Certificate in Psychological First Aid (PFA)

affordable psychological first aid course Singapore
Affordable psychological first aid course Singapore

Affordable Psychological First-Aid Course in Singapore

Course Overview

Welcome to the Psychological First Aid course!

This essential training equips individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to provide immediate emotional and psychological support to individuals in crisis or distress.

In this course, you will learn how to effectively respond to various types of traumatic events and emergencies, fostering resilience and promoting mental well-being during times of crisis.

This course is designed to empower participants with the fundamental skills required to provide compassionate and effective psychological first aid during times of crisis.

Through a blend of theory, practical exercises, and real-world examples, participants will gain the confidence and competence to respond sensitively to individuals experiencing emotional distress, ultimately contributing to their psychological well-being and resilience.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will:

  1. Understand the core principles and objectives of psychological first aid (PFA).
  2. Recognize signs of emotional distress and common reactions to trauma.
  3. Learn how to provide immediate emotional support and create a safe environment.
  4. Develop skills in active listening, empathy, and communication during crises.
  5. Gain insight into cultural considerations and diversity when offering PFA.
  6. Apply PFA techniques to different types of traumatic events, such as natural disasters, accidents, violence, and more.
  7. Understand self-care strategies for PFA providers to prevent burnout.
  8. Collaborate with other responders and professionals in crisis situations.
Affordable psychological first aid course in Singapore
Affordable psychological first aid course in Singapore

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Psychological First Aid

  • Definition and key objectives of psychological first aid
  • Historical background and importance in crisis response
  • Ethical considerations and boundaries in providing PFA

Module 2: Understanding Trauma and Stress Reactions

  • Common psychological and physiological responses to trauma
  • Impact of trauma on mental and emotional well-being
  • Resilience and factors influencing recovery

Module 3: Core Principles of Psychological First Aid

  • Safety, comfort, and immediate needs assessment
  • Promoting a sense of calm and empowerment
  • Practical assistance and information provision

Module 4: Active Listening and Effective Communication

  • Importance of empathetic listening in crisis situations
  • Verbal and nonverbal communication techniques
  • Avoiding judgment and fostering an open environment

Module 5: Cultural Competence in Psychological First Aid

  • Cultural considerations and diversity in crisis response
  • Adapting PFA techniques to various cultural contexts
  • Sensitivity to language, beliefs, and customs

Module 6: Applying Psychological First Aid to Specific Scenarios

  • Natural disasters and emergency situations
  • Accidents and traumatic incidents
  • Violence and interpersonal trauma

Module 7: Self-Care for Psychological First Aid Providers

  • Recognizing signs of burnout and secondary trauma
  • Strategies for managing personal well-being and stress
  • Establishing healthy boundaries and seeking support

Module 8: Collaboration and Resources in Crisis Response

  • Working with other responders and professionals
  • Referrals to mental health services and community resources
  • Building a supportive network for ongoing assistance
Affordable psychological first aid course in Singapore
Affordable psychological first aid course in Singapore

Assessment Methods

  • Participation in group discussions and role-playing scenarios
  • Practical exercises demonstrating active listening and communication skills


  • International Association of Therapist UK
  • Complimentary Medical Association UK

Admission criteria

No admission criteria.

Course duration and intake

Intake is rolling on a monthly basis. Course duration is 12 hours long over 4 weekday evenings from 7pm to 10pm.

How will the course be conducted?

The course will be conducted face-to-face at our premises at Havelock 2 (2 Havelock Rd, #05-19, Havelock 2 Office Tower, Singapore 059763) or via online using googlemeet.

Affordable psychological first aid course in Singapore
Affordable psychological first aid course in Singapore

Cost and payment plans

Course fee: $1038

Registration fee (non-refundable): $150

Material fee: $50

Installment is available over 3 monthly payments at 0% interest but there is a 3% processing fee charged by the financial intermediaries (i.e. stripe or bank).

Please reach out to us at +65 86284685 or clientcare@rogerianpsychology.com to request for installment payment.

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