Academy of Human Development

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

An Integrative Systemic Approach to Treating Infidelity


Participants will be offered a theoretical overview of systemic concepts, and will learn to integrate familiar approaches for individual counselling, including postmodern approaches into the complex work of treating couples traumatised by infidelity. A systemic conceptualisation of the casuality of infidelity and a sequencing guide to choosing interventions will give learners a sense of direction and order as they navigate the seemingly chaotic process and non-linear phases of work with couples to change patterns of interaction, cognition and emotion associated with infidelity. 


Following completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Build collaborative therapeutic relationships with couples.
  • Work systemically with couples while considering their significant others.
  • Articulate systemic patterns in which problems are embedded.
  • Choose and sequence interventions to change the patterns, cognition and emotion.


  • Theory and concepts of systemic thinking 

  • Systemic conceptualisation of infidelity 

  • Integrating various therapeutic approaches

  • Guide to choosing interventions

  • Sequencing interventions

  • Interviewing techniques

  • Use of the self

  • Sequencing interventions

  • Return to local practice and experimenting

  • Return for video-tape review of practice and experimenting


Practitioners with at least 2 years of clinical experience, preferably actively treating couples.

Hold a Masters level of qualification or equivalent in counselling, social work, family therapy or affiliated discipline such as psychology, psychiatry and psychotherapy.


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


Fees S$

Course Fee (Nett)



$1850 (Early bird discount for registration and payment received before 20 Dec 2020) 


Subsidies/ Funding S$

Company-Sponsored Applicant:

VCF pre-approved funding at 30% per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff (Ref No. PAS00002241, End date of approval: 20 Jul 2021



Ms Choo Siew Noi possess 23 years of experience in family therapy, specialising in child and adolescent mental health and marital therapy and has sharp clinical acumen. An esteemed social worker of 7 years possessing a depth of knowledge and skills in handling trauma, separation, violence and addiction faced by multi-stressed families. Also a sought-after clinical supervisor with 28 years of experience, and an engaging and humorous lecturer with a sound grasp of theory.


Alicia Loy

6593 5287 (Please call 98966016 during Circuit Breaker period)

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Course Schedule

Duration 35 hours
Dates 18,19,25, 26 Feb & 12 Mar 2021
Timing 9.30am - 5.30pm
Trainer(s) Ms Choo Siew Noi
Venue(s) TBC