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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 https://www.ncssapp.org.sg/ 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 www.intellitrain.biz/SAC2015/

 


Day 1
Panellist
- "Multi-Disciplinary Panel"

Ms Ang Bee Lian

- Director of Social Welfare, Ministry of Social & Family Development, Singapore

Miss Ang Bee Lian is the current Director of Social Welfare at the Ministry of Social and Family Development. As part of her statutory appointment by the Minister for Social and Family Development, she provides views and advice on the standards of social work practice and the professional development of social service practitioners in the sector.

Qualified as a social worker, she started as a child protection staff and practised in several settings. She has a Masters from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has worked within the statutory and voluntary sectors in the children, youth, elder care, disability and juvenile rehabilitation settings, and in a variety of policy, practice and management roles.  She has been instrumental in contributing to the strengthening of capability in the social service sector. She was a Visiting Expert at the UN Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders in Fuchu, Japan in 2002.  She was Visiting Speaker at the Australian and New Zealand School of Government Annual Conference - Engagement in Policy and Service Delivery for the 21st Century in 2011, with a chapter in the publication, Putting Citizens First called “Singapore’s Social Safety Net and Human Service Provisions”. She was Outstanding Social Worker in Singapore in 2000. In 2003, she was among the winners of the Leader Mentor’s awards given out as part of the Global Leadership and Mentoring Congress in Singapore.  She is currently involved in a range of inter-disciplinary committees involved in human services. She was also a member of the 2010 Censorship Review Committee and a current member of the Films Appeal Committee.


Day 2
Panellist
- "Theory & Counselling Approaches"

Prof Glen Bates Ph.D.

- Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Advancement), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Professor Glen Bates is a clinical and counselling psychologist with over thirty years experience in counselling and in training postgraduate students in Cognitive Behavioural therapy.  Before taking up a University position he worked as a clinical psychologist at Darwin Hospital in the Northern Territory of Australia. He first taught clinical psychology at the University of Melbourne before coming to Swinburne University of Technology where he is currently a Professor of Psychology and a Pro Vice-Chancellor.  He has taught cognitive behavioural therapy in Melbourne and Singapore and also works in private practice.  Professor Bates' primary areas of research are in PTSD and in anxiety disorders (especially Social Anxiety Disorder and Generalised Anxiety Disorder).


Day 1
Speaker
- Session 3 Hot Spots
: "Multicultural Counselling"
Day 2
Panellist
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"Theory & Counselling Approaches"

Mr Benny Bong

- The Family Therapist, Singapore

Benny has been in the field of Family and Marital Therapy for the past three decades. He currently runs his own private practice and besides seeing clients, he teaches and supervises social workers and counsellors in the social service and mental health settings.

Benny has a Bachelors of Arts degree from the National University of Singapore (1981) and a Masters of Social Work degree from McGill University (1989).  In 2010, he wrote Couples in Crisis and in 2013, he was one of the lead researchers of the International Violence Against Women's Survey of which Singapore is the 12th country to conduct such a Study.

In 2013 he was also appointed as a Master Social Worker by the Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore.


Day 2

Speaker
- Session 4 Workshop:

"A Taste of Psychodynamic  Psychotherapy: An Experiential Understanding of the Key Concepts"

Dr Lyn Chua

- Adjunct Associate Professor, the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr Lyn Chua is a clinical psychologist who has been practicing psychotherapy/counseling for over 20 years. Qualified and trained in the United Kingdom with a Ph.D. from University College, London, she was previously the Head of the Department of Psychology at the Institute of Mental Health before she joined the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS), as a lecturer.

Currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Psychological Medicine, NUS, she lectures to medical students and psychiatric residents, and supervises doctors, psychologists and other mental healthcare providers in psychotherapy. She is a lecturer in psychodynamic psychotherapy to Masters students in Counseling. She is a Registered Psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, UK.

In her part-time private practice at the Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore, Dr Chua sees clients with various types of psychiatric disorders and psychological problems, and also those with interpersonal relationship, work-related, bereavement and family problems.


Day 2
Panellist
- "Theory & Counselling Approaches"

Ms Ruth Chua

- Executive Director, Counselling and Care Centre, Singapore

Ms Ruth Chua is the Executive Director of Counselling and Care Centre. She was trained in social work, family and systemic psychotherapy. She has been involved in clinical work, consultation and training in systemic psychotherapy for the past 17 years. She is currently the executive committee member of Association for Marital and Family Therapy (Singapore).


Day 2
Speaker
- Session 4 Workshop "10-Minute Therapeutic Conversations with Patients Facing Serious Medical Conditions"

Dr Gilbert Fan

- Department of Psychosocial Oncology, National Cancer Centre, Singapore 

Dr Gilbert Fan, RSW, FAPA is a Clinical Supervisor (Satir), Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association (USA) and Registered Social Worker & Registered Counsellor. Gilbert’s professional doctorate is in Social Work & Futures Studies. He has extensive experience as a medical social worker, having worked in both general and tertiary hospitals and a short teaching stint at the Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) lecturing in the Behavioural Sciences. He continues to teach in various capacities in social work and counselling programmes at both local and foreign universities (off-shore programmes). He is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer with the Department of Social Work, NUS and Honorary Senior Lecturer with The Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong.

Gilbert is currently the Co-Chair for Patient Support and Master MSW of the Department of Psychosocial Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore. His clinical interest is in griefwork, experiential counselling and groupwork, particularly in the application of experiential counselling of patients with advanced cancers. His research interests include the study of coping behaviours, meaning-making and intervention models in cancer care.


Day 1
Moderator
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"Multi-Disciplinary Panel"

Dr Kok Lee Peng

- Singapore

Dr Kok Lee Peng is a senior consultant psychiatrist with 44 years of experience in the field of psychiatry.  She was previously a psychiatrist at Woodbridge Hospital - the state mental hospital, then became an Associate Prof at the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore and subsequently had her own private practice from which she retired in 2006.

Currently she is working part-time as a visiting consultant at 3 restructured hospitals and has clinical duties as well as teaching duties - she teaches trainee psychiatrists and registrars, as well as Advanced practice nurses in psychiatry. She was recently a local external examiner for the Exit examination of psychiatric doctors.

Dr Kok's fields of interests include:

  1. Suicidal behaviour (both suicide and attempted suicide) - she did her MD (Doctor of Medicine) thesis on attempted suicide  in Singapore by drug overdose, wrote several papers on suicide in Singapore and edited a book on Suicidal Behaviour in the Asia Pacific Region.
  2. Forensic Psychiatry  - she co-authored 2 books on different aspects of psychiatry and the law.

Currently, Dr Kok is interested in various psychological therapies, e.g. Hypnotherapy and therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and complex traumas.

Day 2
“Panellist - "Theory & Counselling Approaches"

Speaker – Session 4 Workshop:  “Happiness is a Choice  - Mental Health and Happiness”

Prof Rose-Inza Kim

- Professor Emeritus, Sogang University, Korea

  1. Academic background:

1951 Kyunggi Girl's High School graduate
1955 Benet College Bio-Chemistry complete
1958 BS. Bio-Chemistry St. Mary College,
Leavenworth, KS
1965 MS, Counseling & Guidance, Loyola
University, Chicago, IL
2005 Hon. Phd, Liberal Arts, University of Saint Mary
Leavenworth, KS

2. Career:

1960-1996
Professor of Sogang University, Dean of Liberal Arts School
1996-current
Professor Emeritus, Sogang University
Chairman of Associations of Good Human Relationship,
Korea Family Therapy
Korea University Counseling
Korea RT
President of Korea Counseling Centre
Chairman of Board of Trustee Dae-In Positive Psychology
Educational Foundation
Senior Instructor of RT
WGI Board Member
IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association) Board Member
Internationally certified Instructor/Trainer of  PET, RT, PPC (Positive Psychology coaching), YQMT, QMT
Advisory Member of Army Leadership Training Centre

2010-2012
President of Graduate School of Yong Moon Counselling Psychology

3. Translation:

‘Self expression and relationship’ ‘Psychology in Adaptation’ ‘Parent Effectiveness Training in Action’
‘Control Theory' 'Application of Control Theory’
‘Positive Addict’, etc other 10 plus.

Book: ‘Reality Therapy and Control Theory‘ '8 Keys to Open Human Mind’


Day 2
Panellist
-
"Theory & Counselling Approaches"

Rev Sam Kuna

- Dean, School of Counselling, TCA College, Singapore

Rev Sam Kuna has a BA in Psychology and an MA in Marriage, Family & Child Counselling. He is a Registered Counsellor and Registered Clinical Supervisor with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC) and also served as the Past President of SAC from 1999-2003.

He is a trained Addiction Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. He is also a clinical member of the Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Singapore. An active practitioner of Sandplay Therapy he is currently undergoing further training in Jungian Sandplay Therapy.

He currently serves as the Dean, School of Counselling with TCA College, which offers a Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling and a Master of Arts in Counselling degrees, which are both recognised programs of SAC. TCA College is a multi-disciplinary Christian college pioneered by Trinity Christian Centre, Singapore.

Sam is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God of Singapore. He is an active volunteer and sits on the Executive Committee of SAC and the Asia Pacific Certification Board (APCB).

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Day 2
Moderator
- "Theory & Counselling Approaches"

Dr Jessica Leong

- Psychotherapist/Clinical Director, Executive Counselling & Training Academy, Singapore

Dr Jessica Leong has a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology, an MA in Counselling and an MSc In TA Psychotherapy. An Adjunct Teaching Fellow with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Jessica is also a Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist (BACP, United Kingdom); (PACFA, Australia) and (SAC, Singapore).

Jessica was accorded the Gold Award in the “Excellence in Teaching” Convention, and she achieved the distinction of becoming the first certified Transactional Analyst in Singapore. Having held the post of the President of the Transactional Analysis Association in Singapore for more than 20 years, she became the first Asian Transactional Analyst to be awarded the Goulding Award for Excellence in TA Theory and Practice.

Jessica was a visiting lecturer at Keele University in the UK, and she has taught at the Gerard Egan Annual Counselling Summer School at the College of Ripon & York St. John.  A highly sought after trainer, consultant, counsellor and therapist, Jessica has taught and shared in many prestigious multi-national corporations, financial and educational institutions, private companies, hospitals and helping agencies, as well as statutory and government bodies.

Jessica is the Training and Counselling Consultant and Director of JC Integra (TA) Pte Ltd and of the Berne TA Center as well as the Clinical Director of Executive Counselling & Training Academy Pte Ltd.

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Day 2
Speaker
- Session 4 Workshop: "Working with Offenders and those with Problem Behaviours: A Primer"

Dr Stefan Luebbers

- Senior Lecturer in Forensic Behavioural Science, Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Dr Stefan Luebbers is a senior lecturer and clinical-forensic psychologist who has worked with children, youth, and adults, in community, inpatient and high security custodial settings, on a one-to-one and multidisciplinary team basis. He has worked effectively with patients with histories of severe violence, drug addiction, and experiencing chronic and severe mental illnesses. In addition, he has experience working effectively with adult and young offenders in the community and custody, including assessment and intervention with individuals exhibiting violent behaviour, repeated threats, obsessive stealing, and sexually deviant behaviours (child molestation, voyeurism, sexual assault). This work has also included work with hyperactive and impulsive youth engaging in significant externalising behaviours and self-harm. He regularly conducts assessments and provides advise for the Victorian Magistrates’ Court, Victorian County Courts, Adult Parole Board, and Victorian Children’s Court Clinic.


Day 1
Speaker
- Session 3 Hot Spots
: "Water The Seeds, Not The Weeds: Solution-Focused Creativity And Creative Problem-Solving"

Professor John McCarthy

- Professor, Department of Counselling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. John McCarthy has taught in the Department of Counselling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (USA) since Fall 2000 and has directed the University’s Centre for Counsellor Training and Services since its inception in 2005. He has offered various regional, national, and international lectures on creativity and creative problem-solving, including a keynote address at the 2014 APECA Conference in Singapore. He has developed two graduate-level courses on creativity and is the primary author of a recent e-book entitled Driving Forward in Reverse.

From 2009-2015, Dr. McCarthy served as an International Scholar in the Academic Fellowship Program of the Open Society Institute. In this role, he worked with Tbilisi State University in the Republic of Georgia and Yerevan State University in Armenia. He also taught at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. Finally, Dr. McCarthy serves as chair for the Ambassadors of the National Board for Certified Counsellors (NBCC) Foundation.

 


Day 2
Speaker
- Session 4 Workshop: "Psychological Interventions for Bipolar Disorder: Best Practice and Future Directions"

Professor Greg Murray

- Professor in Psychology, Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Professor Greg Murray is an academic clinical psychologist. His major research interest is the chronobiology of mood, especially the relationship between sleep, circadian function and positive mood states. Since taking out his PhD from University of Melbourne in 2001, he has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, won individual awards for teaching and research and been a chief investigator on more than $5 million of national competitive grants in Australia and overseas. Recent projects focus on the neuroscience of reward chronobiology and mindfulness-based approaches for serious mental disorder. His research is collaborative and multi-disciplinary.

In Australia, he works with researchers investigating psychosocial treatments (live and online) for serious mental disorders and their prevention. Internationally, he is deputy lead of the Canadian CREST.BD group investigating determinants of well being in people with bipolar disorder. He collaborates with colleagues at UC Berkeley, Harvard, and University of Massachusetts on studies of sleep, circadian rhythms and mood. Professor Murray is a practicing clinical psychologist, a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, and has experience in senior academic management roles.


Day 1
Panellist
-
"Multi-Disciplinary Panel"

Dr Elizabeth Nair

- Principal Psychologist of Work & Health Psychologists, Singapore

Dr Elizabeth Nair has served in various ministries and statutory boards, including as Chief Psychologist in MINDEF. She taught at the National University of Singapore from 1989-2004 as Senior Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Psychology. While in academia, she undertook various consultancy engagements with NGOs, MNCs and organisations in the private and public sectors including schools.

Dr Nair is a registered counsellor and registered as trauma counsellor. She does clinical supervision for students in various post-graduate courses in both Psychology and Counselling.

Dr Nair served as Vice President (1983-1984) and President (1986-1987) of SAC and currently serves on the SAC Clinical Supervision Sub-committee (2013 to date). She organised APECA (1986) in Singapore on behalf of SAC. Dr Nair is the Principal Psychologist of Work & Health Psychologists (WHP).

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Day 1
Panellist
-
"Multi-Disciplinary Panel"

Ms Malar Palaiyan

- Senior Specialist Guidance Branch, Student Development Curriculum Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore

Malar Palaiyan is a Senior Specialist in the Guidance Branch (Ministry of Education) and holds a Masters of Arts (Applied Psychology - Counselling). She is also a registered counselling psychologist. She has been in the education service for the past 24 years, having taught in both the primary and secondary schools.

Since 2003, she has counselled students in the mainstream schools. She has widespread experience in providing clinical supervision for school counsellors.  Currently, she is also involved in policy and research work in the area of guidance and counselling.


Day 1
Speaker
- Session 3 Hot Spots: "Qualitative Research In Counselling"

Associate Prof Jeffrey Pfeifer, Ph.D., M.Leg.St.

- Chair, Department of Psychological Science; Associate Professor (Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Associate Professor Pfeifer is Chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences at Swinburne University of Technology and has been teaching and researching in the area of social psychology, policing, and correctional psychology for over 20 years. He has published over 35 peer-reviewed articles as well as two books and has testified a number of trials as an expert witness.

In addition to his research, Dr Pfeifer has also been involved in over 30 program evaluations on a variety of initiatives related to public safety, policing and corrections and also conducted numerous workshops on training and professional standards for a variety of organisations including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Western Australia Police Service, the Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia, the Singapore Airport Security Service,  the Sharjah (UAE) Police Service, and the Durban (South Africa) Police Service.

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Day 2
Speaker
- Session 4 Workshop:

"The Eight Core Principles of Child Centered Play Therapy"

Dr Alicia K L Pon, Ph.D

- University of Hong Kong/Honorary Assistant Professor, Child Psychotherapist, Psychology Resources Limited, Hong Kong

Dr. Alicia Pon works in a private practice group in Hong Kong providing play therapy and counseling to children, adolescents and families. Dr. Pon’s training is in General Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Play Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, Grief Counseling, Somatic Experiencing and Social Work. Dr. Pon’s experience and specialisation include divorce & separation, grief and loss, complex trauma, developmental stresses, parent-child relationship, and adoption and attachment. 

Dr. Pon is also serving as an Honorary Assistant Professor with the University of Hong Kong in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration. She lectures and supervises undergraduate and post graduate students in the areas of counselling and psychotherapy, grief and loss, child and adolescent mental health, play therapy and social work. In addition, Dr. Pon has been highly involved in the research on Psycho-oncology, Play Therapy andEnd of Life in the University department.

In the area of play therapy, Dr. Pon is a Registered Play Therapy – Supervisor (RPT-S: S1618) for both the Association of Play Therapy (US) and Play Therapy International (HK). She supervises social workers, psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists for licensing in Play Therapy for both the Associations. Dr. Pon is also an Approved Play Therapy Provider
(APT Provider: 10-279) and has presented in numerous international conferences, and conducted workshops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Her training specialisations include Foundations and Intermediate of Play Therapy, Working with Grieving Child through Play, Child Centered Play Therapy, Creative Activities in Counselling, and Supervision using Creative Approaches.

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Day 1
Speaker
- Session 3 Hot Spots: "The Mindful and Attuned Therapist"

Dr Harold Robers

- Clinical Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist Psycare Consultants, Singapore

Harold Robers completed a Masters in Counselling in 1987 and went on to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He was trained and has worked in the USA, and eventually returned to Singapore to set up a private practice in 1992. Dr Robers has been trained and supervised in a variety of counselling modalities which include: psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy, person centered therapy, family systems, biofeedback, EMDR, marriage therapy, child and adolescent therapy and neurological approaches to psychotherapy. He has taught and trained in several Institutions in Singapore since 1992, at both an undergraduate and graduate level.  He also supervises students and professionals in psychotherapy and clinical psychology.

Dr Robers employs an integrated and holistic approach to counselling and has weaved mindfulness and neuroscience into a psychotherapeutic framework.


Day 1
Speaker
- Session 3 Hot Spots: "Supervisor’s Vision: Crafting your Personal Vision of Supervision"

Day 2
Panellist
-
"Theory & Counselling Approaches" 

Dr Augustine Tan

- Psychotherapist, Singapore

Dr Augustine Tan, Ph.D., NCC, S.A.C. Recognised Clinical Supervisor is in private practice in Singapore and runs Journeys – The Next Step, where he works with clients across the age range on a wide variety of issues. These include mental health issues, emotional and relational difficulties, as well as adjustment challenges. He is also a Director at Executive Counselling & Training Academy, Singapore.

Augustine is actively involved as a counsellor educator. He teaches and supervises counsellor trainees in several Masters program in counselling. Augustine also provides supervision for  practising counselling professionals and supervision-of- supervision for aspiring clinical supervisors.


Day 1
Speaker
- Session 3 Hot Spots: "Uncertain Borders: A Counsellor's Dilemma"

Dr Tan Chue Tin

- Psychiatrist, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre; Chairman, Executive Counselling & Training Academy, Singapore

Prof Tan Chue Tin is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Chairman of the Executive Counselling and Training Academy. In 2013 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Social Science by Swinburne University of Technology for his contribution to mental health.

Prof Tan is also an Examiner for the post-graduate degree of Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) at the National University of Singapore. He is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (London) and a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists as well as the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.  Prof Tan teaches Ethics and Boundary Issues in the Masters in Professional Counselling programme offered by Swinburne University of Technology. He had previously served as the Chairman of Ethics Committee in the Singapore Medical Association.

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Day 1

Speaker
- Session 3 Hot Spots: "Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice System 101"

Associate Professor Stella Tan Wei Ling

- Director, Legal Policy; Group Director Office; Applied Sciences Group, Health Sciences Authority, Singapore

Associate Professor Stella Tan is Health Sciences Authority’s Director of Legal Policy.  She is seconded from the Attorney-General’s Chambers where she holds the appointment of a Deputy Senior State Counsel.  She lectures on Forensic Science and Evidence at the National University of Singapore.  She has a personal interest in domestic violence and child abuse cases.  She has attended courses from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and was the lead coordinator for legal training for child protection officers and psychologists from the Ministry of Social and Family Development.

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Day 2

Speaker
- Session 4 Workshop:  "Supporting the Dying & Next-of-kin: A Humanistic Approach"

Dr Tan Yew Seng

- Senior Consultant, Bright Vision Hospital, Singapore

Dr Tan Yew Seng is a family medicine physician and a palliative medicine specialist.  He is currently Senior Consultant at Bright Vision Hospital and had formerly been Senior Consultant and Medical Director of Assisi Hospice.  

His key interests include the provision of holistic care in the community and psychotherapy, and he has been involved in teaching medical students and doctors in Family Medicine and Palliative Medicine, as well as training social workers and counselors/therapists.


Day 2
Speaker
- Session 4 Workshop: "Making Systemic Concepts Alive in Clinical Practice"

Ms Juliana Toh

- Clinical Director, Counselling and Care Centre, Singapore

Mrs Juliana Toh is the Clinical Director of Counselling and Care Centre and has been practicing as a family therapist for over 25 years, specialising in systemic therapy with families and children. 

Mrs Toh is also a consultant/trainer to social service professionals and agencies.

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Day 1
Speaker 
- Session 3 Hot Spots: "Counselling: A Co-Creative Perspective"

Prof Keith Tudor

Professor of Psychotherapy, Head of Department/Programme Leader - See more at: http://www.aut.ac.nz/profiles/health-sciences/head-of-department/keith-tudor#sthash.px9l76GJ.dpuf
Professor of Psychotherapy, Head of Department/Programme Leader - See more at: http://www.aut.ac.nz/profiles/health-sciences/head-of-department/keith-tudor#sthash.px9l76GJ.dpuf

- Head of the Department of Psychotherapy & Counselling, School of Public Health & Psychosocial Studies, Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

UT University

Keith Tudor is a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, a Certified Transactional Analyst and a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, an Associate Member of Waka Oranga, and a Provisional Member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists. In the UK he co-founded Temenos, in Sheffield, which offered – and still offers – person-centred education and training. In 2009 he emigrated to Aotearoa New Zealand where is an Associate Professor at Auckland University of Technology, and currently the Head of the Department of Psychotherapy & Counselling. He isthe author/editor of over 400 publications, including thirteen books. He is the series editor of Advancing Theory in Therapy (Routledge), the editor of Psychotherapy and Politics International, and the co-editor of Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand.


Day 1
Panellist
-
"Multi-Disciplinary Panel"

Associate Prof John Wong

- Head, Associate Professor & Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS & National University Hospital, Singapore

Associate Professor John Chee Meng Wong is the Head, Department of Psychological Medicine at the National University Hospital (NUH) and National University of Singapore (NUS).  He also chairs the Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) Examination Committee, NUS.

A Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr Wong obtained his MBBS from NUS and did specialty training at the Singapore National University Hospital, Institute of Mental Health and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.  He was a Visiting Fellow in Trauma Psychiatry at the Uniformed Service University F Edward Hebert School of Medicine, USA and Child Psychiatry Fellowship at the Guy’s Hospital Bloomfield Clinic and Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.  He has a special interest in ADHD, Autism and developmental psychiatry.

He last served as Executive Director of NUHS Regional Health System (2013-14), and also was the Vice Chairman Medical Board (Education) (2011-13) which oversaw the NUH Education Office in undergraduate, postgraduate medical education at NUH.  He continues to contribute actively towards psychiatry training of undergraduate medical students and psychiatry residents.  

Dr Wong is an established clinician with a wide repertoire of clinical skills and experiences in psychiatry, medical education, child psychiatry research, and organisational management.

 updated as @ 18 Aug