Academy of Human Development

FREE CONSULTATION: 65 - 6425 - 2422

UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 20 May 2016 - 19 May 2020)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (Crisis, Trauma and Loss)

Testimonials

  • I've benefited tremendously as it is a new paradigm shift for me to apply SFBT in grief, trauma, and losses. Often, I see that we do risk assessment rather than safety assessment.

    Tan Yew Heng Eugene
  • This course has helped me by providing techniques I could use in my work. The trainer has also given opportunities to try out the techniques in class. It was very helpful.

    Rachel Loh
  • Trainer is fluent & concise in her delivery. She has done a great job.

    S. Aishah

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Introduction

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an approach in counselling, psychotherapy and social work that aims to help clients to generate solutions. Its ideas have also been used in clinical supervision, coaching, education and management. It is an approach that is client-centred, strength-based, goal-focused, contextual and usually brief.

Course Objectives

  • To embrace the paradigm shift of SFBT in crisis, trauma and loss situations
  • To adapt SF questions according to clients' emotional states and readiness for solution-building
  • To formulate safety assessment and intervention plans

Course Content

  • Solution-focused perspectives on crisis, trauma and loss
  • Use of 'problem talk' to formulate goals and elicit strengths
  • Use of 'emotion talk' to gauge client's readiness for solution-building
  • Use of other SF questions to facilitate clients toward solution-building
  • Formulation of safety assessment
  • Differentiation between crisis management and counselling interventions

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for practitioners in the social service field who are working with individuals, families, groups and/or communities. It will be relevant to those working with children, youth and/or adults. It is appropriate for social workers, welfare workers, counsellors, therapists, psychologists, teachers and anyone else who are interested in helping people.

Award

Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.

Course Fees

Fees S$

Course Fee (Nett)

$750

 

Subsidies/ Funding S$

VCF pre-approved funding at 30% per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff (Ref No. PAS00001559, End date of approval: 16 Jul 2019)

$225


TRAINER

Dr. Carolyn Ng, Psy.D., FT is currently a private practitioner, as well as Associate Director and Faculty with the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. Previously, she was a Principal Counsellor with the Children’s Cancer Foundation in Singapore, specialising in cancer-related palliative care and bereavement counselling support. She is a registered counsellor, master clinical member and approved supervisor with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC). She is also a Fellow in Thanatology registered with the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC), USA; as well as a consultant to a cancer support and bereavement ministry in Sydney, Australia. She is certified in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Narrative Therapy as well.

Carolyn first graduated with Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales, Australia, majoring in psychology, followed by Master of Social Science (Counselling) from the Edith Cowan University, Australia and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (Conflict Management) from the Trinity Theological Seminary, USA. She subsequently completed her doctoral training in psychology with the California Southern University, USA. She is also trained in the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, USA, community crisis response by the National Organisation for Victim Assistance (NOVA), USA, as well as Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) by LivingWorks, Canada. She is certified as Advanced Care Planning facilitator as well.

Her wide counselling experiences cover youth delinquency issues, marital issues, family violence issues, mental health issues, incarceration issues, grief and loss issues, and crisis interventions. She also has varied supervisory experiences with such helping professionals as counsellors, social workers and therapists in diverse settings. She conducts training workshops on various topics in English, Mandarin and Cantonese as well, as invited by different organizations both in Singapore and other countries like Malaysia, Taiwan, Bhutan and Australia over the years.

Application and Enquiries

Dave Goh

6593 5284

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Course Schedule

Dates 29 & 30 Nov 2018
Timing 9.00am - 5.00pm
Trainer(s) Dr Carolyn Ng
Venue(s) To Be Advised