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Courses

WSQ-Practical Counselling Basic

Practical Counselling Basic WSQ course

This programme aims to equip trainees with practical approaches in counselling individuals, enhancing their personal qualities as effective people-helpers/paracounsellors in the workplace as well as in the community.

Managing Challenging Behaviours of Seniors WSQ Course

Managing Challenging Behaviours of Seniors WSQ course

This course helps learners identify and understand the root causes of seniors' challenging behaviours, and teaches effective strategies to manage different behaviours.

ONLINE Certificate in Practical Counselling Basic

Certificate in Practical Counselling (Basic) ONLINE course

This fully online programme aims to equip trainees with practical approaches in counselling individuals.

SATIR Model: Enhance Interpersonal Skills and Strengthen Relationships

Strengthen Personal Growth and Family Relationships using SATIR Model course

In this course, learners will apply the Satir Model to improve interpersonal skills and build on better relationships with people. Learners will get to identify the Coping Stances and its effects; apply the Iceberg Model to discover self and others, and then manage expectations; combat repeated negative and unhealthy patterns of feelings, thoughts and behaviours; and resolve differences. The application of congruence interactions helps to enhance communication and interactions with family, people at work and others.

Grief and Its Complications: Meaning Crises in the Landscape of Loss course

Grief and Its Complications - Meaning Crises in the Landscape of Loss course

This training will equip you with the fundamental understanding of grief and loss as a meaning crisis from the meaning reconstruction perspective, as well as how to assess grievers’ adaptation and needs for support in the aftermath.

Pre-Death Grief and Loss Series - Quest for Meaning in Terminal Illness course

Pre-Death Grief and Loss Series - Quest for Meaning in Terminal Illness course

This training will introduce meaning reconstruction perspectives to understand the meaning crisis in illness contexts and examine the resulting death anxiety and preparatory grief as experienced by those who are diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Techniques of Grief Therapy - An Attachment-Informed Approach to Grief and Loss course

Techniques of Grief Therapy - An Attachment-Informed Approach to Grief and Loss course

Drawing on attachment-informed models of bereavement and tripartite model of meaning reconstruction, this training will consider grieving as a process of reconstructing rather than relinquishing one’s continuing bond with the deceased. Learn relevant meaning-oriented techniques to enable clients to review their disrupted bond and realign their positioning with the lost attachment figure in the aftermath of loss.

Trauma Informed Care Practice course

Trauma Informed Care Practice course

To understand and provide trauma-informed care in the workplace.

Intentional Interviewing and Counselling course

Intentional Interviewing and Counselling course

This course provides an introduction and competence training in the nature and processes of counselling for new Social Service Professionals.

Attachment in Clinical Practice course

Attachment in Clinical Practice course

This workshop provides an introduction to attachment theory and examines how attachment manifests in daily life as well as in therapy.

Intermediate Training in Gestalt Play Therapy course

Intermediate Training in Gestalt Play Therapy course

This Intermediate Training is the second core skills training in Gestalt Play Therapy, designed for those who have completed the Basic Training in Gestalt Therapy.

Introduction to Internal Family Systems course

Introduction to Internal Family Systems course

Internal Family Systems is a non-pathologizing, collaborative and empowering model of therapy which fosters transformation, gently, quickly, and effectively.

Case Conceptualisation (5Ps) course

Case Conceptualisation (5Ps) course

In this workshop, participants will learn to conceptualise cases using 5Ps: presenting issues, precipitating factors, predisposing factors, perpetuating factors and protective factors.

Programme Theory of Change and Logic Model course

Programme Theory of Change and Logic Model course

The course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to create theories of change for social propgrammes.

Introduction to Self-Compassion Practices course

Introduction to Self-Compassion Practices course

This 1-day workshop is an introduction to Self-Compassion (SC), an empirically supported training program based on the clinical perspective of Chris Germer, PhD and the pioneering research of Kristin Neff, PhD. The workshop will teach social service professionals simple, practical SC skills that they can use in everyday life.

Certified Advanced Behavioural Consultant

Certified Advanced Behavioural Consultant

This advanced certification programme will dive deep into theories of psychology and equip you with in-depth knowledge of the DISC, TEAMS, Values and BAI. This will help you master your skills to handle situations, issues and questions when consulting with individuals and teams in business environment.

Microskills and Techniques for Effective Paracounselling course

Microskills and Techniques for Effective Paracounselling (Practical Counselling Intermediate)

This course aims to equip you with advanced skills to promote change and growth in peoples’ lives. It focuses on equipping you with skills essential for providing meaningful support to individuals navigating difficulties, stress and mental health challenges.

Managing Challenging Behaviours of Seniors in Mandarin 乐龄沟通挑战与管理 WSQ course

Managing Challenging Behaviours of Seniors in Mandarin 乐龄沟通挑战与管理 WSQ course

本课程能帮助您更了解年长者生理上和认知能力衰退的迹象和阶段。这些会影响他们的心里、情绪和社交健康而导致他们可能出现一些具挑战性的行为。立即来装备自己如何实用有效策略和技能来辨识挑战行为的诱因,使您更能同理并关心年长者来化解当中矛盾和误解。

Certificate in Practical Counselling (Basic) Mandarin

Certificate in Practical Counselling (Basic) course in Mandarin 实用辅导证书(初级)

提供基本辅导知识与技巧,并教导学员一套实用的辅导模式。 学员也将透过课程对自我有更深的认识,成为一个更好的助人者。

Engaging Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Engaging Victims of Intimate Partner Violence course

This course aims to equip counsellors/social workers with the knowledge about the dynamics of IPV and skills competency on how to engage and empower the victims to bring about changes.

Grief and Loss in Families Series - Separation and Divorce from Meaning Reconstruction Perspectives course

Grief and Loss in Families Series - Separation and Divorce from Meaning Reconstruction Perspectives course

This training will invite you to look at separation and divorce and other forms of relationship dissolution from a grief and loss and meaning reconstruction perspective. This will also equip you to use meaning oriented intervention tools to facilitate one’s transition and adaptation in the aftermath.

Loss of Another, Loss of the Self - Reconstructing Identity in Times of Transition course

Loss of Another, Loss of the Self - Reconstructing Identity in Times of Transition course

In the losing of a loved one, we may lose crucial relationships that anchor our sense of who we are. This 2-day workshop will address the themes of relearning of self and relarning the world, and teach procedures by which people can start to reconstruct their lives as they grow through grief.

Developing Safer Trauma-Informed Practice course

Developing Safer Trauma-Informed Practice course

This two days workshop, which is based on the work of Babette Rothschild will explore the theory of trauma, and tackle critical and key issues in recovering from trauma.

Suicide Assessment & Intervention course

Suicide Assessment and Intervention course

This course will help participants be better equipped with the necessary knowledge about suicide and learn assessment and intervention skills

Appreciating Resistance course

Appreciating Resistance course

This workshop will teach learners how to appreciate and manage resistive clients in a family service center context.

Attachment-Based Psychotherapy course

Attachment-Based Psychotherapy course

This course offers a framework for conceptualizing and treating a wide range of problems because many interpersonal problems and mood disorders are related to early attachment experiences.

Using LEGO in Play Therapy course

Using LEGO® in Play Therapy course

Learn how to develop an understanding of the Gestalt Play Therapy principles and process of working with projections and use LEGO® in play therapy to facilitate therapeutic growth

Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) With Adults

Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) With Adults course

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a third-generation, evidence-based, behavior therapy that balances mindfulness and acceptance processes with commitment and behavior change processes to weaken the unhelpful influence of thoughts and emotional avoidance in guiding behavior, while promoting greater experiential engagement and psychological flexibility in the service of valued ends.

Conceptualisation and Intervention with Families that Present Financial Issues course

Conceptualisation and Intervention with Families that Present Financial Issues course

This two-day workshop will equip frontline workers with knowledge and skills to help clients with financial difficulties.

Families and Trauma Work - Integrating Key Ideas from Individual and Systemic Practice course

Families and Trauma Work - Integrating Key Ideas from Individual and Systemic Practice course

This workshop is useful for those with a therapeutic role with families with complex trauma but would also be appropriate for those with roles in case management, child protection, and family or individual support.

Integrating Self-Compassion into Counselling With Adults course

Integrating Self-Compassion into Counselling With Adults course

This intermediate level workshop will guide clinicians on how to effectively integrate empirically-validated self-compassion skills into their sessions with adult clients. Participants will begin by learning and practicing self-compassion perspective and skills for themselves on Day 1 and in the subsequent weeks. On days 2 and 3, participants will learn a practical, clinical model for comprehensive integration of self-compassion into counseling.

Certified Career Coach

Certified Career Coach

A 2-day professional certification that equips you to support others through a process of career-discovery by using a simple yet powerful coaching framework.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Practice course

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Practice course

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an evidence-based approach with more than 3 decades of research to counseling and therapy that focuses on solution-building instead of dwelling on client’s past or analyzing their issues. Participants will learn concrete SFBT skills and techniques that they can apply immediately in their practice.

Certificate in Practical Counselling (Advanced) in Solution Focused Counselling

Certificate in Practical Counselling (Advanced) in Solution Focused Counselling course

This advanced course will teach the basic concepts, assumptions and the principles of solution-focused counselling and to apply SFBT skills to empower client in helping relationships. 

实用辅导证书(高级)焦点解决短期咨商

Certificate in Practical Counselling course (Advanced) in Mandarin 实用辅导证书(高级)焦点解决短期咨商

此课程适合一般公众人士或在社会服务领域及家庭教育工作者有兴趣进一步配备有效的面试和咨询人的概念和技巧。学生必须完成“实用辅导证书 (初级)”课程或相等程度。

Transforming Trauma through Art: A Comprehensive Introduction to Art Therapy course

Transforming Trauma through Art - A Comprehensive Introduction to Art Therapy course

Participants will gain understanding of the roles both process and product in image-making play in art therapy, and ways to develop art themes for therapeutic interventions based on nature of their care-giving roles.

Pre-Death Grief and Loss Series - Meaning Reconstruction for Families Facing an Impending Loss course

Pre-Death Grief and Loss Series: Supporting Families in the Face of An Impending Loss course

This training will introduce meaning-oriented perspectives of anticipatory grief and separation anxiety as experienced by the family members and the surrounding significant others of those who are critically ill and given poor prognosis. It will also equip you with meaning-oriented intervention tools to support the affected family members and friends in the face of their looming separation from their dying loved one.

Re-imagining Group Interventions for Grieving Clients - A Therapist’s Toolkit course

Re-imagining Group Interventions for Grieving Clients - A Therapist’s Toolkit course

This workshop is designed for all professionals and volunteers who facilitate groups for the bereaved or those dealing with significant non-death losses, as of health, an intimate relationship, or career.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) course

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) course

The 4-day training provides an intensive review of the TF-CBT treatment components, with a specific focus on clinical implementation strategies, and will give participants an opportunity to develop and increase their skills in the practice of TF-CBT.

Supporting Crisis & Managing Risk course

Supporting Crisis and Managing Risk course

This course will teach what is a psychological crisis and the relating symptoms. The participants will learn skills from the ASAP model of psychological first aid, managing risks including conducting preliminary risk assessment and tips to handle risks.

Engaging Adolescents who Utilized Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) to Cope

Engaging Adolescents who Utilized Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) to Cope course

NSSI is separate and distinct from suicide and should be managed as such. Yet self-injury is also an important risk factor for suicide attempts. Many adolescents utilise NSSI to express their emotional experiences and to regulate their emotions. This course will equip you with the right research-based knowledge and techniques to listen to our clients and assist them in finding helpful ways to cope without hurting themselves.

Basic Training in Gestalt Play Therapy course

Basic Training in Gestalt Play Therapy course

In this workshop, participants will learn the overview of the therapeutic process developed by Violet Oaklander, key neuroscience findings, Gestalt relational perspective on child development, and Gestalt play therapy process of working with projections through creative arts.

Choice Theory / Reality Therapy (Basic Intensive Training)

Choice Theory Reality Therapy Basic Intensive Training

This course will give learners a working knowledge of Dr. William Glasser’s ideas and teach how to apply Reality Therapy, Choice Theory and Lead Management to your professional and personal life.

Introduction to the Practice of Case Management in Social Services course

Introduction to the Practice of Case Management in Social Services course

This course introduces the basics of case management for beginning (less than 2 yrs of experience) social workers, counsellors, school counsellors, teacher counsellors, administrators in social work .

Application of Mixed Methods Research in Social Service Course

Application of Mixed Methods Research in Social Service course

This course aims to provide workers in the social service sector with an overview of the core designs and the main ways in which data can be mixed and presented meaningfully in mixed methods research.

Working with Conflictual Couples course

Working with Conflictual Couples course

This training will equip learners with basic theories of Attachment and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Individually & Interactionally Oriented Interventions in facilitating behavioural change, and skills to recognise signs of relationship trauma to prevent escalation of couple conflicts to family violence and other harmful behaviours.

Certified Behavioural Consultant

Certified Behavioural Consultant

Based on the DISC Personality System, this specially designed 2-day intensive certification and training programme will equip you with a framework to understand human behaviour more profoundly and key people-reading skills that will help you become proficient in behavioural analysis.

Certified Stress Management Consultant

Certified Stress Management Consultant

Improve your employees' quality of life while increasing their output. It's possible with effective stress management.

Social Service Professional Development Courses

We organise different types of trainingss and courses to equip social service professionals with psychology and counselling therapies and techniques, and also assis them to attain recognised accreditations. Some topics we offer include family therapy courses, solution-focused brief therapy, grief and loss courses, trauma courses, psychotherapy approaches, mental health courses, marital and divorce course, play therapy courses, cognitive behavioural therapy course, attachment theory courses, intervention training, case management courses, trauma-informed courses, and programme research and evaluation courses.

 

Our trainers - with their extensive years of experiences, skills and knowledge - can bring out the best in our students and help them excel in their professions. Many of our trainers have spent decades in social service and clinical practie, and have the requisite expertise to deliver the course professionally, as well as to relate it to the learners' work context. 

General Counselling / Social Service courses

We also provide courses for the general public who do not have a background in social service or do not have a diploma/degree in social service/counselling. We specialise in a wide range of value-added programmes for individuals seeking to improve their personal effectiveness, enhance their interpersonal relationships and beocme a better person, people-helper, or para-counsellor. Our well-designed courses enable many individuals to learn new skills and realise their potential.

Course Subsidies

We seek to defray costs incurred by our students through grants offered by government agencies. Please check our individual course listings for the available subsidies.

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