In our unique fashion, we have carefully crafted these courses to meet the needs of the industries. They are designed to fill knowledge and skills gaps that we have observed.
Working with Children and Adolescents with ADHD
An analysis of 175 studies worldwide estimated that around 7% of children and adolescents 18 years and under have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In Singapore, a study of 2400 children between the ages of 6 to 12 estimated that 4.9% had disruptive behavior disorders according to parent ratings.
This course is distinctively different from others of the same title: it scaffolds important ADHD information with group activities that help participants experience these information in a refreshingly clear way. For instance, beyond classroom instruction, participants will, through facilitator-guided activities, get a glimpse of how a child with ADHD navigates his world. Participants will also learn key interventions skills, practical tips and strategies that can be immediately applied in the workplace. For instance, participants will learn how to develop a detailed behavioural program for changing behavior within the home and school settings.
Applying Effective People-Helping Intervention Strategies
As a Childcare professional, you meet many people in the course of your work, be it children, their parents or even your fellow colleagues.
This workshop extends beyond the many mental health talks and seminars you may have attended. Childcare professionals need to move beyond head knowledge about mental conditions, like bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, to provide real practical support to persons-in-need using effective intervention techniques such as butterfly hugs, deep breathing skills and ‘worry- hour’ application.
This workshop teaches you practical yet helpful techniques that you, a layperson without clinical psychological background, can use to help such people. A psychological screening tool and specific intervention strategies will be taught through a variety of approaches. That includes direct teaching, skills practice, group discussion, peer learning and authentic sharing.
Play Therapy Relationship for Practitioners (Level 1)
Play therapy is to children what counseling is to adults. Play therapy is an approach to counseling children in which the counsellor uses toys, art supplies, sands and other play media to communicate with clients using the ‘language’ of children – the language of play. It uses the powerful ‘therapeutic powers of play’ to help them express their feelings more easily through toys instead of words.
Play therapy is a well established discipline based upon a number of psychological theories. Research, both qualitative and quantitative shows that it is highly effective in many cases. Recent research by PTUK, an organisation affiliated to PTI, suggests that 71% of the children referred to play therapy will show a positive change.
The workshop introduces the concept of play therapy and provides a platform for participants to be acquainted with the power of play therapy through experiential learning. Participants will have hands-on experience using various elements like sand, etc, during the course of this workshop. This workshop does not qualify participants to be professional play therapists. Rather, it enriches the range of skills that they currently possess.
From Burnout to Empowered Practice: A Compassion Fatigue Workshop
Findings have highlighted the risk of Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress among helping professionals and their adverse consequences on the well-being of professionals, job satisfaction, professional efficacy, staff absenteeism and turnover rates as well as service outcomes. Unfortunately, these phenomena often go undetected or are misinterpreted, even by the people who experience them.
This full-day immersive workshop was designed for all professionals who take care of others for a living including educators, counselors, therapists, and more.
Regardless of your level of experience in the field, this experiential workshop is a well-deserved opportunity to pause, refuel your mind and your body, and deepen your passion for this important work so that you can continue to contribute from a place of abundance.