Frequently Asked Questions
- What is APACS?
APACS is the acronym for Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (Singapore).
- It is a legal entity?
Yes, this association was legally and legally registered with the Singapore Registrar of Society in February 2012.
- Why another association related to the field of counselling, psychotherapy and psychology?
It possesses its own philosophy, dreams and ideals.
- What are they?
The Association adopts an inclusive approach and invites all those suitably qualified in the field of mental health to join. It is open to all those who are interested in mental health and who are suitably qualified to join. It holds the view that that those requiring mental health assistance and skills need the services of not only psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and psychotherapists but a broad spectrum of professionals within the community that are related to the health care and provider industry i.e. counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, addiction therapists, care givers and so forth.
- I only possess a Diploma - can I join?
Yes - come and discuss with us.
- What benefits will I enjoy if I join the Association?
The Association is merely a legal entity comprising of people members. Hence the Association by itself cannot contribute anything to its members. By and large the members need to contribute to the health, growth and success of the Association. With those in place, the returns and benefits to members will flower.
- Is the membership affordable?
Yes - very affordable.
- Do members in the Association organise activities?
Yes - they do in terms of Skills Enhancement workshops and Bridging Courses. It offers members the opportunities to participate and present papers in international conferences, seminars and workshops. Such opportunities provide members the chance to network and interact with others of similar interest. It also organises social and networking sessions occasionally.
- Where does the Association stand in the international scene?
Upon registration as on organisation, the Association received many congratulatory messages from similar overseas organisations as well as private well wishers.
- Does the Association help in student placement, practicum and clinical supervision?
Yes - whenever possible. In fact all of the Association clinical counselling supervisors have undergone formal training and education along such direction. Those training programmes are endorsed and certified by recognised institutions.
- Do I need to clock in personal development and also personal counselling supervision time if I join?
Yes - but this requirement is only for members who have applied to be Certified Practitioners. Normal Ordinary, Student, Associate and Corporate members are considered as social members and are exempted from such requirements.