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Featured Adult Educators
Ms Alison Lim
Alison started her career as a social worker but is now an accomplished human resource development practitioner and academic with over 30 years of global experience in the field of adult education and development. She is acclaimed for her use of experiential and hands-on methodologies in her programmes, which results in learning and change.
On top of this, Alison is also a lecturer at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore Training and Development Association (STADA) and has served in various management/executive committees. She is a volunteer trainer with several agencies and carries a Master of Arts in Education and Human Resources from George Washington University (GW) among other academic and professional certifications.
Mr Benny Bong
Benny has a Master of Social Work from McGill University and a Bachelor of Arts. He is the director and family and marital therapist at The Family Therapist and has over 35 years of experience as a therapist, trainer and clinical supervisor.
He is also an external lecturer with the Swinburne University of Technology and the National Institute of Education (NIE). In 2013, he was appointed by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) as a master social worker and is currently a master practice leader after being appointed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).
Mr Praveen Nair
Praveen is currently a lecturer and senior consultant with more than 20 years of clinical, supervisory and management experience across the civil service, non-profit and the private sector. Apart from being the first practitioner in Singapore to have developed an intervention programme that is contextualised for local ‘at-risk’ youth, Praveen is also the first local practitioner to conduct the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and university accredited training programmes in ‘Advanced Counselling Skills’ and ‘Understanding Criminality in Singapore Youth’.
Additionally, he was the first clinician in Singapore to have provided full-time consultation services on the ‘Responsible Thinking Process’ for a mainstream school and to the staff of ‘high-risk’ schools. He is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, Singapore Psychological Society (SPS and is a MSF Certified Practitioner for the Management of Family Violence.
Ms Seah Kheng Yeow
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.
Mr Tony Leong
Tony has worked with children and families for more than 10 years, in both the private and social service sector. He is certified in the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and has developed programmes that follows learning pedagogies for adult learners. He specialises in topics relating to mental health, suicide intervention, stress management, psychological first aid and crisis intervention and has organised such programmes for numerous stakeholders. Over the years, Tony has experienced success through his experiential based interventions with his clients. And he administers Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT) as overarching modalities in his work with them. His interventions are formulated with reference to strategic and narrative storytelling, adventure-based therapeutic interventions and strengths-based concepts.
Dr Quah Saw Han
Saw Han previously worked with MSF as a clinical psychologist before heading a research and programme evaluation unit. As a clinical psychologist, she worked with children, young persons and their parents in relation to child protection, juvenile crime and family issues. She is a certified user and trainer for the Transformational and Collaborative Outcome Management (TCOM) implementation framework: Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and Family and Adult Support Tool (FAST). She has been recognised by the original developer of TCOM, Dr. John Lyons, as one of the local trainers who can train trainers on the use of CANS. She is familiar with the process of TCOM implementation, and was in the pilot project and early phases of TCOM implementation in Singapore.
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