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National Counselling & Psychotherapy
Conference 2020

We hope you enjoyed the 2020 virtual edition.

#NCPC

If you missed being part of an electric pan-Asia crowd and are longing to hear the thought leaders answer all your burning questions, purchase your access to watch the videos-on-demand anytime, anywhere.

Furthermore, you will be able to download the approved presentation decks from the speakers for your further reference.

Health Tech Partner

SafeSpace

Supporting Partner

Samaritans of Singapore

Education Partner

The-School-of-Positive-Psychology

Post-Production Partner

Samaritans of Singapore
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Thank you for supporting #NCPC 2020 virtually. We look forward to seeing you again.

#NCPC 2020 was broadcasted over 3 days and featured a stellar line-up of speakers across the region, covering 4 key themes while indulging in experiential hands-on demo from our audience. With a focus on delivering excellence in the quality of content and speakers, this year’s agenda was carefully curated to spotlight four key themes – Mindfulness and Healing, Geriatric Care Management, Trauma and Care, as well as Youth and Children.

With social distancing measures put in place globally in the midst of a public health crisis, we turned this new reality into a golden opportunity as we injected live demonstrations and experiential learning into our virtual conference. Yes – our audience was involved in hands-on hypnotherapy, art therapy and process group sessions led by regional and international leading experts.

Additionally, with specific Q&A time allocated, our speakers were great sports answering all the wonderful list of questions that flooded in. This would not have been possible without the unwavering support from our delegates and speakers who gamely embraced the virtual mode of delivery for #NCPC 2020. The replays of the live Q&A sessions will be included in the VOD access.

Missed out the virtual conference from 10-12 November? We’ve got your back. Purchase the VOD access today and get access to available sessions. In the meantime, stay tuned as we reveal the 2021 dates soon!

NCPC Video-On-Demand Benefits

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Practical and adaptable approach for quick application

Hear from passionate speakers across various fields of psychotherapy and apply the concepts to your work. Take a deep dive into some of the best practices in the region and walk away with practical insights that will allow you to improve your practice for 2021 and beyond.

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Expert-led training for aspiring mental healthcare professionals

If you’re a student embarking on an educational journey in the healthcare sector, we welcome you to embrace the diversity of thought and relish in the relevance of real-life experiences.

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Cross-learning and collaboration

Learn from your peers what works, what doesn’t, and how to overcome challenges faced in a client-professional relationship.

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Over 14 video recordings of the presentations

Indulge in an exceptional learning experience anytime anywhere from the comfort of your home, office or favourite work spot!

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Gain access to top-notch thought leadership

Top questions answered by our speakers are also included in the videos – so you won’t miss out on any part of the session!

Conference agenda

The conference took place from 10-12 November 2020, delivered in a virtual format. VOD access for most sessions are now available.

Day 1
2020-11-10
Day 2
2020-11-11
Day 3
2020-11-12
09:00
The Value of Positivity Resonance in Pandemic Times
  • The contributions of positive emotions and positive social connections to resilience.
  • Unpacking a scientific definition of love in terms of positivity resonance.
  • The contributions of positivity resonance to individual and public health.
  • Micro-interventions to increase positive social connections and its associated benefits.

Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D., Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10:20
Break
10:40
Are you ready to stop fear from guiding your thoughts, behaviour and feelings?

Maria Micha, Certified NeuroChangeSolutions Corporate Consultant, Maria Micha Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Counseling Center

11:40
Lunch
12:40
Digital Interventions for Mental Health: Effectively connecting with your patients through technology
  • How can you improve access to therapy through digital mental healthcare?
  • How you can tap into online and offline therapy to complement your existing practice.
  • What’s next for digital mental healthcare.

Antoinette Patterson, Co-Founder/CEO, Safe Space

13:00
Suicide prevention through the lens of intervention and postvention

Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. Suicide occurs throughout the lifespan and is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds globally. – WHO, 2019.

  • Exploring effective ways of using case formulation to guide treatment planning for at-risk individuals.
  • Building resilience in youth and children to maintain life.

Dr Natalie Games, Clinical Psychologist, Alliance Counselling

14:00
Myths and Facts about Hypnotherapy
  • Understanding what the Mind is and how it operates.
  • What is Hypnosis and how does it work?
  • Exploring the scope of Hypnotherapy in practice.
  • Emotional Management Technique.

Dr Kavita Bhargava, Pyschologist, IMDHA Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist., Eternal Hospital Jaipur
Please note that the hypnotherapy and EMT live demonstration will not be recorded.

15:30
End of day one
09:00
Integrating recovery practices with positive psychology interventions into working practice

    The School of Positive Psychology will award participants with 1 hour of Continuing education credit for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) if you attend this session.

  • Repackaging integrated clinical therapy to promote wellbeing instead of treating illness.
  • Incorporating strengths-based practices to alleviate distress and influence post-traumatic growth.
  • Utilising strengths-based dialogues to empower clients’ autonomy in constructing a personal plan of resilience.

Stephen Lew, Founder and Executive Director, The School of Positive Psychology

10:00
Embracing shared work flow: Removing silos in managing suicide on a macro level
  • Suicide statistics, trends and insights into clients’ help seeking behaviours
  • Self-determination vs life preservation – which and when?
  • How SOS can work with fellow practitioners to better synergise service and develop a shared workflow

Charlene Heng, Head of Department Core Services, Samaritans of Singapore

10:30
Break
10:40
Youth delinquency: Integrating delinquent youths back into the society 

In general, youth delinquency begins with petty offences such as robbery or violent behaviour, which can be easily traced by and corrected through institutions and community and family environments- United Nations, 2020.

  • Going beyond therapy to help youth delinquents internalise families’ belief systems and their phases of acceptance.
  • Assimilating positive influence of coping behaviours into practice to avoid re-offence.
  • Modern psychology intervention in prosocial behaviours that extends beyond the client.

Karen Rose Vardeleon, Founding Partner, Psychologist, Childfam Possibilities Psychosocial Services

11:30
Working through the hurt: Easing emotional burdens and burnouts caused by abusive relationships
  • Creating boundaries as a healthcare professional that will not overstep the patient’s decision.
  • How can you avoid replicating relational patterns from the past even if clients expect it?
  • What do you do when you identify disruptive and violent behaviours during therapy?
  • Elizabeth Santosa, Psychologist, Wellness Development Center

12:15
Lunch
13:15
The ART of Self Discovery
  • An opportunity to enter and tap into your own creative process.
  • Leveraging on Art Therapy as means of self-exploration and gaining personal insight.
  • An opportunity to access and be directed towards what Jung calls the ‘Self’.

Joanna Tan, Senior Art Therapist, EMDR practitioner, Clinical Supervisor

13:45
Discovering the play of interpersonal relationships through process groups
  • Understanding basic principles of process groups.
  • Understanding stages of group development and common group dynamics.
  • Experiencing being a group member and group dynamics.

Nishta Geetha Thevaraja, Clinical Psychologist, Singapore General Hospital

Liew Shi Min, Clinical Psychologist, Singapore General Hospital

15:30
End of day two
10:00
Alleviating anxiety and stress with art therapy during the pandemic
  • What is art therapy?
  • How does art therapy help to alleviate anxiety and stress and support mental wellbeing during periods of uncertainty such as the current pandemic?
  • Experiential activity: Join the speaker in a brief drawing exercise to gain insight into how this modality works.

Rachel Yang, MA, AThR, President, Art Therapists’ Association Singapore
*Due to the speaker’s request, this session will not be recorded and will not be available on demand.

11:00
Break
11:10
Managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in Singapore’s Nursing Homes – A Person-Centred Care Approach
  • Principles of behavioural management.
  • What are the considerations when applying the principles of behavioural management in managing BPSD?
  • The importance of non-specific factors in psychotherapy in managing BPSD in the nursing homes.
  • Case illustration.

Lim Si Huan, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Aged Psychiatry Community Assessment & Treatment Service, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

12:10
Lunch
13:15
A vivid encounter with Gestalt Therapy
  • How can you develop an awareness of the philosophies behind Gestalt Therapy as a way of life.
  • What are the core tenets of Gestalt Therapy?
  • Experiential learning: Experiencing selected concepts of Gestalt Therapy in the here and now.

Hwee Boon Toh, Professional Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor

14:30
Paediatric Oncology: The Bidirectional Influence of Parental and Children Adjustments
  • The impact of a diagnosis that extends beyond the child with cancer
  • Parents and children’s adaptation processes following a cancer diagnosis
  • Intervention strategies for better psychological outcomes

Agnes Chong, Clinical Psychologist, National University of Malaysia (UKM)

15:30
Closing address and end of NCPC 2020
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Survey results

from the delegates of NCPC 2020

  • 90% OVERALL SATISFACTION WITH THE LEARNING OUTCOME OF THE CONFERENCE 90% 90%
  • 4.65 / 5 OVERALL SATISFACTION RATE OF THE CONFERENCE’S PRACTICALITY AND CLARITY OF CONTENT 93% 93%
  • 4.7 / 5 OVERALL SATISFACTION WITH THE VIRTUAL FORMAT 94% 94%
  • 4.8 / 5 OVERALL SATISFACTION WITH THE SPEAKER LINE-UP 96% 96%

See what our 2020 attendees have to say

about the virtual #NCPC 2020

The call for mental health professionals is here and now. We need conferences like NCPC to be more cohesive in our voice calling governments and other organisations to support this vital role in keeping the liveware of any economy, that is, the people connected and productive in all aspects of life.

Master of Arts in Psychology, Student

I am happy that I can systematise how I can look at the risk factors.

Teacher

Professional and very well-organised.

Senior Psychologist

Practical yet evidence-based trustworthy contents!

Organisation Development Consultant

Mental resilience, well-being, adaptation to change and social connection are all important aspects covered in the forum. It was very well covered.

Mental Health Psychotherapist

A good overview of counselling and psychotherapy concepts.

Counsellor and Coach

Each session is a gem of information.

HR Manager

Wonderful perspectives from experts across different fields.

Teacher

Good speaker selection with professional practitioners who provide real learning and value add to the participants. Well done!

Corporate HR Director

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2020 Speakers

We thank our speakers for their time and dedication to support the conference.
If you had missed their sessions, look out for VOD access coming soon.

Barbara L. Fredrickson

Barbara L. Fredrickson

Ph.D., Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr Natalie Games

Dr Natalie Games

Clinical Psychologist, Alliance Counselling
Rachel Yang

Rachel Yang

MA, AThR, President, Art Therapists' Association Singapore

Lim Si Huan

Lim Si Huan

Senior Clinical Psychologist, Aged Psychiatry Community Assessment & Treatment Service, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

Karen Rose Vardeleon

Karen Rose Vardeleon

Founding Partner, Psychologist, Childfam Possibilities Psychosocial Services
Dr. Kavita Bhargava

Dr. Kavita Bhargava

Psychologist, IMDHA Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist., Eternal Hospital Jaipur
Maria Micha

Maria Micha

Certified NeuroChangeSolutions Corporate Consultant, Maria Micha Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Counseling Center

Agnes Chong

Agnes Chong

Clinical Psychologist, National University of Malaysia (UKM)
Antoinette Patterson

Antoinette Patterson

Co-Founder/CEO, Safe Space
Liew Shi Min

Liew Shi Min

Clinical Psychologist, Singapore General Hospital
Nishta Geetha Thevaraja

Nishta Geetha Thevaraja

Clinical Psychologist, Singapore General Hospital
Charlene Heng

Charlene Heng

Head of Department, Core Services, Samaritans of Singapore
Stephen Lew

Stephen Lew

Founder and Executive Director, The School of Positive Psychology

Elizabeth Santosa

Elizabeth Santosa

Psychologist, Wellness Development Center
Joanna Tan

Joanna Tan

Senior Art Therapist, EMDR practitioner, Clinical Supervisor

Hwee Boon Toh

Hwee Boon Toh

2nd Vice President of Singapore Association of Counselling (2018 - 2020), Registered Counsellor and Registered Clinical Supervisor

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  • Replays of Q&A sessions included.
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Health Tech Partner

SafeSpace

Supporting Partner

Samaritans of Singapore

Education Partner

The-School-of-Positive-Psychology

Post-Production Partner

Samaritans of Singapore

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