ASSOCIATION FOR MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY, SINGAPORE
Association for Marital and Family Therapy Singapore (AMFTS) seeks to set standards for the practice of Systemic Psychotherapy in Singapore. We do so by working with training providers to ensure their training programmes meet our requirements. At the same time, the Association also seeks to protect the interests of individuals and families who seek help by giving information about practitioners who are recognised by us. Finally, the Association also seeks to educate and increase awareness amongst the public and professionals about Systemic Psychotherapy.
AMFTS was inaugurated on 3rd November 1995. It was founded by the late Mr Anthony Yeo, who had been the longest serving president of the association. This association is made up of clinical members who are trained formally in systemic psychotherapy and associate members who are interested in ideas related to systemic psychotherapy and wishes to be part of this vibrant and exciting community. AMFTS is a Professional Association with constitution that was established and approved by the Registrar of Societies. Membership is open to all mental health professionals. For more info, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you like to participate in the forums in this website, please join as a member of this website in the members page. However, if you merely want updates about this website, you may subscribe to this website in the link below.
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About why we love systemic ideas
Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Non-Profit Organization forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.
DR CHUA WEI BIN
Systemic thinking invites us to see the world in a more enlightened manner. It reminds us to see how we are all inter-connected and there is no way we could "build up walls" and disconnect ourselves from those whom we see as the "other". It encourages us to see complexities within every situation and promote considered responses instead of reacting in vulgar simplicity. It is about being more humane, more real and more compassionate to ourselves and those around us.
DR PATRICIA YAP
I love Systemic Psychotherapy for three reasons. Firstly, it allows for paradigm enlargement in my ability to help clients, and it helps enrich my supervisory relationships. Lastly, I love the kindness in Systemic questions.
Systemic practice allows a deeper understanding of the client in the context of their environment. When clients learn skills, I am mindful to explore how they feel about the skills, who might notice the skill if they practice it, what might that person say or do. It helps to make my practice attuned to the needs of the client, how people in their environment respond and to plan together for successful outcomes. Systems practice helps me to deepen my practice as I am able to draw from numerous concepts such as ‘Homeostasis’ and how systems will try to restore itself when change is introduced. In my work with women clients, I am drawn to re-read ideas of ‘Invisible loyalty’ and ‘Narrative Attachment’. It does stretch the therapist to see multiple layers, spoken and unspoken conversations and to discern and make meaning in a coordinated manner. A nod to brilliant practitioners before us.
LEE SIN YAN
Sin Yan is an acclaimed social worker in the community setting and a dedicated systemic family therapist with over 10 years of experience.
“Listening to both sides of a story will convince you that there is more to a story than both sides.”