This is a 81-hours part-time programme to equip trainees to work with children, youth and their families. This programme will provide trainees with a greater understanding of the dynamics of children, youth and their families from a systemic framework. Its distinctive feature is the emphasis on facilitating trainees’ development of a repertoire of skills and techniques through guidance and supervision on their clinical practice with children, youth and their families.
|This course enables participants to:|
|1.||Provide an intermediate level of theoretical and clinical training in working with children, youth and their families, with a systemic approach.|
|2.||Enable trainees to apply clinical and case management skills appropriately in convening and engaging children, youth and
their families in a range of challenging issues and in working with them systemically in multi-disciplinary settings.
|3.||Increase self- reflexivity of trainees by generating an understanding of self as a practitioner in clinical practice and in
management of ethical dilemmas.
81 Hours, 2.5 Months.
The course will be on Thursdays, 2pm-5.30pm AND Fridays, 9am to 12.30pm.
|1. Principles and precepts in working with Children, Youth and their Families
||Ruth Chua, Sharon Koh (Mrs Sharon Sng), Foo Soo Jen, Tony Ong, Terence Tan, Cheryl Lim and Valerie Oh|
|2. Intensive Training and Practice
||2.5 days intensive training workshop with a visiting lecturer on specialised topics.|
|3. Understanding the emotional world of children and youth
||Ruth Chua, Sharon Koh (Mrs Sharon Sng), Foo Soo Jen, Tony Ong, Terence Tan, Cheryl Lim and Valerie Oh.|
|4. Supervision of Clinical Practice with Children, Youth and their Families
||Valerie Oh and Cheryl Lim|
Minimum Class Size: 10
Average Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:10
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Due to the uncertainties of COVID-19, we will be conducting all lectures online via zoom. Trainees will attend online lectures together with the Post Graduate Diploma in Family and Systemic Practice as this course is its second module.
Group supervision will be conducted in small groups (less than 10 persons) at our premise. Each group will be assigned with a supervisor for interactive and experiential learning such as group discussions, reflective exercises, audio/video-taped demonstration of clinical work and supervised practice of clinical work.
However, in the event that the pandemic worsens and that we are unable to gather for group supervision sessions, we will adjust and run the training with adaption to the prevailing safe management measures. We will make these arrangements as soon as there is clarity about what is safe.