Short Courses on Specific Psychotherapy and Counselling Approaches

As an established counselling academy, ECTA is committed to offering high-quality short-courses to help both new and experienced helping professionals enhance their counselling support competencies. If you are a psychotherapist, counsellor, para-counsellor, social worker, psychologist or have a professional responsibility supporting the psycho-emotional wellbeing of another person, you may wish to expand your "toolkit" of modalities and approaches. This is your opportunity to do so.

All ECTA short-courses listed below are facilitated by experienced clinical practitioners qualified to teach up to Masters Degree level. Register now to secure your place for any of these short-courses.

 

Topics Covered as Short Courses:

Please Click Specific Topics for Course Schedule, Fees and Other Details.

Topic

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Synopsis

In Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, therapists help people review their emotions, beliefs, early-life experiences, so that they are able to acquire insight into their maladaptive patterns and defense mechanisms that have formed over time, and which may be causing present-day problems in their lives. Transference, which is the transferring of one’s feelings for a parent, for example, onto the counsellor, can also help illuminate the early relationship experiences of a client and how they affect his / her present day relationships. This intimate look at interpersonal relationships can help a client to see his or her part in relationship patterns and empower him or her to transform that dynamic.

Learner’s Outcome

Upon completion, learners should be able to:

- Understand the fundamental principles of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

- Know how Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is used in Counselling Case Management

- Use the framework of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in Counselling Practice

Facilitator

Professor Lyn Chua

Total Training Hours

22 hours

Schedule

(Participants have to attend all lectures to be awarded the Certificate)

Date: 16 June 2017 (Friday)
Time: 7pm – 10pm

Date: 17 June 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 9am – 5pm

Date: 23 June 2017 (Friday)
Time: 7pm – 10pm

Date: 1 July 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue

Executive Counselling and Training Academy, 210 Middle Road, #07-02 Singapore Pools Building, Singapore 18894

Fees

$560.00 (with GST: $599.20)

Award

Certificate of Completion
(awarded by Executive Counselling and Training Academy)

Topic

Redecision Psychotherapy

Synopsis

The Redecision Therapy approach integrates the cognitive framework of Transactional Analysis Theory with the affective principles and methods drawn from Gestalt Therapy. Redecision Therapy is a powerful tool for therapeutic change. It emphasises childhood or early Decisions made at a feeling position. The goal is for the client to decide to think, feel, and behave differently, in ways that they had not permitted themselves to before. To think, feel, and behave differently means changing the original Script Decision and making a Redecision.

Learner’s Outcome

Upon completion, learners should be able to:

- Understand the fundamental principles of Redecision Psychotherapy

- Know how Redecision Psychotherapy is used in Counselling Case Management

- Use the framework of Redecision Psychotherapy in Counselling Practice

Facilitator

Dr Jessica Leong

Total Training Hours

27 hours

Schedule

(Participants have to attend all lectures to be awarded the Certificate)

Date: 15 July 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 9am – 5pm

Date: 22 July 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 9am – 5pm

Date: 29 July 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 9am – 5pm

Date: 11 August 2017 (Friday)
Time: 7pm – 10pm

Venue

Executive Counselling and Training Academy, 210 Middle Road, #07-02 Singapore Pools Building, Singapore 18894

Fees

$672.00 (with GST: $719.04)

Award

Certificate of Completion
(awarded by Executive Counselling and Training Academy)

Topic

Narrative Therapy

Synopsis

Throughout a person’s life, personal experiences are transformed into personal stories that are given meaning and help shape a person’s identity. In articulating and framing those stories in the context of counselling, Narrative Therapy separates the person from the problem and encourages people to rely on their own skill sets to resolve the problems that exist in their everyday lives. In this regard, Narrative therapy places the client in the position of the narrator of his / her own life, and utilizes the power of the client’s personal stories to discover his / her life purpose.

Learner’s Outcome

Upon completion, learners should be able to:

- Understand the concept and process of Narrative Therapy

- Know the strengths and limitations of Narrative Therapy in Counselling Case
Management

- Apply Narrative Therapy to Counselling Case Management

Facilitator

Ms Ee Cheng Lian Vivian

Total Training Hours

6 hours

Schedule

(Participants have to attend all lectures to be awarded the Certificate)

Date: 20 October 2017 (Friday)
Time: 7pm – 10pm

Date: 25 October 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 7pm – 10pm

Venue

Executive Counselling and Training Academy, 210 Middle Road, #07-02 Singapore Pools Building, Singapore 18894

Fees

$168.00 (with GST: $179.76)

Award

Certificate of Completion
(awarded by Executive Counselling and Training Academy)

Topic

Reality Therapy

Synopsis

Reality Therapy is founded on the principles of Choice Theory. It proposes that all human issues occur when one or more of five basic psychological needs are not met, and that an individual can only control his or her own behaviour through conscious decision-making. The founder of Reality Therapy, William Glasser, believed that when someone makes choices to change his or her own behavior, rather than attempting to change someone else's, that person will be more successful at attaining his or her desires. The Reality Therapy approach to counselling and problem-solving focuses on the present situation and how the client can create a better future, instead of concentrating at length on the past. Typically, clients seek to discover what they really want and whether their current behaviour is actually bringing them nearer to, or further away from, that goal.

Learner’s Outcome

Upon completion, learners should be able to:

- Understand the concept and process of Reality Therapy

- Know the strengths and limitations of Reality Therapy in Counselling Case
Management

- Apply Reality Therapy to Counselling Case Management

Facilitator

Sister Elizabeth Tham

Total Training Hours

7.5 hours

Schedule

(Participants have to attend all lectures to be awarded the Certificate)

Date: 30 November 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 6pm – 10pm

Date: 1 December 2017 (Friday)
Time: 6.30pm – 10pm

Venue

Executive Counselling and Training Academy, 210 Middle Road, #07-02 Singapore Pools Building, Singapore 18894

Fees

$196.00 (with GST: $209.72)

Award

Certificate of Completion
(awarded by Executive Counselling and Training Academy)