Essentials of Counselling Competencies
A counsellor’s self-awareness and understanding of what counselling is (and what it is not) are foundational for a beginning counsellor’s learning journey. In this practical guide, four authors have assiduously tapped on their considerable expertise and experience to bring readers some of the most critical competencies any counsellor should aspire to acquire. These include: Knowing Yourself • The Six Cs of Counselling • Capitalising on the First Interview • Microskills in Counselling • Ethics in Counselling • Therapeutic Boundaries • Recognising Mental Disorders for Counsellors Read more
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Gerontological Counselling
Gerontological Counselling
This handbook is a trainer’s guide to counselling elders and their family members from Asian backgrounds. It places emphasis on ageing processes and issues, counselling older persons and their families, and culture-specific factors which affect the experiences of older persons. Read more
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Counselling Older Adults
Counselling Older Adults
Gerontologist Helen Ko provides an overview of the issues in later years, and presents a research-based, indigenous model for counselling older persons. Incorporating the cultural, religious, socio-economic and political environment of the Asian context and the Singapore society, this book offer readers many insightful principles, practical strategies and a framework for counselling seniors and facilitate general readers to age with grace and dignity. Read More
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Mental Health of The Elderly
Mental Healthcare of The Elderly
Mental healthcare in many Asian countries mirrors the British model, which in the past was focused on the large mental asylum but now has a community emphasis. Geriatric Psychiatry books in libraries and bookshops are mainly from Britain and North America. In recent years, Asian countries have begun to rethink, reorganise and introduce innovations to improve their mental health services. Mental Healthcare of the Elderly contains some of these new ideas and is a primer for health professionals who are involved in the care of elderly people with mental health problems like depression and dementia. Read More
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Ageing Baby Boomers
Ageing Baby Boomers
The baby boomers have come of age – the first cohort born in 1946 is now 65 years old. This book is, in essence, a quantitative and qualitative study of the collective experiences of the lives of 40 young lads in a small Malaysian town who were from the same school in 1964, and another group of baby boomers in Singapore. Written from an Asian perspective by Professor Kua Ee-Heok, its pervasive themes are mental resilience, the ethical mind and life satisfaction. Read More
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The Chronicler
In this collective journal, author Koh Chye Hock opens the window of his mind as he distills for readers what he believes constitutes a purposeful, meaningful life, based on his 35 years of observing his own life, and others’. Succinct, perspicuous and provocative, the rich array of 225 aphorisms – on life valleys, plains and highlands – will set you thinking, contemplating and envisioning about your own life, and what it could potentially be. Read more
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One Dish Wonder
One Dish Wonder
Everything is about communications. There is nothing that we say or do that does not have a communication implication and outcome. Written for busy CEOs, leaders and senior executives, One Dish Wonder is peppered with vital points and anecdotes that offer simple yet compellingly valuable advice on managing communication risks. It is a simple recipe to get your 3Ms right – message, marketing and management – so that you can convincingly connect with the people that matter most. An indispensable guide for anyone in business. Read More
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No Comments and Don't Quote Me!
No comments and don’t quote me!
In this delightful book filled with unpublished media stories and useful practical tips, veteran journalist and spin doctor Quak Hiang Whai serves up some of the most spectacular media crises, fiascos and lessons culled from his two decades of media experience. He also shares some of the positive impressions of astute political and corporate leaders who have shown the way in taming the media tiger. Read More
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The Happy Student
The Happy Student
Are you a happy, motivated student? Or do you drag yourself to class every morning? In The Happy Student, Daniel Wong describes the five key steps you need to take in order to become a happy, fulfilled, and successful student. Daniel scored straight A’s all through college but he didn’t find fulfillment in his achievements until he discovered the five steps. If you’re a student and have begun to question what the true purpose of education is, The Happy Student will lead you to the right answer. If you’re a teacher or parent, you’ll find inspirational ideas in The Happy Student to help your students and children become intrinsically motivated. Read More
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Common To Uncommon
Common to Uncommon
Andrew survived four near-death traumas that dramatically transformed his life. He believes the answer to one’s life transformation lies within each of us and the quality of your life vitally depends on the quality of the questions you constantly ask yourself: “Why am I here on earth?”; “Who do I want to become when I grow up?”; “What can I do to fire my dream and imagination?” Common To Uncommon is about living large . Readers begin a journey of self-discovery, learning to embrace delicately calibrated thinking patterns, techniques and skills to help them navigate through the minefields of life and to seize opportunities. Do you have an audacious dream? Do you believe you can achieve it? You can if you think you can. Truly, when you believe, you can turn from being common to uncommon, and fulfil your true destiny. Read More
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My Voice Overcoming
My Voice Overcoming
When his mentee tragically took his own life amid depression in early 2010, it caused Chua Seng Lee to despair. Little did he realise that mental illness, with the stigma surrounding it, is prevalent and a rising issue in Singapore. His sense of mission to raise mental health awareness led him to work on this pioneering book. My Voice: Overcoming captures the authentic, poignant and heartfelt voices of people who have suffered from different forms of mental illness, and how they have struggled and recovered. It also sends a message of hope through illuminating perspectives from leading psychiatrists, mental health practitioners and caregivers. Read More
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Overcoming (Chinese)
我的心声:克服
本书记载了许多抑郁症和其他精神病患者的心声,也叙述了他们的挣扎和康复过程。这些人的现身说法,让书中每篇文章都那么的真实可信、赚人热泪、感人肺腑。本书也通过顶尖精神科医生、心理健康医务人员和看护者的不同视角,打开读者的心窗,并传达一个充满希望的讯息。作者透过温和、亲切、灵活的笔触,让读者投入其中,心里充满安慰和温馨。 Read more
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