EMCC is pleased to offer this unique opportunity for counselling professionals to reinforce your knowledge and skills in engaging couples from an experiential lens.
In a safe and secure group setting, you will be able to review a recording of your own counselling session and practise specific elements of the Gottman Method with an experienced clinical supervisor and Level 3 Gottman practitioner.
The Clinical Supervisor
The group supervision will be led by Mr Joachim Lee (PBM), Senior Principal Psychotherapist and Executive Director of EMCC with over 20 years of clinical experience. He has studied with and received training from some of the top Master Therapists, including Dr John Gottman himself, and Ms Cloe Madanes, originator of the Strategic Family Therapy Approach.
Joachim is a Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC) Clinical Supervisor, a member of its Clinical Supervision Board and Chair of the Community Counsellors Sub-Committee.
The objective of the Group Supervision is to build your confidence as a therapist working with couples. The Group Supervision covers different approaches to couple counselling and:
EMCC is The Gottman Institute’s official partner in Singapore and has been organising Gottman Clinical Training here since 2014.
Joachim is on a quest to bring out the best in individuals and families. In over 30 years of clinical practice, he has had the privilege to work with street beggars, individuals with alcohol addiction, as well as individuals in government and entertainment.
He believes everyone has the ability to become a better version of themselves, “Life is a forward movement. Even if we trip, the falling forward is a reassurance that you are progressing in the right direction. Accepting yourself and becoming your own best friend is first and foremost the core recipe to a better you.”
He specialises in treating trauma, anxiety and depression and has developed an Integrative approach to couple therapy.
To ensure he provides the best care to his clients, Joachim has dedicated his life to learning from the best in the field of psychotherapy including Harlene Anderson, Cloe Madanes, Jeffrey Zeig, Bill O’Hanlon, Michael Yapko, and Mike Deninger.
Master of Social Science (Counselling), University of South Australia
Professional Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Professional Certification in Strategic Psychotherapy
Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 1, 2 and 3)
Certified Trainer in multiple psychotherapeutic and hypnotherapeutic modalities
Clinical Supervisor with Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC)
Co-Chair of the Supervision Board, Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC)
Founding Member of the International Strategic Psychotherapy Association (ISPA)
Vice-President of the Asia Pacific Neuro-Biofeedback Association (APNA)
Trainer (Southeast Asia) in Multichannel Eye Movement Integration (MEMI) therapy, appointed by Dr Mike Deninger, MEMI developer
A certified Neurofeedback Therapist, he has presented at three Asia Pacific Neurofeedback conferences, championing the integration of neuroscience and psychotherapy.
In recognition of his dedication and voluntary service to Singapore, he was conferred the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat/Public Service Award (PBM) in 2016.