Our Trainers

Ms Josephine Loh

Master of Education (Developmental Psychology)
Nanyang Technological University
Signposts for Building Better Behaviour Practitioner
Parenting Research Centre, Australia
Bachelor of Arts (Credit)
National University of Singapore
Common Sense Parenting® Practitioner
Boystown, USA
The Incredible Years® (IY) Group Leader
IY Basic Parenting, Babies, Small Group Dinosaur programmes
The Incredible Years® Inc., USA
Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment
Institute of Adult Learning
Triple P® (Positive Parenting Programme) Practitioner
University of Queensland, Australia

 

Josephine is the Senior Training and Workshops Manager at Morning Star. She has been in the teaching and helping profession since 1993. Guiding and supporting the children to fulfill their potential drives Josephine to explore varied ways to motivate, raise their self-esteem and confidence. She has worked together with many educators in schools, caregivers and parents to enrich their understanding of children, the causes of their difficult behaviours and how to overcome these challenges.

 

She has a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Nanyang Technological University. She updates and hones her skills through continuous professional development in evidence-based programmes to better support the families she works with. She was in the pioneer group of trainers in Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme), spearheaded by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), conducting the Level 2, 3 and 4 interventions in primary and secondary schools since 2014.

 

Josephine conducted runs in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) delivering Signposts for Building Better Behaviour for the parents of children with diagnosed needs. From 2017 till present, Josephine has been organising the Group Leaders Training for The Incredible Years® (IY) Parent programmes and the Small Group Dinosaur programme for the children, hosted by Morning Star Community Services Ltd. The training runs were well attended by social service professionals and they brought back invaluable training to their beneficiaries. Together with her group of trained IY group leaders, Josephine has been conducting a number of well-received public runs of IY parent programmes, gaining referrals from NUH and IMH specialists.

 

Some programmes developed by Josephine are Peep! Peep! Time Out! to equip parents with skills to coach their children to self-regulate; Coaching Social and Emotion skills through Play, specifically for parents and caregivers of young children; Volunteering with A Difference, to equip volunteers with child management skills; Values for Life, a character development and parent-child bonding programme for parents of children to explore their unique family values together in a fun manner; and Child Psychology, for volunteers and caregivers to understand the developmental patterns and needs of children.

 

Read Josephine’s Article Contributions

Be a coach and cheerleader for your child during exam season, 20 Sep 2021, The Straits Times

Give that kid a mop, 20 Apr 2021, The Straits Times

How to not be a shouty parent, 24 Feb 2020, The Straits Times

How to get your child ready for Primary 1, 4 Nov 2018, The Straits Times

How long does it take to read 935 messages? 4 Jun 2018, The Straits Times

Parents go on dates with their kids to foster bonding, 30 Oct 2017, The Straits Times

Children attend etiquette enrichment classes, 13 Oct 2017, The Straits Times

Joy of an older dad: He’s a father at 51, 25 Sep 2017, The Straits Times

Shaun Liu

Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling)
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Provisional Clinical Member
Singapore Association of Counselling
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Edith Cowan University, Australia
Common Sense Parenting®
Boystown, USA
Triple P® Practitioner
University of Queensland, Australia

 

Shaun is an accredited Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme) practitioner with Morning Star Community Services. He has been in the helping profession since 2012. As a Triple P practitioner, Shaun conducted sessions with parents and caregivers of primary school as well as secondary school age children. Besides parents, he had also conducted training sessions for social service professionals and volunteers in non-profit organisations and government agencies.

 

Providing social work, counselling and case work services to guide children, youths and families to explore various resources, Shaun journeyed with the families to support them to achieve their goals. As a counsellor in a Family Service Centre, Shaun worked with families and individuals to manage a wide range of issues which can include financial, mental health, grief and suicide prevention issues. At a drop-in centre, he guided youths and children with their wellness and mental health issues.

 

Shaun developed a therapy programme for residents with mental health issues in a Residential Home setting and also managed the Quality of Life programme there which was well received.

 

He has a Master degree in Professional Counselling from Swinburne University of Technology and continues to update and hone his counselling skills via professional development programmes to better support clients in their therapeutic journey. Prior experience from different settings in counselling, social work and casework help to give him a wider perspective in his profession.

 

Read Shaun’s Article Contributions

How to prepare kids for their first social media account, 17 Oct 2021, The Straits Times

Kids share their best memories of the Covid-19 lockdown, 7 Jun 2020, The Straits Times

Harjit Kaur

Bachelor of Psychological Science
James Cook University, Australia
Signposts for Building Better Behaviour Practitioner
Parenting Research Centre, Australia
Masters in Counselling
Monash University, Australia
Certified in Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Social Service Institute (SSI) Singapore
Triple P® (Positive Parenting Programme) Practitioner
University of Queensland, Australia
Certified Behaviour Analyst
The Institute of Motivational Living Inc, USA

 

Harjit holds a Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Counselling awarded by the Monash University. She has been a Trainer in schools for the last 20 years. She is currently a Senior Trainer. Harjit has been happily married for 24 years and is a mother of two children aged 18 years and 20 years. She is passionate about family wellness and is a strong advocate for quality family life.

 

She has been volunteering in Children’s Homes and Welfare organisations for 21 years. She is also actively involved in organising and promoting family life activities and reaching out to families in the community as a volunteer for about 9 years. Her previous experience in the field of Marketing and Training is also an asset in assisting parents to manage work-life harmony.

 

As an accredited Triple P practitioner, Harjit has been actively conducting Levels 2, 3 and 4 for parents in primary and secondary schools and in community platforms since 2014. She also conducts Signposts for Building Better Behaviour for parents.

 

She has received good reviews from parents who admire her dedication, sincerity and professionalism in conducting the sessions. Her easy going and highly personable approach has endeared her to her clients who are from all walks of life. She is able to put her participants at ease and this enables them to reflect and re-align their parenting goals. All her participants have benefited from the sessions. As a result, she is highly sought after. Some schools have also specially requested for her to conduct workshops for their staff and/or parents.

Catherine Png

Bachelor of Arts (Hons Upper Division)
National University of Singapore
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner
The Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Specialist Diploma in Counselling Psychology
Academy of Certified Counsellors
Advance Certificate for Training and Assessment
Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA)
Common Sense Parenting® Practitioner
Boystown, USA

 

Catherine graduated from NUS with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in History. She is also an Adult Educator with an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment and a Specialist Diploma in Counselling Psychology as well as a Licensed Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming.

 

Catherine has been an Adult Educator with ten years of training experience conducting courses to youths, corporate participants, housewives, job seekers, teen offenders and inmates from the men’s and women’s prison. Courses include Personal Effectiveness, Adapting to Change, Emotional Competence, Communication Skills, Problem Solving, Service Excellence and Coaching and Management skills.

 

Catherine believes in applying new knowledge and skills to actual life experiences through sharing, discussion and role playing of scenarios to enhance the learning experience. Her warm and engaging facilitation style has earned her positive reviews from her participants.

 

Prior to her switch to training, Catherine had a rich corporate experience in operations, customer service and management. Her many years as Vice President  and Head of a business unit in a statutory board and listed company coupled with her long standing counselling work as a volunteer for people in distress have added depth to her role as an Adult Educator and given her a deep perspective on interpersonal relationships and challenges faced by employees, parents and children.

 

Catherine has been happily married for 28 years and a mother of two grown up sons. She has a child who is dyslexic and has chosen to leave the corporate world to enter into part time training and volunteering in order to spend more time with her son and to develop her own knowledge to help her son cope and realise his fullest potential.  She is also an active member of the church community and is involved in the family life ministry.

Jenny Ngoh

Certified Behavioural Consultant
Institute for Motivational Living Inc.
Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling)
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Trained in PREP 8.0 to deliver marriage preparations and enhancement programs
PREP Inc., USA
Diploma in Applied Psychology/ Applied Child Psychology
Southern Cross International College, Australia
Accredited Trainer in Triple P® (Level 2, 3 & 4)
Triple P International, University of Queensland, Australia
Diploma in Montessori Method Early Childhood Education
Modern Montessori International, London, UK
Certified Facilitator in Prepare Enrich Program for Marriage Preparation Courses
Prepare & Enrich Life Innovations Inc., USA
Bachelor of Business Administration
National University of Singapore
Certificate in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy
William Glasser Institute, Singapore

 

Jenny has over 16 years of successful senior management experience in the corporate world. Driven by her passion to serve the community and help people build better relationships, she left the corporate world to pursue a second career in the helping profession. She is currently a counsellor and family life educator working with youths, parents and couples. Jenny is happily married with two children.

 

As a counsellor, Jenny has helped youths and their parents overcome challenges, make more effective choices and rebuild stronger relationships. As a trainer and family life educator, Jenny conducts talks and run workshops on work-life balance, parenting and marriage preparation/ enrichment programs. Jenny is also active in reformatory work through prison training programs. She is passionate about empowering people to take charge of their lives and in building strong relationships.

 

Jenny holds a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling with the Swinburne University of Technology (Australia). She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the National University of Singapore. Jenny is a certified Choice Theory Reality Therapist with the William Glasser Institute and also a certified Behavioural Consultant for DISC profiling. She holds Diplomas in Early Childhood Education in Montessori Method of Teaching and Applied Child Psychology. She is an accredited trainer and facilitator in Triple P Positive Parenting Programme.  She is trained to deliver PREP 8.0 marriage preparation and enhancement program and is an accredited facilitator for conducting Prepare & Enrich relationship inventory and skill-building program for couples.

Jones Leung

Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling)
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Marriage Preparation & Relationship Enhancement Program
PREP Inc., USA
Triple P® Practitioner
University of Queensland, Australia
Leadership Coaching
European Mentorship & Coaching Council, UK

 

Jones is a counsellor, trainer and family life educator. He has 21 years of regional management experience in multinational companies holding various positions as Vice President and General Manager. Driven by his desire to serve and empower people to build better relationships, he left the corporate world to pursue a second career in the helping profession.

 

Jones is passionate about strengthening marriages, building parent-child relationships and enabling individuals with knowledge and skills for personal growth and wellness. Together with his wife, he regularly conducts marriage preparation and enrichment workshops. Besides serving in the community and school environments, Jones is also active in reformatory work in prison.

 

He holds a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling with cognitive behavioural therapy specialization. He is an accredited facilitator in Triple-P Positive Parenting Program. He is a trained practitioner of MBTI personality profiling, EMDR trauma treatment and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. He is an approved facilitator for PREP 8.0 Marriage Preparation & Enhancement Program and a facilitator in Prepare & Enrich Marriage Program. He is trained in Leadership Coaching at the European Mentorship & Coaching Council and holds an Advance Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).

 

Jones and his wife, Jenny, have been married for over 20 years and they are parents of two teenage children.

Shelen Ong

Master of Arts in Education (Youth Studies)Mandarin Keynote Speaker
National Marriage Convention 2010
Accredited in Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis (T-JTA)Youth Expedition Project (YEP), China
PREPARE – ENRICH Practitioner

 

Shelen has been passionate about building lives since her youth days, which led her to serve as a youth worker after graduation from university. She has led teams under the Youth Expedition Project (YEP) to China, and continues to actively teach and mentor youth & young adults to help them achieve their life purpose. Shelen holds a Master of Arts degree in Education, with a concentration in youth studies.

 

In 2005, Shelen expanded her work to reach out to couples and families in the areas of dating, marriage, and parenting. Shelen is accredited in the T-JTA (Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis) and PREPARE – ENRICH inventory, and is equipped to do marital profiling and couple assessment.

 

Shelen has conducted numerous family life education talks and workshops for schools, corporate companies and the community. She has also been interviewed in the press and on radio and TV for marriage and parenting related topics. Shelen has spoken at boutique and large events, including being invited as the Mandarin Keynote Speaker for the National Marriage Convention in 2010. Being effectively bilingual, Shelen is able to deliver talks and facilitate workshops in both Mandarin and English. Coupled with her bubbly personality and outgoing nature, she is an engaging and dynamic speaker.

 

Her years of work experience in the family life education arena has led her to be keenly interested in family trends. She hopes to impact families to be resilient and to have flourishing family relationships. She is married for 17 years and has 2 boys.

Dr Agnes Tan

Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)
Institute of Adult learning (IAL) Singapore; Sigma Solutions (HRD) Consultants Pte Ltd
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
University College London, UK
Certified Facilitator for “Good Enough Parenting” and “I Choose Us” Programmes
Louis Counselling & Training Services Pte Ltd
Graduate Certificate in Parent Education Leadership Training
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Certified in Techniques in Couple Counselling
Social Services Institute (SSI) Singapore
Certificate in Triple P® (Levels 2, 3 & 4)
University of Queensland, Australia
SAC Clinical Member & Registered Counsellor
Singapore Association for Counselling

 

Agnes trained as a medical doctor in London, England and has worked there as well as in Singapore. She gave up her medical practice to pursue mission work for over a decade.

 

Agnes currently works as a Trainer, Counsellor and Family Life Educator – she holds a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling, and a Graduate Certificate in Parent Education Leadership Training, both from Swinburne University, Australia. She is also a Registered Counsellor with Singapore Association for Counselling.

 

She enjoys teaching and has taught the Bachelor of Social Science and Diploma in Counselling Skills for Edith Cowan University, Certificate in Practical Counselling classes, Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) courses in Student Care, and has also taught and supervised trainee School Counsellors. Agnes has over 20 years of training experience and is a sought after speaker in schools and organisations. She is a certified trainer for “Good Enough Parenting”, “I Choose Us” marriage programmes and Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme), amongst others.

 

Agnes is happily married for over two decades, and is a mother to two young adults. She and her husband work closely as a couple, and they are passionate about building strong and resilient families.

Ahmad Taufiq bin Muhammad

PhD Candidate in Family Ecology and Youth Studies
M.Sc. Counselling Psychology
B.Sc. Counselling Psychology
Wyoming State University, USA
Certification for Outdoor Adventure (OBS)
Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) PractitionerTriple P® Practitioner (Levels 2, 3 & 4)
Certification for Career Counselling with Youths at RiskPREPARE – ENRICH Practitioner

 

Ahmad Taufiq is a compassionate, committed and inspirational speaker. He has more than 18 years of experience in conducting life skills and family education in primary and secondary schools, junior colleges and tertiary institutions in Singapore, including conducting programs for at risk/ underprivileged children and youths in topics like bullying, self-harm and a myriad of children and youth issues.

 

He is experienced in engaging parents to discuss their role in providing social and emotional support to their children from parenting talks, one on one consultation with the Triple P framework and in private clinical settings. He has much experience coaching, mentoring and counselling teenagers from troubled backgrounds in school settings, tertiary institutions and post formal education too.

 

Taufiq was a counsellor for Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), providing counselling services to new recruits, fire-fighters and national service personnel in SCDF Detention Barracks. He was part of CARE Singapore from 2005 to 2010 providing school social services to youths at risk and working with their families. Currently he is engaged by the Home Team Academy to provide training for the police officers on the managing Domestic Violence.

Brian Lim

Bachelor of Arts
Double Major Psychology, Organisational Communications
Common Sense Parenting® Practitioner
Boystown, USA
Diploma in Counselling
Executive Counselling and Training Academy
Certificate in Seven Habits of Highly Successful People
Triple P® Practitioner
University of Queensland, Australia

 

Brian is a certified Common Sense Parenting Trainer. A graduate with a Bachelor of Arts, Double Majoring in Psychology and Organisational Communications, Brian has been working with youth, young adults, parents and families since 1993 in areas of coordinating, training, coaching and teaching positions with various community organisations both in Singapore and in the United States.

 

He is passionate about championing evidence-based programmes for educators, administrators and school staff developed by Boystown, USA. Brian has conducted numerous Common Sense Parenting training workshops for caregivers and educators, who found his training relevant and easy to apply.

 

Training that Brian conducts includes 7 Habits of Highly Successful People and First Things First for Youths; Teambuilding and Leadership programs; Training of Facilitators.

 

Brian actively seeks to reach out to parents who require the parenting skills needed to guide their children to grow up responsibly and effectively. His love of sharing personal experiences and examples, combined with role-plays, makes his Common Sense Parenting Workshops very interactive and fun filled learning experiences. He believes parenting is for life, and there is so much more to know, learn and explore.

 

Accredited as a Triple P practitioner since 2014, Brian has been actively training parents of both primary and secondary school children in Singapore schools. The parents benefited much from his insights and experience and were touched by his sincerity to support them in their parenting journey.

Esther Koh Puay Hoon

Master of Social Science (Counselling)
Edith Cowan University, Australia
Common Sense Parenting® Practitioner
Boystown, USA
B.A. Arts & Social Sciences
National University of Singapore

 

Esther has a Bachelor degree in Arts and Social Sciences awarded by NUS and a Master of Social Science in Counselling Skills awarded by Edith Cowen University.

 

As a trained counsellor, Esther works closely with families, children, couples and ex-offenders bridging family relationships and working towards quality communication crucial to stronger bonds and deeper understanding. Her approach is to tap on classic children’s stories to teach communication concepts. Topics include Types of Communication in the Family, Importance of listening, Languages of Love and Apology.

 

Esther conducts self-development and enrichment courses for senior citizens in the community, helping them to attain new learning experiences in their third age.  She also conducts certified basic counselling courses to adults in a professional setting. Together with her spouse, they volunteer in delivering marriage preparation courses and enrichment courses in the church.

 

Being effectively bilingual, Esther conducts mandarin workshops and courses in self-development. Topics include Knowing Myself, The Changes in Me, My Enrichment, Attachment and Grief, Life stages and challenges, Self-actualisation and My Future.

 

Her prior experience as a teacher and job placement officer in special needs schools serves as a contributing element to work with children and teenagers with special needs, giving them support and guidance along their learning curves.

Janet George

Masters of Arts (English)
National University of Singapore
Diploma in Teaching
Royal Society of Arts (British Council)
Triple P® Practitioner
University of Queensland, Australia
Certificate in Education
National Institute of Education
Common Sense Parenting®
Boystown, USA
Certified in Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP)
Dale Carnegie© Course

 

Janet is a certified Common Sense Parenting trainer with Morning Star Community Services. She is an experienced practitioner with various tertiary institutions and training organisations who is able to work with people of all ages and walks of life.

 

Programmes Janet has trained include: Love Languages for Parents, Handling Difficult People, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Problem-based Learning, Negotiation Skills, Digital Storytelling, Speech and Drama, Interpersonal Skills, Presentation Skills, Cross-Cultural Understanding, Group Guidance/ Dynamics, Classroom Management, Communication Skills and Reading & Read Aloud Skills.

 

Janet holds a Bachelor and Masters in Arts (English) from NUS. She also holds a Diploma in Teaching (Royal Society of Arts) from the British Council and a Certificate in Education from NIE. She is also NLP certified. She has completed the Dale Carnegie© Course and received 4 awards including the ‘Highest Award for Achievement’.

 

She is very passionate, enthusiastic and humorous in her engagement with her participants. Her aim is to teach train, touch and transform people in the course of her life. Janet received many positive reviews from her past participants stating they had benefited from her lively conduct of the workshops.

 

She was specially selected to conduct a talk for the parents for the 2014 MOE ExCEL Fest held at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. Janet had conducted both Triple P Levels 2 and 3 in primary and secondary schools since 2014. Her sessions were well-received by the participants.

June Foo

Masters of Science in Early Childhood Education
Wheelock College, Boston, USA
Common Sense Parenting® Practitioner
Boystown, USA
Bachelor of Business Studies (Marketing)
Nanyang Technological University

 

June has over 15 years of track record in strategic brand management and consumer engagement programmes in multi-national companies. Her marketing experience equips her with corporate training skills as she conducts strategic planning workshops for diversified teams across Asia Pacific.

 

Partners whom she has worked with will endorse her as an inspirational and dynamic person with strong inter-personal and leadership qualities. Driven by her passion in coaching and education, she left the corporate world to pursue her second career in training with Morning Star.

 

June is a mother of two school going children with a passionate interest in children’s development and education. The quest to deepen her knowledge in education led her to pursue a Masters in Early Childhood Education with Wheelock College, Boston. This education has afforded her with a well-rounded skill set not only as an educator but also as a more perspective parent.

 

Friends and parents often find discussions with her insightful, as she is able to share from various perspectives. She relates naturally with children and has taken on roles as a parent volunteer in schools, leading parents in school projects and co-curricular events.

Michael Chua

Bachelor of Arts (Counselling Psychology)
Accredited Triple P® Practitioner
University of Queensland, Australia
Certificate in Behavioural Consultant
Accreditation in Success Coach
Life Business Australia
Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment
Certificate in Reality Therapy
William Glasser Institute, USA

 

Michael holds a B.A. in Counselling Psychology. He is also qualified and certified in the following field of studies. He is Reality Therapy Certified (USA), Accredited Success Coach (Life Business Australia), Certified Behavioral Consultant, ACTA Certified. P.I.C.K. Instructor, Life Changes (USA) and Living Values Educator.

 

He has received training in experiential based learning, Casework for Youth at Risk, Basic Mental Health, Community Counseling, Suicide Intervention, Family Violence Intervention, National Community Crisis Response (NOVA) & Basic/ Advance Mediation.

 

Michael has over 20 years of experience of working in Social/ Human Services where he is engaged by both Community Services, Organisations and Training Consultancy Companies as an Associate Trainer/ Facilitator, Coach and Resource Speaker. He is actively involved in conducting programmes for Singapore Prisons Services and MSF (Probation Unit & Family Life Ambassador).

 

Michael conducts specialized programmes such as STEP UP, Guidance Programme, and Family Life Education. He also delivers talks and workshops on Parenting, Marital Life, and Support & Motivation for Youth and Work-Life Harmony. He also does training on Leadership & Team Building & conducts Service Learning Camps and Programmes for Educational Institutes of all levels and the Corporate World Clients.

 

Being an accredited Triple P practitioner, Michael had conducted numerous Level 2 and 3 sessions in both primary and secondary schools. The participants found his sessions highly relevant, relatable and easy-to-follow as Michael was able to contextualise the learning to suit the parents’ needs.

Mohamed Faizal bin Ahmad

M.Sc. Civil Engineering
National University of Singapore
Trainer
Art of Marriage
Eng. Civil & Structural Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Goulding SleepTalkTM Consultant
Triple P® Practitioner
University of Queensland, Australia
Diploma in Teaching English as a 2nd Language (TESOL)
Advanced Cert in Training & Assessment
Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA)
Associate Lecturer
Management Development Institute of Singapore
Certificate in Para-Counselling
FLE: An Overview into the Emerging Trends and Practices
Social Service Institute (SSI) Singapore

 

Mohd Faizal is a corporate and public trainer who has acquired training & development experience for more than 16 years. He has experience in delivering workshops, lectures, facilitating company retreats and also mentoring sessions for organisations such as Yayasan MENDAKI, MDIS, Centre for Seniors and MENDAKI SENSE.

 

His training workshops have included parenting skills, enrichment activities for children, employment and other soft-skills such as communication and understanding the different personalities. His audiences have been parents, adolescents and even students in primary and secondary schools.

 

With his extensive experience in the corporate sector, Mohd Faizal is able to coach his participants to reflect and plan their personal work-life harmony in order to achieve their professional as well as personal family goals.

 

Apart from conducting experiential workshops in schools, he is also currently engaged to teach Marriage Preparatory Courses for Muslim marriages under the purview of MSF.

 

Mohd Faizal is an accredited Triple P practitioner since 2014. He had conducted numerous seminars and one-to-one parent coaching sessions in Singapore schools.  His sessions were well-received and the participants benefited much from his sessions.

Rebecca Lye

Triple P® Practitioner
University of Queensland, Australia
Diploma in Education
National Institute of Education
Common Sense Parenting® Practitioner
Boystown, USA
Caring Teacher Award
Ministry of Education
Signpost for Building Better Behaviour
Parenting Research Centre, Australia
Certified Pastoral Care & Sexuality Programme
Ministry of Education

 

Rebecca has been an MOE Teacher for more than 27 years. Besides classroom teaching, she had also undertaken the responsibilities of a Teacher Counsellor and a School Chaplain. She has undergone training in MOE’s pastoral care and sexuality programmes and has counselled and touched the hearts of many students throughout the years. During her tenure, she has received the Caring Teacher award from National Institute of Education. Rebecca is equally adept in incorporating large or small group learning for students, having been trained in the areas of strategies for English Language learning and reading, as well as in learning support.  In this line of work, she has developed Individual Educational Plans for students and supported both parents and teachers alike.

 

As a certified Parent Educator, she has conducted well-received workshops for parents and teachers on how to support and engage their children and students in their learning.  In addition, she has run programmes for children and parents in the areas of managing transitions in family relationships as a Certified Director for the Rainbows programme catering to single-parent families, healthy sexuality, managing misbehaviours and parent-child communication.

 

Apart from conducting various types of parenting programmes, Rebecca also conducts work-life balance and marital seminars, allowing her to impart her skills and knowledge needed to sustain and succeed in life and family relationships. Rebecca’s wealth of experience has proven beneficial to participants of all levels.

 

Rebecca is a mother of six children aged from 11 to 24 years and her family story of celebrating a large family has appeared in “Celebrating Family: 101 Stories on Love and Inspiration”, a book published by the National Family Council.  Her family has also been featured in ‘Spring’ magazine (Sep/ Oct 2004) a publication by North East CDC, Morning Star 10th Anniversary magazine (2010), ‘Mother & Baby’ magazine (Sep 2010), SAFRA e-magazine (Jun 2012), and ‘Simply Her’ magazine (Jun 2012).

 

Being an accredited Triple P practitioner, Rebecca had conducted Levels 2 and 3 in both primary and secondary schools under the pilot programme in 2014. Having raised 6 children enabled her to relate her parenting experience with her participants who found her sharing useful and practical.

Samuel Tay

B.A. Psychology with Sociology
Singapore Institute of Management
Secrecy, Privacy and Openness in Couples and Families in Therapy
Learning Through Play, Recreation and Physical Activity
Social Service Training Institute (SSTI)
Accredited Triple P® Practitioner
University of Queensland, Australia
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS): A Social and Emotional Intelligence Program for Children
PATHS Training, LLC
Diploma in Computer Science
Informatics (Oxford)
Working with Parents of Students with Special Needs: Counselling Skills
Understanding Mild Intellectual Disability
Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN)

 

Samuel provided counselling & intervention for community cases as well as within the Enhanced Step-Up Programme (ESU) managed by MOE & MSF. He had overseen case management and subsidy administration for at-risk families by connecting them with community resources, government ministries, statutory boards and various social enterprises.

 

Samuel is a mid-career professional with ten years of experience in Information Technology and five years in the field of child development and mental health. In his previous line of work, he was an IT network engineer and administrator supporting commercial, banking and trading services. After completing his degree in psychology, Samuel joined the education sector as a special needs teacher supporting children with mild intellectual disabilities.

 

As a form teacher for a class of 15-20 special needs children, his responsibilities included: crafting and implementation of Individual Education Plans, Parent liaising and skills coaching, creation of needs-specific resources, formulation of subject curriculum and assessments, and the day-to-day child management of his students.

 

Additionally, due to his previous work experience, Samuel was also designated as the school’s IT coordinator. In collaboration with IAC (Infocomm Accessibility Centre), he conceptualised and implemented a new IT curriculum for the upper primary and secondary levels.

 

In his role as a counsellor today, Samuel works primarily with school (primary and secondary) children and their parents. He helps each child and family address their concerns through parent coaching and individual counselling sessions focused on the following areas: work habits & routines, behaviours & self-regulation, emotions and esteem, family dynamics and communication.

Siti Rohani Saman

B.A. Counselling
SIM University
Triple P® Practitioner
University of Queensland, Australia
Diploma in Counselling and Family Education (UTM)
Diploma in Production Engineering (GSI)
Common Sense Parenting® Practitioner
Boystown, USA

 

Siti has a Bachelor Degree Counselling awarded by the SIM University and Diplomas in Counselling & Family Education and Production Engineering. She has been in the Family Life Education profession for the last eight years and is currently a freelance Resource Trainer.

 

As a resource trainer, she worked closely with numerous parents, coaching and supporting them in their parenting journey with their children. The parents benefited from her guidance and went on to build closer relationships with their children. She has also planned and held many family bonding events to encourage families to foster closer ties among one another.

 

A passionate Family Life Educator, Siti has been conducting coffee talks in schools and community such as ‘Understanding PIES’, ‘Good enough Parenting’, ‘Basics of Communication’, ‘5 Love Languages’ and ‘Love Them Talk About Sex’ in both English and Malay. Apart from having experience running a kids-at-risk programme called ‘Sunshine Clubhouse’ in a primary school, she is also a Befriender-Trainer for a home-based family life education programme for low income family.

 

Siti has been a trainer for Muslim Marriage Preparatory Programme for the past eight years and had conducted sessions at libraries, mosques and education centres in both English and Malay. She also had more than a year experience in training inmates for pre-release ‘Mindset Change’ Programme.

 

Siti has been happily married for 22 years and is a mother of two teenage children. She is passionate about family life and is a strong advocate for quality family life.

 

Her prior experience as an Assistant Engineer is also instrumental in assisting parents to manage work-life harmony. She and her husband are also actively involved as community volunteers.

Steven Tan

Master of Social Science in Counselling (Golden Key Member)
University of South Australia
Certificate in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Certificate in Techniques in Couple Counselling
Certificate in Understanding Youth Mental Health and Wellness
Social Services Institute (SSI) Singapore
Graduate Cert in Parent Education Leadership Training
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Facilitator for “Good Enough Parenting” and “I Choose Us” Programmes
Louis Counselling & Training Services Pte Ltd
Advanced Cert in Training and Assessment
Institute of Adult Learning (IAL) Singapore
Certificate in Triple P® (Levels 2, 3 & 4)
University of Queensland, Australia

 

Steven is trained as a Counsellor and a Family Life Educator. He holds a Master of Social Science in Counseling from University of South Australia, and a Graduate Certificate in Parent Education Leadership Training (PELT) from Swinburne University, Australia. He is also a Registered Counsellor with Singapore Association for Counselling.

 

Steven has conducted family life talks for over 20 years. He is a highly experienced and well sought-after speaker in schools and in organizations, and connects well with parents with his sincere, interactive and engaging style. Steven has lectured part-time for the Diploma in Counselling Skills for Edith Cowan University and also conducted Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) courses in Student Care.

 

Steven excels in many areas of sports and is a fun-loving family man who also enjoys conducting children programmes and parent-child bonding workshops. Steven is a certified trainer for “Good Enough Parenting”, “I Choose Us” marriage programmes, and Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme), among others.

 

Steven is happily married for over two decades. He and his wife have two young adult children. They work closely as a couple, and are passionate about building strong and resilient families.