[Educational Psychology SIG]: Talk on Interpersonal Trauma by Ms Yvonne Lek

The Educational Psychology SIG invites you to join us for our 4th event of the year.


There is a growing body of research showing that children who have experienced interpersonal trauma can exhibit impairment in seven key areas: relationship, biology, emotional regulation, dissociation, behavioural regulation, learning engagement and self-concept. This short talk will highlight the eitology and symptomology of interpersonal traumas and how psychologist and counsellors can help support children and youth who have been exposed to interpersonal trauma, through a four – phrase treatment process.


Ms Yvonne Lek

Yvonne has been a Psychotherapist and Counsellor for the past fifteen years, and is the co-founder of the Centre for Social Emotional Learning (SEL). She has just completed her PhD research in interpersonal trauma in the Singapore context. Yvonne graduated with a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and an Advance Post-Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling.

Yvonne has worked extensively with children and youth who have emotional and behavioural difficulties, often involving their families and caregivers in the process. She utilises a variety of therapeutic methods including psychodynamic, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), client- centred approach, and cognitive behavioural methods. Having been a school teacher and a guidance officer with the Ministry of Education (MOE), she also trains and supervises teachers, school counsellors as well as Masters Degree students. Through the centre for Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Yvonne supports the character development and psychological well – being of school – going students as well as educators through training, SEL-related research, consultancy projects and curriculum development.


When: 14 November, Wednesday

Time: 730pm – 930pm

Where: DAS Academy


Educational Psychology SIG Members / SRP Members – Free

SPS Members – $15

Non SPS Members – $30

Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Please register by 12 November 2018.

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  • Talk on Interpersonal Trauma
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Venue:   DAS Academy

73 Bukit Timah Road, #05-01 REX HOUSE, 229832, Singapore