CONSULTATION FOR PRACTITIONERS
This service aims to advance social service practitioners in terms of their theoretical knowledge and counselling skills, so that they may gain greater competence to better serve their clients. The other important focus of the consultation is to increase the practitioners’ reflexivity so that they can better use their awareness and its impact on their clinical practice. Clinical consultation is conducted in individual and/ or group format for the practitioners from the social services, hospitals or mental health agencies.
As consultants who adopt systemic ideas and practices in consultation, the goals of consultation are to explore the difficulties and resources of the different systems, e.g. practitioners, organisations and the people they serve, so that there can be helpful differences. Together with the practitioners, we collaboratively determine the desired learning goals and growth that they seek for their clinical work and professional identity.
The usual modalities for consultation are: ‘live’ supervision, video/ audio taped supervision and case discussion. The consultation can be conducted in an individual and agency-based setting.
For consultation sessions where interaction with clients will be observed, the Consultees are to inform and seek the client’s consent on the observation by the Consultant.
All issues explored during the consultation session will be kept confidential unless there are concerns related to safety and/or professional ethics, where the Consultant considers it necessary for the matter to be raised with the Consultee (individual/agency/organization)
The consultation hours can be recognised by professional associations for registration of membership to be clinical members and supervisors, e.g. Singapore Association of Counsellors.
Here is a list of some of the notable agencies:
- Ministry of Social & Family Development
- National Council of Social Services
- Ministry of Education
- Family Justice Court
- ITE College [C,E,W]
- National University of Singapore
- Northlight School
Social Service Agencies
- Care Corner Family Service Centre
- Care Corner Counselling Centre
- Children’s Cancer Foundation
- Fei Yue Community Services
- Montfort Care
- Institute of Mental Health
- National Healthcare Group Polyclinics
- KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital
- Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
- National Kidney Foundation
- Agency for Integrated Care
- Assisi Hospice
The fee is chargeable per hour basis for individual. Consultation that is conducted at agency is chargeable at a minimum of three hours per group session.
VWOs who are members of NCSS may apply for funding from the VWO Capability Fund.
Please submit an enquiry or contact Ms Leung Mui Fang at 6536 6366.
Individuals or agencies/organisations may request for consultation. Please complete the consultation request form and the coordinator will contact you within three working days.
NOTE: If you are an individual/couple/family looking to book a counseling session, please head over to the Counselling section to make an appointment.
“There were good feedback, helpful insights and reflective thinking was encouraged.”
“The session was conducted in a professional and astute manner that provokes critical thinking and reflection which encourages me to think about my own practice as a supervisor and clinician.”
“Encouraging, honest feedback on how to improve counselling skills.”