Zoom Webinar

COUNSELLING WEEK 22–26 FEBRUARY

 2021

CONDUCTED in ENGLISH

Having postponed Counselling Week 2020 due to Covid-19, the School of Counselling (SOC) invites you to attend our lectures online for FREE from 22-26 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 Lord’s faithfulness and reaching out to the wider community of churches and seminaries in Asia.

DAY TALKS & EVENING PANELS

Monday, 22 Feb 2021

9:00am to 11:00am

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 15 FEB 2021

Is There No Answer to the Sexual Revolution?

The Sexual Revolution in the 1960s ushered widespread changes in attitudes and behaviour toward pre-marital sex, cohabitation, abortion, pornography, homosexuality and a host of other matters pertaining to sexuality. How can the Church respond to these with respect to re-articulating the biblical view of sex as truly “Good News” and in ‘bringing every thought captive to Christ’ as we challenge the powerful in-roads of ‘expressive individualism’? Joseph John will explore this question as he draws from years of counselling individuals struggling with gender issues and grappled with the current challenges on sexuality.

Mr. Joseph John

Mr. Joseph John is Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Counselling. He teaches courses such as Narrative, Grief Therapy and Gender and Sexuality.

2:30pm to 5:30pm

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 15 FEB 2021

The Balance of Power in Marriage

The lecture will look into the issue of dominance and abuse versus submission and love in marriage. The presentation will hopefully help the audience to differentiate how power in marriage can be used for a meaningful and peaceful journey of a couple. 

Mr. Benny Bong

Mr. Benny Bong is Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Counselling. He teaches courses such as Marriage and Family Therapy 1 & 2.

7:00pm to 9:30pm

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 15 FEB 2021

Suffering, Depression & Suicide

Dr. Samuel Law

Dr. Samuel Law is Senior Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor (Intercultural Studies) in the School of Theology English.

Dr. Linda Bubod

Dr. Linda Bubod is Dean of the School of Counselling. Teaches courses such as Human Development, Individual Counselling Issues 1 & 2, Group Therapy and Trauma Counselling.

Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021

11:00am to 1:00pm

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 15 FEB 2021

The Role of Shame in Relationships

Shame is a core emotion of the self, but can destroy one's identity and relationships when it becomes toxic. This talk gives an overview of healthy and toxic shame, its origins, identifying it in ourselves or in relationships, and some basic ways in responding to toxic shame.

Ms. Esther Tan S. H.

Ms. Esther Tan is Faculty at the School of Counselling, Haven Coordinator and Resident Therapist. Teaches courses such as Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychological Assessments.

2:30pm to 5:30pm

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 15 FEB 2021

Digital and Pornography Addictions

The current pandemic and all its pains has driven us into coping mechanisms that include addiction to things like the digital gadgets. Addiction to social media has become popular. More so, pornography and its effects on the human brain brings deeper effects in human relationships. This session will attempt to give some light into how we can face digital and pornography addiction.

Pastor Jose Philip

Pastor Jose Philip was honorary pastor of Faith Mission Home till Dec 2020, and Adjunct lecturer at Singapore Bible College.

7:00pm to 9:30pm

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 15 FEB 2021

Facing Homosexuality in the Home

Mr. Joseph John

Mr. Joseph John is Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Counselling. He teaches courses such as Narrative, Grief Therapy and Gender and Sexuality.

Mr. Larry Lai

Mr. Larry Lai is Registered Psychotherapist & Counsellor; Certified and Registered Supervisor;
Certified Practitioner (P.E. & PEAK Assessment); Certified Marriage and Family Life Trainer; Certified Professional Coach; Bilingual Counsellor.

Mr. Raphael Zhang

Raphael graduated with a Masters in English and was about to further his studies when his heart was drawn to issues affecting the family. Today, he serves as Family Life Specialist at Focus on the Family Singapore, a charity organisation that helps families thrive at different stages and phases of life. Having been led by God to journey out of sexual brokenness toward wholeness, he now avails himself to be used by Jehovah-Rapha to bring this healing and wholeness to others.

Ms. Amy Foo

Beloved child of God, encountered Jesus personally in the year 2009 where she committed her life to loving Jesus. The journey out of SSA has revealed to her, the immense love of Jesus for those in the LGBTQI community. A private tutor to primary school students, she enjoys learning from them as well and enjoys the company of these children and youth. 

Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021

9:00am to 11:00am

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 15 FEB 2021

Spiritual Values and Value Issues in Therapy

Counsellors and counsellees come together with their own values, spirituality and worldview. This session will explore challenges and complexities in the therapeutic and ethical process. Adrian will address tough questions that counsellors ask and encounter with his own experience as a pastor-counsellor.

Pastor Adrian Ow

Assistant Pastor at Yio Chu Kang Chapel, father to 3 young boys and a Counsellor (SBC) by training, Adrian had no idea what God was having in store for him when he obeyed God’s call for him to full-time paid ministry in 2012! Three key phrases guides his discipleship walk – “In Christ Alone”, “In the Light of Eternity” & “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.

2:30pm to 4:30PM

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 15 FEB 2021

Parenting with a Christian Perspective: Wisdom and Insights

This lecture will cover parenting issues from the pregnancy stage to empty nest. Issues addressed include discipline, emotional-bonding, faith-integration, healthy boundaries, behavioural issues, parenting styles, insights into family counselling and Christian worldview of parenting in the world today.

Mrs. Penny Quek

Graduated from SBC with Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (2010). Specializes in marriage and family therapy and counseled at Focus on the Family. A freelance counselor and personal therapist at SBC, and now Faculty of the School of Counselling in January 2021. Teaches Integration of Theology and Psychology. A mother of 3 grown children.

7:00pm to 9:30PM

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 15 FEB 2021

Anxiety & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Dr. Ko Soo Meng

Dr. Ko Soo Meng is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at Mt Alvernia Medical Centre and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is also a Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist with the University Health Centre, NUS. He has special interest in stress and anxiety disorders.

Thursday, 25 Feb 2021

2:30pm to 5:30PM

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 15 FEB 2021

Spiritual Direction: Charism and Calling Over Certification

More Christians are seeking spiritual direction for their lives. Many are seeking training and certification to call themselves spiritual directors. This talk examines the relationship between charism (gifting), calling and certification. What inherently is spiritual direction about? Is a clear sense of calling from God a must? What are the importance and potential pitfalls of certification?

Mr. Chong Ser Choon

John Chong Ser Choon is the Director of Community for Spiritual Formation (CSF), a work he started in 2004. CSF is now a team ministry offering courses on spiritual formation, spiritual retreats and personal one to one spiritual accompaniment (the preferred term used in CSF over spiritual direction).

7:00pm to 9:30PM

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 15 FEB 2021

Perspectives on Extramarital Affairs

Dr. Samuel Law

Dr. Samuel Law is Senior Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor (Intercultural Studies) in the School of Theology English.

Mr. Benny Bong

Mr. Benny Bong is Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Counselling. He teaches courses such as Marriage and Family Therapy 1 & 2.

Friday, 26 Feb 2021

10:00am to 12:00 NOON

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 15 FEB 2021

Understanding a Hidden Minority: Third Culture Kids (TCK) and Adults

This session will focus on introducing a highly mobile and cross-cultural population who are also known as the ‘Citizens of everywhere and nowhere’. Videos and stories of TCKs will be shared to explain their characteristic challenges and gifts, including their issues of hidden losses and disenfranchised grief, trauma from multiple relocations, and struggles as hidden immigrants.

Ms. Esther Tan C. L.

Esther is currently pursuing a doctoral program in Psychological Science at Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology and Marital Family Therapy. She holds an Ed.M. and counseling licensure from Harvard Graduate School of Education and is an experienced educator in Singapore for the past 20 years. Her research interests include the areas of socio-emotional and career development, with a particular interest in understanding how Third Culture Kids and Adults thrive in a globalized world, and how their vocational calling and decisions are formed.

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Registration is now closed.
 
If you missed the registration deadline, you may write to event@sbc.edu.sg by 26 Feb 2021 (Friday) to request for a recording of the session you intended to sign up for.
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