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Synopsis

Social work in mental health care requires that social work professionals develop a critical and reflexive position, understanding the context in which mental disorder is placed, and the socio-political influences that mutually influence persons with mental illness and their families. Setting the context for care is critical for social work intervention to be sensitive to the recovery journey of our clients and their family caregivers.

This module is the first and compulsory module for this series of Mental Health Workshop. It provides an evolutionary coverage of mental health treatment, care; and how social work contributes to the recovery model today. It also provides a critical perspective into mental health diagnosis and classification, the role of mental health screening tools, legislation governing the care and treatment of persons, and related ethical issues in social work practice.

This is a blended learning module, covering two parts: the first part involves e-learning requiring participants to complete several readings and audio-video materials, and commit to a 1-2 page reflection paper. These will be reviewed and discussed during the face-to-face contact on Day Two.

The classroom segment will cover the application of mental health assessments using the Triple P Model, and a critical review of mental legislations and ethical issues in mental health social work. Learning will be facilitated through case studies and class discussions.

Course Dates: 22 September 2017 (Self-Pace Learning) and 6 October 2017 (Contact Time)

Trainer: Ms Chan Lay Lin (Click

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A qualified social worker and systemic psychotherapist, Lay Lin has more than 2 decades of clinical experience. Lay Lin has spent a large part of her career in family service centres (FSC), working in the community in family casework and therapy, group work programmes with parents, youth and children. Lay Lin has also worked with the National University Hospital and National Cancer Centre where she served persons with chronic medical problems, palliative care and crisis work.

Lay Lin is currently serving as a Principal Medical Social Worker with the Social Work Department in the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). She manages complex casework and family therapy, working comprehensively with individuals and families afflicted with mental health problems. She is the Training Lead for the department where she manages education and training for the department and the Institution.

Lay Lin was a member of the MOH working committee that developed the MSW Competency Framework and the working committee with SASW that produced the 2017 Supervision Guidelines for Social Workers. Lay Lin received the National Healthcare Group (NHG) Educator Award in 2013.

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  and Ms Tracy Wee (Click

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Ms Tracy Wee has many years of clinical social experience working and has served with the Institute of Mental Health for more 14 years. As a qualified social worker and systemic psychotherapist, Tracy conducts family therapy and complex casework working comprehensively with individuals and families afflicted with mental health problems.

Tracy is presently spearheading the Staff Support and Assistance Programme in IMH that focuses on training and providing emotional support and intervention to staff who are involved in traumatic incidents or stressful situations.

Tracy is a certified Mental Health First Aid and Crisis Intervention Stress Management (Individual) Instructor. She has conducted training on Mental Health and Wellness related issues for corporations, government statutory boards, fellow professionals and the public.

Tracy is a member of the IMH Training Faculty and is a recipient of the National Healthcare Group (NHG) Educator Award in 2014, and the NHG Senior Educator Award this year.

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Venue: Buangkok (more details will be provided after participants receive information on confirmation of enrolment)

Course Fees and Discounts*:
Fee description Amount payable (Incl GST)
Full course fees $1,284

Early bird pricing for those who register and pay by 1 Sept '17 (15% discount)

$1,092
Group pricing if 3 or more from the same organisation sign up (15% discount) $1,092
NUS Alumni pricing (20% discount) $1,028
*Discounts cannot be combined.

Other Information: Social Workers who attend this course will get 14 CPE credits.


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Synopsis

Living with a chronic or advanced staged illness poses a serious threat to the psychological and emotional states. In the Asian culture, death and dying are taboo topics, not to be discussed in public. Many patients might deal with the fears, worries and anxiety alone, for fear of upsetting their family and friends. Indeed, these people need a safe place for honest expression and discussion on topics around death and dying.

This workshop will introduce the participants to a playful intervention tool that can facilitate candid and meaningful reflections and discussions on end of life issues. My Wonderful Life (MWL) board game is designed specifically for the Asian culture with emphasis on guiding players to conduct their life review, help them gain self awareness, a sense of accomplishment and continuity, and in the process they can come to terms with their mortality. Another component of the MWL board game includes teaching simple meridian point massage and breathing techniques to the players.

Course Date: 29 September 2017 (Friday)

Trainer: Dr Alicia Pon (Click

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Dr. Alicia Pon has been a child psychotherapist and social worker for over 20 years. Her professional training is in General Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Play Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, Grief Counseling and Social Work.

For the last 16 years, Dr. Pon was based in Hong Kong, and worked and managed her private practice at full capacity. Her clinical experiences and specializations include divorce & separation, grief & loss, complex trauma, adoption & attachment, developmental stresses, and parent-child relationship.

Dr. Pon was on staff and served as an Honorary Assistant Professor with the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Shue Yan University. She lectured and supervised undergraduate and post graduate students in the areas of counseling and psychotherapy, grief and loss, child and adolescent mental health, play therapy and social work. At present, Dr. Pon serves as a Senior Lecturer with National University of Singapore. In addition, Dr. Pon has been involved in the research on Somatic Work, Psycho-oncology, Play Therapy and End of Life in the University department.

Dr. Pon is a Registered Play Therapy - Supervisor for both the Association of Play Therapy (US) and Play Therapy International (HK). She is also an Approved Play Therapy Provider (APT Provider: 10-279) and presents numerous international conferences, and conducted workshops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.

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Venue: NUS (more details will be provided after participants receive information on confirmation of enrolment)

Course Fees and Discounts*:

Fee description Amount payable (Incl GST)
Full course fees $802.50
Early bird pricing for those who register and pay by 31 Aug '17 (15% discount) $683
Group pricing if 3 or more from the same organisation sign up (15% discount) $683
NUS Alumni pricing (20% discount) $642
*Discounts cannot be combined.

Other Information: Social Workers who attend this course will get 7 CPE credits.


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Synopsis

When clients face legal problems, a social worker can be hard pressed to help clients find the right representation and take the correct course of action. Without lawyers, dealing with the court can often be very intimidating for any client. Among the many questions social workers may have are :
- What kind of court will the client have to go to?
- What will it be like?
- How can a social worker support a client?
- Where does a client find a lawyer that they can afford?
- How does a client know whether he has a good lawyer?
- What is a reasonable amount to pay?
- What happens if the client is not happy with the lawyer?

This workshop provides an overview of the court and legal system and outline the avenues available for free or subsidised legal services, and how social workers can support their client through their legal problems.

Course Date: 20 October 2017

Trainer: Associate Professor Lim Lei Theng (Click

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Lei Theng is Co-Director of the Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education ("PBCLE") which has been set up to administer the NUS Law Faculty's service learning programmes where law students engage with legal professionals and the community to render legal advice and assistance.  Previously a litigation lawyer in one of Singapore's largest law firms, Lei Theng is a practising mediator and ADR practitioner and an Assistant Director of Legal Aid.  Her teaching encompasses the entire range of legal skills from research and drafting to advocacy and ADR.  With the PBCLE, Lei Theng has broadened the scope of her teaching to service learning with direct impact on the community.  PBCLE runs a multitude of programmes providing legal aid and assistance to a wide range of persons in the community, from the indigent to the sandwich class to voluntary welfare organisations and government agencies.

for Trainer's profile)

Venue: NUS (more details will be provided after participants receive information on confirmation of enrolment)

Course Fees and Discounts*:

Fee description Amount payable (Incl GST)
Full course fees $802.50
Early bird pricing for those who register by 20 Sept '17 (15% discount) $683
Group pricing if 3 or more from the same organisation sign up (15% discount) $683
NUS Alumni pricing (20% discount) $642
Pricing after VCF Training Grant $562.50
*Discounts cannot be combined.

Other Information: Social Workers who attend this course will get 7 CPE credits.


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Synopsis

An introduction to the law relating to divorce and ancillary matters such as the division of matrimonial property, maintenance, and child issues such as custody, care and control. Maintenance and Family Violence will also be dealt with. At the end of the Workshop, participants will understand the basic requirements to end a marriage (including nullity) and the basic considerations in the division of matrimonial assets and issues relating to children. Participants will also receive an insight into how clients can apply for maintenance or family violence and how they can resist such applications.

Course Date: 3 November 2017

Trainer: Associate Professor Lim Lei Theng (Click

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Lei Theng is Co-Director of the Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education ("PBCLE") which has been set up to administer the NUS Law Faculty's service learning programmes where law students engage with legal professionals and the community to render legal advice and assistance.  Previously a litigation lawyer in one of Singapore's largest law firms, Lei Theng is a practising mediator and ADR practitioner and an Assistant Director of Legal Aid.  Her teaching encompasses the entire range of legal skills from research and drafting to advocacy and ADR.  With the PBCLE, Lei Theng has broadened the scope of her teaching to service learning with direct impact on the community.  PBCLE runs a multitude of programmes providing legal aid and assistance to a wide range of persons in the community, from the indigent to the sandwich class to voluntary welfare organisations and government agencies.

for Trainer's profile)

Venue: NUS (more details will be provided after participants receive information on confirmation of enrolment)

Course Fees and Discounts*:

Fee description Amount payable (Incl GST)
Full course fees $802.50
Early bird pricing for those who register by 3 Oct '17 (15% discount) $683
Group pricing if 3 or more from the same organisation sign up (15% discount) $683
NUS Alumni pricing (20% discount) $642
Pricing after VCF Training Grant $562.50
*Discounts cannot be combined.

Other Information: Social Workers who attend this course will get 7 CPE credits.


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Synopsis

This is a unique opportunity to view two divorce mediations and to learn more about what happens during a mediation. Experienced mediators will demonstrate how they approach a mediation, and participants will have the opportunity to see mediation in practice, to better understand what clients go through when they undergo divorce mediation, and how better to support their clients through the process.

Course Date: 10 November 2017

Trainer: Associate Professor Lim Lei Theng (Click

here

Lei Theng is Co-Director of the Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education ("PBCLE") which has been set up to administer the NUS Law Faculty's service learning programmes where law students engage with legal professionals and the community to render legal advice and assistance.  Previously a litigation lawyer in one of Singapore's largest law firms, Lei Theng is a practising mediator and ADR practitioner and an Assistant Director of Legal Aid.  Her teaching encompasses the entire range of legal skills from research and drafting to advocacy and ADR.  With the PBCLE, Lei Theng has broadened the scope of her teaching to service learning with direct impact on the community.  PBCLE runs a multitude of programmes providing legal aid and assistance to a wide range of persons in the community, from the indigent to the sandwich class to voluntary welfare organisations and government agencies.


for Trainer's profile)

Venue: NUS (more details will be provided after participants receive information on confirmation of enrolment)

Course Fees and Discounts*:

Fee description Amount payable (Incl GST)
Full course fees $802.50
Early bird pricing for those who register by 10 Oct'17 (15% discount) $683
Group pricing if 3 or more from the same organisation sign up (15% discount) $683
NUS Alumni pricing (20% discount) $642
Pricing after VCF Training Grant $562.50
*Discounts cannot be combined.

Other Information: Social Workers who attend this course will get 7 CPE credits.


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Synopsis

An introduction to legal issues concerning the elderly. The overview includes wills and estate planning, lasting powers of attorney, advanced medical directives, deputyship, maintenance under the Maintenance of Parents Act, and legal issues concerning the care of elderly patients for nursing homes, hospitals and caregivers. The perspectives will vary from that of a person preparing for the later stages of her life, to caregivers, to institutions.

Course Date: 17 November 2017

Trainer: Associate Professor Lim Lei Theng (Click

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Lei Theng is Co-Director of the Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education ("PBCLE") which has been set up to administer the NUS Law Faculty's service learning programmes where law students engage with legal professionals and the community to render legal advice and assistance.  Previously a litigation lawyer in one of Singapore's largest law firms, Lei Theng is a practising mediator and ADR practitioner and an Assistant Director of Legal Aid.  Her teaching encompasses the entire range of legal skills from research and drafting to advocacy and ADR.  With the PBCLE, Lei Theng has broadened the scope of her teaching to service learning with direct impact on the community.  PBCLE runs a multitude of programmes providing legal aid and assistance to a wide range of persons in the community, from the indigent to the sandwich class to voluntary welfare organisations and government agencies.

for Trainer's profile)

Venue: NUS (more details will be provided after participants receive information on confirmation of enrolment)

Course Fees and Discounts*:

Fee description Amount payable (Incl GST)
Full course fees $802.50
Early bird pricing for those who register by 17 Oct '17 (15% discount) $683
Group pricing if 3 or more from the same organisation sign up (15% discount) $683
NUS Alumni pricing (20% discount) $642
Pricing after VCF Training Grant $562.50
*Discounts cannot be combined.

Other Information: Social Workers who attend this course will get 7 CPE credits.


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Synopsis

Play Therapy is an evidence-based psychological treatment for a wide range of child mental health difficulties. In this introduction, the participants will experience key aspects of play therapy practice. They will gain an understanding of:

  1. The play therapy process,
  2. The therapeutic relationship;
  3. How children communicate through the use of symbols and metaphors, and how to facilitate and encourage such communication;
  4. How change is promoted through attending and facilitating child's communication through play.

Course Dates: 23 and 24 November 2017

Trainer: Dr Alicia Pon (Click

here
Dr. Alicia Pon has been a child psychotherapist and social worker for over 20 years. Her professional training is in General Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Play Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, Grief Counseling and Social Work.

For the last 16 years, Dr. Pon was based in Hong Kong, and worked and managed her private practice at full capacity. Her clinical experiences and specializations include divorce & separation, grief & loss, complex trauma, adoption & attachment, developmental stresses, and parent-child relationship.

Dr. Pon was on staff and served as an Honorary Assistant Professor with the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Shue Yan University. She lectured and supervised undergraduate and post graduate students in the areas of counseling and psychotherapy, grief and loss, child and adolescent mental health, play therapy and social work. At present, Dr. Pon serves as a Senior Lecturer with National University of Singapore. In addition, Dr. Pon has been involved in the research on Somatic Work, Psycho-oncology, Play Therapy and End of Life in the University department.

Dr. Pon is a Registered Play Therapy - Supervisor for both the Association of Play Therapy (US) and Play Therapy International (HK). She is also an Approved Play Therapy Provider (APT Provider: 10-279) and presents numerous international conferences, and conducted workshops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.

for Trainer's profile)

Venue: NUS (more details will be provided after participants receive information on confirmation of enrolment)

Course Fees and Discounts*:

Fee description Amount payable (Incl GST)
Full course fees $1,284
Early bird pricing for those who register and pay by 1 Sept '17 (15% discount) $1,092
Group pricing if 3 or more from the same organisation sign up (15% discount) $1,092
NUS Alumni pricing (20% discount) $1,028
Pricing after E2I Professional Development Grant (not applicable for Civil and Public Servants) $1,044
Pricing after uTAP funding (only for NTUC members and assuming you still have $250 in your uTAP account) $1,034
Pricing after VCF Training Grant $804
Pricing after Skillsfuture Credits (assuming you still have $500 in your Skillsfuture account) $784
*Discounts cannot be combined.

Other Information: Social Workers who attend this course will get 12 CPE credits.


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Synopsis

Mental illness can range from episodic to chronic conditions. The type of mental illness a person has can affect how the person is regarded in the eyes of the law in different domains, from criminal liability to personal liability, to issues concerning their marital status or their ability to care for children or the elderly. This workshop will cover the law (and its inadequacies) in dealing with persons with mental illness.

Course Date: 28 November 2017

Trainer: Associate Professor Lim Lei Theng (Click

here

Lei Theng is Co-Director of the Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education ("PBCLE") which has been set up to administer the NUS Law Faculty's service learning programmes where law students engage with legal professionals and the community to render legal advice and assistance.  Previously a litigation lawyer in one of Singapore's largest law firms, Lei Theng is a practising mediator and ADR practitioner and an Assistant Director of Legal Aid.  Her teaching encompasses the entire range of legal skills from research and drafting to advocacy and ADR.  With the PBCLE, Lei Theng has broadened the scope of her teaching to service learning with direct impact on the community.  PBCLE runs a multitude of programmes providing legal aid and assistance to a wide range of persons in the community, from the indigent to the sandwich class to voluntary welfare organisations and government agencies.

for Trainer's profile)

Venue: NUS (more details will be provided after participants receive information on confirmation of enrolment)

Course Fees and Discounts*:

Fee description Amount payable (Incl GST)
Full course fees $802.50
Early bird pricing for those who register and pay by 28 Oct '17 (15% discount) $683
Group pricing if 3 or more from the same organisation sign up (15% discount) $683
NUS Alumni pricing (20% discount) $642
Pricing after VCF Training Grant $562.50
*Discounts cannot be combined.

Other Information: Social Workers who attend this course will get 7 CPE credits.


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Synopsis

Social workers encounter situations where conflicting ethical principles have to be upheld simultaneously and deciding on the most appropriate and ethical course of action becomes difficult. While the Code of Professional Ethics can provide some guidance to social workers, its rules are inadequate in resolving ethical dilemmas and do not promote ethical reasoning. The ability to engage in ethical reasoning is essential for sound ethical decision-making and competent delivery of social workers’ core functions. It is an advanced skill that social workers should seek to develop. This course is designed for social workers and social service professionals who are interested in enhancing ethical decision-making at work.

This Programme equips social workers with foundational knowledge and skills in ethical reasoning and enables participants to appreciate how a dilemmatic ethical situation can result in differing opinions on what is considered the appropriate course of action. It invites social workers to revisit the profession's values and ethics, evaluate the confluence and interactions of personal, societal, organizational and professional values and ethics through ethical case discussions, and develop ethical decisions. The course adopts the perspective that medicine and social work have shared commonality in their professional ethos and values, thus gleans from bioethics well-established theoretical foundation to provide guidance and structure for ethical reasoning in social work practice. This didactic and interactive course involves online teaching and classroom face-time with an emphasis that participants actively engage in discourses to demonstrate and strengthen critical thinking, which is in the nature of ethical reasoning.

Course Dates: 4 and 5 December 2017

Trainer: Dr Crystal Lim (Click

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Dr Crystal Lim is a Master Medical Social Worker (Clinical) at Singapore General Hospital (SGH).  Her 26 years of experience includes the following specializations: transplant social work, bioethics, family-focused organ donor care, nephrology social work and family violence intervention.  She attained her Ph.D. Social Work (2014) and Master of Arts in Bioethics (2015) from University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a Master of Social Work (2001) from University of Washington and Bachelor of Arts (Social Work) from National University of Singapore (1991). Her outstanding clinical services has been recognised with awards such as, SGH's Allied Health Division Trail Blazer Award—Clinical (2012); SingHealth Group Chief Executive Officer Service Excellence Award, Allied Health Division, (2008); Outstanding Social Worker Award (2007) and Healthcare Humanity Award (2006).  She is the first Singapore social worker to attain an M.A. Bioethics degree.  Her teaching is engaging and woven with her vast clinical experience to offer participants a deeper appreciation of theoretical applications.

for Trainer's profile)

Venue: Outram (more details will be provided after participants receive information on confirmation of enrolment)

Course Fees and Discounts*:

Fee description Amount payable (Incl GST)
Full course fees $1,284
Early bird pricing for those who register and pay by 1 September (15% discount) $1,092
Group pricing if 3 or more from the same organisation sign up (15% discount) $1,092
NUS Alumni pricing (20% discount) $1,028
Pricing after E2I Professional Development Grant (not applicable for Civil and Public Servants) $1,044
Pricing after uTAP funding (only for NTUC members and assuming you still have $250 in your uTAP account) $1,034
Pricing after VCF Training Grant $804
Pricing after Skillsfuture Credits (assuming you still have $500 in your Skillsfuture account) $784
*Discounts cannot be combined.

Other Information: Social Workers who attend this course will get 14 CPE credits.


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Past Courses


Synopsis

Participants in this workshop will be asked to devise and defend a research question to which they and/or their colleagues wish to have the answer. They will debate what 'tests' a practitioner could use in assessing whether a research question is feasible, legitimate, novel, resource appropriate, relevant and interesting. Prof Manthorpe will outline some of the choices of approach that may be available to practitioners, with a focus on methods, user involvement, resources and commitment. Participants will undertake their own SWOT analysis of an intended study and their own skills, commitment and real-world investment in any study (using an easy to use matrix of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats). The workshop will draw on real practice examples and participants will share their views and experiences in small group work.

Course Dates: 21 April 2017 (Friday, Full Day)

Trainer: Prof Gillian Manthorpe (Click

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Jill is Professor of Social Work at King's College London and Director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit which is funded under the UK Government's Department of Health's Policy Research Programme. She conducts a wide range of workforce related research - details of which are available on http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/policy-institute/scwru/news/index.aspx Much of the Unit's work involves social work related research and practice. Recent research includes study of social work education, child safeguarding practice, adult safeguarding/elder abuse, dementia, homelessness, and gambling. She is a Trustee of a major not for profit long term care provider and of the Centre for Policy on Ageing. She is also Patron of Greater London Forum for Older People, and is a Visiting Professor at Ulster University and the University of Melbourne.
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Venue: NUS (more details will be provided after participants receive information on confirmation of enrolment)

Course Fees: $802.50 (incl GST)

Other Information: Social Workers who attend this course will get 7 CPE credits.


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Synopsis

Social workers encounter situations where conflicting ethical principles have to be upheld simultaneously and deciding on the most appropriate and ethical course of action becomes difficult. While the Code of Professional Ethics can provide some guidance to social workers, its rules are inadequate in resolving ethical dilemmas and do not promote ethical reasoning. The ability to engage in ethical reasoning is essential for sound ethical decision-making and competent delivery of social workers’ core functions. It is an advanced skill that social workers should seek to develop. This course is designed for social workers and social service professionals who are interested in enhancing ethical decision-making at work.

This Programme equips social workers with foundational knowledge and skills in ethical reasoning and enables participants to appreciate how a dilemmatic ethical situation can result in differing opinions on what is considered the appropriate course of action. It invites social workers to revisit the profession's values and ethics, evaluate the confluence and interactions of personal, societal, organizational and professional values and ethics through ethical case discussions, and develop ethical decisions. The course adopts the perspective that medicine and social work have shared commonality in their professional ethos and values, thus gleans from bioethics well-established theoretical foundation to provide guidance and structure for ethical reasoning in social work practice. This didactic and interactive course involves online teaching and classroom face-time with an emphasis that participants actively engage in discourses to demonstrate and strengthen critical thinking, which is in the nature of ethical reasoning.

Course Dates: 22 and 23 May 2017

Trainer: Dr Crystal Lim (Click

here
Dr Crystal Lim is a Master Medical Social Worker at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) with a clinical speciality in transplantation social work, bioethics, family-focused organ donor support, and family violence intervention. She attained her Ph.D. Social Work (2014) and Master of Arts in Bioethics (2015) from University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a Master of Social Work (2001) from University of Washington and Bachelor of Arts (Social Work) from National University of Singapore (1991). Her outstanding clinical services has been recognised with awards such as: SGH's Allied Health Division Trail Blazer Award-Clinical (2012); SingHealth Group Chief Executive Officer Service Excellence Award, Allied Health Division, (2008); the national Outstanding Social Worker Award (2007); Healthcare Humanity Award (2006).
for Trainer's profile)

Venue: NUS (more details will be provided after participants receive information on confirmation of enrolment)

Course Fees: $1,284 (incl GST)

Other Information: Social Workers who attend this course will get 14 CPE credits.


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Synopsis

Play Therapy is an evidence-based psychological treatment for a wide range of child mental health difficulties. In this introduction, the participants will experience key aspects of play therapy practice. They will gain an understanding of:

  1. The play therapy process,
  2. The therapeutic relationship;
  3. How children communicate through the use of symbols and metaphors, and how to facilitate and encourage such communication;
  4. How change is promoted through attending and facilitating child's communication through play.

Course Dates: 19 and 20 June 2017

Trainer: Dr Alicia Pon (Click

here
Dr. Alicia Pon has been a child psychotherapist and social worker for over 20 years. Her professional training is in General Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Play Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, Grief Counseling and Social Work.

For the last 16 years, Dr. Pon was based in Hong Kong, and worked and managed her private practice at full capacity. Her clinical experiences and specializations include divorce & separation, grief & loss, complex trauma, adoption & attachment, developmental stresses, and parent-child relationship.

Dr. Pon was on staff and served as an Honorary Assistant Professor with the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Shue Yan University. She lectured and supervised undergraduate and post graduate students in the areas of counseling and psychotherapy, grief and loss, child and adolescent mental health, play therapy and social work. At present, Dr. Pon serves as a Senior Lecturer with National University of Singapore. In addition, Dr. Pon has been involved in the research on Somatic Work, Psycho-oncology, Play Therapy and End of Life in the University department.

Dr. Pon is a Registered Play Therapy - Supervisor for both the Association of Play Therapy (US) and Play Therapy International (HK). She is also an Approved Play Therapy Provider (APT Provider: 10-279) and presents numerous international conferences, and conducted workshops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.

for Trainer's profile)

Venue: NUS (more details will be provided after participants receive information on confirmation of enrolment)

Course Fees: $1,284 (incl GST)

Other Information: Social Workers who attend this course will get 12 CPE credits.


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Synopsis

The therapeutic use of sand has been used around the world since 1930. It has been found to be very effective in providing a non-verbal means for expressing, healing and transforming from struggles and challenges. This introduction provides the participants with a basic understanding of the theory and practical skills behind the use of Sandtray in working with their clients. Through case discussion and experiential learning, participants will be guided in:

  • a) setting up the sandtray therapy,
  • b) selection of miniatures,
  • c) expanding observation and inquiry skills, and abilities to track the sand play process,
  • d) providing guidelines to conduct the sandtray therapy session.

Course Dates: 19 - 20 June 2017 (Monday and Tuesday)

Trainer: Dr Alicia Pon (Click

here
Dr. Alicia Pon has been a child psychotherapist and social worker for over 20 years. Her professional training is in General Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Play Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, Grief Counseling and Social Work.

For the last 16 years, Dr. Pon was based in Hong Kong, and worked and managed her private practice at full capacity. Her clinical experiences and specializations include divorce & separation, grief & loss, complex trauma, adoption & attachment, developmental stresses, and parent-child relationship.

Dr. Pon was on staff and served as an Honorary Assistant Professor with the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Shue Yan University. She lectured and supervised undergraduate and post graduate students in the areas of counseling and psychotherapy, grief and loss, child and adolescent mental health, play therapy and social work. At present, Dr. Pon serves as a Senior Lecturer with National University of Singapore. In addition, Dr. Pon has been involved in the research on Somatic Work, Psycho-oncology, Play Therapy and End of Life in the University department.

Dr. Pon is a Registered Play Therapy - Supervisor for both the Association of Play Therapy (US) and Play Therapy International (HK). She is also an Approved Play Therapy Provider (APT Provider: 10-279) and presents numerous international conferences, and conducted workshops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.

for Trainer's profile)

Venue: NUS (more details will be provided after participants receive information on confirmation of enrolment)

Course Fees: $1284 (incl GST)

Other Information: Social Workers who attend this course will get 14 CPE credits.


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