THE COUNSELLING JOURNEY – “WHERE DO I FIT IN?”
27th May 2022, Friday
Starting a career as a counsellor/psychotherapist can be incredibly gratifying and sometimes “nerve-wrecking” too! It challenges you to consider your own values, vulnerabilities, and virtues while it allows you the awesome opportunity to impact the lives of individuals, couples, and families of all ages profoundly. You can listen, process, and guide them through various issues, ranging from developmental, interpersonal, situational, emotional, psychological, educational, and, vocational and build their resilience to help them tackle such matters independently.
However, while a career as a counsellor/psychotherapist may be rewarding, it also requires immense dedication, discipline, and durability. Our Speaker, Rev Sam Kuna, will introduce the 6 stages in the development of a counsellor/psychotherapist formed out of his more than 35 years of practice, to unfold the question “The Counselling Journey – “Where do I fit in?” Come and be inspired to go further in your personal journey, whether you are a counsellor-in-training, a beginning practitioner, or an experienced practitioner/psychotherapist.
Rev Sam Kuna, Associate Professor and Dean of the School of Counseling with TCA College
Sam majored in Psychology and has a clinical master’s degree in Marriage, Family & Child Counselling from California, USA. He is an SAC Fellow Member, a Registered Counsellor and Registered Clinical Supervisor and currently serves as the Chair of the Ethics Board of the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC). He is a member of the Association of Marital & Family Therapy (Singapore) (AMFTS), a Certified Master Addiction Therapist and Board member of the Asia Pacific Certification Board (APCB), which trains and certifies Addiction Counsellors in Asia.
Sam is a Professional Member and Advisor with the Association for Christian Counsellors (Singapore) (ACCS) and serves as the Executive Secretary on the Board of the Asian Christian Counselling Association (ACCA). He is an ordained preacher with the Assemblies of God of Singapore and a former Executive Director of Teen Challenge (Singapore), a Christian faith-based Halfway House.