[Counselling Psychology SIG] Coping with Loneliness & Isolation

Topic: Coping with Loneliness & Isolation
Date: 2 November 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Delivery: Live Webinar via Zoom
Free event for all, including non-members. Limited slots are available.
Zoom link will be emailed across to the registered email address 2 days before the event.
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Prolonged periods of time of social distancing can be challenging to our mental health.

Can you be busy and feel lonely?

Do you really have to feel lonely just because you are alone?

Are the elderly lonely?

Does social media help with loneliness?

Join us in this panel discussion as we explore the impact of loneliness and practical ways to maintain a sense of connection with others amidst stress, worry and anxiety.

Speakers’ Profiles:

Ms Lissy Puno

Lissy Puno is a co-founder of the International Counselling & Psychology Centre. With 30 years of extensive experience in private practice in the region, Lissy offers counselling and psychotherapy to promote emotional wellness & psychological wellbeing. She has been a community resource person in the expatriate and local community in Singapore for 15 years.  Recently, she created a Care & Wellness Series in the time of Covid 19 – a series of webinars on various topics relevant to coping with the pandemic. She is a speaker, workshop facilitator and author for a variety of topics that she has been interested through the years.

Lissy holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Further training includes a Clinical Fellowship from Harvard University at Mclean Hospital, Hall Mercer Children’s Centre.

Dr Elizabeth Nair

Dr Elizabeth Nair is the Principal Psychologist and Lead Counsellor of Work & Health Psychologists (WHP) since 2004. WHP has been an EAP provider mainly in Singapore conducting workplace Manager and Supervisor training and coaching, Employee counselling, and workplace Critical Incident support.

In 1989 Elizabeth Nair completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham, UK on the topic Stress Inoculation in Relation to War. This topic was in line with her appointment as Head of the Personnel Research Dept, MINDEF, the position of the MINDEF Chief Psychologist. She then continued as a tenured academic, teaching Social Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, Health Psychology and Group Dynamics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the National University of Singapore.

Dr Nair is a four non-consecutive term former President of the Singapore Psychological Society. She is a Registered Psychologist and Supervisor, Singapore Psychological Society, Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Fellow and Registered Clinical Supervisor and Trauma Counsellor, Singapore Association for Counselling.

Mr Tan Boon Huat

Tan Boon Huat is in private practice doing mainly supervision work with counsellors, social workers and psychologists for the last 10 years. He worked at Counselling and Care Centre for 23 years. He has published research on counselling and marital therapy, and has been involved in the training of professional counsellors and in consultancy work with social service agencies.


  • 02/11/2021
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm