Agenda Day 1
29 November 2022
9:10 am – 5:10 pm
29 November, 2022
9:10AM TO 10:05AM
Restart, recharge, reconnect: Navigating a post pandemic world experiencing collective trauma
- Learn how observing through a trauma lens will help you work with more people effectively.
- Realise why a deeper connection to yourself and your body is more important than your modality, knowledge or training.
- Discover how the therapeutic world has shifted in 2022 and how the future of healthcare will look moving on.
Therapist/ EMDR Clinician
10:05 AM TO 10:45 AM
Choosing to give back: A counsellor’s story of pain and redemption
- How the pandemic has recently impacted the local mental health landscape.
- Her humble beginnings as a counsellor.
- Lessons drawn from her personal tragedy when she lost her son to suicide a few years ago.
- Her coping mechanisms in managing her loss and turning it to a mental health advocacy.
Professional Counsellor/ SG Heroine Awardee 2022
10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Coffee and networking break
11:15 AM TO 11:55 AM
Mindfulness-oriented counselling and psychotherapy: How effective is mindfulness as an intervention tool?
Practitioners are increasingly witnessing the benefits of mindfulness in complementary and integrative practice. In this session, we will:
- Define a mindful therapist.
- Understand the types of practice which benefit most from mindfulness.
- Learn about sample lesson plans and research studies that prove its effectiveness.
Dr. Sunita Rai
Managing Director and Clinical Psychologist
11:55 AM TO 12:55 PM
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
2:00 PM TO 3:00 PM
The transformative power of self-compassion: Understanding the cognitive neuroscience and applied practices of compassion for healing and growth
Compassion involves both inward and outward experiences. Extending compassion to the self helps soothe and alleviate feelings of inadequacy, anxiety and experiences of suffering, leading to healing and positive transformation. In this session, we will:
- Learn about the core elements of compassion and self-compassion.
- Discuss the cognitive neuroscience of compassion for dispelling the myth of compassion fatigue.
- Explore the various therapeutic applications and practices of self-compassion to fostering personal growth.
Dr. Andy Hau Yan Ho
Head of Psychology/ Professor of Psychology & Medicine/ Social Scientist
3:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
Understanding process-based therapy: A paradigm shift in mental health care
Process-based therapy bridges clinical science and practice. While it can target a broader range of problems than diagnosis-based protocols, it is easily more individualised and administered to a client. In this session, you will learn:
- The definition of process-based therapy.
- Real-life case studies of process-based treatments and its proven effectiveness.
- The premise behind the effectiveness of transdiagnostic approaches that target underlying psychological processes.
Dr. Nigel Marsh
Professor of Clinical Psychology
Therapist burnout: The value of incorporating balance and self-care into the workday
The practice of counselling and psychotherapy can be extremely gratifying. The positive impact they make in the lives of their patients is priceless. Yet, such work can be emotionally and mentally demanding too. In this panel discussion, we aim to:
- Identify the early distress signals and symptoms of practitioner burnout.
- Study the components of therapist burnout such as emotional exhaustion and depersonalisation as well as ways to treat them.
- Learn the preventive strategies to minimise potentially harmful effects of therapist burnout.
Co-Founder/Director/ Principal Occupational Therapist/ Co-Founder of Covid19 Migrant Support Coalition/Lead of Health and Engagement
Trauma Therapist/ Founder/ CEO
Clinical Mental Health Counsellor/Psychotherapist/ Hypnotherapist
Psychoanalyst and Counsellor
Closing remarks – end of day 1
Aditi Sharma Kalra