Academy of Human Development

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

The Art of Couple Counselling

INTRODUCTION

Functional couple relationships are fundamental to a family’s operation and its members’ welfare, whereas relationship breakdown and discord are linked to a wide range of undesirable health and wellbeing outcomes. Yet, most counselling-related training focuses on individual setting, and such learning is not necessarily effective and naturally transferrable to conjoint sessions. Thus, this workshop aims at equipping helping professionals with the relevant knowledge and skills in doing couple work.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course will help participants:

  • To grasp the essential principles for managing therapeutic alliance with couples
  • To integrate relevant theoretical concepts into clinical practice with couples
  • To develop the relevant skills in facilitating couple conversations and regulating couple dynamics

COURSE CONTENT

  • Practice principles for conducting conjoint sessions with couples
  • “Split alliance” versus “collaborative bond” in couple counselling
  • Handling of differences and conflicts in couple relationships
  • Processing of difficult emotions in couple relationships
  • Facilitation of critical decision-making with couples

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Counsellors, social workers, pastoral staff, and people involved in the helping profession.

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)

$600

 

Subsidies/ Fundings S$

For Company-Sponsored applicant:

VCF pre-approved funding at 30% per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff (Ref No. PAS00001684, End date of approval: 21 Jan 2020)

$180

 
TRAINER

Dr Carolyn Ng, PsyD, FT maintains a private practice, Anchorage for Loss and Transition (for more information, please visit: www.anchorage-for-loss.org).  She also serves as Associate Director and Faculty with the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition in Portland, OR, United States.  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 clinical supervisor with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC).  She is also a Fellow in Thanatology (FT) 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, NSW, 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 has varied supervisory experiences with such helping professionals as counsellors, social workers and therapists in diverse settings as well.  She also conducts training workshops and presents on various topics in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, as invited by different organizations both in Singapore and other countries like Malaysia, Taiwan, Bhutan, Australia and United States over the years. 

APPLICATION and ENQUIRIES 

Dave Goh

6593 5284

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Course Schedule

Dates TBA
Timing 9.00am - 5.00pm
Trainer(s) Dr Carolyn Ng
Venue(s) Academy of Human Development