industry. Graduates of the MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy at UEL can expect to be proficient psychotherapists and mental health practitioners,’ said Stephen Lew, founder and executive director of the School of Positive Psychology (TSPP).

“Together with UEL, one of the leading universities of psychology education in the UK, we take pride in nurturing trainees and raising the quality of mental health knowledge and wellbeing skills in our students.”

The School Psychology at the University of East London has a long history of leading the way in psychology education, training and research. 

Professor Amanda Broderick, vice-chancellor and president of the University of East London, said, “With several pioneering courses in counselling and wellbeing, the School of Psychology has been preparing students for the world of professional psychology since the 1970s. 

“This partnership in counselling and psychotherapy postgraduate education will increase mental health training for professionals in Asia and deliver huge benefits to TSPP students, as they prepare for the world of work.”

Committed to research that translates into addressing real-life issues, Psychology at UEL was ranked equal first in the UK in terms of the impact of its research, beating Oxford and Cambridge, at the last Research Excellence Framework.