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

The Science and Art of “Couple Conversation” Facilitation


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. Conflict and differences are part of couple relationship. Research has shown that one of the key differentiating factors between happy and unhappy couples is in how they manage their differences.

“Couple Conversation” practices are a series of structured conversation sessions between a couple, facilitated by a trusted person, that aims to enhance communication and conflict recovery skills through a safe space created.

“Couple Conversation” is NOT a counselling/therapeutic approach, rather an additional tool and skill set to support those who work with and support pre-marital couples and any couples who desire to enhance their communication and conflict recovery skills. This is also not a suitable tool to manage crisis or intense conflict in a couple relationship.

“Couple Conversation” is an excellent complementary tool for marriage inventory or programs such as PREPARE/Enrich, PREP, and marriage mentoring.


  • The theoretical foundations for Couple Conversation
  • Content and processes of each of the sessions
  • Facilitation skills to create a safe space, encourage vulnerable sharing and regulate couple dynamics
  • Applications of the practices


Social Marriage mentors, lay counsellors, pastoral staff, social workers, counsellors who support the growth and development of a couple relationship.


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/ Fundings S$

For Company-Sponsored applicant:

PCG (formerly VCF) pre-approved funding @ 30% for Singaporean/ PR Social Service Organisation staff (Ref no: PAS00002780, end date of approval: 21 Jul 2023)

Up to $ 180



Mr Arthur Ling and Mdm Chang Chee Siah are both professional counsellors as well as marriage & parent educators for more than 25 years. They both have worked with innumerable couples, helping couples build loving and long-lasting relationships that would allow each to feel connected, loved, seen, understood, appreciated, and valued in the relationship. The “Couple Conversation” framework is the curation of their work with couples. They are both sought-after speakers, and were workshop speakers in the National Marriage Conventions, as well as for National Parenting Congress, as well as featured and interviewed on various TV and radio stations, newspapers, and magazines.

Arthur is the Chief Executive of Fei Yue Community Services. He graduated from the National University of Singapore and awarded Master in Applied Psychology from the National Institute of Singapore. He is currently a member of the Advisory Panel of Parenting under Ministry of Social and Family Development.

Chee Siah a Certified Brief Solution-Focused & Relationship Coach and is known for her engaging and high energy facilitation style. She holds a Master degree majoring in counselling from the Trinity Western University (Canada). She is the creator of her 2 signature 90-day relationship development coaching programs, "Couple Conversation Coaching Program" and "4 Steps to Parent with C.A.L.M."

Arthur & Chee Siah have been married for 25 years and have 3 lovely children ages 12, 17 & 18..


Dave Goh

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Course Schedule

Dates 3 & 4 Nov 2022
Timing 9.30am - 5.30pm
Trainer(s) Mdm Chang Chee Siah & Mr Arthur Ling
Venue(s) To be advised