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

Engaging Victims of Intimate Partner Violence


Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) refers to physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, psychological aggression, and control of reproductive or sexual health by a current or former intimate partner.

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.  The course will also be skill-based oriented, aiming to help counsellor/social workers practice how to weave in psychoeducation topics into their counselling, besides assessing risks and developing safety plans with the victims. This course  therefore aims to bring a higher level of competency and confidence of practitioners  in handling victims of IPV.  


  • Learners need to have at least 1.5-2 years of social work/counselling experience


At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the dynamics of intimate partner violence
  • Apply the treatment model of working with victims of intimate partner violence
  • Use psycho-education and counselling to engage and empower the victims.


Facilitated Classroom Training and e-Learning (Blended learning)


The course is targeted at social workers working in social service agencies, family service centres, and in the social service sector.

Applicants for this course are recommended to have completed SSI's course on Management of Family Violence: Introduction or its equivalent.


Trainees who meet 75% class attendance and achieve “Competent” for all assessments will be issued a Statement of Attainment (SOA) awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). 





Fees S$

Course Fees  (GST Included)



Subsidies/ Funding S$

Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident Applicants:

SkillsFuture Singapore funding at 70% per pax for Singaporeans/PR.
For self-sponsored applicants, SkillsFuture Credits can be used to further offset nett fees after funding.

 *Employers can tap on Absentee Payroll funding at $4.50/hour for each learner. Click here for details.


Ms Seah Kheng Yeow graduated with a degree in social work and master’s in counselling. She was formerly the head, family development and community relations with Promoting Alternatives to Violence (PAVE) and executive director with Fei Yue Family Service Centre (FYFSC) where she is currently serving as the vice president. She also chairs in the Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) for Heart@Fei Yue, a Child Protection Specialist Centre and sits in the Legal Aid and the Means Test Panel.

She is an educator and advocate and has more than 25 years of experience in counselling. She conducts training programmes locally and for non-government organisations (NGOs) in Asia and was awarded the Outstanding Social Worker Award in 2009. She is now a freelance consultant and provides clinical supervision to social service agencies (SSAs) as well as training to SSI and other organisations. She has been certified as a Master Practice Leader by MSF and has been working to build the capability of Family Service Centres (FSCs) in Singapore.



Ms Rexanne Yap

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Course Schedule

Dates 3 Apr 2024 – 9am – 5pm (Zoom)

4 Apr 2024 – 9am-5.15pm (Classroom + Written Assessment)

5 Apr 2024 – 30 min timeslot (Zoom, Role Play Assessment 30mins/learner)
Trainer(s) Ms Seah Kheng Yeow
Venue(s) Academy of Human Development