COUNSELLING WEEK 18–22 FEBRUARY 2019
Once again, the School of Counselling (SOC) invites you to come and attend our lectures for FREE from 18-22 Feb at Singapore Bible College. The Faculty and some friends of SOC will be giving lectures and sharing their insights on current issues, counselling concepts, approaches and skills. This is our way of celebrating the Lords’s faithfulness and reaching out to the wider community of churches and seminaries in Asia.
Modules & Public Forums
The term transgender is an umbrella term to describe individuals who are born biologically male or female but claim to have a gender identity that differs from their birth sex. Some among these wish to express their gender identity through cross-dressing, while others may wish to pursue cross-sex hormone therapy or go even further to explore sex reassignment therapy.
While the transgender community in Singapore is still largely an ‘ invisible one’, we can be sure that their presence will become more visible as their plight as a sexual minority is increasingly made known through various sources. As Christians we are called upon to welcome them into our communities. There is much we need to learn about the kind of experiences and, possibly struggles, they have had over the years of growing up. We will also need to learn what will help them to feel accepted within our church communities.
The aim of most couple counsellors is to try to help conflictual couples resolve their conflicts and heal their fractured relationship. But try as we do, some marriages still come to grief. Is there a role that counsellors can play to still bring wholeness and healing to individual lives even when there is a broken marriage.
This session will look at the support that counsellors can render. It will outline the challenges clients experience after a divorce and how counsellors can respond to them therapeutically.
By Dr Samuel Law & Dr Val Gonzales
The primary goal of spiritual direction is to connect people to Christ through contemplative scripture reading and prayers. Come “sample” a soul encounter with Jesus, our true lover and healer, and discover how such encounters can be powerful opportunities for healing and transformation. As well, we will discuss how some of the key principles in counseling are embedded in the practice of spiritual direction.
The lecture will focus on the definition of anxiety and when it becomes a psychological disorder. It will discuss two debilitating anxiety disorders, namely phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders. Many sufferers of these conditions remain in silence for fear of being stigmatized. Yet, they can adversely affect their personal, family, social, academic and work life. With early intervention many do respond well. Without intervention, many sufferers lapse into depressive state.
This lecture focuses on giving participants an overview of the Solution Focused Approach, which is a goal-oriented approach that seeks to explore what clients want different in their lives and to explore with clients different ways in achieving their desired outcomes and possibilities.
By Ms Han Yah Yee
By Mr Justin Mui/LCCS
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