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Course Overview

Certification in ADHD Therapy (endorsed by Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP) and Psychotherapy Chapter of Malaysia Society for Complementary Medicine) leading towards practitioner membership and licensure of MAP
What is included in the Child Psychological Assessment:
– Lecture
– Tutorial
– Group Clinical supervision
– Case review and assessment

Course Layout

We use the mastery system of education. Besides lecturing, this course provides clinical experience such as: research, case study, group clinical supervision, reflections, discussions & presentation. Assessment includes case study oral and written presentations, group participation, research paper and assignments.
The topics mentioned above are taught within 3 months. During this period, students will also be given clinical case assignments and presentations to do.
Our course is structured as 2 intensive workshop with 6 group clinical supervision & oral / written case presentation for the assessment. Fulfilling the attendance and passing the criteria given will lead to towards the licensed practitioner membership of Adult Psychotherapy, Geriatric Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Couple Therapy, Child Therapy, Art Therapy and/or Expressive Therapy Divisions of Malaysia Association of Psychotherapy.

Equipments & Venue

Below are the equipments used:
– Chairs & table
– Course book
– Figurines
– SandTray
– Symbols
– Cds and Music
– White board
– Notes/ books
Venue: International Psychology Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Training Topics

Therapy for ADHD covers many aspects including:
1. Behavioral Therapy
Behavioral therapy attempts to change behavior patterns by reorganizing a child’s home and school environment, giving clear directions and command, setting up a system of consistent rewards for appropriate behaviors and negative consequences for inappropriate ones.
2. Parent Training Training can also teach parents to respond appropriately to a child’s most trying behaviors with calm disciplining techniques. This include communication and special techniques that you can use in disciplining ADHD children.
3. Talk Therapy
Talk therapy is a common form of therapy that is used in treating children with ADHD. It is often in the form of helping the child recognize different behaviors that are considered ADHD behaviors and helping the child restructure these behaviors.
4. Goal setting
Goal setting is a powerful tool that is often used in helping individuals change their behavior. In ADHD children, it is used to help them stay focused on what they need to do and follow through with it.
5. Reward and Punishment
Reward and punishment is used in the various forms of behavior modification be it in adults or children. In ADHD children, it is used to help them regulate the undesired or hyperactive behaviors and encourage the positive behaviors.
6. Expressive therapy
Often ADHD may be rooted in other deeper issues, so the goal of expressive therapy is to help children explore and understand some of these subconscious desires and feelings. There are various methods of how this is achieved.
7. Journaling
Journaling is often used to help people some emotions and feelings about a particular individual that they may not have been able to express in a more direct fashion. So, journaling helps children in ADHD express emotions that they may not be able to otherwise.
8. Sandplay
Sandplay is a common form of therapy that is used to help individuals who have various issues such as depression, anxiety and also ADHD. It helps children with ADHD express emotions and feelings in a more constructive and positive fashion.
9. Social Skills therapy
Children with ADHD often find themselves unable to communicate and socialize well with others. This may be due to the fact that they are not competent in adhering to rules of social conduct. This form of therapy aims to train these children in these areas.
10. Emotional therapy
Children with ADHD are likely to have other emotional disorders like depression and anxiety. So helping them in managing their emotions in a healthy and productive way is key in preventing and addressing any emotional issues in children with ADHD.
11. Psychonutritional therapy
Psychonutritional therapy aims to tackle the biochemical contribution to the symptoms that children with ADHD face. It is complementary to other forms of therapy and has been shown be make other forms of therapy more effective.

Teaching Faculty

The course will be facilitated by IPC team of psychologists and child therapists headed the course director.
Course Director
Dr. Edward ChanFAMPsy, FMCBTA
B.Sc.(Hons.)(Psy), MSc. (Learning)(Lancaster), D.Phil.(Psy)Cert (Master Trainer), Cert (Sandplay Therapy), Grad. Cert (Expressive Therapy with Children and Adolescents) CSAC(Hawaii, International Certification &Reciprocacy Consortium)(Reg. No. M906-98)
Principal Consultant Psychologist, Child Therapist &
Certified Master Trainer.
Dr. Chan has a 15 years clinical experience as a psychologist, child and family therapist in Malaysia, Asia and Europe.
Dr. Edward Chan gained his degree in psychology from MiddlesexUniversity, UK., his Masters degree in Learning from the University of Lancaster, UK., and his Doctorate in Psychology from the Intercultural Open University , the Netherlands. Dr. Chan spent 3 years at the Dept. of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford and the Open University, UK to conduct the research for his doctorate work.Dr. Edward received further postgraduate training on numerous psychotherapy discipline from leading psychologists and psychotherapists in the world.
Dr. Chan was trained by Patrick Jansen Sandplay therapy & Symbol Work who pioneered Dona Kalff’s work on Sandplay Therapy in Australia based on her collaboration with Carl Jung and Emma Jung at the Jung Institute in Zurich. He also received training from Mark Pearson in Expressive Therapy for Children & Adolescent from the Institute of Expressive Therapy, Australia.
Dr. Chan was trained by Professor Linda Homeyer, licensed play therapist and past president of the Play Therapy Association of USA in Play Therapy, Play Therapy Supervision and Filial Therapy. Dr Chan was also trained in clinical supervision in couple and family Therapy by Aldo Gurgone, licensed clinical Psychologist and Director of William Street Therapy centre, Australia.
Dr. Chan has also published widely, including in the academic proceedings in the various international and national conferences he has been invited to speak, including, Current Research & Practices on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Asia; the critically acclaimed parenting book,Are You Man Enough To Be a Father; couple psychology book, Love Is Never Enough, Pleasurable Commitment Rules; and Dancing with Crocodiles. His professional views on children, couple and adult psychology is also regularly sought and featured in national newspaper (including the parenting, women and appointment sections of the New Straits Time, the Education Section of the Star, Oriental Daily and professional and popular journals including: Malaysian Medical Tribune, Junior Statesman, Today’s Parents, Better Parents, Mama Moden, Malaysian Women Weekly, Females, Marie Claire, Nona, Jelita, Malaysian Business, CIMA, Health & Beauty. He is also a well-known radio and television personality on psychological, relationship and family issues.
Dr. Chan is a fellow of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy; a fellow of the Malaysian Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Association; a practitioner member of the division of Adult Psychotherapy; the division of Couple and Marital Therapy; and the division of Child Therapy of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy, and a practitioner member of the Malaysianof Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association, practitioner member of the Malaysianof Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association, member of the Psychotheraoy Chapter of the Malaysian Society for Complementary Medicine and board member of the International Society for Psychotherapy Counseling and Psychiatry.

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Duration 3 Months
Level Beginner
Prerequisite At least a Credit in SPM English or two years working experience at a related industry
Credit Hours 30 credits
Group Size Group limited to 8 participants maximum only to optimize group dynamics
Extra Students are required to buy various recommended text books
Price $1,200.00

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