Overview

The Department of Guidance and Counselling Psychology of New Era University College was officially established in 2006. Since then, the Diploma in Guidance and Counselling programme, which was managed by the former Centre for Continuing Education, was upgraded to a 2+2 Credit Transfer Degree Programme between NEC and the National Taiwan Normal University. The 2+2 Credit Transfer Degree Programme was provisionally accredited in 2009. In 2017, New Era College was upgraded to New Era University College, and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Counselling and Psychology Programme (BCP) was launched in May 2017. Graduates will be able to apply for professional license from Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia. NEUC is the first private university in Malaysia to offer a counselling degree course.


The Department of Guidance and Counselling Psychology is responsible for cultivating high-quality professional counsellors with multilingual skills for the nation. Hence, the course provides a professional curriculum taught by competent lecturers. The core of this course focuses on the humanistic quality of the counsellor, and students will graduate after completing their internship.


Based on the close relationship with Chinese society, our department has provided many counsellors for schools and counselling organizations over the years. Under regulations set by the Ministry of Education, each school is required to have a counsellor for every 500 students. Hence, the demand for counsellors is increasing rapidly. Moreover, graduates are able to utilize their skills as a counsellor in various settings. For example, as a civil servant (Pegawai Psikologi S41), a counsellor in private hospitals, in community counselling centres, in funeral services, and in private practices.


The Department of Guidance and Counselling Psychology has been co-organizing the National Secondary School Peer Counselling Camp with the Counselling Centre for several years. In addition, the department has cooperated with Sin Chew Daily, the Institute of Ageing and Professional Care, the Kendek Foundation, the Malaysia Chinese Community Counselling Association, and other institutions to promote the development of local counselling education. At the same time, with the aim of cultivating high-quality and competitive professional counsellors, the department will continue to develop and provide more progressive and complete courses to become an influential counselling institute.



Our Vision

To develop as an institution of higher learning that cultivates professional counsellors in Malaysia; To become the premier counselling organization in Asia.


Our Mission

  1. To cultivate high-quality and competitive professional counsellors.
  2. To become the most influential counselling organization in Chinese society.

Our Programme

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Counselling (BCP) (N/762/6/0026) (02.12.2016-01.12.2021)

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Academic Team

Dr. Keh Foo Bee
SENIOR LECTURER/
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

foobee.keh@newera.edu.my

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Loh Hooi Shien
LECTURER

hooishien.loh@newera.edu.my

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Goh Chen Zheng
LECTURER

chenzheng.goh@newera.edu.my

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Academic Advisors / External Examiners / Industrial Advisor

Dr. Norzihan binti Ayub
Academic Advisor

Programme:
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Counselling & Psychology
Serve: Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Appointment Duration: 2019-2021

Miss Patricia Joseph Kimong
Academic Advisor

Programme:
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Counselling & Psychology
Serve: Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Appointment Duration: 2019-2021

Dr. Tan Joo Siang
External Examiner

Programme:
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Counselling & Psychology
Serve: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Appointment Duration: 2019-2021

Dr. Lee Chee Siang
Industrial Advisor

Programme:
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Counselling & Psychology
Appointment Duration: 2019-2021

Student Works

Events and Activities

Student Testimonial

CHEAH XIN NING

Graduated Year:
2017

Current Status:
Further study at Chinese Culture University, Taiwan

“The small class environment has helped me to create a strong bond with my classmate and the lecturers. The program not only provided me the skills to help others in need, but also allowed me to achieve deeper self- understanding. Through these experience I’ve became a more resilient and better person.”

CHONG YEN YEE

Graduated Year:
2015

Current Status:
Further study at National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan

“The teachers are very friendly, kind hearted, and always ready to help. Their passion in teaching is quite revealing. GC department was like a fertile land that provide me all the necessary nutrients to grow from a seed to a healthy tree. I miss the life of here!”

GRACE GOH YEUN FEN

Graduated Year:
2007

Current Status:
吉打吉华独中辅导处副主任 / 马来西亚注册咨商师(KB, PA)

address

Blok C, Lot 5, Seksyen 10, Jalan Bukit,
43000 Kajang, Selangor.

phone

603-87392770