1This is the first module in the Peer Support Specialist Programme .
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2This is the second module in the Peer Support Specialist Programme .
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The complimentary featured courses under the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) can be found in the link below:
Featured Adult Educators
Dr John K E Tan
John holds a doctorate in ministry that he earned from Fuller Theological Seminary in Los Angeles, USA. He has spent 25 years in service to youths and adults who help youths succeed in life. In addition, he is also a certified adult educator, armed with both a Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE) as well as an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) framework. Currently, he serves as the Executive Director of Children-At-Risk Empowerment Association (CARE Singapore) in a full-time capacity.
Ms Lee Yi Ping
Yi Ping is a Principal Case Manager and Programme Lead of the Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT). She is also a Master Solution-Focused Practitioner certified by the International Alliance of Solution-Focused Teaching Institutes (IASTI) and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Yi Ping has 15 years of clinical experience as a youth mental healthcare professional, supporting the recovery of individuals aged between 16 and 40 years and their families, whose lives have been interrupted by psychosis, mood and anxiety disorders. A recipient of the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) Sayang Award in 2018 and National Healthcare Group (NHG) Teaching Award for Inter-professionals in 2019, Yi Ping’s outstanding performance as a youth mental health professional and passion in capability building as a trainer, facilitator and supervisor is well recognized within the local youth mental health landscape. She has also contributed to three CHAT research publications and a book chapter in Solution Focused Practice in Asia.
Ms Porsche Poh
Porsche is the executive director of Silver Ribbon (Singapore). She has advocated for mental health through her publications, a local radio channel and her roles as a trainer, Social Service Fellow and member of various mental health organisations. She is an award winning mental health advocate with local and overseas awards including, The Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore (TOYP) Award from the Junior Chamber International (JCI) (2008), Community of Practice Mental Health Champion from the Social Service Institute (SSI) (2013), Singapore Woman Award (2013), and Social Service Fellowship Award from the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) (2016). In addition, she has held Board and advisory member positions in global organisations such as the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH).
Ms Sharon Ng
Sharon is the assistant head of MindCare, a community mental health service within AMKFSC Community Services Ltd. (AMKFSC). She has 13 years of experience as a social worker working in the Family Service Centre (FSC), IMH and within Community Mental Health settings. During her course of work in IMH, she has worked with adults facing mental health issues as well as children and adolescents who face emotional and behavioural difficulties. She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) for children and adolescents, Somatic Trauma Therapy for trauma work with adults as well as Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). She is also a Certified Choice Therapy and Reality Therapist (CTRT).
Dr Terence Yow
Terence is the divisional director of AMKFSC and has more than 17 years of experience as a social worker supporting individuals and families in both the healthcare and social service setting. He obtained his master’s and doctorate in Social Work from NUS and has also completed an advanced training in Family Therapy at the University of Calgary (UCalgary) in Canada. Terence has been lecturing in the Social Work undergraduate and post-graduate programmes at NUS and SUSS since 2008. He is an approved clinical supervisor with the University of Michigan, NUS, SUSS, Curtin and Swinburne University. His work had been published in professional journals and academic textbooks and he has presented in several local and international conferences.
Mr Wong Lit Shoon
Lit Soon’s career in the healthcare, social service and eldercare fields spans over 30 years. He was previously the executive director of SAGE Counselling Centre, Sunshine Welfare Action Mission (SWAMI) Home, manager of medical social services at Ren Ci Hospital (RCLA), a social worker/counsellor at the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and a staff nurse at the National University Hospital (NUH) and Singapore General Hospital (SGH).
He holds a Master of Arts degree in Applied Psychology from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Social Work from NUS, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Art Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths, University of London, an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts & Design from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and a Certificate in General Nursing from the School of Nursing, Singapore.
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