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Biography

Geraldine Tan Twang Ling MA(Psych), Doctoral Candidate(Clinical Psychology), MSPS, Registered Psychologist (SPS), Approved Clinical Supervisor (SPS) is the Principal Psychologist with her own practice, The Therapy Room. She has been practicing for about 17 years in the profession. She has worked extensively with children one-one-one and also in group settings. In the course of her work, she has been involved in the development of programmes for children with various issues. Being trained in many different theories, she combined the different therapies and have seen a marked improvement for the children. She is currently involved with a research with a welfare organisation who work with children from underprivileged homes and have emotional issues, She was awarded a scholarship to learn Child Attachment Interview (CAI) at the Anna Freud Centre in London. In 2009, she was involved with the American of Group and Psychotherapy Association Conference in Rome where she was a co-facilitator as well as in Matsue, Japan, where she co-lead a group, too. She has been running groups for special needs children since 2014 to present. In 2016, she was commission by a treatment home for teens and a gazetted protected home that housed children who have been abused, to run Camp GlobalTM. 

Abstract

For many children the conventional talk therapy is not the best way to access the child. There have been many different therapies that have be thus used like Play therapy, Clay therapy, Art Therapy, etc, all helping the child move into a better space.  The aim of the above workshop is to allow therapist to experience and have a better understanding of Multi-Sensorial Therapy, a combination of the use of different senses within the  course of therapy. This can be used for children with a range of different psychological disorders. As well as, use for children with emotional issues. With children and understanding that the are still developing some of the pathways in their brains, we want to use as many senses as possible to make sense of certain situations to them. This method have been used in structured learning in schools and will benefit children in therapy.

In this workshop, we would attempt to give participants a brief overview by looking at the efficacy of brief interventions for Artistic therapies , including Play, Clay, Art, Movement therapy. And discussing what  difference it makes as opposed to the conventional solution focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioural approaches, narrative therapy, choice and reality therapy, etc.  We would also attempt to give participants a sense of what goes on in a typical session. More specifically, participants will be looking at their emotions before and after the session to see how  it impacts them. Participants will have a hands-on experience and integrate learnings by this multi sensory presentation!