Academy of Human Development

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UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 19 May 2020 to 20 May 2024)

Appreciating Resistance


In this workshop, participants will learn to appreciate and manage resistance in working with clients in a family service center context. Examples will be provided specific to working with parents and adolescents during first session, and engaging adolescents who do not want to talk to you but are mandated to attend sessions with you. Demonstration interviews and/or video recordings will be used to highlight principles for dealing with resistance. Participants will be introduced to the idea of goal creating language and techniques and how to manage “I Don’t Know” responses.


Participants will be introduced to the ideas of where resistance is coming from, how it is maintained and what could we do about it. 


  • Where it comes from: Understanding resistance
  • When it is needed: Misunderstood
  • How it is maintained: Common errors therapists make that create and foster resistance
  • What could we do about it: Language


This workshop is suitable for Social Workers, Counselors and Youth Workers working in a family service center setting and/or managing YouthGo!, GP, ESU or youth-mandated cases. Anyone who works with youths in other settings will also benefit from this training. 


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


Fees S$

Course Fee (Nett)



Subsidies/ Funding S$

Company-Sponsored Applicant:

VCF pre-approved funding at 45% per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff (Ref No. PAS00002338, End date of approval: 25 Jan 2022) $405



Chan Earng Han holds a Masters of Social Science (Counselling) from Edith Cowan University (Australia) and Master in Counseling from Sioux Falls Seminary (United States of America). He is a well sought after Trainer / Counsellor. His passion lies in youth counselling and youth development work, which led him to do his postgraduate training in Youth Work.

He currently specialises in counselling young people who commit petty crimes, struggling with substance abused and interpersonal issues.

Earng Han is also trained as a Certified Instructor for the W.A.I.T. (USA), a relationship package that teaches abstinence from pre-marital sex for youths. He is also a part-time lecturer for Diploma in Counselling Skills (Mandarin) offered by the Academy of Human Development Pte. Ltd. He has been a Counselor with Fei Yue Family Service Center / Community Services since 2001.


Ho May Fhong

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Course Schedule

Duration 21 hours
Dates 12, 19 & 26 Jul 2021
Timing 9.30am - 5.30pm
Trainer(s) Chan Earng Han
Venue(s) Synchronous e-learning via Zoom