Counseling and Psychotherapy

Since 2003, I have been providing counseling and psychotherapy from a private practice group. My clinical specializations include working with children, adolescents and families having to deal with the following issues

  • Adoption and attachment
  • Bereavement, grief and loss
  • Complex trauma related to pre & peri natal birth trauma, natural disaster, accidents, medical procedures, neglect, abuse and domestic violence.
  • Developmental issues such as low self concept, anger management, adjustment to new siblings or school
  • Living with chronic illness
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders such as learning disorders, attention deficit, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Separation and divorce

I am a certified practitioner in Play therapy, Sandplay therapy, Thanatology, and Somatic Experiencing™.

 

Play Therapy and Academic SupervisionProfessional Supervision / Case Consultation

I am a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor for the Association of Play Therapy (US) (RPT-S: 1618) and Play Therapy International (CPT: 201010744). I provide play therapy specific supervision for mental health professionals who want to obtain the RPT, or SB-RPT credentials conferred by the Association. I also provide case consultations for school, organizations, parents and other professions, such as teachers, social workers and counselors in the areas of social work, mental health, education, parenting, counseling, and psychotherapy.

Lectures / Workshops

I have been serving as our Honorary Lecturer and Research Fellow in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong since 2010. In 2014, I was conferred with the Honorary Assistant Professorship in the Department. I have lent my expertise in many of undergraduate (BSW, BSocSc) and post-graduate (MSW, MSocSc, MSBH) modules in social work, behavioral health and counseling. Particularly, I has been assisting the Department in teaching courses related to working with children and family, children and adolescent mental health, theories and practices in counseling, and play therapy. In addition, I am also involved in project management and research on topics such as play therapy, children and adolescents, expressive arts training, and disaster management.

I am also a Registered Play Therapy Provider for the Association of Play Therapy (APT Provider: 10-279). I conduct trainings that meet the credentialing criteria by the Association. My trainings specializations for the Associations include Foundations and Intermediate of Play Therapy, Working with Grieving Child through Play, Child Centered Play Therapy, Creative Activities in Counseling, and Supervision using Creative Approaches.

Selected List of Training Provided

 

Thye Hoe Kuan Centre for Family Harmony, Singapore
Lead Trainer, Intermediate Level in Play Therapy
13-15 Jan 2016
Bridging Talents, Singapore
Lead Trainer, Intermediate Level in Play Therapy
28-30 Nov 2015
臺灣遊戲治療協會十週年研討會 Taiwan
Lead Trainer, Grief and Bereavement work with Children and Adolescents
6-7 Nov 2015
Children Cancer Foundation, Singapore
Lead Trainer, Play Therapy for children with chronic illness
13 & 15 Oct 2015
Bridging Talents, Singapore
Lead Trainer, Foundations of Play Therapy 
24-26 Apr 2015
Thye Hoe Kuan, Centre for Family Harmony, Singapore
Lead Trainer, Foundations of Play Therapy 
10-12 Sept 2014
Bridging Talents, Singapore
Lead Trainer, Child Centered Play Therapy
1-2 Dec 2013
Bridging Talents, Singapore
Lead Trainer, Foundations of Play Therapy 
28-29 Nov 2011
Lien Foundation, Singapore
Lead Trainer, Working with Bereaved Children and Adolescents 
14-15 Oct 2011
Bridging Talents, Singapore
Lead Trainer, Foundations of Play Therapy 
 20-21 Jun 2011
 
Robert Ho Project, Hong Kong
Co-Trainer, Advanced Training in Expressive Arts for Teachers in Sichuan
3-6 Jun 2011
Educational Bureau, Hong Kong
Lead Trainer, Adaptation and Application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
17 May 2011
Mother’s Choice, Hong Kong
Lead Trainer, Developmental Needs of Children Who are Adopted
14 Jan 2011
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Lead Trainer, Use of Expressive Art in Supervision
1 - 2 Nov 2010
Hong Kong Social Worker Association, Hong Kong
Lead Trainer, Working with Bereaved Children  and Adolescents
7 Sept 2010
Robert Ho Project, Hong Kong
Co-Trainer, Advanced Training in Expressive Arts for Teachers in Sichuan
23-25 Aug 2010
Club Rainbow, Singapore
Lead Trainer, Supporting Children and Adolescent in Grief
4 Aug 2010
Assisi Hospice and Lien Foundation, Singapore
Lead Trainer, Workshop on Bereavement, Anticipatory and Complicated Grief
26-30 Jul 2010
Children Cancer Foundation, Singapore
Lead Trainer, Working with Children and Adolescents with Life Threatening Illness
23-24 Jul 2010
Professional Learning Company, XiaMen, People’s Republic of China
Lead Trainer, Introduction to Play Therapy
7-9 Jan 2010
Hong Kong Social Worker Association, Hong Kong
Lead Trainer, Counseling Grieving Children through Play Therapy
16 Dec 2009
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Lead Trainer, The Use of Therapeutic Play with Bereaved Children
26-28 Aug 2008
Hong Kong Family Welfare Society, Hong Kong
Lead Trainer, Topics on Child Development
25 Nov & 2 Dec 2005