Good News to all VWOs! The SAC Counselling Symposium 2015 has received pre-approval for VCF Funding for eligible staff and volunteers (Singaporeans and PRs) from NCSS member VWOs and MSF-funded VWOs. 

VCF Funding is being further extended to all qualifying VWOs for SAC Members and non-Members.
The pre-approved funding is at 80% of $458.00. 

1. SAC Members only need to pay $91.60 – based on the registration fee of $458.00 for SAC Members.
2. Non-SAC Members only need to pay $121.60 – based on the registration fee of $488.00 for non-Members.

VCF Local Training Fund application is to be made through the VWO Corner at least ONE month before the date of the Symposium. Please send the approval email from VCF to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as proof of eligibility for VCF funding when submitting your application through the Symposium website

Evidence Informed Practice – Towards a Better State of Well-being

(15-16 October 2015, Venue: 20 College Road, Level 1, Academia, Singapore 169856)

This Symposium is a key milestone for SAC that aims to showcase and contribute to the future landscape of the counselling profession in Singapore.  This two-day event will be a gathering of 500-600 mental health professionals from Singapore and the region, coming together to learn about the best practices in effective therapeutic models, research and evidence informed practice, in the interest of enhancing quality client care. 

In addition to our target audience of professionals, academics and students of mental health care and social services, SAC hopes to engage the 5 major government agencies engaged in providing preventative, treatment and post-treatment support for mental health and well-being: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Defence.

Objectives :

  1.  Come together to share and be informed of best practices
  2.   Showcase SAC as a premier counselling professional association
  3.   Focus on the “3 Cs" of Counselor / Client / Community
  4.   Connect professional counselors for an exchange of ideas

Who Should Attend:

Professionals involved in mental health care and social services in both private and public sectors, including:

  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Doctors
  • Academics
  • Faith-based Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Palliative Caregivers
  • Correctional Practitioners
  • Rehabilitative Officers
  • Criminologists
  • Allied Professionals
  • Counselling Students