Clinical Social Work & Counselling Supervision Workshop (3rd – 4th Oct 2013)

In this highly interactive workshop we’ll look at the essential components of clinical supervision—leadership styles and time management, use of parallel process and groups, ethics and accountability. At the core we’ll walk through the developmental stages of clinical development so you can anticipate and address the challenges and dangers ahead as they hone their skills. Most of all, through real-life examples, role plays, videos (and a touch of humor) you will learn how to think as a supervisor and how to avoid the most common mistakes. Whether you are a new supervisor in a helping profession, supervising other supervisors, or wanting to gain a fresh perspective, this program will leave you feeling creative and energized.

Why will you learn and benefit?
• To be a creative supervisor by using a concise 4-stage model;
• How to best supervise both inexperienced and experienced clinician;
• To apply your clinical skills to formulate individual supervisory goals and plans;
• The key liability, diversity and ethical issues;
• Parallel process for both case management and staff communication;
• What type of group supervision to use when;
• What to do when you feel stuck;
• To analyze your own leadership style;
• How to make anxiety your friend and key to assessment and supervisory process; and,
• When and how to use live supervision to increase staff skills.

• Practical ways of moving the beginner to seasoned professional
• Concrete ways of using the parallel process to change the workplace culture
• How to avoid creating a crisis-oriented workplace
• Determine the difference between consultation and supervision
• Ethics: The 4 Key Components
• How to avoid the burn-out of new clinicians

Training Dates: 3rd-4th October 2013, 9-5pm
Early Bird Price: S$990 (Before 31st August)
Regular Price: S$1,250
Venue: Relationship Enhancement Institute

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Sandplay Therapy Singapore

Sandplay therapy is a recognized therapeutic modality for both children and adults, based on the psychology of C.G. Jung and developed by the Swiss psychotherapist and teacher Dora Kalff. It is particularly useful for identifying and reconciling internal conflicts that manifest as anxiety and depression, as well as penetrating the depths of personality to experience the Self directly.

Sandplay therapy establishes a safe and protected space, where the complexities of the inner world are explored and integrated into the psyche for emotional healing. Clients place miniature figurines in a small sandbox to express confusing feelings and inner experiences. This creates a visual representation of the psyche’s contents and reveals unconscious concerns that are inaccessible any other way. As materials contained in the unconscious emerges visually and symbolically, it is integrated into a person’s sense of self and can be activated to elicit behavioral change.

The effectiveness of sandplay therapy comes with an understanding of Jungian psychology, as well as the archetypal and personal symbolism that appear in the sand. Knowledge of symbolic language creates a foundation not only for sandplay therapy, but also for dream analysis and all non-verbal therapies involving art and play. It provides a way for material from the unconscious to become visible, healed, and integrated into the consciousness, thus allowing life to be lived in a more conscious and authentic way.

The client is given the possibility, by means of figures and the arrangement of the sand in the area bounded by the sandbox, to set up a world corresponding to his or her inner state. In this manner, through free, creative play, unconscious processes are made visible in a three-dimensional form and a pictorial world comparable to the dream experience. Through a series of images that take shape in this way, the process of individuation described by C. G. Jung is stimulated and brought to fruition.

Non-verbal therapies like sandplay are the most effective ways to access and release these “unconscious” feelings and experiences and bring them into consciousness, where they can be healed.

Sandplay also provides a visual and non-verbal avenue for the psyche to develop and become whole. It is a direct method to establish an inner connection with the greater Self, which Carl Jung encouraged as an essential step for healthy psychological development.

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Choice Theory

In  4 days, participants will learn:

• The five basic needs that drive behavior, and how to utilize this knowledge with yourself and others.

• The four parts of total behavior,and how you can use this to manage your emotions effectively and rapidly achieve outcomes.

• The quality world which represents the source of motivation and inspiration, and how to access this for yourself, your staff and clients.

• The three major perceptual filters, through which we view the world and create our own reality.

• Dr Glasser’s ‘Car Metaphor’ as developed through The Doug Dragster Program and Cars’R’Us Kit. You can use these to explain and simplify the model, and assist people through a gentle, highly effective process to manage change.

• How to apply Choice Theory to Lead Managing, to create systems that provide high levels of quality and the best outcomes.

• How to apply Choice Theory to problem solving also using The Doug Dragster Program and Cars’R’Us, Learn the most effective questions to ask to assist people to help themselves.

• How to create a more peaceful life, by giving up trying to control others or allowing others to control us.

• Learn the basics of The Doug Dragster Program. The program helps equip children and adults with the keys to taking control of their own lives and become confident, strong and resilient. The program provides a framework to develop good relationships and emotional intelligence.

Trainer: Ivan Honey (Author of Doug Dragster Program)
Training Dates: TBA
Price: TBA
Venue: Relationship Enhancement Institute

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The Doug Dragster Program

The Doug Dragster Program is a comprehensive and holistic program, which provides practical framework for personal well being, social and emotional learning and Independent problem solving, Children learn a simple series of integrated visual images that provide a model to understand and manage behaviour in order to optimize well-being and success.

What is the Doug Dragster Program?

The program revolves around the story of a group of cars who are on the journey of life and discovery. They are confronted by challenges which they overcome with the help of a mysterious Magic Book. The car characters then explain the process in detail through a learning journal of cartoons and fact sheets from the Ministry of Cars (Doug Dragster’s Magic Book). It is designed as an enduring and practical resource and reference for young people as they move towards adulthood.

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Trainer: Ivan Honey (Author of Doug Dragster Program)
Training Dates: TBA
Price: TBA
Venue: Relationship Enhancement Institute
*Suitable for both adults and children alike.

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The Grief Recovery Method® Questionnaire

Are you Moving Beyond Relationship Losses?
Our Grief Recovery Method Questionnaires  will tell you why….

Our time proven method is based in part on helping grievers create a new level of awareness. Part of that process is helping you to better understand all of the different life experiences that produce grief.
These questions are only a partial list of the possible LOSSES we can experience.

Grief Questionnaire Yes No
Did you move more than twice before the age of 10?
Did you ever have a pet die?
Did you have early childhood religious training?
Have you experienced a major change in financial conditions?
Have you ever quit a job?  Have you ever been fired?
Have you ever been married or divorced?
Did you graduate from high school? …from college?
Have you experienced the death of a close family member?
Have you experienced the death of a distant family member?
Were you physically abused during childhood? …as an adult?
Were you sexually abused during childhood? …as an adult?
Have you ever been involved with a miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion?
Do you have a strained or painful relationship with a living parent(s), spouse, or friend in your work environment?
Do you harbor any resentments or ill-feelings toward a deceased parent(s), spouse, friend, or relative?
Have you ever experienced the loss of the use or function of any part of your body?
Have you ever experienced the death of a spouse?
Are there long stretches of your childhood that you cannot remember?
Have you experienced a series of illnesses or accidents?
Have you been involved in long series of unsuccessful relationships?




If you answered YES to ANY of the above questions, there is a strong probability that you were also indoctrinated with a whole host of MISINFORMATION about dealing with the pain caused by loss.

You may have been led to believe that:
• You have to bury sad feelings.
• Time heals all wounds.
• You should be strong for others.
• You have to keep busy.
• It was just God’s will.

GRIEF is the NORMAL and NATURAL reaction to loss. We grieve for everything. Yet, the clichés listed above and the hundreds of others not listed may have caused you to COVER up your normal and natural responses to LOSS. Unresolved loss is cumulative and cumulatively negative.

You may have been influenced to believe that there was something wrong with you, that you were defective. The simple truth is that you may not have much helpful information with which to GRIEVE and COMPLETE the losses that have occurred in your life.  Consequently, you may have spent, and continue to spend an inordinate amount of time and energy covering up the painful feelings associated with loss.

Hello from Relationship Enhancement Institute (REI)

Over at REI, we we are committed to extend a tradition of innovation and openness to advance the human community, reaching toward people across race, class, culture, religion, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.

We pioneer Sandplay Therapy in Singapore and are proud organizers of several other renowned therapy programs hosted in this region.

Here are our Professional Trainers:

Dr. Barbara Turner
Ivan Honey
Robert Taibbi, LCSW